25 Black TV icons whose fashion game was always on point

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Annalise Keating – How To Get Away With Murder

What we know: Annalise Keating is a cutthroat lawyer who will mow any opponent down, in or out of the courtroom. Thanks to her home on a nighttime soap, she’s also had her fair share of personal dramas, which we love to watch. Her status as a high-powered attorney and professor embues her with a confidence and swagger that few of us could match.

However, she is also every bit of a woman who loves and cares for the people in her life. When she’s not chopping up opposing counsel or teaching young minds in the classroom, she’s trying to figure out her identity as a woman and a lover.

What we see: Brisk professionalism. Both the law and academia are notoriously conservative fields, especially when it comes to women’s fashion. When most lawyer-professors are getting bogged down in boring pantsuits and sensible pumps, Annalise exudes sex and power.

Annalise’s style is sneaky-sexy, choosing shapes and sleek cuts over baring skin. The secret to her clothing success is an exceptional tailor. Everything she wears – from a blazer, to a skirt, to a shift dress – fits her body perfectly. It’s like the designer had her body in mind when they made it. This probably has more to do with her explicit poise than it has to do with the actual clothes, so we must give credit where credit is due.

How to take it all in: I may get a little pushback for this, but I stand by this statement: Viola Davis carries this show. She’s in every single episode of all five seasons, and she is serving looks like it’s her full-time job. Catch the first four season on Netflix, and once you burn through those, you can watch the current season, now airing on ABC.