Dork Fashion Icon: Daria Morgendorffer (Daria)

I’d forgotten all about Daria until MTV started re-runs recently.

Watching it again, it struck me just how much of an icon she is for geeks. Intelligent and witty, she’s a cynical outsider to the suburban high school life portrayed in the show. She was everything I wanted to be (but wasn’t) when I was a teen.

She’s got a bit of the grunge aesthetic I adore – hey! it was the nineties – as well as pre-requisite thick rimmed glasses and thick fringe.

As well as style, she’s not afraid of her own intelligence and takes nothing from any of the idiots surrounding her; a definite geek icon right there.

So, want a modern-day take on the Queen of Irony’s wardrobe?


Clockwise from left: Parka £55 from Dorothy Perkins, Yellow military tee £28 from Miss Selfridge, Black pleated skirt £12.99 from H&M, Doc Martens £90 from Topshop, Mai Tai specs £69, from Glasses Direct.

What do you think? If there’s a geeky icon you’d like to see us cover let us know in the comments, or by tweeting @dorkadore!

Tamsin Worrad

Tamsin is a crafty, geeky blogger, who can be found tweeting, blogging on her blog Miss Believer, and writing about tea over on

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