Hello Ladies, I'm MrsH, and I'm new here. Landed at this wonderful forum quite by accident. I've been trying to create a portrait of Suzy Homemaker, or, I suppose, a mid-century housewife. My Google foo has been weak and I've been unable to locate much, especially since I no longer have anyone I could ask directly. I'm hoping you all could help me. What I am looking for is, well, everything. A few assumptions, our lady is suburban middle-class America. Her family lives in a house, not an apartment. Economic issues: Does she have access to the bank account at all? If not, how are things such as grocery shopping handled, on the weekend when her husband can go with her, or does he give her the cash after she makes up a list and gets an estimate of how much it would cost? Or is everything handled on credit which her husband settles at the end of the month? Her appearance: Assumption here of 1950s, perhaps late 1940s. Proper foundation garments? What I've been able to find suggests a girdle. But what about her bra, would it likely be the bullet style or something different? And what about her knickers, what we know as "granny panties" or something else? Most likely she'd have a number of full slips, princess seamed, or something else? Would the slip's s silhouette match that of her dress/skirt (aka, if she has a full circle skirt, would the slip be full circle as well)? Can I get more information on what a house dress is? And what about a hostess dress? Capris/jeans/trousers - when are these appropriate? Skirts would be full or near full circle, pencil or A line, falling to just below the knee, correct? What about more formal events? Necklines, collars and sleeves - need some help here for dresses and blouses. Hats, what type, for what occasion? Shoes, again, what type, any rules on color/etc? Hair styles and makeup, totally lost on this one! Daily Routine: Assuming no kids, what would she do with herself all day? Obviously, there's cooking, and cleaning. She would probably wake early enough to ensure her husband has a breakfast of his choosing before heading to work, and ensure that dinner is on the table shortly after he comes home for the night, the rest I'm lost on. Google search terms; links to pictures, articles, or other threads; as well as direct information would be very much appreciated (or even an, "I don't know" ) Thank You all!