The town of Riverdale might be home to serial killers and dark secrets, but its also home to some of the world's most fashionable teens and parents. We can always count on Riverdale to bring the drama, and we can always count on it to bring the style. In honor of our favorite small town, we gathered up the 20 most enviable fashion moments on Riverdale's first three seasons. They're so great you'll be trying to copy them ASAP.
Cheryl Blossom is the unchallenged queen of Riverdale High. She's completely blown the idea that redheads can't wear red out of the water. While we love when Cheryl wears her signature shade, we loved when she rocked this all white outfit in the season two premiere. Paired with red pumps with cut out flames, this white skirt and long-sleeved white blouse proved that Cheryl doesn't need color to pop.
Veronica Lodge is the spiritual fashion successor to Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf. Like her fellow dark-haired queen bee, Veronica never compromises her high style standards. Her polished looks play on variations of her signature dark hues including blues, blacks, and purples. While she normally opts for something more business formal, Veronica wore this tie top to Jughead's 16th birthday party. We love a girl who can dress for the occasion.
Gym is notoriously the worst part of high school. There's no way to make getting sweaty look cute ... unless you're a Riverdale Vixen, that is. Dressed in knee high socks, blue shorts, and yellow and white baseball tops, the Vixens manage to make practice look perfect. Their gym clothes have us hunting for similarly cute workout wear. Can we bring back casual knee socks?
Our Betty Cooper loves to keep it classic. Not one to opt for scene stealing ensembles like Cheryl or dark colors like Veronica, Betty chooses sweaters and subtly embellished collars. In keeping with her classic style, Betty nails outerwear when she chooses this camel coat with an oversized lapel. Betty might like the basics, but she knows how to turn up the drama when needed. This romantic coat paired with a cute boyfriend and a snowstorm? Iconic.
Jughead Jones is a simple man. As Riverdale's only committed punk, he has a large style burden to carry on his narrow, moody shoulders. As any good punk teenager knows, a good jean jacket is essential. Jughead has opted to make a shearling lined jacket his go-to. We agree with his choice. It's a staple that's ideal for layering, can be worn in any season, and keeps you cozy without looking bulky.
When the gang attends the homecoming dance on season one, Archie Andrews seemingly joins forces with Cheryl in their two-person crusade to prove that gingers can and should wear red. Archie's red and black suit jacket proves that on Riverdale fashion isn't just for the girls. (Which, thank god, because we love Jughead, but a beanie? At homecoming?) Archie completely steals the show in his scarlet ensemble, which would look at home on any red carpet we can think of.
Like most Riverdale fans, we love the romance between Cheryl Blossom and Toni Topaz. They might seem different on the surface, but the chemistry between these two queen bees is off the charts. Toni's edgy style is much needed in Riverdale, a place where everyone looks like they're sharing a closet with their (extremely fashionable) mothers. Nothing highlights this more than the outfit Toni wears to the reading of Cliff Blossom's will. With a sheer top, sheer tights, and a miniskirt, Toni announces to the world that she is not part of this Blossom nonsense and is only here to support her beautiful GF. On another note, please wear sheer tops to our funeral.
Riverdale invented the color red, okay? It just did. In yet another iconic red moment, Penelope Blossom proved that she's the criminal mastermind we've always wanted to be in this floor-length red coat from the season three finale. Penelope is channeling some serious evil circus master vibes in this outfit. To top it all off, she is wearing only one (one!) black glove. Why? You know what, we don't care. She looks fantastic.
On one of Riverdale's craziest episodes to date, "The Midnight Club" (season three, episode four) took viewers on a blast to the past. Our favorite young stars dressed up like their parents and gave us a glimpse into what Riverdale High was like thirty years ago. We loved seeing Lili Reinhart all decked out in the grunge clothes of her on-screen mother Alice Cooper. It was wild to see what a rebel Alice used to be when it came to fashion. The episode gave us this amazing bustier/flannel/jacket situation and we can't be thankful enough.
Say it louder for the people in the back, Cheryl Blossom knows how to dress for the occasion. Suffering from emotional distress caused by the death of her twin brother, our favorite redhead (sorry, Archie) pairs down her look to match her mood. Ditching her signature reads, she opts for a pencil skirt and this twisted grey crop top. We *love* this look, but are seriously distressed by Cheryl's lack of lipstick (and, you know, her extreme emotional distress).
