One thing that always annoyed me about this series is how the title's a blatant lie. Betty's not ugly - she just has braces, big hair, and dresses like a nutcase. But in a good way.
Betty's style is a blindingly bold and clashingly colourful array prints and patterns, with belted waists, full skirts and that signature neon socks and heels combo. Of course it's not a look everyone would wear, but it's undeniably interesting to look at, and sort of grows on you after your eyes get over the first impact.
Polka-dots, leopard spots, flower prints or just random shapes, Betty is the fearless queen of pattern mixing. I love the bag with a bespectacled girl on it to match her own face - I think she's taking matching Nazi to a whole new level - and how her butterfly belt matches her socks and shoes combo above.
Her outfits are generally crazy, but there's always something that somehow ties it together - a matching black and white purse and shoes; a lemon yellow hat, gloves and bag; red glasses with red polka-dots. There's method in her madness.
Everyone's got something outrageously horrific in the depths of their wardrobes. Perhaps we should all dig around in ours and try some of Betty's 'kooky couture'?