Nancy Botwin's Best Looks
It’s hard to believe Showtime’s hit series Weeds is now in its eighth and final season. We’ve watched the Botwin family and their unshakable tag-alongs (Doug, occasionally Celia, etc.) travel from their original home in Agrestic, to Ren-Mar, Mexico, a trailer park, Michigan, prison, New York City, and finally, Connecticut.
While in their seemingly endless on-the-run state of mind, the Botwin clan has always found a way to maintain their illegal family business—selling weed. Nancy Botwin, the flawed (to say the least) mother character played by Mary-Louis Parker, has dealt with drug dealers, served three years behind bars, and survived a bullet to her head—and she’s done it all in fantastic style.
Nancy’s fashion is far from conventional, but the soccer-mom-turned-drug-dealer can pull almost anything off. She’s most likely to be caught in a pair of faded jeans and tee, or a slinky dress. Her easy-going uniform is almost always accompanied by one of her two favorite accessories—an iced coffee or a can of Diet Coke. And we can't forget the jean or leather jacket, paired with killer heels or cowboy boots.
Click through to look back at Nancy's outfits from some of the show's most intense and memorable moments.
Nancy's black jacket adds an edge to her simple jeans-and-tank outfit, which she wore to Heylia's home to pick up some "goods" and experienced her first drive-by shooting.
Nancy surprises everyone when she secretly marries Peter, a DEA agent, and wears an everyday tee.
Nancy is certainly not dressed for this drug-deal-gone-bad occasion. A black dress and heels makes having multiple guns pointed at your head that much more stressful.
Nancy proves that she'll go to any length to get the job done when she turns up the music, hops on a pool table and gets low for Guillermo and his crew—all so he gives her what she wants.
Nancy travels to Mexico and back on a job for Guillermo, wearing this flouncy sundress, which attracts the attention of security guards at the boarder.
Nancy looks as elegant as ever as she faces the harsh reality that her son Shane just murdered Pilar right in front of her.
Nancy protects herself from Esteban by taking the blame for Pilar's murder while wearing killer cowboy boots.
Nancy starts working as Doug's assistant, but she dresses more appropriately for a black tie affair than she does for a large hedgefund office in NYC.
Nancy ventures to the Hamptons with Doug and Andy, where she dresses to impress the socials.
The Botwin's move to Connecticut, where Nancy intends to start fresh (again). In a beaded white halter and jeans, Nancy is content and at ease. As she raises her glass to toast to her new home and family, she is shot in the head by a then-unknown culprit.
Nancy approaches the person who shot her—The DEA agent Peter's son—at his place of work. She's calm and collected in jeans and a sheer blouse. She can even make a cane work!
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