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13 Reasons Claire Underwood Of "House Of Cards" Is A Fashion Icon

That hair! Those tailored shift-dresses! The woman is a stone-cold fox! Let's examine some of her most shining sartorial moments, shall we?

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1. First of all, Claire is the undisputed queen of minimalism.

World's best haircut? Check. Form-fitting black dress? Check. YSL bag? Check. This woman is clearly a goddess who only deigns to walk among us mere mortals.

This dress (which she wore to Francis' alma mater) is one of my all-time favorite Claire fashion *moments.* The bolero is such a perfect wink to the military-school setting without being at all gimmicky or overdone (two things Claire is decidedly not).

Plus, it totally blows Zoe Barnes' little white dress out of the water.


Yet another gorgeous portrait neckline. I could talk about how absolutely flawless her haircut is here, and every moment of every day, ever, but I'm like...overwhelmed, you guys.

3. This other time, she wore thick-framed glasses and an Oxford shirt and everyone in the entire world was confused about their sexuality.

Androgyny at its finest. I'm gonna even go there and say it: Blonde Audrey Hepburn Alert. This is a Funny-Face-level collared shirt/pixie cut moment.

4. Her wardrobe is 90% black and white, which made it EXTRA SPECIAL when she broke out this beyond-elegant camel coat.

Look at how the color bounces off her golden hair. You're officially making the rest of us look bad, Claire. Stop it. No, don't stop.


Other times she literally wraps him around her neck like one of those old-fashioned fur stoles where the animal still has its head on and it's staring at you all creepy-like.


6. The woman can rock the pants off of a boatneck.

This is a difficult neckline to pull off...but not if you're Claire Friggin' Underwood and your entire existence is one of lithe elegance and swan-like beauty.


Notice the contrast between Queen Claire and the unfortunate sweatpants-and-a-windbreaker-wearing jogger she's about to breeze past. I bet that guy's reevaluating all his life choices right about now...

10. And then there's her outerwear. You heard it here first, people: Claire Underwood is single-handedly bringing back the popped collar.


11. Perhaps it's her predilection for high necklines that make her forays into strapless eveningwear all the more jaw-dropping.

This dress says, "Hello, I'm Claire Underwood and you shouldn't have even bothered leaving the house tonight because I am a thousand times more effortlessly glamorous than you will ever dream to be."

Even a seemingly uncharacteristic pearl necklace becomes elegant and dare I say modern on Claire.

She's probably a high-priestess of the dark arts and is using her powers to mold the sartorial world to her will. Yep, that's probably it.

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