From Laura Petrie’s cigarette pants on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in the early ’60s, to Angela Bower’s shoulder pads on “Who’s the Boss?” in the mid-1980s, the outfits of TV moms have been inspiring fans toward new styles for decades. Now, a new crop of moms is gracing the small screen, and their eclectic styles offer fans a huge range of fashions to emulate. Whether they’re driving the kids to soccer or boredly smoking a cigarette as they watch the maid raise their children, the following moms all have styles worth copying.
Selina Meyer of ‘Veep’
On HBO’s “Veep,” Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is a divorced mother of one, which is a challenging role considering her day job is the Vice President of the United States. Nailing her style was difficult for the show’s costume designers to do, but according to New York Times, after reviewing the looks of several top politicians, they overwhelming decided that Meyer should emulate Michelle Obama’s style. Using Obama’s style as their guide, the stylists created a look for Meyer which is simultaneously professional and feminine.
Gloria Pritchett of ‘Modern Family’
Gloria Pritchett from “Modern Family,” played by Sofia Vergara, is one of TV’s sexiest moms. Whether she’s being a stepmom to her stepchildren who are her own age, or a real mother to her young son Manny or her new baby, this mom always looks sleek and stylish. Even pregnant last season, she still managed to look amazing. Fans who love her look simply need to run to Kmart where Vergara has her own line of stylish clothing, which is largely based on her “Modern Family” character.
Rayna Jaymes of ‘Nashville’
Rayna Jaymes of “Nashville,” played by the beautiful Connie Britton, wears outfits that are almost inspired by country fashion with just a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll thrown into the mix. Almost always seen in a pair of great boots, this TV mom wears flashy outfits when she’s performing on stage and stunning but simple outfits when she’s acting as chauffeur to her young daughters. Fans who want to copy her style need to grab a great-fitting pair of jeans, a simple t-shirt and a flowing vest. To get inspired by Rayna’s style and the looks of other popular TV moms check out your local cable-TV and satellite providers for deals and packages that includes networks such as ABC, HBO, AMC, and others.
Alicia Florrick of ‘The Good Wife’
Played by Julianna Margulies, Alicia Florrick of “The Good Wife” sports workwear that’s always perfectly professional while just a little sexy. As soon as she gets home; however, she slips into jeans and makes them look enviable. Fans who want to capture her professional look should stop by shops such as Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Betty Draper of ‘Mad Men’
Betty Draper from “Mad Men,” played by January Jones, isn’t only one of the most fashionable moms currently on the air, but one of the most fashionable TV moms EVER. Although “Mad Men” is set in the ’60’s, Betty’s fashion still resonates with modern viewers. Looking amazing in everything from glam-era cocktail dresses to housewife smocks, Betty is known for adding pearl earrings and other dainty accessories to her outfits. For an outfit featuring her iconic high-waist lines, shoppers may want to check out a website such as PinupDresses.com.