Okay, so I know that “The Dick Van Dyke Show” isn’t a movie classic, but I just can't write about vintage fashion without mentioning Mary Tyler Moore! She’s hardly ever talked about as a style icon, but what people don’t know is that Mary completely revolutionized women’s fashions in the 60's!
It all started with her role as Laura Petrie, a typical housewife- though it’s actually quite obvious Laura wasn’t a typical housewife at all! She didn’t just cook, clean, and do her ordinary chores- she also made it look good. With her own unique style, Mary managed to make a fashion statement even while washing the dishes! Instead of sacrificing fashion for practicality, she found a way to do both!
How did she do it? Well, here’s the story...
After the first season of “The Dick van Dyke Show”, Mary insisted to her director that wearing the usual skirts/dresses just wasn’t practical for doing housework. She said, “I suggested to Carl (Carl Reiner, director/producer of the show) that when I vacuum the rug I wear pants…I couldn’t imagine putting on a little dress.” He consented and before long, women everywhere embraced the capri craze!
“TIME” magazine said it best:
“She helped make capri slacks the biggest trend in U.S casual attire.”
ATTENTION ALL MOMS!
Who says you can’t do housework and look good doing it? Channel your inner Laura Petrie with these effortless outfits from Shabby Apple!
Capris are just as trendy today as they were in the 60’s! Pair yours with tops inspired by Laura’s wardrobe: a tailored tie-neck blouse, a simple everyday top, or a stylish loose-fitting sweater.
Which one of these Shabby Apple tops is your fave?
How do you channel your inner Laura Petrie?
About Rebekah Baker:
I am sixteen going on seventeen (no really, I am!), an Audrey Hepburn enthusiast, and a photographer with a love of all things vintage! I'm the oldest in my family, and think my 5 siblings are the cutest, most fantastic kids ever! I'm also a home school student so I am super lucky to get to spend a ton of time with them.
My dream job is to be a photographer for a modest fashion company, or a free-lance writer for a magazine. (That's right- blogging for Shabby Apple is definitely a dream come true!)
When I have free time, and I'm not making crazy videos with my family, or working on photography, you can find me either laughing out loud watching "I Love Lucy" or checking out the newest collection from Shabby Apple!