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Evolution of Mom Fashion | Teeny Manolo

Evolution of Mom Fashion

We have spoken here on Teeny Manolo about moms and their sometimes unfortunate fashion choices, which are often dictated by how much sleep was obtained the night before.  However, these TV moms have no excuse whatsoever. 

Wilma Flintstone

This outfit may have been fine for nursing Pebbles, but vacuuming might be a disaster in this saucy little number. 

Caroline Ingalls

Even though Mrs. Ingalls was not a prude, the only time she literally got to let her hair down was at night.  Covered from head to toe, and (chant it with me) that bonnet has got to go!

June Cleaver, with apron!

So many people blame poor June Cleaver for exemplifying a generation of housewife repression and perfection.  But look at how snazzy she looks in the kitchen, pearls and all!  Cooking pancakes just doesn’t deserve that kind of attention to detail, though.

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Carol Brady

Mrs. Brady started the series looking a bit like Mrs. Cleaver, but as it kept going, she got pretty fly with her shag haircut and mod shirts! Whether that is awesome or horrid depends on your perspective.

Claire Huxtable

Claire Huxtable was one of the best dressed TV moms, with classy, perfectly coordinated outfits. But even she could not escape from that 80’s hair and big jewelry!

Debra Barone

I’m gonna go ahead and say that Debra Barone began the MILF trend for TV moms.   Even though she could be dressed down, everything was still tight and fitted.

Cast of Desperate Housewives

A tradition proudly carried on by the “Desperate” ones.  Yeah, I know that Eva Longoria-Parker isn’t a mom, but I’m betting a lot of people don’t really care.  Especially the men that watch the show.

Marge Simpson

And yet somehow, I feel like we’ve traveled almost full circle.

5 Responses to “Evolution of Mom Fashion”

  1. Margaret February 24, 2008 at 10:41 am #

    if you watch closely – Debra’s clothing got tighter AFTER her plastic surgery.

  2. buttercup February 24, 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    teeny manolo, where everyday is mother’s day!

  3. raincoaster February 25, 2008 at 4:59 am #

    I always wondered about Mrs. Brady. I mean, her kids are all old enough to babysit and she’s got a full-time housekeeper/cook/therapist and no actual job, yet she’s always rushing around complaining that she’s pressed for time. Why? does it really take that long to tell Alice what to do?

  4. Jennie February 25, 2008 at 9:08 pm #

    Ms. Brady had her 8 martini lunches, her “meetings” with the pool boy association, and let’s not forget her charitiable work of shopping for new polyester outfits so she could donate her used ones to her husband’s “Closeted Cross Dressers of the OC” club… Takes a lot to juggle that load, let me tell ya!!!

  5. raincoaster February 25, 2008 at 9:27 pm #

    And fend off the stepson. I forgot that part.