Is Peggy Bundy My Current Style Icon?Posted: April 10, 2011 | |
The other night, I had a startling realization: at work, I am dressed like Peggy Bundy circa 1993. Don’t believe me? Let’s do a comparison. I’ve listed the various elements that contribute to Peggy’s well-known look followed by descriptions of my usual work attire.
Peggy vs. Sandy:
Tight black capri pants. The pants that I wear to work typically have volume on top, giving me the illusion of hips, which Peggy has naturally. I wear my gray or black pants slim fitting through the leg and they cut just above the ankle. Either that or body con miniskirts. I’d say this is a match.
Animal print top worn frequently off the shoulders. My work uniform consists of sleeveless animal-print tops and flower-print bustiers. Yes, for work. Don’t judge me. Match.
Bangs with big, wavy red hair. Hmm. I have bangs and brown wavy hair. My hair doesn’t have as much volume as Peggy’s but now it’s obvious why I should never dye my hair red. Match.
Over-the-top jewellery in loud colours. My attempt to wear jewellery to work ended prematurely as my bangles kept annoyingly clicking on the desk when I typed. Although I now show up to work jewellery-free, I do have an extensive collection of colourful bangles and earrings sitting in my drawer. Semi-match.
Slip-on stilettos decorated with hideous poufs. I wear purple 4-inch heels at work daily. The hideous pouf is definitely not work appropriate so I’m safe there. But, given I wear stilettos daily, I still count this as a quarter-match.
C cups. No match.
In conclusion, based on a number of comparisons, my workday look resembles Peggy Bundy’s quite a bit. Shame. Additionally, I share the same birthday as Katey Sagal, the actor who played her. No sense in fighting it.
(Image courtesy of Bite)