The phrase dress to kill acquires a new meaning when it comes to the second season of «Why Women Kill». It is not only the exciting detective plot that makes it worth watching but also the spectacular outfits of the late 40s. The Vremena Goda Galleries team will make out the style of the heroines of the series.
In the second season of Why Women Kill, Marс Cherry, the scriptwriter, and author of Desperate Housewives, focused just on one storyline, taking place in 1949 in the suburbs of Los Angeles. At the heart of an intriguing story full of scandals and dirty secrets is Alma Fillcot (Allison Tolman), a common housewife. She dreams of joining a private gardening club for the richest women in the town, headed by Rita Castillo (Lana Parrilla). She’s willing to do whatever it takes to get their approval.
Picture from "Why Women Kill"
All attention in the series is drawn to the it-girl Rita, a gorgeous and temperamental brunette, with a huge wardrobe in the post-war glamor spirit. As it’s been noted in one of the episodes, "her weapon is lipstick and cleavage." Couture dresses, Hollywood hair styling, black arrows, and red lipstick make Rita the picture of retro luxury chic. She adores the red color, symbolizing love, passion, and revenge. These feelings do drive the heroine. She opts for monochromatic flowing satin dresses or models featuring a floral print - a reference to the chairmanship of the gardening club. The looks are completed by high-heeled open-toe shoes, jewelry, and accessories, hats, and gloves.
The second heroine, Alma Fillcot, is experiencing a style evolution. At first, the heroine turns up wearing unattractive outfits, lacking makeup and hair styling, but as long as she is approaching her dream of becoming a member of the elite Flower Club, her looks tend to change. Alma begins to wear elegant costimes and dresses in rich, vibrant colors, complementing them with fancy hats. The hair style becomes more neat, as well as the face gets to be adorned with a light blush and berry lipstick.