1. Karen Walker, Will and Grace
Karen wasn't a villain per se, but she certainly had an evil streak. I mean, she was a racist, pill-popping, narcissistic, alcoholic sociopath who belittled her friends and rode her maid around her mansion like a horse. She also had an unlimited clothing budget, a closet larger than most New York City apartments, and a shoe collection that would make Carrie Bradshaw chew her own feet off. In other words, she was perfect.
2. Catherine Tramell, Basic Instinct
Having never actually seen Basic Instinct, I'm not entirely sure why Sharon Stone's character is a villain. See, she keeps buying expensive designer clothes, wearing them without underwear, and then returning them soiled and demanding a full refund. Now mall security has caught on and they are trying to get her to confess but she knows they don't have any real power so she's messing with them. Or something. Whatever. She looks fabulous and that's what really matters.
3. Kathryn Merteuil, Cruel Intentions
It's impossible to know which came first, Kathryn's impeccable moneyed '90s stylishness or her taboo-laced evil. That's like asking which came first, the chicken or the egg, and, really, who cares when you have a cross necklace full of cocaine.
4. Sophie-Anne Leclerq, True Blood
Sophie-Anne wasn't the most powerful villain on True Blood, or the most evil, but she was by far the most decadent. How else would you describe someone who drinks blood while wearing all white? One stray drop and her outfit would have been ruined. No wonder she was in debt.
5. Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl
What Heather Chandler did for the scrunchie, Blair Waldorf did for the headband. The actress who played Blair, Leighton Meester, used to complain that the headbands that were so integral to her character's style were extremely uncomfortable and often gave her headaches, no doubt a side-effect of their evil power.
6. Elle Driver, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2
The white coat Elle wore to murder Beatrix Kiddo in the hospital was Moschino and the black suit she wore in the trailer scene was Dior. She might not have been much of a fighter, but she sure could dress and always with a coordinating eye patch.
7. Catwoman, Batman Returns
There have been many Catwomans (Catwomen?) over the years, but none more stylish than Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992's Batman Returns, who looked just as deadly in an evening gown as she did in her iconic black vinyl cat suit.
8. Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty
Who cares about Sleeping Beauty? Sleeping Boring is more like it. Between Maleficent's headpiece, her cape, and those fabulous cheekbones, evil has rarely looked more appealing. Whether animated or live-action, Maleficent's style is pure evil fashion perfection.
9. Cruella De Vil, 101 Dalmatians
Cruella might have been an evil, fur-hungry, puppy-murdering monster, but, honestly, Roger, Anita, and Nanny weren't much better; with 103 dogs in total, they were effectively animal hoarders. Cruella's only real crime was loving fashion too much and can that ever really be a crime?
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.