One word comes to mind when I think of Claire Underwood: fierce. Is there any other female character on TV who is as ruthless as Robin Wright's onscreen persona? When you're the wife of the conniving Vice President Underwood, you not only have to play the part, but you have to look it, too. Underwood's stark and slick wardrobe is a far cry from that of fellow DC powerhouse Olivia Pope. In place of soft pastel colors, ruffled tops and peplum skirts, there are form-fitting dresses, crisp button-downs and tailored blazers — all in shades of black and white. Here are 10 dresses we think would look killer on Claire Underwood. House of Cards Season 3, are you listening?
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Vesper Pencil Dress
This dress may be a bit too Lady Gaga, but how amazing would Claire’s décolletage look in this number?
Vesper Pencil Dress, $69.63, asos.com
Yigal Azrouel Leather Trim Cut Out Back Dress
She would obviously ditch the statement necklace and go for more understated accessories with this white leather dress.
Yigal Azrouel Leather Trim Cut Out Back Dress, $159, intermixonline.com
Victoria Beckham Stretch-satin Crepe Dress
The cut, the fit, the color — this Victoria Beckham dress SCREAMS Claire Underwood.
Victoria Beckham Stretch-satin Crepe Dress, $1,595, net-a-porter.com
Embellished Metallic Lace Sheath Dress
Claire isn’t one for feminine details like lace and sequins, but Robin Wright can’t deny that her body would look beyond amazing in this Tadashi Shoji dress.
Tadashi Shoji Embellished Metalilc Lace Sheath Dress, $338, nordstrom.com
Zara Dress with Chains
If Claire and Frank ever manage to squeeze in a romantic date night into their busy schedules, may I suggest this sexy LBD from Zara paired with some Louboutins, of course.
Zara Dress with Chains, $79.90, zara.com
Steven Alan Classic Shirtdress
Claire Underwood looks better in a button-down than most men I know. Why not take things to another level and sport this classic shirt dress from Steven Alan?
Classic Shirtdress, $150, stevenalan.com
Silk Maxi Dress
If Claire Underwood ever went on a Hawaiian vacation, she’d definitely pack a sleek black maxi dress to wear.
Silk Maxi Dress, $575, matchesfashion.com
It’s all about the little details when it comes to Claire Underwood’s wardrobe, like this dress’ embroidered waist.
Duomo dress, $295, revolveclothing.com
If Claire Underwood becomes the first lady, she will need something Jackie Kennedy-inspired, like this a-line dress.
Emma Dress, $299, saksfifthavenue.com
DVF Amelia Wrap Dress
What could be more fitting for a smart and sly woman than a snakeskin-printed wrap dress?
DVF Amelia Wrap Dress, $485, shopbop.com