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75 Hot Retro Housewives

From Suburban Damsel Portraits to Edgy Homemaker Editorials

— November 8, 2012 — Lifestyle
Retro housewives have been an ever-prominent motif in fashion and art.

With the prominence of Mad Men and the enviable costume of Betty Francis and Megan Draper, the popularity of the retro homemaker has risen exponentially. Novel updates to this look vary from the classic preppy suburbia to far out concepts such as superhero, hipster and even drone housewives. These odes have made for many visually fascinating interpretations.

Perhaps it is the appeal of motherly femininity, or nostalgia for a time when the nuclear family was commonplace that has made this style one that often shapes editorial and art work. Regardless of symbolic intent, it is evident that retro housewives will continue to inspire creativity for fashionistas.
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Summery Retro Fashion
Summery Retro Fashion
The G.V.G.V. SS12 Collection is Inspired by the "Spirit of Miami Beach"
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Haute Harvesting Spreads
Haute Harvesting Spreads
Dream Weaver by Daniel Sannwald Makes Picking Produce Posh
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Edgy Homemaker Editorials
Edgy Homemaker Editorials
Allure Magazine October 2012 Features an Eccentric Housewife
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Vintage Housewife Music Vids
Vintage Housewife Music Vids
Beyonce Uses the Past for her New Video 'Why Don't You Love Me'
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Curvaceous Housewife Covers
Curvaceous Housewife Covers
The Christina Hendricks GQ September 2010 Cover is Dangerously Lusty
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69
Lounging Housewife Editorials
Lounging Housewife Editorials
The Charlize Theron Elle France Photo Shoot is Sultry and Stunning
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Hot Housewife Portraits
Hot Housewife Portraits
The Megan Fox Elle China August 2011 Cover is Sizzling
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67
Seductive Wooing Shoots
Seductive Wooing Shoots
The Siviglia Spring/Summer 2012 Campaign Gets Steamy
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66
Homicidal Housewife Art
Homicidal Housewife Art
Kelly Reemtsen Paints Provocative Scenes of Murder and Pastel Dresses
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Preppy Suburb Snaps
Preppy Suburb Snaps
The W Magazine 'Reverse Commute' Captures are Stoically Stylish
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Disheveled Retro-Inspired Photoshoots
Disheveled Retro-Inspired Photoshoots
The ELLE UK 'Venus Rising' Editorial Stars Ieva Laguna
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Hipster Housewives
Hipster Housewives
Stylist Anne Pettinati Brings Back the Flirtatious 40s
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Lonely Retro Editorials
Lonely Retro Editorials
The Tiah Eckhardt 'LoveSexDance' Shoot is Solitary
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Confused Housewife Captures
Confused Housewife Captures
The Julie Frauche Vogue US February 2012 Shoot is Sweet and Chic
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Beachside Housewife Editorials
Beachside Housewife Editorials
Karlie Kloss Works with Arthur Elgort in 'Little Pink Houses'
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Leather-Clad Housewives
Leather-Clad Housewives
Kirsty Hume Rocks Vintage Vixen Fashion for Todd Cole in Paris, LA 6
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Glam Grandmother Fashion
Glam Grandmother Fashion
The Antonio Marras Pre-Fall 2012 Collection is Inspired by the 60s
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Stormtrooper Housewife Portraits
Stormtrooper Housewife Portraits
Caroline Sauvage Captures Bizarre and Surreal Scenes
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Distorted Housewife Editorials
Distorted Housewife Editorials
The Vs Magazine 'Dance With Wolves' Shoot is Unsettling
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Vengeful Housewife Editorials
Vengeful Housewife Editorials
The Valerie van der Graaf Flaunt Magazine Shoot is Sultry
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Futile Housewife Photoshoots
Futile Housewife Photoshoots
The 7000 Magazine Hiett Editorial Displays Failed Cleaning Attempts
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Nifty 50s-Inspired Ads
Nifty 50s-Inspired Ads
These Burjuman Shopping Mall Promotions are Fabulous and Whimsical
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Hot Housewife Habiliments
Hot Housewife Habiliments
The Jonathan Saunders Spring 2012 Collection is Retro Chic
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Comfy Housewife Collections
Comfy Housewife Collections
The Isabeli Fontana Mango Simplicity Campaign is Chic
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Glam Gun-Slinging Editorials
Glam Gun-Slinging Editorials
Vogue Latin America 'Salvaje Corazon' Stars a 50s-Chic Crystal Renn
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Hot Housewife Looks
Hot Housewife Looks
This Eniko Mihalik Vogue Nippon Spread Shows the Stylish Side of Housework
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Suburban Damsel Portraits
Suburban Damsel Portraits
Jennifer Cronin Paints Everyday Moments With a Hint of Surrealism
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Disastrous Dollhouse Fashion
Disastrous Dollhouse Fashion
The Ruby Aldridge Vogue Italia Shoot is Chromatically Creepy
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Subversive Suburban Photoshoots
Subversive Suburban Photoshoots
This John Mireles Photography is Domestic and Offbeat
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Retro Seductress Shoots
Retro Seductress Shoots
The Hot Karlie Kloss 'Powers of Seduction: The Spirit of Mad Men' Spread
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44
Vibrant Housewife Editorials
Vibrant Housewife Editorials
The Fashion Canada '50s Scent' Photoshoot Stars Olga Maliouk
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Bad Housewife Primers
Bad Housewife Primers
Badder Homes and Gardens is the Naughty Girl's Guide to Housekeeping
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Lonely Wife Photography
Lonely Wife Photography
Shadtoto Prasetio's Desperate Housewife Series is Dark and Dramatic
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Masked Domestic Divas
Masked Domestic Divas
‘Desperate Housewives' Brings Glamour to the Laundry Room
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Saturated Housekeeping Editorials
