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The latest batch of small-screen coppers are reassuringly badly dressed – it's a victory for realism over style

There's a small-screen fashion trend raging: female crime-fighters dressing badly. These law-enforcing women have telly's worst wardrobes. And it's brilliant. Would we want stylists to spoil the realism? No.

Scott & Bailey

Detectives Rachel Bailey, Janet Scott and their boss Dci Gill Murray all work in the Major Incident Team. Everyone dresses badly apart from Rachel (Suranne Jones), which frankly makes it all the more brilliant. Janet (Lesley Sharp) has two kids, a useless estranged husband, a trenchcoat and a few teal scarves that she doesn't know what to do with. Rachel is a good decade younger. She has a useless brother, a weird boyfriend situation, marvellously impractical cop hair and a nice line in tailoring from the Zara Woman rails. Specifically a camel wool overcoat and a shorter grey version. What unites the »

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