Funny girls don't always get a lot of style cred.
Colorful commentary? Perfect comedic timing? Yes, they could teach a master class. But when it comes to fashion, these hilarious women are often overlooked on best dressed lists—and that's a shame.
Perhaps it has to do with the idea that these entertainers don't embody skewed social standards of celebrity beauty. And yet, they exude a confidence and charisma no matter what their size—a lesson in style we can all benefit from. Considering Mindy Kaling consistently wears Chanel like a boss, and Lena Dunham is not afraid to take risks, this group of entertainers definitely deserve some style acclaim—here's why.
There's not an actor in Hollywood who doesn't love black. But this next generation of comedians (don't worry—Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are in a style tribe to come) love to feel extra glam with luxe details, as evidenced by Mindy, Amy Schumer and Ellie Kemper's metallic accoutrements. If you want to wear a flattering-yet-neutral color, make sure you still shine.
It's always interesting to see what funny girls will wear on the red carpet. It's a chance to see a polished version of their usually crass or quirky personalities. Like any celeb, sometimes comedians' ensembles can be a miss—but they're never boring. They get points for wearing unknown designers, bold colors and unexpected design details, which is more than we can say about some other stars who always play it safe.
Between Grace Helbig and Rebel Wilson, funny-girl style is as diverse it comes. Each woman adds their own personal flair, but one look that works for the whole lot is fun, vibrant and head-turning—just like their personalities. To achieve this look, it's about playing with prints, mixing and matching colors and wearing flattering silhouettes that accentuate their body types. Most importantly, they don't take themselves or their style too seriously.