The TV series "The Golden Girls" has enjoyed enormous popularity since its debut in 1985. Part of its success is due to the memorable characters: housemates Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia. In this presentation, I examine each woman as an archetype of mature fashion. The Golden Girls costume represent a moment of cultural translation when beliefs and stereotypes about older women were realized in a visual form that has been disseminated through years of syndication. What do their costumes suggest about the range of "age-appropriate " style for older women? What are the geneaologies of of each look, such as Sophia's "old lady" house dresses or Blanche's sexy date night wardrobe? How are these typologies related to similar categories for younger women, as seen in quizzes from Seventeen and Cosmopolitan?