Stay Home Style Hero: The 1950s Housewife Coping With Self Isolation: 5 Tips For You!

Has your staying-in style become a bit monotonous?  As lovers of vintage glamour, getting dressed up can make us feel more like ourselves with all that’s going on and it can brighten up the social feeds of our online community. 

So if you want to channel wearable (and comfortable) vintage style at home, who do you turn to for inspiration? We propose the Queen of ‘around the house’ glamour herself – the iconic 1950s housewife!


1950s housewife tip #1: Wow them! for a break from the boring!  No era did show-stopping outfits like the fifties. The seductive Grace Dress is the perfect vintage gown to help you (and your special someone) dress up for a romantic date night and escape from reality for an evening.
*Check out our Men’s Shirts!

1950s housewife tip #2 : Always wear your most flattering colours. Hosting a virtual staff meeting? Stay business-like and beautiful while brightening up your colleagues’ screens. Since they’ll only see your top half, make it gorgeous by wearing a vintage shirt in your most flattering colour. Our smart Raglan Blouse comes in so many colours; just pick your signature shade and pair with some comfortable vintage pants.


1950s housewife tip #3 : Make the most of your home, and your figure. With all this spare time to declutter your dressing table or colour block your closet, why not channel the house-proud housewife and share a glimpse of your most glamorous possessions, via a video? This includes dresses! So wear a gorgeous figure-flattering dress from us such as the Sarong Dress as you show off your interior design handiwork. Tag us @shopatchristines so we can see your style.

1950s housewife tip #4 : Looking the part is the best way to start. If it’s your turn to cook (after all, this isn’t actually the 1950s!) why not pop on a retro dress with a full skirt, maybe adding a cute pinny to top it off! 
You’ll look every bit the vintage domestic goddess in a Kitty Dress featuring a 1950s-inspired print.

1950s housewife tip #5 : Stay stylish, stay comfy. If there’s a chill coming through those wide-open windows, there’s still no need to sacrifice your vintage style. Our Jenny Cardigans provide that perfect 1950s silhouette with their cropped length and shawl collar, and what’s more they’re luxuriously soft and cosy.

After all, isn’t that what we really admire about that idealised image of the 1950s housewife – having the clothes that make you look and feel good in any situation, as unexpected as that situation may be?
Good luck to you all in the coming months, be safe and keep well, we are thinking of you all.
Chat soon, Christine Xx

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