Josie McCoy is easily one of the most fashionable people on Riverdale, and she proves that yet again when she upstages both Veronica and Betty at Cheryl's sleepover on season two. After their girls' night is disrupted by Nana Rose's tumble down the stairs, the singer looks on in this amazing cheetah print coat. Betty and Veronica's floral robes are fine, but Josie's lightly structured coat? *Chef's kiss.* We can't wait to see her rock even more amazing outfits on the new Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene.
Say what you will about The Farm — the mysterious cult that overtook Riverdale in season three, but they were extremely stylish. Though their brainwashing of Alice Cooper has some negative consequences (Alice donated all of Betty's college fund) it did have the upside of giving Alice some stunning fashion moments. By embracing across the forehead bangs, Alice channeled some serious '70s vibes in her accession dress. We love the deep-V and the floaty lace sleeves. We are not above joining a cult for style purposes.
We admire Hermione Lodge's scrappy can-do attitude, even if we don't agree with her morals. Not only does Veronica's mom have the best hair on all of Riverdale (so luscious, so long? How?), she also has excellent style. Like her daughter, she tends to stick with more conservative classics. This all black ensemble from season one is the perfect reminder that Hermione doesn't need to be flashy to look amazing, or to end you.
Let's be honest: Reggie was the boy upgrade that Veronica deserved. There is plenty of sartorial evidence to support this theory, but really you need to look no further than the suit that Reggie wears when he first hooks up with Veronica. It is purple! And checkered! It's a total nod to Veronica's signature shade and her love of fashion dominance. Everyone deserves a boy who will support their style (and life) choices. Reggie is that for Veronica, and we ship it with our whole hearts — almost as much as we ship Charles Melton and Camila Mendes IRL.
Cheryl showing up to an annual family maple syrup ceremony in this strangely amazing red cape ensemble is something that only makes sense on Riverdale. Despite the fact that it's snowing, Cheryl pairs a miniskirt with this magnificent cape she has appeared to borrow from Little Red Riding Hood. Not to waste a good outfit on a boring occasion, Cheryl also tries to bribe Archie into being her boyfriend. To be fair, if you were raised by the Blossoms, it would also seem like a totally reasonable thing to do.
If Chad Michael Murray walked up to us wearing this tunic and asked us to be part of his cult, we would do it! Like a sexy Charles Manson, Chad brings the smolder on season three of Riverdale as cult leader Edgar Evernever. He's at his cultiest in this light white tunic, which he pairs with some sort of clamshell necklace. While the whole wearing all-white thing sounds like it would necessitate a lot of laundry, we can't stop thinking about this perfect tunic top.
Veronica embraces her political side in season two when she starts working for Fred Andrew's mayoral campaign. Ever her mother's daughter (even when she's campaigning against her mother), Veronica pulls together some outfits to match her budding political career. This two-toned blue sweater and matching skirt have major political savant vibes and we love it! Major props for the illusion collar and the string of pearls. Somewhere Blair Waldorf is crying happy tears that her fashion legacy is being continued.
Like most Riverdale parents, Alice Cooper's style echoes that of her child. Like the conservative Betty Cooper, Alice is always put together. In this tweed dress with a pink cardigan, which she wears to her disastrous season one dinner party before the homecoming dance, Alice dresses in a shade that Betty would approve of. What can we say, the Cooper girls like their blush-toned neutrals.
Alice Cooper wasn't the only Riverdale parent to have a fashion moment on the night of homecoming. Fred Andrews, Mary Andrews, and Hermione Lodge all served lewks as they chaperoned the dance. Fred Andrews was the clear standout in his white suit with black piping. Clearly Archie got his suit style sense from somewhere. Hermione and Mary also make very commendable showings in dresses that highlight exactly how different the two women are from each other.
While we love the modern style that Riverdale has to offer, we couldn't help but swoon when Riverdale gave us a glimpse of what the show would look like if it were slightly more faithful to the classic comics. In a series that turns out to be Jughead's dream, all of our favorite characters got decked out in their '50s best. We can't decide what we like better — Archie and Jughead's sweaters, or the girls' kitten heels. As far as headpieces go, Jughead's vintage crown and Veronica's bangs take the cake. Seriously, Veronica should actually get bangs.