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This Week I Wanna Dress Like: Tahani From ‘The Good Place’

Her style is pretty forking great.

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D’Arcy Carden as Janet, Manny Jacinto as Jason, and Jameela Jamil as Tahani on The Good Place.
D’Arcy Carden as Janet, Manny Jacinto as Jason, and Jameela Jamil as Tahani on The Good Place.
Photo: NBC

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Sometimes, you come across an outfit you just can’t forget. It could be from a movie, a music video, a TV show, or a book — or perhaps it’s something your favorite famous person once wore while walking the dog or grabbing coffee. Welcome to This Week I Wanna Dress Like, where we pair pop culture inspiration with actually shoppable outfits.

It’s honestly impossible to pick a favorite character from The Good Place, NBC’s genius sitcom about the decisions that alter our experience in the afterlife but from a fashion perspective, at least, none of the other key players can really compete with Jameela Jamil’s Tahani. In addition to getting some of the show’s best lines (“I haven’t been this upset since my good friend, Taylor, was rudely upstaged by my other good friend, Kanye, who was just defending my best friend, Beyoncé!”), the self-obsessed philanthropist — yes, it’s possible — also has one of the best collections of party dresses ever captured on the small screen.

Always one to overdress for the occasion, Tahani favors off-the-shoulder florals, embellished midi skirts, and pearls, which contrast sharply against Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and Chidi’s (William Jackson Harper) casual denim, plaid, and khaki. It’s all part of the joke, of course — nobody that put-together on the outside is ever quite as polished on the inside — but you’ve got to admit, Tahani looks pretty forking great. Plus, her signature look would work swimmingly for any winter weddings you might have on your calendar.

Reformation Layley Dress, $248. Topshop Jessa Ankle Strap Pump, $110. Kate Spade New York Girls in Pearls Choker, $90.

While most of Tahani’s florals lean more on the summery side, Reformation’s Layley Dress ($248) is a perfect pick for the colder months. She’d never be caught dead in flats, of course — but with its conical shape and manageable height, Topshop’s Jessa Ankle Strap Pump ($110) is a great pick to help you get the look. Finish things off with Kate Spade New York’s Girls in Pearls Choker ($90), because you’re classy like that.

Got an iconic outfit you’re equally obsessed with? Email me at — I just might shop it out for you!