She may not win wife or mother of the year, but we're awarding her most classically chic out of all of the TV moms. Be it a sleek trouser, a simple of-the-era modest shift or a remarkable brocade number—she literally has us tuning in just to see her outfit.
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ACETATE LEATHER SMALL CAT'S-EYE, $442, THEROW.COM. "HARLOW" SLEEVELESS BLOUSE, $88, PATTERSON J. KINCAID, SHOPBOP.COM. "KRESPI" LOAFERS, $79, ANNEKLEIN.COM. "JAGGY" CASUAL PANTS, $108, YOOX.COM
The Brady Bunch: Carol Brady played by Florence Henderson
Supermom and '70s style icon Carol Brady managed to look way more put together than a mother of six should. Her signature haircut and equally signature flared pantsuits had us all wishing we were members of the Brady clan.
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: OSTRICH CHUNKY HEELS, $575, SIGERSON MORRISON, SHOPZOEONLINE.COM. FLOWER-PRINT DRESS, $175, JUICY COUTURE, STYLEBOP.COM. LEATHER AZTEC BANGLE, $72, HOUSE OF HARLOW 1960, RONROBINSON.COM. '60S TRENCH WITH CONTRAST TRIM, $107.58, ASOS.COM
The Cosby Show: Clair Huxtable played by Phylicia Rashad
Always one for statement jewelry and not afraid to experiment with color, Mrs. Cosby was the coolest mom on the block. And even though she was a lawyer, she didn't hold back on the metallic eyeshadow and red lips—it was the '80s, after all!
Leave It To Beaver: June Cleaver played by Mary Ann Skoll
She may have played the traditional mom next door, but June was a more stylish version than most! She's the poster woman for superstar motherhood: baking the pies, sending the kids off to school, tidying up the house and all the while looking dashing in full skirts and heels.
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ENAMEL ARABESQUE HOLDER EARRINGS WITH PEARLS, $540, TEN THOUSAND THINGS, YLANG23.COM. PEARL KNOT NECKLACE, $155, LEE ANGEL, LASTCALL.COM. SCHOOLBOY BLAZER, $158, JCREW.COM. "CAPELLA" SKIRT, $65, US.ALLSAINTS.COM, DESIGN EDITIONS ANKLE-STRAP PUMPS, $125, GAP.COM
Gossip Girl: Lily Humphrey as played by Kelly Rutherford
The only TV character more stylish than Lily Humphrey is arguably her daughter, Serena! This Vera Wang-wearing, Hermès Birkin-bag-toting Upper East Sider always looks fabulous—even when she's just hanging out in her art-filled apartment.
The Simpsons: Marge Simpson voiced by Julie Kavner
This mom must have a closet just brimming with identical green tube dresses and red flats, or else she's looking at a monthly dry-cleaning bill that's in the triple digits. We love Marge just as much for her classic American sense of style as for her iconic towering bouffant.
The Addams Family: Morticia Addams played by Carolyn Jones
Morticia's Modigliani-esque features and quiet demeanor made her the optimal matriarch for this most eccentric family. This queen of darkness' signature sleek black dress perfectly complemented her stick-straight, pitch-black hair. Perhaps cult designer Rick Owens was taking notes?
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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: TEAR TUSK ASYMMETRICAL EARRINGS, $225, MADE HER THINK, SHOPBOP.COM. "RHETTA" LONG DRESS, $115, VELVET, SHOPBOP.COM. "URBAN HORN" LARGE BLACK STONE RING, $40, KENNETH COLE NEW YORK, ENDLESS.COM. "FLORENCE" HIGH HEELS, $84.95, DOLCE BY MOJO MOXY, KOHLS.COM
Bewitched: Samantha Stephens played by Elizabeth Montgomery
It's not just the cute nose wiggle that enchanted us about Mrs. Stephens. Her style was Audrey Hepburn meets Mrs. Roper—the ultimate mod mom, if you will. And the always in tact blonde hair didn't hurt either.
Modern Family: Gloria Pritchett played by Sofia Vergara
So she was more of a bombshell than your typical TV family member, but Gloria's willingness to look unapologetically sexy earns her a spot on our list. Whether she's rocking formfitting dresses or simple loungewear, she's one hot mama!