The Best- and Worst-Dressed Characters on TV

BEST: Joan Holloway Harris, Mad Men

We very nearly discounted this show from contention, since it’s devotedly and perfectly period-specific, and thus it’s not like anyone is storming into Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce wearing meat twin-sets or pillbox hats that are actual pill boxes. But on more than one occasion, we’ve found ourselves coveting a certain item that actually could pass for spiffy right now. And when we do, it’s usually on the back (and hips, and bust) of everyone’s favorite redhead. Funny how in real life Christina Hendricks says people still balk at loaning her dresses, and yet she makes everything she wears as Joan look like hot-buttered awesome.