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Fashion Inspired by ABC’s Revenge


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For the last few months, my Wednesday evenings have been in a committed relationship with the incredibly addicting new ABC show Revenge. Now that Season 1 is over, I’m suffering severe Hamptons-drama withdrawal, and I’m guessing a lot of you are, too! Hopefully, a fashion inspiration article will help to fill that void until Revenge returns in the fall.

I’ll admit that I had misgivings about Revenge at first: when the first promotional ads for the show appeared, I was utterly convinced that it would be awful. (In my defense, the early promos were pretty cheesy.) Even the fact that it was supposedly inspired by The Count of Monte Cristo, one of my favorite books, and starred Ashley Madekwe, whom I loved in Secret Diary of a Call Girl, wasn’t enough to entice me.

Eventually, though, I caved and watched the pilot. And by the end of those scintillating 45 minutes, I was newly obsessed, with a passion that almost rivaled Emily’s fixation on retribution and Victoria’s love for bandage dresses. Almost.

About Revenge

  • Revenge is a show all about, you guessed it….revenge! Heiress Emily Thorne has recently moved to the Hamptons, where she befriends other fabulously wealthy folk like Conrad and Victoria Grayson. But there’s more to this pretty socialite than meets the eye.
  • Emily Thorne’s real name is Amanda Clark. As a child, she lived a life of privilege in the Hamptons with her loving father, who worked for the Graysons. However, he was betrayed by the Grayson Corporation and falsely imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. His incarceration and subsequent death in prison turned her life upside down.
  • Now, not only has Emily/Amanda come into her inheritance, she’s also discovered that her father was actually innocent. She’s finally come back home…and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to avenge her father.
  • Emily’s ultimate goal is to destroy the Graysons. She finds her opportunity in Daniel Grayson, the handsome but naive heir to Grayson Corporation.

Outfits Inspired by Revenge

They say revenge is a dish best served cold…but just about everyone on this show has got smokin’ hot style. Get dressed with a vengeance with these outfits inspired by the characters of Revenge!


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Emily Thorne, played by Emily Van Camp, lives for one thing and one thing only: revenge. Behind her calm demeanor and perfectly tousled blonde locks is a seething storm of scheming and hatred for those who wronged her father. But despite her one-minded determination to use Daniel Grayson to achieve vengeance, she has a soft side, too, and can’t help but develop feelings for Jack Porter, a childhood friend.

When it comes to clothing, Emily embodies classic Americana: She favors clean lines and classic silhouettes. She opts for elegant, timeless pieces that are imbued with just enough modernness to keep the look fresh.  On the show, Emily has worn clothing from designers such as Jason Wu, Zac Posen, Stella McCartney, and Gucci.

Snag Emily’s style with tailored basics like a navy blazer and crisp white jeans. Balance them out with more organic items like a laser-cut top and a delicate infinity bracelet. Finally, tie the look together with eye-catching red wedges and sparkly stud earrings.

Outfit inspired by Emily from Revenge
Product Information: Blazer, Top, Jeans, Shoes, Earrings, Bracelet


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Victoria Grayson, played by Madeleine Stowe, is the unofficial “Queen of the Hamptons,” the ice queen who seems like she’s got it all. Naturally, everyone both fears her and wants to be best friends with her. Victoria has ascended to a seat of power and she’s determined to stay there. Her only “weakness” is her devotion to her firstborn, Daniel, for whom she is willing to sacrifice just about anything.

Victoria might be the matriarch of the Grayson family, but her fashion sense is far from matronly! In nearly every episode, she shows off her dangerous curves in attention-grabbing dresses from labels like Herve Leger, Dior, and Dolce & Gabbana.

Essentially, Victoria Grayson style = bandage dresses. While $1,000+ Herve Leger frocks are out of most college girls’ budgets, the dresses below will give you the Herve look on a budget. Then just add your blingiest earrings, a tennis bracelet (real if you’ve got it, CZ if you haven’t…no one will be able to tell!), and a knockout pair of stilettos for a chic but sultry look that’s ideal for a formal get-together or a fancy dinner date.

Outfit inspired by Victoria from Revenge
Product Information: Dresses (L-R) Black; Red; Lace; Purple, Shoes, Bracelet, Earrings, Nail Polish


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Ashley Davenport, played by Ashley Madekwe, is Victoria’s event planner. Surrounded by the highest echelons of society, she’s all too aware of the limitations imposed upon her by her lower-class background. As such, she’s highly ambitious and eager to climb the social ranks, even if she has to step on others on the way.

While Ashley might not be as wealthy as the other characters, if you ask me, she’s definitely the best dressed! Unlike Emily and Victoria, she eschews overly classic pieces: Ashley’s all about the latest and greatest in fashion. (No surprise there: Uber-stylish Madekwe and her character have similar tastes.) She favors relatively affordable high-street brands like Topshop and BCBG.

Get Ashley’s edgy but feminine look with a red sleeveless blouse and pleated leather skirt. Add eye-catching details like stud earrings, chain bracelet, and sky-high wedges to make the outfit stand out. Finally, embrace a big 2012 trend with a cool neon clutch.

Outfit inspired by Ashley from Revenge
Product Information: Top, Skirt, Shoes, Clutch, Bracelet, Earrings 


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Charlotte Grayson, played by Christa Allen, is the youngest Grayson. A quintessential “poor little rich girl,” she’s grown up sheltered and somewhat spoiled. Although Charlotte and her brother Daniel are very close, she has a rocky relationship with her mother, who she feels is overly controlling.

When we first meet Charlotte, she’s a carefree teenager who just wants to find summer love. Her style is young and girly, featuring designers like Rebecca Taylor and brands like Forever 21.

