This fall TV season is filled to the brim with female-driven shows about women in politics. From crisis management to CIA analysis, these ladies are tough, powerful, and made to be leaders. Not only are they blowing up the small screen, but they look great doing it. No more boring pantsuits or sweater-sets—these women are all about sleek looks, daring trends, and killer heels. Here’s how you can get the look from four of our favorite political shows.
Let’s be honest—Olivia Pope is all about the jackets. From awesome fitted coats to perfectly draped trenches, she rocks outerwear like no one else can. Her business-wear is also an interesting mix of structured and draped, like this white top and sleek gray slacks. A long necklace and practical gold watch complete the look.
Selina loves bold colors, and this red sheath dress is perfect for her high-profile job. A tailored blazer makes the look office appropriate, while a sleek tote will help her stay organized—not that she’ll be carrying it herself (that’s what Gary’s for, right?).
In Tea Leoni’s new CBS political drama it appears that Elizabeth McCord might be the least high-maintenance woman in power ever. She rejected a stylist (at first!), wears button-downs to dinners with world leaders, and generally seems to be indifferent toward her wardrobe. So of course we needed to put her in a simple (but still sophisticated) look, with a plain black pencil skirt and practical flats.
The new Katherine Heigl NBC thriller doesn’t premiere until November 17, but based on the trailer, her character favors feminine silhouettes with an edge. If any political woman on this list is going to wear leather to a meeting with the president, it’s Charleston. Add some daring accessories and she’s ready to get to work at the CIA.
Which look would you wear as a woman in power? Let us know in the comments!