Funny Girls & Their Iconic Style
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Slapstick Style1 of 12
By Brienne Walsh
In case you need a reminder not to take style too seriously, we've rounded up our favorite funny ladies, who prove that fashion can be fun—and funny.
Tailor Made2 of 12
Katharine Hepburn proved that funny women didn't need to wear outrageous costumes. Even looking her best in impeccably tailored pieces, she still put her audience in stitches.
Not Too Shabby3 of 12
Like Charlie Chaplin before her, Giulietta Masina's character in Fellini's La Strada dressed rather shabbily, which drew more attention to her incredibly expressive face.
Home Sweet Home4 of 12
As both an inept 1950s housewife and aspiring showbiz star, I Love Lucy's title character, played by Lucille Ball, wore printed shirtdresses that smacked of her eccentric, loveable personality.
All Business5 of 12
As a TV producer for a local station in Minneapolis, Mary Richards, portrayed by Mary Tyler Moore, opted for turtleneck sweaters, silk scarves and tweed blazers. Her 9-to-5 fashion sense reinforced the character's sincere and eager-to-please demeanor.
Glitz & Glam6 of 12
Joan Rivers' glamorous, often over-the-top style complements her bawdy humor, adding to her famously irreverent attitude.
News You Can Use7 of 12
Gilda Radner's most well-known Saturday Night Live character, Roseanne Roseannadanna, was the quintessential brash New Yorker, a persona that wouldn't have been the same without her mass of frizzy curls and frumpy clothes.
Blonde Moment8 of 12
As Kelly Bundy on Married… With Children, Christina Applegate wore provocative outfits —crop tops, pink bikinis and cutoffs—that signaled she was both dumb and easy to get along with. At the time, it got laughs, but today, her wardrobe might make enlightened women cringe.
Dance With Me9 of 12
As Elaine on Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore boxy business suits and the occasional long floral dress—paired with white socks and black shoes, no less. The look was quirky and entirely un-self-conscious, attributes that came in handy on the dance floor.
Comfort Factor10 of 12
No matter what sort of outfit Ellen DeGeneres is wearing—whether it's a tuxedo or jeans—it's always accompanied by sneakers. For the talk show host, comfort—and the ability to dance anytime, anyplace—always comes first.
All Nighter11 of 12
A big part of Tina Fey's shtick is the haphazard way she dresses—in 30 Rock, it was a miracle if she wore anything besides her glasses, pants and a food-stained sweatshirt.
Lost Girl12 of 12
In Girls, Lena Dunham's character Hannah dresses so wacky that her wardrobe itself becomes a lost character crying out for someone to come and save it.