Charlotte’s look is easy to imitate with a floral romper and summery wedges. Add some feminine flair with a ruffle bikini and a metallic bow belt. Slip on mint green sunglasses and swipe on berry lip stain for a perfect summer beach look!

Outfit inspired by Charlotte from Revenge
Product Information: Romper, Shoes, Bikini, Belt, Sunglasses, Lipstain


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Nolan Ross, played by Gabriel Mann, is Emily’s partner in crime; he’s the one who came to her with the revelation that her father was innocent. A technology prodigy and self-made billionaire, Nolan can sometimes appear hapless and bumbling, but he proves to be a reliable and surprisingly resourceful ally.

If you’ve ever wanted to summer at the Vineyard or go sailing on the Cape, you’ll love Nolan’s super-preppy style! (Seriously, I bet the guy’s got whale-print pajamas.) Get his put-together look without looking like you’ve stepped out of a ’90s J. Crew catalog with an updated prepster ensemble.

White blazers are super-popular this season, so slip one on over a classic navy polo and coral (another hot spring color!) shorts. Inject some nautical details with anchor earrings, crocheted boat shoes, and striped beach tote. Finally, paint on a coat of canary yellow polish for a touch of pizzazz.

Outfit inspired by Nolan from Revenge
Product Information: Jacket, Polo, Shorts, Shoes, Bag, Earrings, Nail Polish

What did you think?

Would you wear these looks? Which character’s style do you like best? Do you love Revenge as much as we do? And are you Team Jack or Team Daniel? Let us know in the comments! [Insert chillingly ominous Emily voiceover here.]

Posted on on June 9, 2012 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , ,

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26 Responses to “Fashion Inspired by ABC’s Revenge”

  1. 1
    June 9th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    i am so glad that you made this post! i love the show revenge and i would definitely say that i love Charlotte’s style the best, its the one that is most like mine:)

  2. 2
    June 9th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I love this show! I’m so glad that you did this post I absolutely love Emily’s style, it is very much like my own and I couldn’t be more pleased with your choice of outfit for her!

  3. 3
    June 9th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Love Ashley’s clothes! I have that skirt, it’s amazing!

  4. 4
    June 9th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    LOVE that someone finally did a post on this show, i adore revenge fashion :)

  5. 5
    June 9th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I can’t say I watch the show, but I love the updated preppy look you did for Nolan – adorable!

  6. 6
    June 9th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    aahh! Love this show and love these outfits! They represent the characters so well and are uber chic!

  7. 7
    June 9th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Ahhh! I love revenge! Great job!! All the outfits truly represent their characters. This show has some serious fashion sense. Can’t wait for next season.

  8. 8
    June 9th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    First I almost screamed when I saw this; then I flipped a lid when I saw you included Nolan.

  9. 9
    June 9th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    i looooove this! i would love to raid ashley’s closet, her style is def the best and i want her outfits every episode haha can’t wait for the next season!!

  10. 10
    June 10th, 2012 at 1:02 am

    “I’ll admit that I had misgivings about Revenge at first: when the first promotional ads for the show appeared, I was utterly convinced that it would be awful. (In my defense, the early promos were pretty cheesy.)”
    This show is AMAZING (plot & fashion) and probably one of the best shows on TV but i completely agree… i only got into it since I had left the TV on a couple of times and accidentally saw a few episodes!

  11. 11
    June 10th, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Love all the looks! I’m also having serious Revenge withdraw also! Nolan has the best fashion sense in my opinion on the show but I love all Ashleys looks too! I would wear all of these ;) Great post!!!!!!

  12. 12
    June 10th, 2012 at 3:08 am

    I am SO happy to see this! I usually don’t watch TV shows too much (I’m more of a movie buff!) but I got hooked to Revenge. Emily’s style is amazing and I love all the classy dresses she wears. I also love her hair and makeup and wrote about her hair style on my blog as well :) Ashley also has amazing style.

    I can’t wait for season 2!

    xx Renee

  13. 13
    June 10th, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Oh my god! I’m so happy about this post! Revenge is one of my favorite shows <3 and it became one in such a short period of time. This post was totally unexpected and I’m very surprised! Now I want to try these sooo much!

  14. 14
    June 10th, 2012 at 6:28 am

    That “?” at the middle of my sentence was supposed to be a heart, oh well…

  15. 15
    June 10th, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Ashley Madeke’s blog is pretty good too(

  16. 16
    June 10th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Love these looks! Especially Ashley and Nolan’s because you nailed them! Ashley has this posh flirty look and Nolan has a daring personality for a guy and I think it translates well into a girl’s look with the polo and peach shorts.

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    June 11th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I LOVE this show. Thanks so much for this post because I have always loved Emily’s fashion, actually all the clothes are as captivating as the plot :) You got Victoria down completely with the bandage dresses haha.

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    June 11th, 2012 at 6:11 pm


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    June 11th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I <3 this show and the fashion preppy so Americana Tommy Hilfinger esq

  20. 20
    June 14th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Holy crap girl, you captured all the characters SO well in these outfits! I can’t wait to go shopping for these fabulous outfits! Wednesday nights will always be Revenge nights! :)

  21. 21
    July 4th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I love your posts but would love to see you do a fashion inspired by the characters of vh1 single ladies

  22. 22
    September 25th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I loved this post! The first two characters’ outfits were my favorite. I would like it if there was a post on the tv show Scandal, mainly on Kerry Washington’s character. Her style is classic and elegant!

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    December 11th, 2012 at 8:12 am

    i trying to find out information about the long black dress “Emily” wears in the sneak peek preview of “revenge”. I’m trying to find the designer or where i can get one- help any one?

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    February 25th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Where can I find out about the dress Amanda is wearing on the boat in Sacrifice. It would be perfect for an up coming event!

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