We see Betty revert to childlike and childish behavior as she is confronted by Sally’s rebellious behavior and her new-found friendship with neighborhood boy Glen. Glen represents not only a catalyst for Sally’s budding sexuality, but also as a reminder to Betty of her own vulnerability. She sees herself as an aging housewife with few if any prospects beyond her husband, her three children, and the things they own.
We see her color pallet turn to cold and icy blues, as well as conservative neutrals. There are almost no opportunities for her to dress up, so most of her clothes are utilitarian this season.
In scenes where her behavior mimics that of a child, we see her in dirndl style dresses with old fashion full skirts that hearkens back to her 1950’s wardrobe.
|Dirndl Day Dress|
In situations where she needs to appear to be in control (visiting Don’s office, in Sally’s psychiatrist office), we see conservative tailored suits.
|Conservative Tailored Suit|
Around the house and running errands, she gravitates towards cropped, high-waist wool pants, sleeveless blouses, and casual car coats and capes. We also saw Betty’s cat eye sunglasses, structured purses ,and silk scarves play a role in her everyday wear.
|Cropped Wool Pants|
|Casual Plaid Day Dress|
|Cat Eye Sunglasses|
|Equestrian Themed Scarf|