THE REAL DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE
Maxine - the REAL desperate housewife
Say what you will about the over-the-top sexiness of Desperate Housewives, it's been a real shot in the arm to the egos of women staying at home. For many years, women like Maxine were the image people pictured when they heard the word "housewife".
Now, I'm not suggesting that we wear gold lamé dresses to scrub out the toilet, but, certainly, it makes a difference when we take the time to dress in a shirt & pants (not jeans), comb our hair and put on make-up. FlyLady makes this point on her site. A constant reminder is to PUT ON YOUR SHOES. With real shoes (not slippers) and a clean, neat appearance, we also function better.
Except for Gabriella, all of these women are dressed for housework. They are neat, accessorized, and ready to face the world.
Below, they are more dressed-down (except for Marcie Cross, who basically NEVER gets into the grunge look), but still appropriate.
A little too much skin on Nicolette, but otherwise OK.
Check out Glamour Do's and Don'ts for real-life examples, changed monthly.