Poll: The Most Marvelous of Mrs. Maisel’s Wardrobe


Are you watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon? It’s the story of a young, upper crust, Jewish woman who gets dumped in 1950s New York and embarks on a career in standup comedy. It sounds like kind of a quirky premise, but that will make more sense when you realize it’s created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls and Bunheads (RIP to both!).

I’ve only made it through the first two episodes and already I am DYING over Midge’s wardrobe. The good news is there’s been a ton of press about the costumes, which were designed by Donna Zakowska (TURN: Washington’s Spies, John Adams, Original Sin) and are catching everyone’s eyes:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel costume designer takes us inside the marvelous looks (Entertainment Weekly)

This Show Has the Best Clothes on TV Right Now (The Cut)

A definitive ranking of Midge’s fabulous costumes in ‘The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’ (Mashable)

Corsets and Comedy: Inside Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Vanity Fair)

While I’m sure there are lots of fab outfits I’ve missed, let’s battle it out for which of Midge’s costumes you’d most like to run off with! Me, I’m gunning for the green dress with the ivory swing coat (LUST), or the Red Dress from dinner with Joel and all the parents.

What are you thinking of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel?


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

18 Responses

  1. Erin

    She wears green SO WELL. There are some stunning emerald dresses, coats and tops in this series. I love it. And I adore her casual tops and pedal pushers when she goes out to The Village.

  2. Susan Pola Staples

    I wish we could vote on top 3 favourites bc mine are black & pearls, red dress & green suit. I haven’t added Amazon to my tablet, but I’ve been thinking about it. This and if the have Ekaterina Velichkaya with English subtitles might convince me.

    This show kinda reminds me of the late Joan Rivers.

  3. Kate in England

    Can I vote off-piste? There’s a green dress she wears when she’s moving house, and a deep pink/red dress worn when having dinner out with her parents and brother – both fabulous.

  4. Frannie Germeshausen

    Harking back to my pink phase, I went for the pink and rose.

  5. SarahV

    That black dress was amazing, and I was conflicted between the “You idiot, you left this” red dress and that crisp, wasp-waisted green suit. I thought about it and went with tha black suit. I love the bow-details on the shoulders.

    I love this show. FWIW, Rose (her mother) also has a lovely, elegant wardrobe – do a poll with Rose!!!

  6. Sam Marchiony

    Back here to report that s2 looks just as fabulous. Plsu they shot a bunch of stuff in Paris, which is its own brand of gorgeous.

  7. Woodstockgurl

    Rose’s grey and wine suit (with a hood!) and matching gloves as they left Paris – to DIE FOR. I would live the rest of my life in that suit, if I could look half as chic as she does.