With Mother’s Day only a few days away, we want to take a look back at some of the most famous mom’s who made motherhood look chic, edgy and sophisticated. Today we’re talking about the most stylish moms in history and how to dress like them.
The moment Bianca Jagger rode into Studio 54 on horseback in 1977, she made a name for herself in the fashion world. The Nicaraguan socialite was known for her unique fashion sense and over the top style. You could often see Jagger dressed in all-white ensembles, high-waisted pants, wide-lapel suits and blouses unbuttoned to her navel. Big fashion moments for the fashionista included her glamorous St. Tropez wedding and her infamous night out with Andy Warhol at a black tie gala.
Bianca Jagger was known for understanding the power of a classic piece. Whether it was a sharp blazer, delicate dress or her iconic suit by Yves Saint Laurent she wore for her 1971 nuptials-Jagger took little time to earn the title of one of the most glamorous women in the world.
Although this chic mom had an early stint in reality television, Nicole Richie has since claimed her reign as a style inspiration every time she hits the street. Her style is earthy and bohemian with pops of edgy vibes. Richie preaches about the importance of good tailoring, which she leans on often due to her petite frame. During her evolution as a mom, Nicole has kept her chic sense of style practical and states “There’s nothing I wouldn’t wear now that I have kids. You have to express yourself; and so whatever that means, I am all about it.”
How does the stylish mom keep it effortlessly chic? By pairing vintage pieces and hand-me-downs with current edgy accents. Richie channels a modern day Stevie Nicks and is usually dressed in distressed denim, a bold blouse and over-sized sunnies. Because she is a mother of two, comfort and practicality is always at the forefront.
Princess Diana was thrust into her role in British royalty as a naïve 20-year-old. She grew from being a young woman struggling with strict establishment protocol, to becoming one of the most popular royals to have ever lived. She was the people’s princess, favorite mother and did it all looking beautifully chic. Diana didn’t stop her personal fashion revolution when she became a mother, in fact, she seemed to become more and more confident and owned motherhood in a way no one in British royalty ever did. Not only did the princess’s outfits reflect the evolving times and her personality, but her looks were all known to project her her many ups-and-downs throughout her personal life as well.
Victoria Beckham is one of those women who never seems to be caught off guard when it comes to her outfits. Whether she’s getting off a plane at JFK or walking the streets of London, she owns every look. Since launching her fashion line in 2008, Beckham has taken working mom to another level. She has since become a leading fashion designer with her brand landing global collaborations and being sold worldwide.
The mom of four has championed sophistication through modern and sleek ensembles. Beckham’s key to looking chic as a busy mom is staying true to structure, embracing minimalism and not shying away from color, patterns and an all-black look. What does Beckham say about staying on her fashion game as working mom? She talks about finding pieces that are “easy to wear, but still feel luxurious and create a very pulled-together look.”
Birkin’s fashion legacy spanned over well-documented decades. Although an accomplished singer and actress, she turned the most heads for her effortless style. She gave blue jeans and tees a new name and became known for her straw basket, which she accessorized her outfits with for an entire year. Her unique laid-back yet chic style led to the design of the iconic Hermès ‘Birkin’ purse.
Even though Jane Birkin became a celebrity, it was her genuine relationships with designers like Paco Rabanne that dressed her in clothing that was both bohemian, provocative and sophisticated designs that gained her cult icon fame. As she entered motherhood, her sense of style grew more and more like a fashionable Parisian woman-elegance with an edge. “My look is a cocktail. I’m not as nicely turned out as the french, but I don’t care like the English.”
Gwyneth Paltrow is known for being one of Hollywood’s most successful moms. She has not only landed some of the most coveted leading roles in films (gaining her nominations and Oscar wins), but the the mom of two has also built a multi-million dollar empire. The Goop founder balances being a woking mom all while supporting sustainable and conscious living, and looking fashionable. You can often spot Paltrow in practical blue jeans, comfortable tops and blazers.
“I’ve learned so much from being a mom about the kind of person I want to be, the kind of woman I want to be. Motherhood has taught me mindfulness. If you just parent on instinct, you’ll screw your kid up for life. You have to be so mindful.”
How to Master Chic Comfortable Mom Style
So you’ve seen how these starlets make motherhood look stylish, but how can you incorporate fashionable outfits into your busy mom life? We have three stylish looks that are easy to adapt and will have you looking your best in no time.
Jeans and a tee
Think there’s nothing chic about jeans and a tee? Think again. Since there are countless styles of jeans-including different cuts, washes and fits-you can have a jeans and tee outfit for every day of the week that’s completely unique. Try pairing some on-trend raw hem jeans with a printed silk tank top, for a sophisticated and laid-back look.
Legging, sneakers…yes, you can us your existing loungewear to create outfits that look and feel great. The key to pulling off the athleisure look is to combine sporty pieces with tailored and well-fitted silhouettes. Wear a pair of jogger-style pants with a crisp white button down and top it off with neutral sneakers.
Just because it’s a dress, doesn’t mean you have to get dressed up. A dress is the best piece to have in your closet to grab and go, as it’s the ultimate one-and-done outfit. Whether it’s a shirt dress, maxi dress or anything inn between. If you want to create an eve more put-together look, toss on a silk scarf.
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