The modern housewife is a curious creature, glamorized (or is it vilified?) in sitcoms like 'Desperate Housewives' and in fashion editorials for glossy magazines. It's a rare woman that has the opportunity to be a full-time homemaker, and these features showcase that rare breed.
From housewife handbooks to masked domestic divas, check out the modern housewife in all her glory below.
Implications - With women pushing for equality since the early 90s, the term "housewife" has diminished in recent decades. Although women may not be staying home as much, designers and advertisers may still incorporate the housewife theme to create a nostalgic element in their products. Editorials and clothing styles done with a housewife spin can attract the market of women who love retro inspirations.
From Housewife Handbooks to Masked Domestic Divas
Retro Fortune Telling
'The Housewive's Tarot' Encourages Drinking While You Interact
Credit Crunch Cast Changes
Nicollette Sheridan Cut From ‘Desperate Housewives'
Desperate Housewives Controversy
Filipinos Protest Racist Comments
Sitcoms Become Real
Debra Messing in ‘Starter Wife'
IRL TV Feuds
Martha Stewart and Norma Collier Story on Desperate Housewives
Reality Diva Divorces
Lauri Waring of ‘Real Housewives of Orange County' Wants More
Stiletto Boot Arm Chairs
The Bored Housewife Throne
Bad Housewife Primers
Badder Homes and Gardens is the Naughty Girl's Guide to Housekeeping
Masked Domestic Divas
‘Desperate Housewives' Brings Glamour to the Laundry Room
Annie Leibovitz Shows the Love Lost Between a 'Mad Men' Couple
Socialites as Suburban Housewives
Paris Hilton Plays Mommy for Tony Duran
Vintage Housewife Shoots
Natascha Zivadinovic Makes Staying at Home Look Hot
Desperate Housewives Channel '50s for TV Guide
50s Housewives Shoots
Eva Longoria in Glamour Magazine
Italian Vanity Fair Brings Fun to House Chores