The image of the perfect housewife who kept a spotless home, had her husband's dinner ready as soon as he walked through the door from work and single-handed raised the children - while still always managing to look fashionable and beautiful - is a well-known stereotype from the 1950s you would argue, but that is still very much alive nowadays I believe.
Aren't we still expected to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner, to do the laundry and the ironing and to be equally happy to organise, each week, several exciting trips to the local shops or supermarkets?
The idyllic picture of the perfect stay-at-home housewife who takes care of the home, raises the children, cooks nutritious meals, and provides a haven of calm for her hardworking husband when he returns at the end of his working day is very anchored in our modern society.
And we are still encouraged to look the part when our husband returns from work, ensuring we have bathed, perfumed and dressed in smart clean clothes, complete with fresh frilly apron (no…maybe we have won the battle on that ground), ready to spend a cosy and possibly romantic evening with him… in order to make him forget that he may have spent the day surrounded by some "boring" colleagues in mini-skirt.
In reality, it is impossible for women to meet this ideal unless your name is Bree Van de Kamp (from the series Desperate Housewiwes). In order to let go some steam from the pressure we undergo, we do need to go wild from time to time. Under the shiny surface lies a dark and wicked side which we will exceptionally let you have a pick at. AD
ivory cotton jumper : Primark (current) | flowery skirt : J&M Davidson (shop here similar item)| pink shoes : Topshop (current) | necklace : vintage