by Abby White
In the spirit of loving on the '90s, we'd like to give a big shout-out to Denise Huxtable.
Daughter of doctor Cliff and lawyer Clair Huxtable, a fashion plate herself, Denise won our hearts with her sense of style from day one. When The Cosby Show premiered in 1984, Denise was 16, and — in addition to being drop-dead gorgeous — had a rad sense of style. It must have really sucked to be Denise's sister, whether you were boring older sister Sondra, annoying little sister Rudy, or — the Jan Brady of the Huxtables, poor Vanessa. (Does anyone even remember Vanessa?)
Denise could rock any hairstyle.
Short and haute.
Short, haute and high.
Au naturel, yet '80s pouffy:
Denise could rock any accessory in her hairstyle.
Denise was not afraid of adventurous eye makeup.
Denise even made braces look cool.
But it was her clothing, sourced from a seemingly neverending closet, that had all of us either green with jealousy or ripe for inspiration. Denise, when you went off to college — to A Different World, specifically — and even all the way to Africa, where you married that guy and brought Raven-Symone back, we were with you on your sartorial journey. Thank you.
But when your TV dad has a collection of such awesome sweaters, what else would you expect?