Most of us grew up sending time in front of the telly. I was no different, I’d run back home from school or tuitions just to catch my favourite cartoons on TV. And I spent all of my summer holiday’s watching a whole lot of cartoons. My cousins tell me to this day that if they broke my line of sight or switched channels I’d become violent. There’s just something so comforting about watching cartoons, especially the ones that aired on Cartoon Network in the ‘90s. Boy did we get the best of the best at the time.
When you’re a visual child, you tend to find inspiration in what you see on-screen. I would even go as far as saying I had my first lessons in fashion from watching cartoons. The women were colourful and elegantly dressed. Wouldn’t you reckon these ladies had oodles of oomph and style? Scroll on to see some of my favourite stylish cartoon characters.
Dee Dee makes an impact with her quirky ponytails, sleeveless, mini pink dress with matching ballerina shoes. The addition of white stockings makes her look cuter, don’t you think?
Daphne has to be everyone’s favourite since everyone grew up being obsessed with Scooby-Doo. This mystery lover wears a ’60s mod dress with long sleeves. Muted lavender tights and shoes to match her hairband make a statement. She even colour blocks with a leaf-green scarf.
I think the first time I set my eyes on fashionable dresses I was most certainly watching The Flintstones. Wilma wears an all-white, one-shoulder dress with raw edges and a large pearl necklace. Betty on the other hand wears a powder blue halter dress with a matching bow. Very classy I must add for their time.
Linka is definitely who I dress most like today I would say. She mostly wears a brown cargo jacket with a blue planeteer t-shirt and brown shorts. A star emblem belt, blue socks and retro green, high-top sneakers. A high ponytail completes her fuss-free look.
Penelope looks to be nailing the monochromatic trend by playing with tones of pinks. She wears a bright pink racing uniform with white gloves, maroon tights, and white go-go boots. A ponytail with a berry helmet and white racing glasses complete this cartoon character’s look.
Judy is a cartoon that is already ahead of her time. She is seen wearing a co-ord set, a pink crop top with a space-age collar that she pairs with a mini skirt. Under her skirt, she wears pants and black ballet shoes. Her quirky white hair and ponytail are trademarks styles.
Animal print bodysuits, need I say more? Come on these cartoon characters are wearing the clothes we wear today. Isn’t that crazy?
Morticia is a lady after my own heart. A long black, mermaid gown with bell sleeves and a V-neck elongates her look and makes her an intimidating cartoon.
Olive Oyl wears a red shirt with short sleeves, a black skirt with a red line on the bottom and brown tall flat boots. Olive‘s cartoon like charm and silliness are what makes her one of my favourites.
Marge is colour blocking like an absolute pro. She styles a green, tube, midi-dress with red pearls and red ballet shoes. Doesn’t she look chic for a cartoon?
Who are some of your favourite cartoon characters? Let me know in the comments below.
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