Why Fran Fine Aka The Nanny Is The Only ~Style Bible~ We Need
God the 90s were a good time (way to state the obvious, us). But seriously, the decade preceding the reign of Paris Hilton, emotional music and terrrribal hairdo's gave us so, so much to be grateful for. Mainly it ruled because we were still in primary school, which is undoubtedly the most precious time in a person's life, but also because it gave us peak TV, fashion, supermodels and film. And, of course, one of the most bomb sitcoms of all time, The Nanny.
So much greatness transpired in the Sheffield's NYC townhouse: there was Niles, the butler who threw innumerable amounts of perfectly executed shade at everyone, the perpetually-pissed off CC, the litter of blonde QT's who totally got us at the time, and the batshit duo comprising old birds Sylvia/Yetta. But the greatest gift the show ever gave us was when Fran Fine rocked up on their doorstep with her flair and style, becoming the world's coolest Nanny.
If like us you've spent the past 15 odd years wondering what they've all been up to, you'll be pleased to know that they got part of the gang back together for a mini-reunion yesterday. In attendance was Mr Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy), Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) and Sylivia Fine (Renée Taylor), and you can see them being totally adorbs together below:
To celebrate this holy (re)union, we take a look back at some of the most smashing outfits to come from our Best Fran Forever, for nothing can ever compare to the nasal-voiced angel swanning down the family's spiral staircase in her sassiest ensembles...
Yes you, bae!
When she frosted herself, courtesy of these Swarovski-studded shoulder pads.
Her (successful) attempt at becoming a human rubix cube.
When she rivaled Cher from Clueless at being Cher from Clueless.
Was she also actually Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations? This Kufi hat and vest combo would certainly suggest so.
Her LBD, because every girl needs one in their wardrobes — but not every girl had the style smarts to pair it with a smashing <3 bag.
And on the topic of little things, cop this fab sequinned number.
Not unlike young Brighton Sheffield, we're a tad overwhelmed by this leather ensemble. But hey, when your body bangs like hers: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
When she was an IRL equivalent of .
Her cheetah-print phase (which actually lasted forever).
Especially when she twinned with Grace, which is totally what we aspired to always do with our Barbie/Chelsea dolls.
The risque material-to-skin ratio of this crop, paired with the baller Versace jeans.
Fran was premo at channelling Ginger Spice...
...And Baby for that matter.
She was the undisputed master of the infallible turtleneck/mini-skirt combination.
Bonus points for wearing our favourite The Sims bathroom lino pattern as a skirt.
Knew how to work bold colours.
This is actually everything.
And it's no wonder why she was suuuch a fashionista, bae came from a long line of style queens.
While our views on life may have differed at times—
—Fran will always be the only ~style bible~ we ever need.
Photos and GIFs: Tumblr, Giphy