Steal the Look – Dress Like Cheryl Blossom from Riverdale

Add a touch of cinematic magic to your wardrobe with our roundup of daring and hip movie-inspired outfits. We’ll show you how to dress like Cheryl Blossom from Riverdale with our selection of chic and stylish pieces. Slip them on and step into the spotlight like a star with these iconic looks from Riverdale.

With nearly 75 years of published comic books, it was only going to be so long before the Archie Comics were made into a film or television series. So when The CW adapted them into Riverdale (2017 – Present) the new supernatural crime drama became the go to show for young adults and fashionistas alike. With a character list full of wealthy ‘it’ girls, for most it would be hard to stand out from the crowd but not for Riverdales mean girl, in her perfect Cheryl Blossom Riverdale outfit anyone would love to steal. 

Custom made red wool cape and Alice Olivia Kathleen dress worn by Cheryl Blossom Madelaine Petsch on Riverdale S01E09
Custom made, red wool cape and Alice + Olivia Kathleen dress worn by Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) on Riverdale (S01E09)

Opening on the Fourth of July, we first meet a very different Cheryl Blossom soaking wet on the bank of the river after her rowing boat capsized and her twin brother disappeared. With Jason Blossom’s subsequent murder the central plot of Riverdale, it isn’t long before we learn all there is to know about the wealthy and manipulative Blossom family.

Self proclaimed Queen Bee of Riverdale High, Cheryl thrives off of the fear she inspires in her fellow students and teachers alike. Quick to defy anyone who sees her as anything less than the mean girl, leader and one to be followed, her self-absorbed confidence might just be hiding her feelings of inadequacy and mental torture at the hands of her parents.    

Cheryl Blossom’s most iconic moments on Riverdale.

Cheryl Blossoms Riverdale Wardrobe and Her Signature Color

If you study the costume design in Riverdale, by Rebekka Sorensen-Kjelstrup you will quickly realize that each of the characters has their own distinctive style and color palette. So before stealing a Cheryl Blossom Riverdale outfit first we have to explore her ownership of the color red.

“Umm, did you have a lobotomy for breakfast? You’re wearing my signature color.”

Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale S03E16 Chapter Fifty-One: Big Fun

When you are as entitled as Cheryl, maybe you do think you invented a color. But in the halls of Riverdale High she might as well have, as no one would dare to face her wrath for wearing her signature red. Pantones flame scarlet might not be the only color our head cheerleader will wear, for a start the team uniforms are blue, white and yellow, but red makes it into all of her outfits even if it’s just on her lips.   

Plaid Grid Flared Skater Mini Short SkirtGET THE LOOK

Women’s Pleated Skirt Mini Skater Basic Skirt School Cheerleader

Riverdale Season 3 “Heathers: The Musical”Photoshoot — Cheryl Blossom as Heather Chandler

Cheryl wears her signature color to stand out, so when she chooses to go for clothes, particularly in white or black as she often does, adding red creates the perfect contrast. Apart from her signature color her wardrobe will be recognised for her use of plaids, lace and delicate floral prints, and one or two spectacular jackets.

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Madelaine Petsch breaks down her best looks as Cheryl Blossom

With the perfect red mane to compliment Cheryl’s wardrobe, Madelaine Petsch who plays her has the slender frame to pull off the tight and revealing clothes. With a closet bursting with mini-skirts, dresses, fitted turtlenecks and blouses, as well as the occasional pair of pants Cheryl’s outfits scream look at me. 

Cheryl Blossoms Hair and Accessories

Known just as much for her red hair as she is for her matching red outfits, Cheryl is mostly seen wearing her long hair down falling over her shoulders with an ever so slight curl to it. Parted to the side and lying over her left shoulder, her long mane is the perfect length for her over the top hair flicks when she is annoyed or exerting her power over someone. 

V-Neck Button Down Cherries Embroidery Cropped Cardigan SweaterGET THE LOOK


The cherry cardigan worn by Cheryl Blossom (Madelaine Petsch) in Riverdale

But no Cheryl Blossom Riverdale outfit is complete without her scarlet red lipstick and a spider brooch. As for other make-up and jewelry she keeps it simple. Focusing on her eyes she often does a soft dark smokey eye using plenty of eyeliner to frame them with big lashes. As for jewelry she does love a black skinny choker to compliment her jeweled spider brooches.

Steal Cheryl Blossoms Leather Jacket and Denim Shorts Look

Steal Cheryl Blossoms Leather Jacket and Denim Shorts Look
Cheryls, revealing denim shorts, red bra and leather jacket outfit from our collage

When it comes to picking a Cheryl Blossom Riverdale outfit, the choices are endless. But when you are Riverdale High’s Queen Bee you might as well go bold, like the look in our collage above. 

In typical Cheryl fashion this look has plenty of her signature color, starting with that red leather moto style jacket that she wears open to reveal a matching red bralette underneath.

Paired with very short and tight blue denim shorts, this really isn’t a look for the faint of heart. 

She does add a pair of chunky heeled lace up boots in a contrasting black and delicate chain around her neck.

Before finishing the look with her hair curled and falling loose around her shoulders, a splash of red nail varnish and some subtle eye make-up. 

Not forgetting her full scarlet lips and smug pout. 

A Cheryl Blossom Riverdale outfit might seem a bold choice, especially with the bright red color and revealing nature of her clothes. So maybe one of Riverdale High’s other ‘It Girls’ Veronica Lodge outfits would be more suited to your style. For another denim shorts outfit inspiration, check out how to Steal The Look-Cassie Salazar’s Purple Hearts Outfits.