The Office had a good run, and one of the main reasons we loved the show was because of all the strong female comidiennes. While Pam Beesly (later Pam Halpert of course), played by Jenna Fischer was definitely the central woman of the show, the other women off the office were just as compelling as their zany characters.
Maybe it’s because the comedic genius of Mindy Kaling who served as a writer and director for the show.
Maybe it’s because the show passes the Bechdel test.
Maybe it’s because the women are all different shapes, sizes, and ages than the standard Hollywood size 2 and age 20.
But any way you look at it, the show features some brilliant, funny ladies, and this post while super-lengthly, is for them.
PAM BEESLY/HALPERT (Jenna Fischer)
Jack Wills , 56 CAD / SELECTED longsleeve shirt, 39 CAD / Raxevsky slit skirt, 65 CAD / Repetto , 305 CAD / Coach charm, 70 CAD / Cretacolor Basic Drawing Set, 17 CAD
ANGELA MARTIN (Angela Kinsey)
Frilly top / Vero Moda button shirt, 23 CAD / Coast pencil skirt, 46 CAD / Blue Nile , 51 CAD / France Luxe , 18 CAD / Areaware – Shorthair Cat Mini Cushion, 31 CAD
PHYLLIS VANCE (Phyllis Smith)
Black top, 68 CAD / Alice + Olivia long skirt, 380 CAD / FOSSIL earrings, 41 CAD / FOSSIL jewelry, 83 CAD / Black eyeglass, 32 CAD
MEREDITH PALMER (Kate Flannery)
Armani Jeans , 160 CAD / Missoni turtleneck sweater, 1,095 CAD / Zenggi cotton cardigan, 135 CAD / T-strap shoes / Carolee , 39 CAD / France Luxe , 18 CAD / Smirnoff Triple Distilled Vodka 1.75-ltr., 725 CAD
KELLY KAPOOR (Mindy Kaling)
Uniqlo cardigan, 21 CAD / Etro , 640 CAD / Topshop , 31 CAD / Giuseppe Zanotti narrow shoes, 750 CAD / Juicy Couture pave hoop earrings, 41 CAD / MAC Cosmetics , 16 CAD / OPI nail polish, 29 CAD
KELLY/ERIN HANNON (Ellie Kemper)
Trine Vestergaard striped cardigan, 170 CAD / Bettie Page sheer top, 55 CAD / Giambattista Valli , 735 CAD / Le Silla platform shoes, 640 CAD / Vintage style necklace, 19 CAD / Hillier London heart stud earrings, 445 CAD / Andis curling iron, 23 CAD
JAN LEVINSON (Melora Hardin)
H&M , 40 CAD / Wallis black jacket, 54 CAD / DKNY black evening skirt, 175 CAD / Brahmin python leather handbag, 820 CAD / Sterling silver jewelry / Tiffany & Co. heart pendant, 205 CAD / Simon Pearce Revere Hurricane – S 1586 | 5.25″ X 4.63″, 120 CAD
Also, we want to recognize some of our fave women who made this show hilarious but who we aren’t making an outfit set in the name of brevity (so many hilarious comediennes, so little space!).
Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate)
Karen Fillipeli (Rashida Jones)
Holly Flax (Amy Ryan)
Jo Bennet (Kathy Bates)
BONUS: Did you know that the Bitch Media blog is doing a series on women in comedy, with the tongue-in-cheek name of Women Aren’t Funny? Check out all these great posts by Gabrielle Moss here. The newest one is on women-hosted comedy podcasts!