Saturated Housekeeping Editorials
The Grey Magazine 'A Touch of Class' Photoshoot Polishes Homes
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Mourning Wife Editorials
Mourning Wife Editorials
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Widow' Shoot Stars a Sad Stefania Ivanescu
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Housewife Editorials
Housewife Editorials
Annie Leibovitz Shows the Love Lost Between a 'Mad Men' Couple
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Fierce Housewife Editorials
Fierce Housewife Editorials
The Magdalena Frackowiak for Vogue Mexico December 2011 Shoot
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Lonely Housewife Editorials
Lonely Housewife Editorials
The Kirsten Dunst C Magazine December 2011 Shoot is Ultra Glamorous
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Retro Hollywood Housewife Shoots
Retro Hollywood Housewife Shoots
Go Glam with the Bette Franke Harper's Bazaar February Editorial
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Lonely Housewives
Lonely Housewives
Tamar Levine Portrays Depressing Domestic Life
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Flirty 50s  Fashions
Flirty 50s Fashions
The ‘Miss Independent' Series by Fernando Gómez Revives Retr
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Sultry Superhero Housewives
Sultry Superhero Housewives
The Twelv Magazine 'X-Woman' Spread Showcases Fashion Transformation
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Retro Domestic Housewife Pin-Ups
Retro Domestic Housewife Pin-Ups
'50's Calling' by Aleko Osenski Revisits a Romanticized Decade
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1940s Glamour Editorials
1940s Glamour Editorials
The Barbara Palvin Vogue Australia August 2011 Editorial is Retro Sharp
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Leather-Clad Supermodel Moms
Leather-Clad Supermodel Moms
Yasmin Lebon Plays an Edgy Homemaker for Vogue Paris
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Hot Housewife Photography
Hot Housewife Photography
The Alejandro Sonoro 'That's My Wife' Channels Old Hollywood Glam
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Socialites as Suburban Housewives
Socialites as Suburban Housewives
Paris Hilton Plays Mommy for Tony Duran
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Modern Housewife Photography
Modern Housewife Photography
Carmen Rose's Winter Light Series is Sophisticated and Glamorous
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Twisted Housewife Editorials
Twisted Housewife Editorials
'The Stepford Wives' Series by Karina Twiss is Racy
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Susie Homemaker Shoots
Susie Homemaker Shoots
Mary-Louise Parker Poses in her Underwear For Esquire Magazine
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Retro Housewife Shoots
Retro Housewife Shoots
The Lindsay Lohan Vogue Italia August 2010 Editorial is Old School
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Youthful Housewife Editorials
Youthful Housewife Editorials
Numero Tokyo 'Summer Dreamin' Stars a Ladylike Georgia May Jagger
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Devilish Housewife Shoots
Devilish Housewife Shoots
The Fashion Gone Rogue 'Archetype' Editorial is Prim and Provocative
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Retro Housewife Fashion
Retro Housewife Fashion
Vogue UK June 2010 Far From Heaven Shoot is Sitting Pretty
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Pinup Pool-Girl Editorials
Pinup Pool-Girl Editorials
The Elle Denmark May 2012 Norgaard Photoshoot is Elegantly Retro
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Falling Housewife Photography
Falling Housewife Photography
The Karlie Kloss Vogue US Editorial is 60s-Inspired
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Vintage Housewife Shoots
Vintage Housewife Shoots
Natascha Zivadinovic Makes Staying at Home Look Hot
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Hippie Housewife Photography
Hippie Housewife Photography
Jason lerace Captures Lola Van Vorst by Jason as a Free-Spirited Diva
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Edgy 1950s-Inspired Editorials
Edgy 1950s-Inspired Editorials
The 'Miranda on my Mind' Numero Tokyo June 2012 Photoshoot is Retro
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Enticing Trophy Wife Editorials
Enticing Trophy Wife Editorials
Dioni Tabbers x Vogue Spain Joyas December is Stunning
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Retro-Modern Pinups
Retro-Modern Pinups
Desperate Housewives Channel '50s for TV Guide
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Scorching Homemaker Shoots
Scorching Homemaker Shoots
Fashion Quarterly New Zealand 'American Dream' Stars Penny Pickard
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Vampish California Captures
Vampish California Captures
The Vogue Paris Subcultural Tour of LA Explores the City's Diversity
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50s Housewife Shoots
50s Housewife Shoots
The V Magazine Summer 2010 Issue Brings a New Vision of Womanhood
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Passionate Affair Photography
Passionate Affair Photography
Alena Nikiforova's Love is... Series is Rather Racy
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50s Housewife Rompers
50s Housewife Rompers
Alexandra Grecco's Pickford Onesies are a Tribute to the Mad Men Era
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Hot Housewife Covers
Hot Housewife Covers
January Jones Heats Up British GQ
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Seductive Housewife Photography
Seductive Housewife Photography
The Candice Swanepoel Allure September 2011 Shoot is Stunning
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Hot Housewives
Hot Housewives
Italian Vanity Fair Brings Fun to House Chores
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Deranged Domestic Editorials
Deranged Domestic Editorials
Home Works by Miles Aldridge is a House Fire Hazard
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Seductive Housewife Photography
Seductive Housewife Photography
The Elegantly Scant SS11 Lookbook Stars Tiah Eckhardt
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Haunting Housewife Editorials
Haunting Housewife Editorials
The Sophie Vlaming for Vogue Portugal December 2011 Shoot is Hot
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1950's Pin-Up Revivals
1950's Pin-Up Revivals
Eva Longoria's Vintage Ensemble is Truly Retro-Glam
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