I want Diane Lockhart's wardrobe!

If you have had an occasion to catch an episode of The Good Wife on CBS, then you have seen the to-die-for wardrobe of my favorite character: Diane Lockhart played by the wonderful actress Christine Baranski. 
Each week when I get a chance to sit down and catch up with the show, I ooh and aah over Diane's clothes. This week I decided to grab some screen shots for my own inspiration, and thought: why not share them here?

Below you see Diane in a simple checked pencil skirt. What caught my eye at first was the unexpected belt at her waist...and then, that blouse! The fabric looks luscious, and the collar has a very feminine feel with a nod to the masculine shirt and tie:


Both Vogue and HotPatterns have an option that would be perfect to interpret this lovely blouse:

Fast-forward to the next scene, and we get a chance to see the complete outfit.
The skirt has a matching full-length coat! I see this a lot in vintage patterns, a style 
out of the 60's, but looks so current and polished on Ms. Lockhart:

Vogue 8841: not quite the same collar or fit, but could be a jumping off point:

Later in the same episode, Diane is wearing a sheath dress with a cardigan 
sweater....perfect office wear.

What is special is the ombre effect in the print fabric (must be silk, I'm sure!).
This reminds me so much of a dress that my daughter purchased on our trip to Paris last year:

New Look 6261: the fitting darts are crucial in a sheath, and the darts in this New
Look pattern wouldn't disrupt the ombre effect:

A big Thank You goes out to costume designer Daniel Lawson for bringing such stylish and sophisticated looks to our TVs every week.


  1. How fun, thanks for sharing. Now I can't wait to see your makes from these patterns.

  2. Yes yes yes. She is my style icon. I have drooled over her beautiful brocade jackets, silk charmeuse blouses, gorgeous tailored skirts. Love her clothes. I will be interested to see what you come up with.

  3. Enjoyed the tv inspiration garments and pattern possibilities.

  4. I like the Hot Patterns blouse. And that coat CB is wearing is beautiful. I've been wanting to make a tie/bow blouse for about a year and I have some vintage patterns that will work. Seeing the screen shots makes me want to work on one.


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