Laura Petrie, "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
Laura Petrie makes our list because we have a secret longing for all things mid-century -- especially fashion. Laura rocked a clean-cut beatnik vibe, but she was more than the sum of her fashion-forward pedal pushers. She embodied the spirit of our modern roles as wives and mothers. Not only was she a constant source of encouragement to her husband and a moral compass to her child, she did it with a well-tuned sense of humor. It's a good reminder not to take ourselves too seriously, even at the end of a 40-hour work week or the discovery of permanent marker scribbled on freshly painted walls.