From very young ages, many of us are fortunate enough to oogle over the fashion choices and stylish selections of our mothers. Their makeup, shoes, clothing, and, most importantly, their jewelry. All of these little pieces and choices tell a story and give us insight into who our mother’s are.
To help celebrate mother’s day this year, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite stylish mamas throughout the past 100 years who really loved their jewelry! Let us know who your favorites are in the comments below!
No one does sparkles and bling like the Queen of Motown, Diana Ross! Her fashion moments reached across genres, decades, and styles, ranging from sleek in satin in the 70s to bold and fierce in the 80s to bedazzled in the 90s, Diana’s chameleon-like fashion choices are truly one-of-a-kind. Her daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross, is a notable fashion icon as well!
When we think of Audrey Hepburn, the words classic and elegant come to mind. Much like Diana Ross, Audrey could pull off just about anything. From making a move in bold prints or immortalizing the popularity of the little black dress, Audrey is the definition of grace.
Few people have used fashion as a mode of making a political stance the way Princess Diana of Wales did. Her legacy includes wonderful contributions to her country (and the world), the embodiment of pure compassion, and using the revenge dress to make a bold statement. Her fashionable sensibilities continue through her daughters-in-law, Duchesses Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
Perhaps no other mother in the world is more famous for their jewelry as the sparkling Queen of Diamonds herself, Elizabeth Taylor. Glamorous, refined, and 100% Hollywood encompasses the notable fashion moments of the big screen darling. Elizabeth had such a fascination with diamonds that the former Krupp Diamond, a 33.19 carat beauty, is now named after her.
It doesn't get much more glamorous than the Italian bombshell Sophia Loren. With her signature sultry dresses and bold presence, Sophia's fashion legacy is one of bold moments mixed with classic Italian flare. Whether she's lounging by the beach in casual day clothes or dressed up in diamonds for the opera, everything she does exudes style.
Beyonce has become a world-wide house-hold name over her career and, more recently, a mother to three. Her award-winning style ranges from comfortable and colorful to bold and magnetic. She's known for having a hand in all of her styling, from the Oscars to her iconic live performances to her own fashion line, Ivy Park.
It doesn't get much classier than the ever-feminine, always radiant Lauren Bacall. She exuded attitude and demanded respect with every fashion choice she made- from pantsuits (rare at the time) to two-piece sets. Her signature curls added a touch of playfulness to her outfits while her iconic "look" gave her presence.
Many people aren't aware their favorite fashion trends today come from the silent film actress, singer, activist and French war spy Josephine Baker. Adoptive mother of 12 children (you read that correctly), Josephine's impact on the trajectory of fashion (both in and out of movies) cannot be overstated. Her bold art deco style truly pops and stands the test of time.
The name says it all. When we think of the dynamic fashion icon, her unique and memorable choices over the years come to mind. Whether she's sporting a flower power 60s pant suit or not much at all, Cher rocks it!
Rita Moreno was a trailblazer in many ways over her long career, including fashion! As one of only 15 EGOT winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony), Rita's fashion sensibilities vary just as much as her incredible talents. From elegant and dolled up to casual and artsy, her style will go down in history as she will, iconic.
Who are your favorite fashionable mothers? Let us know in the comments below.