I was so very sad to hear that Barbara Billingsley passed away Saturday morning (October 16) at the age of 94. Known by most as June Cleaver on Leave it to Beaver, Barbara portrayed what was known as the ‘ideal mom’ from 1957 to 1963. Not only was she a wonderful and caring mother to Theodore ‘Beaver’ Cleaver and his brother Wally, she was also a style icon to many housewives. From the classic pearl necklaces and perfectly coifed hair to her beautiful dresses and vintage aprons – June was always dressed to impress!
Whenever I think of June, I automatically picture her in the kitchen cooking one of her home-cooked meals while wearing a classic retro-style apron. Although they aren’t as common as they were in the 60’s, vintage aprons have definitely made a come-back over the last several years. Just take a look at the gorgeous ones below, right after the jump!
Designed by Philadelphia-based artist Kim Soles, this Extra Ingredient Apron ($48) adds a touch of black and white to your outfit while being classy and vintage without the frills.
Last but not least, we have the June Cleaver’s Garden Apron ($25) from redheadandblonde on Etsy.
If you want to browse a wide range of gorgeous vintage-style aprons, you can always head over to trusted Anthropologie, where they carry a vast selection of beautiful designer prints.