We often wonder where inspiration for a style comes from. That is, do you buy designer ladies’ tops because you see them on other women or are you blind to the latest trends? Perhaps you are a trendsetter, paving the way for the next hot item or accessory. Over the years, the biggest influences in fashion has been the stars we see on television on in films. Marlon Brando triggered a t-shirt craze when A Streetcar Named Desire hit the theaters. After all, what man in his right mind wouldn't want to look like Stanley Kowalski? But in television, it was the housewives who were mirrored by their fans. Here is a short list of the most stylish housewives of all time.
Lucille Ball played down her natural glamour, opting for a goofy and lovable character who wore patterned shirt-dresses. Lucy’s dresses were as colorful and vibrant as her tangerine-tinted hair.
Donna Reed would do all her ironing, dusting and vacuuming in her full-skirted shirt-dresses and chic high heels.
In The Dick Van Dyke Show, Rob’s wife, Laura, donned, GASP, pants. Apparently, she thought full dresses are better suited for something other than vacuuming and dusting.
And then there is Marge Simpson, whose strapless green dress mixes nicely with her red beaded necklace and red kitten heels.
Gloria of Modern Family is very comfortable with her body and shows it with low-cut, cleavage-baring tops and skin-tight skirts. No sweats or mom jeans for this television mom.
We are all eager to see the next generation of television housewives and what they shall bring to the world of fashion.