Hot Mamas! The 7 Most Stylish Moms in TV History

by Sholeh Hajmiragha

When I was little, I’d constantly raid my mom’s closet to play dress up.  I loved draping myself in her fancy dresses, jewelry, and oversized shoes.  In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, we’ve compiled a list of the top TV moms with the best outfits – the moms whose closets we’d have loved to raid.

1. Sophia Petrillo – Golden Girls

Sophia taught us many things throughout the Golden Girls show, one being that you can never go wrong with a cardigan.  Cardigans were Sophia’s go-to look. Paired with the rest of her getup, Sophia always looked put together like a grown-ass woman. 

6. Morticia Addams – The Addams Family

A black dress. What more does every girl need?  Morticia Addams definitely pegged the cool, Goth, chicly macabre mom.  Granted, she did wear the same thing every day, but this mom was on top of her accessories.  From lace veils, to black parasols, to a simple pendant, Morticia always looked put together and deathly stylish.


5. Marge Simpson – The Simpsons

For Marge, if you’ve seen one outfit, you’ve literally seen them all.  However, Marge’s classic look never gets old.  Who else can rock a towering blue beehive like her?


4. Lorelai Gilmore – Gilmore Girls

Lorelai’s fashion was all over the place, much like her character on the show.  Can anyone forget the time when she dressed in jean shorts, a pink T-shirt, knee-high boots, and a black trench coat to take her daughter to school?  However, Lorelai was really able to encompass the young, hip mom look in a way that made us forget that she was a mom at all, whether in jeans and a T-shirt or a deep-V gown.


3. Clair Huxtable – The Cosby Show

Clair Huxtable encompassed 80’s mom fashion.  Though usually wearing a belted tunic over leggings, Clair also rocked shoulder-pads: shoulder-padded jackets, shoulder-padded button-ups, and shoulder-padded pullovers.  And her outfits didn’t stop there.  Add on the heavy necklaces and bold earrings and Clair Huxtable was ready to go.


2. Joan Rivers – Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

Remember when Joan Rivers wore that bizarre feather-nest dress to the Oscars?  Nobody knows red carpet fashion like Joan.  Her choices can definitely be questionable, but she never apologizes for her look. Rock on, mama. 


1. Peggy Bundy – Married…with Children

Peggy Bundy worked the ‘80s look.  From her blown out red hair to her crazily patterned tops and belted leggings, Peggy made a style of her own.  Never caring that she was a mom, Peggy wore what she wanted, when she wanted, and looked fabulous and put together all the time. Can you say icon?


Who’s your favourite stylish TV mama? Let us know in the comments.

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