10 Times Moms Were More Stylish Than Us

Apr 24, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. ET

The adage “I get it from my momma” wouldn’t exist if it weren’t the absolute truth. That said, it’s easy to forget our mothers once rocked their independence. Before we came into the picture, our moms were young, vibrant and unique women, each with their own strong point of view and personal style.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’re sharing throwback photos of our mommas (and one grandmother!), many of which were taken before we were born. The attitudes, the way they dressed, how they carried themselves in an era when female empowerment was encouraged but rarely acknowledged — our moms have provided us the ultimate inspo. Let’s raise our glasses to the original style makers!

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Maura M. Lynch's mom
Image: Maura M. Lynch

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Martha Tuber's mom
Image: Martha Tuber

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Ariane Ling's mom
Image: Ariane Ling

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Cristina Velocci's mom
Image: Cristina Velocci

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Veronica Balta's mom
Image: Veronica Balta

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Jinnie Lee's mom
Image: Jinnie Lee

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Colleen Barrett's mom
Image: Colleen Barrett

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Elisa Smilovitz's grandparents
Image: Elisa Smilovitz

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Ellen Hoffman's mom
Image: Ellen Hoffman

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Kristin Koch's mom
Image: Kristin Koch

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