While it’s all fun and good to cheer for the good guys, let’s be honest — its a whole lot more fun seeing what a villain is going to do next. Who they’re going to try and take down, or what destruction they’re going to cause — villains are what make TV shows interesting. After all, they’re devious and give protagonists purpose.
A great villain also knows how to power dress. They may be bad, but their fashion is just so good — we’re not even mad. TV’s past and present bad guys and girls can’t do their jobs properly if they don’t look the part. If you want to become a villain, you’ve got to have a killer wardrobe, right?
These 16 TV villains may be bad, but their style makes them look so good:
TV Show: Jessica Jones
Actor: David Tennant
Style: Dark suits; pea-coats; sleek scarves
Not since the joker could a villain pull off such a purple suit.
TV Show: The Royals
Actress: Elizabeth Hurley
Style: Fitted dressed accessorized with diamonds and great hair
She’s not always as villainous as the others on this list, but she sure does have her moments. At least she looks good doing it.
TV Show: Scream Queens
Actor: Emma Roberts
Style: Big furs; pastel coloured coats and dresses; big jewelry
We wish we could dress like this daily.
Dr. Hannibal Lector
TV Show: Hannibal
Actor: Mads Mikkelsen
Style: Textured suits with vibrant patterns, bold ties
Sinnister has never looked so suave.
TV Show: Hannibal
Actor: Tatiana Maslany
Style: Collared shirts, blazers, fitted dresses, neutral colours
If you’re going to be the head bitch in charge, you got to look the part, right?
TV Show: One Tree Hill
Actor: Danneel Ackles
Style: Casual layering with leather jackets
TV Show: The Vampire Diaries
Actor: Nathalie Kelley
Style: Fitted skinny jeans; sexy tops; geometric jewellery
Of course the show’s newest antagonist would be this hot.
TV Show: Revenge
Actor: Madeline Stowe
Style: Bold-coloured dresses; fitted skirts and dresses
No one could walk into a room looking that good quite like Victoria Grayson.
TV Show: Jane The Virgin
Actor: Yael Grobglas
Style: Fitted dresses with bright, colourful patterns, dress shorts
Petra may not always be evil — but she has a delicious villainous streak with her revenge schemes and over all badassery. Plus, she really knows how to work those floral dresses and dress up a pair of tailored shorts.
Lucien & Tristan
TV Show: The Originals
Actors: Andrew Lees & Oliver Ackland
Style: Three-piece suits
They may be villains, but we can’t deny a man in a sharp-looking suit.
TV Show: Gossip Girl
Actor: Katie Cassidy
Style: structured blazers; pearl jewllery
We wouldn’t mind shopping on the Upper East Side with this girl.
The Evil Queen
TV Show: Once Upon A Time
Actor: Lana Parrilla
Style: Decadent, bold-coloured gowns; pulent jewels
TV Show: Empire
Actress: Grace Gealey
Style: Fitted dresses; structured silhouettes; pearl necklaces; strong colours
Say what you want about Boo Boo Kitty, but the girl can work a dress.
Sara Harvey (aka “Red Coat” & “The Black Widow”)
TV Show: Pretty Little Liars
Actor: Dre Davis
Style: Edgy jacket; patterned tops; red trench coat
She’s done a lot of messed up stuff, but we can’t lie….we really want that red trench coat.
TV Show: Lizzie McGuire
Actor: Ashlie Brillault
Style: sleeveless sweaters; pink dresses; lots of fuzzy accessories
Early Disney Channel villains were the best in every way.
TV Show: American Horror Story
Actress: Jessica Lange
Style: Dresses in bold patterns; silk nighties; furs
TV Show: Gotham
Actor: Jada Pinkett Smith
Style: Metallics; fitted dressed; gold jewllery
Extra style points for those red highlights.
Tv Show: Game of Thrones
Actor: Carice van Houten
Style: Long, flowing gowns; jewel-tone colours; v-neck dresses