I’m not much of a housewife, but I have to admit to having a soft spot for June Cleaver, vacuuming in her heels and pearls and perfectly ironed shirtdress. Also, I like the idea of the housewife meeting her husband at the door each night with a perfectly mixed martini. Apparently Ward didn’t work as late as my husband does, because by the time he gets home the martinis are all gone.
Let’s talk about June’s dress.
The shirtdress is a wonderful option for day, no matter what your work day looks like. Pair it with boots or ballet flats or strappy sandals; toss a cardigan or jacket over it for day, or layer a beautiful camisole under for night.
Spending your days with little people who see you as a walking tissue? Choose something washable, with a pattern (trust me, it will hide the snot. Don’t ask how I know that). This cute little number, by Susina, will set you back $46.00.
Office-bound? Or just wanting to look like you are? Banana Republic has you covered. Subtle and classic, in navy blue (not black! ooh! daring!), it can be yours for a mere $128.00.
Meeting the girls for dinner? I have the perfect dress! Add some sexy black boots and a wide leather belt; garnish with a margarita. Dress available at Speigel (Misses: $69.00, Women’s $79.00).
Voila! Now get dressed.