One of our favourite looks is the nerdy look. This seems to confuse many people who might use nerd as an insult, but there is something about a woman in nerdy clothing, just like the famous nerds of music and TV. However, it has to be said that nerds are not portrayed in the same way on TV nowadays that they were back in the 90’s.
Felicity Porter – The Quintessential 90’s Geek
For us one of the quintessential nerds of the 90’s that you’d actually want to copy and borrow the style of, was Felicity Porter. She was the main character in the show called Felicity and was played by Keri Russell. Her style consisted of a lot of Bensimons or Converse sneakers, leather backpack, cardigans, starched shirts, baggy jumpers, chinos and very bushy curly hair. When she wore a dress, it would be very long and plain. She was the kind of nerd that didn’t have time for fashion but still managed to look great.
How Rory Gilmore From Gilmore Girls Really Changed Things For The Traditional Geek Look
Since then though, there hasn’t been the same sort of nerds, particularly in the 00’s. Rory Gilmore for instance started off looking pretty nerdy with a jumper and leather backpack in the first episode of Gilmore Girls. It all looked good for nerds everywhere until she got her bad boy boyfriend and swapped her geeky clothes for fringe cuts and sexy dresses. The message seemed to be that nerds didn’t need to have nerdy clothes or a nerdy hairstyle. That was a black day for all nerdy fashion lovers.
Elliot Reid In Scrubs And Amy Fowler In Big Bang Theory
It was an even quicker transformation for Elliot Reid in Scrubs, who went from wearing ironed shirts and khakis to low cut dresses in just a few short episodes. So what is different for females? Male nerds still dress the same, with Sheldon Cooper in Big Bang Theory being a great example of this. However there is hope for nerds as Amy Fowler in Big Bang Theory continues to rock that sexy geek look of cardigans, shirts and chinos!
So there is hope for our fellow geek chic lovers out there. As with any sort of fashion statement or trend – the advice is to wear what looks and feels good on you with pride and the world will take notice. If they don’t, however, forget them – after all, what do they know?