Both girls do some gender bending—Zoey in her men’s bowtie and Denise in her loosened school uniform.
Who wore it better? Everything goes best with a smile. Winner:Zoey.
Here they are with hair “down-to-there.”
Who wore it better? Just looking at those dreads makes our scalps tender. Winner: Denise
The boldest fashionistas play with color.
Who wore it better? We’re talking really bright color. Winner: Denise
Two class acts. Who wore it better?
Few people can pull off mixing red and pink while also wearing their grandmother’s pearls. Winner: Denise.
Dare we call this look “hot and collared”?
Who wore it better? That depends on how many collars you think are necessary. Winner: Tie
No one said matching patterns are a must.
Who wore it better? If you’re going to mix plaids, classic lines win over the pajama look. Winner: Zoey
These are no average cat ladies.
Who wore it better? While the animal print hat and cuffs are certainly bold, a full-on coat gives a much louder roar. Winner: Zoey
Style icons have their off days. Both girls rock “what the hell” looks.
Who wore it better? Zoey’s safety pinned braid gives Denise’s condom tip-like hat a run for it’s money…in the “eh” department. Winner: Both losers.
It's not so different a world, is it? ABC is developing a black-ish spin-off that follows eldest Johnson daughter, Zoey (Yara Shahidi), off to college. And, if you're thinking, "That sounds just like The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World, which followed Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) off to college," then, well, duh.
Yet, the similarities between Zoey and predecessor Denise don't end with their travails in higher learning; or with their well-to-do African American families; or their stunning good looks. Both girls are the teen style icons of their time and—quite surprisingly, considering their shows take place years apart—have donned quite a few of the same looks.
But who wore them better? We break it down in the gallery above.