Find Claire Underwood’s Season 3 outfits here!
No Spoilers Are In This Post, Promise 🙂
With Scandal being on a winter hiatus, I have had to satisfy my political/fashion curiosities with a new show, House of Cards. After hearing all the hype, I tuned in this weekend (President’s weekend ironically). Good thing it was a 3-day weekend, because I got to catch up on the entire first Season. House of Cards is an original Netflix show going on its third Season. Francis Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, is a Congressman who is screwed over and exacts a plan to right the wrong done to him. Every episode he plays the long-term political game by using those around him to strategically move ever closer to his ultimate goal. House of Cards becomes a maze of promises, ambition, and carefully planned design. While I love all the organized scheming, what I enjoy most about this show, aside from the fashion, is the united front and deep trust Claire and Francis Underwood have. Above all, it is the two of them against the world around them. (I am well aware that I’m playing up the silver lining :); I’m an optimist.)
Kate Mara quickly became one of my favorite actresses after her stint on the first Season of American Horror Story. (If you haven’t seen the 1st Season of AHS, you should definitely check it out.) Seeing Mara on the cast list was one of the reasons I finally tuned in, but Mara’s style wasn’t eye-catching. She goes from a slight scrub to a more clean version of herself, jeans paired with a blazer, in the first Season. It was Robin Wright’s character, Claire Underwood, that kept my fashion attention. Tom Broecker, costume designer for House of Cards Season 1, pairs Theory tops with Prada and L’Wren Scott creating a strong anti-thesis to Mara’s character in not only personality, but dress as well. Claire’s gorgeous gowns for event occasions as well as the sexy shift dresses and crisp Oxford shirt/skirt combos she wears to work on a daily basis complement her strong and competent demeanor. Now that I work from home I miss dressing up on a daily basis :(. There is something magical about going through the morning routine, then walking into work feeling confident and put together. It’s about creating the correct mindset for the day.
Scroll through Claire Underwood’s wardrobe below.
Designers such as Zac Posen, The Row, L’Wren Scott, Prada, and Louboutin.
Claire’s signature bag is a Saint Laurent ‘Muse’ Large Tote.
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Having only watched the first Season, I cannot elaborate on this premise too much. However, I do believe that Christina Gallagher has the makings to become much like Claire. Her wardrobe is a droopier version of Claire’s now, but they have much the same style: trench coats, Zac Posen dresses, and button-down shirt/skirt combos.
I think we can expect more from her in Season 2 in both style and character development. 🙂
Pictured is Christina donning a Zac Posen dress in Episode 10 of Season 1.
See fashion from Season 2 of House of Cards here!