For the Record: How to Power Dress like The Good Wife

So long, boring business wear. The Good Wife is redefining what it means to suit up. Though a legal drama isn’t our typical go-to for outfit inspiration, this show’s wardrobe alone is worth tuning in for. Need proof? Here’s a rundown of each character’s signature courtroom style – and how to snag it.

Alicia Florrick and Diane Lockhart from The Good Wife
Alicia Florrick
This litigator’s classic-meets-modern vibe is all about balancing tailored power pieces with feminine touches. Invest in elevated, high-quality suiting basics and keep your palette neutral. Unexpected fabrics and necklines will add visual interest.

Diane Lockhart
Stylish and sophisticated, Diane has a coveted Madison Avenue flair that all comes down to accessorizing. With large brooches and multi-string pearl chokers, she proves office-ready jewelry doesn’t have to be basic. Just remember to keep metals consistent if you’re wearing multiple pieces.

Peter Florrick and Cary Agos on The Good Wife
Peter Florrick
To maintain a presidential image, Peter sticks to conservative colors and shapes, like traditional black suits and subtly patterned ties. The easiest way to channel his look? Keep your tailor on speed dial. Good quality and fit are essential.

Cary Agos
This young lawyer is slick, charming, and ambitious – and his style reflects it. Do your best Cary and wear a slim-fitted suit paired with a French-cuff shirt and tie. A bold stripe will take you up another notch.

It’s your turn to take the (style) stand. Our Get the Look: Tailored Style Inspired by The Good Wife and Get the Look: Men’s Style Inspired by The Good Wife Boutiques opened Sunday, October 4, at 11AM ET.

By Kasey Rowe, Assistant Fashion Editor

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