As the saying goes, “Mom knows best.” However, when it comes to style perhaps the saying should be, “TV mom knows best.” From Carol Brady to Claire Huxtable, these moms have exhibited grace under pressure, while remaining perfectly pressed and styled. While it is unattainable to achieve that level of style perfection, there are some style tips we can learn from these TV moms and get ideas for some cute outfits for moms. Here are the top 5 best dressed TV moms of television past and present – emphasis on the present!
Madeleine Stowe on Revenge.
If you want to know how to work a bandage dress or classic sheath dress, you need to check out Madeleine Stowe’s character on Revenge. While we might not all have the figures to rock some of these outfits, she shows us what may be possible if we wear two pairs of Spanx. So let’s put this down as the show to watch for cute outfits for moms who like wearing girdles.
Katey Sagal on Married with Children.
No one would ever classify her as a fashionsta. In fact her style could be described as a little tacky, but you have to acknowledge that Peggy Bundy was way ahead of her time in terms of leopard print. She also had the perfect accessories… bon bons and a couch.
Sofia Vergara on Modern Family.
The extra curvaceous Sofia Vergara manages to look bombshell in every scene. You can learn from her how to wear jeans and a pair of heels. Oh yeah, you can also learn how to have eye-popping cleavage. Now all you have to do is practice saying, “Maaaaanny!”
Kelly Rutherford on Gossip Girl.
While fashionistas everywhere were focused on the wardrobes of Blair and Serena, the timeless style of the character Lily was the real best dressed award winner on the show. She is the perfect role model for timeless style that also looks extremely modern, trendy, and compliments a Rockefeller Center skating rink that graced her ring finger from time to time. If you could only watch one show to get ideas for cute outfits for moms, this would be the one. Also be sure to check out Lily’s park avenue hairstyles.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Veep.
The comedic chops of this actress often overshadow the stylish outfits she is wearing in every scene. This is the show to watch to learn how to be conservatively dressed, but still look extremely feminine. To see true power outfits in action take a look at her red suits and red sheath dresses she wears in many episodes.
The experts are wrong. You can learn something from watching TV. You can learn how to have screen worthy style while enjoying some good laughs. Or, in the case of Revenge or Gossip Girl, you can learn how to research if you have a secret half-sibling while you balancing a $5,000 purse on your arm. Okay, so maybe some of it is unattainable, but you can have a lot of fun trying. Your remote control is calling!