The Most Stylish Female Screen Villains of All Time: Shop Their Style
Nice girls may always finish first, but it's often the villains who dress the best—at least on screen. The evil ladies of TV and film have a style sense that's entirely their own. We chose some of our all-time favorites, decoded their fashion personalities, and found some buys that'll help you get their look—without sacrificing, you know, your kindhearted ways.
The role of this domineering, vindictive society swan earned actress Madeleine Stowe a Golden Globe nod. Revenge's so-called "Queen of the Hamptons" is fiercely protective of her family, status...and collection of bandage dresses, it would seem. Click through to shop her look.
Victoria and Hervé Léger go together like, well, the Hamptons and yacht parties.
Nobody walks in the Hamptons.
Another day, another body-con dress.
Meryl Streep's fearsome, fantastic portrayal of the Runway editrix helped make DWP one of the best fashion industry-centric flicks ever. Click through to shop her look.
Miranda judges "the Clackers" on their footwear before anything else. We have a feeling she'd approve of these cap-toed Manolos.
"The Dragon Lady" spared no expense—particularly when it comes to her covetable outerwear collection.
No explanation necessary.
If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will. Click through to shop her look.
"I live for furs! I worship furs!"
The name pretty much says it all.
Between the pointed toe and blood-red sole, this pump would fit perfectly into Cruella's wardrobe.
Sure, Natalie Portman's character in this creepy ballet thriller starts out as a dedicated dancer who's thisclose with her mom. Once she gets into character as the evil Odile in Swan Lake, however, things take a turn for the terrifying. Click through to shop her look.
Behold: a ballet-inspired tulle skirt that doesn't look costumey or childlike.
Half white, half black—and with some dangerously-spiked detailing at the toe.
A more accessible version of Nina's stunning white gown from the gala scene.
In this cult classic 1988 comedy, the three most popular girls at Westerburg High School—all of whom happen to have the same first name—plot to make their former BFF Veronica Sawyer's (Winona Ryder's) life a living hell after she abandons their clique. Bloodshed, both metaphorical and literal, ensues. Click through to shop their look.
"Betty Finn was a true friend, and I sold her out for a bunch of Swatch dogs and Diet Coke heads!"
If you want to hang with the Heathers, you're gonna need a plaid pleated skirt.
Apparently, wearing Heather Chandler's red scrunchie crowns you as the queen bee of Westerburg.
Mugatu's leather-clad right hand in Ben Stiller's send-up of the male modeling world, Katinka's motives are as unspeakable as, well, her name itself. Click through to shop her look.
Much cooler than anything from Mugatu's "Derelicte" collection.
These are some ridiculously good-looking leggings.
This handy palette will help you recreate any of Katinka's smoky-eyed beauty looks.
An expert swordswoman and member of Bill's Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, O-Ren (also known as "Cottonmouth") is one of heroine Beatrix Kiddo's toughest-to-beat nemeses in Quentin Tarantino's violent flick. Click through to shop her look.
Probably safer to keep around than a Hattori Hanzo-crafted weapon.
A chic take on O-Ren's snow-white kimono.
Almost as impressive as O-Ren's combat skills? Her ability fight while wearing towering platform sandals.
Joan Collins' scheming, selfish troublemaker was the ultimate "love to hate her" TV villainess of the '80s. Over the course of the show's run, she also adopted the surnames Carrington, Dexter and Rowan—she's a man-eater, that Alexis. Click through to shop her look.
Sequined, shoulder-padded jackets are totally Alexis' steez.
If it's not floor-length and/or animal-patterned, it's probably not right for one of this anti-heroine's fancy events.
Big bling, bigger personality.
As played by Uma Thurman in the 1997 flick, Poison Ivy is one of Batman's most dangerous rivals. Not only does she use plant toxins for her nefarious schemes, but she can kill her victims with a single kiss. Yowza. Click through to shop her look.
Green heels: infinitely cooler than green thumbs.
An all-over sequined dress that doesn't scream "awesome '80s?" Done and done.
The next best thing to Poison Ivy's signature mask.
One of the first-ever onscreen villains to command her own entrance music—not to mention an entire flock of winged monkeys—this green-skinned meanie isn't afraid of anyone or anything. Well, except water. Click through to shop her look.
An easier way to go green.
She couldn't snag Dorothy's ruby slippers, but we think she'd love these just as much.
So it's not quite as pointy or menacing, but admit it: this is far more flattering than the Wicked Witch's signature hat.
"Evil takes a human form in Regina George. Don't be fooled—she may seem like your typical selfish, backstabbing slut-faced ho-bag, but in reality she's so much more than that." - Janice Ian Click through to shop her look.
Regina's got two of these. And a silver Lexus.
Unlike, say, Gretchen Weiners, Regina is allowed to wear hoop earrings.
On Wednesdays, she wears pink.
If you're one of the Plastics, everyone in school knows your name.