Posts Tagged ‘conservative fashion’

Betty Crocker Then And Now: Why It Will Always Be Important To Look Your Best

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

betty crocker then and now

Above is a rundown of what we have come to view as the Betty Crocker figure in our respective times. Now it may initially appear to be a joke, but if you think about it, many things we use to do are no longer done. Just about the only events people dress up for today is Church, Marriage, and Funerals. (In that order). But we still remember the days when our moms dressed up to go shopping, to go on airplane flights, to just any form of travel.

These days, the default is to let it all hang out, “do your thing.” And we think that’s a mistake. Take a look at the 9 Betty’s above? You can pick the odd one out even without reading spectacles!

Stepford Wife Dress Code when people are around and when they aren’t (update: July 14, 2010)

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

In Season 3, Episode 8’s TV’s Desperate Housewives, Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) returns to a life as a fashion model. After a 10 year hiatus, she is cast in the role of the homemaker and not the hot “IT” girl of the moment. Frustrated, she storms off and throws together her version of the “hot” mom. We girls at the organization happen to think the initial outfit they put her in (below left) is precious, and we feel that is the perfect outfit in which to serve and attend to our husbands in (Girls: Notice that DARLING RIBBON on that blouse!). In contrast, we raised our eyebrows at the “hot” mom version (below right). Frankly, it’s not appropriate, especially if guests or neighbors were to pop in.

Here is a comparison

Eva Longoria in Desperate Housewives model the Stepford Wife homemaker look vs the hot wife look.
Eva Longoria in 2 versions of the Good Wife outfit

On the other hand, if our husbands tell us they want us to wear something a little racier, as dutiful wives who’s main duty is to please our men and their expectations, we won’t hesitate to go the route below:

Eva Longoria in the Stepford Wife homemaker look when our husband demands it.
Eva Longoria in the husband-approved version of the Good Wife outfit