'Doctor Who' Amy Pond vs. Clara Oswald In A Fashion Face-Off Through All of Time And Space
Can you believe we're less than a week away from new Doctor Who episodes? After eight, long months of hiatus, even the handful of days we have left seems hard to weather. Luckily, there are a few things to tide us over while we wait:
- Check out footage from the international panel events they've been doing over the past week — you can hear what 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi has to say about working with co-star Jenna Coleman (AKA Clara). Plus, you can comb for nebulous clues as to what's coming next season (apparently, there won't be an "Impossible Girl" mystery-plot this season, thank god).
- You can also take a peek at the amazing outfits Peter and Jenna have been trotting out on their international tour (I'm especially fond of her red gown and his astrological button-down.
- Oh, and speaking of clothes, you may want to check out this ranked fashion retrospective for Ms. Oswald.
With the news that Jenna Louise-Coleman has quit Doctor Who, we'll only have until Christmas to enjoy her quirky, girly style — but hopefully someone just as fashionable will take her place as the Time Lord's companion. In a spirit of celebration and anticipation, I've created a fashion face-off, Doctor Who style. And who better to pit against one another than the two most recent companions, Clara Oswald and Amy Pond? They're kind of like apples and oranges, style-wise — Amy's known for her cool-girl sensibilities, what with her leather jackets and miniskirts, while Clara's known as more of an adorkable, Zooey Deschanel type. Thus, to make apple/orange comparison a little easier, I've divided them into subcategories (plaid, leather, dresses, etc) — so let's see who has the better style!
I'll never get tired of plaid jumpers. Ever.
Plaid was one of Amy's mainstays, but I think Clara might just have her beat: Clara 1, Amy 0
Holding a mace certainly helps her case, but...
...Amy's the unofficial queen of the leather jacket. I especially love this one from her out-of-left-field — not to mention short-lived — modeling career. Clara 1, Amy 1
Relaxed with an edge — the jacket looks awesome paired with those moto boots and that high-low-hemmed dress...
... but this is the very image of laid-back cool. Clara 1, Amy 2
Clara's Christmas outfit perfectly straddled the line between adorable and chic.
Short skirts (especially of the denim variety, like the one shown above) were kind of Amy's trademark, especially during season 5. That said, I have to give the edge to Clara for the twee factor! Clara 2, Amy 2
Clara's worn a lot of cute dresses in her day, but this one might just be my favorite. A kitschy sequin print and a black Peter Pan collar make it a strong contender, but...
... is it any match for Amy's famous pineapple dress? I think not. Clara 2, Amy 3
Bonus Category: Period Gowns
Victorian Clara had just as great style as future Clara (or rather, Oswin) and present Clara.
Amy's period gear is a little less impressive (though to be fair, the Savoy did just get invaded by Zygons). Clara 3, Amy 3
I suppose that makes it a draw! I mean, off the record, I slightly prefer Clara's look (I'm a big proponent of cutesy retro-inspired dresses), but as this highly-scientific, multi-category study of the two ladies' style deems it a tie, I guess that means it's up to you to decide whose style you like best!
Are you a Clara or an Amy?