Once upon a time in the world of television I imagine that the costume departments for presenters were barren wastelands, where tight-fitting dresses went to die and nude heels reigned supreme. Things for women on TV were certainly stuck in a rather traditional rut (and still today, viewers just love to complain about anything vaguely adventurous or risqué) but a wave of cool female presenters has paved the way for fashion to become a part of the entire set. Fearne Cotton wouldn’t be
It would appear to me that increasingly girls interested in fashion are looking to women they can relate to on the tele—and it’s proven in the effect many of these women have on retail results. Anything Holly wears, for example, sells out just as fast as anything Kate Middleton wears.
There remains a noticeable lack of diversity (would love to see more women of colour and someone mega-stylish who is over a size 10, please!) but one can hope that the networks are catching up with the rest of popular culture… For now though, here are the stylish TV presenters I follow for fashion choices.
Cat Deeley has always erred towards the bohemian, rock ‘n’ roll side of style, and it’s nice to see that this is truly her vibe no matter the trends. She’s riffing on that vibe at the moment with band tees, leather trousers and over-the-knee boots like these killer Isabel Marant ones.
I knew Angela from her work in the fashion industry way before she made her first foray into TV, so it’s no wonder she has some of the best looks on the screen. She’s particularly adept at picking out really fab dresses and trouser suits, and at highlighting new, indie brands.
Rochelle Humes is beloved by many as a fashion influencer on social media, with
We follow Emma Willis as much for her elegant tailored looks as much as we do for makeup and hair inspiration. Like Rochelle, Emma has already been pinpointed by the high street as a key influencer in this market:
What can we say that you don’t already know?
I love Claudia’s dedication to her signature look. Many a lesser woman who have wavered in their dedicated to smudgy kohls eyes, wild hair, affinity for black clothing and crazy, crazy-high stilettos, but Winkleman has stuck to her fashion guns and she’s all the more legendary for it.
Anita was a new discovery for me, after I was blown away by her tulle look for The British Soap Awards back at the start of this month. Her style is fun, frivolous and full of colour and print, and we’d like to see more of it.
The gallery wouldn’t be complete without a dose of Fearne Cotton’s quirky personal style. She’s yet another super-fan of suiting, but also is partial to a very ultra-girlish dress or two, worn with offbeat accessories like metallic boots or a bonkers bag.
Laura Jackson is a fashion girls’ girl through and through: Brands adore dressing her, she’s invited to literally every important industry dinner or event, and she has recently provided us with the chicest array of maternity looks perhaps ever created. You can trust this one to always have the coolest It item first, and to wear it in her truly unique, understated way.
If kooky is your middle name then Gemma Cairney is about to be your new BFF. Her style choices are completely unpredictable, utterly exhilarating and always worth watching. From rainbow dresses to leopard-print catsuits, she will always keep you guessing.