The Black Blazer Beloved By TV Characters

See how this jacket has stood the test of time—and where to stock up on the actress-approved outerwear.

The Black Blazer Beloved by TV Characters
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No matter what field you're in, a crisp black blazer is something you'll wear again and again. Take it from a slew of leading ladies, who have all sported the exact same Helmut Lang number since 2013. That's right: one cropped cover-up is in such high demand, it continues to be produced season after season—and reused on shows old and new. From one-season wonders to primetime classics, take a look at all the small-screen stars that have popularized the investment piece—plus how to add it to your own clothing collection. 

The cropped cover-up was an essential for Sarah Michelle Gellar's working wardrobe on the short-lived series The Crazy Ones, while Nashville's country superstar Juliette Barnes (played by Hayden Panettiere) rocked the classic while offstage. Lisa Edelstein recently followed suit on Bravo's new series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. The three even styled the blazer similarly by layering it over edgy, carefree tops. 

The Black Blazer Beloved by TV Characters
Source: ABC

Both Ashley Madekwe and Christa B. Allen have been MIA on Revenge, but they also put their stamp of approval on the outerwear in past seasons. While the youngest Grayson sported the piece a number of times on the show, Madekwe's character Ashley proved she was after more than just the family name when she flaunted her exact same jacket, which we're assuming she nabbed while working—or should we say scheming?—on her property.

But it doesn't stop there: the jacket has also made appearances on Devious Maids' Ana Ortiz, who matched it with classic solid separates, as well as Last Man Standing actress Amanda Fuller and Rizzoli & Isles star Sasha Alexander, who each paired it with a colorful printed frock. 

Helmut Lang Tux Blazer in Black, $100 rental, at Rent the Runway
Helmut Lang Tux Blazer in Black, $100 rental, at Rent the Runway
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Since the tux-inspired garment, which boasts a sharp asymmetric front hem and a shorter inverted back, proves to be an investment piece, consider renting it for a fraction of the cost via Rent the Runway—bonus points if you're signed up for unlimited access, which grants you the jacket plus two accessories for just $50. However, if you are ready to commit, stock up on the chic cover-up here: Helmut Lang Smoking Tux Blazer in Black, $575, at Helmut Lang (also available at Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth and

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