I have collected vintage magazines for decades and still nothing makes me laugh more than these vintage images of women cleaning and cooking in dress and heels! First of all, I can count on one hand the number times I have worn heels in my own house and they are the three parties and one wedding that were held here! The fact that women were conditioned to think they should always be decked in heels and a dress - even while doing housework - is remarkable in this age where it is acceptable (to some!) for women to walk around in public in PJ's and sweats that read "sexy' across their butt!
More than impractical, it seems downright dangerous to me to be waxing the floors in 3 inch heels!
She looks so proud! I suppose those pockets make the dress "practical" but the pearl earrings and pumps say "I'm a woman, hear me...wash!"
Clearly it was not enough to wear 4" heels a pink dress and ruffled apron while cooking what looks like dessert for 32 people; you also had time to make a little matching outfit for your daughter....
This stove is so amazing, the entire neighborhood got decked out in their finest for a visit! Is it me, or, is that the Queen of England in the black hat? Now THAT is a special stove!