dress. As such, we don’t expect Army majors’ wives to be overtly sexy.
Catherine Bell, playing Denise, the wife of
Major Frank Sherwood (Terry Serpico) on Lifetime’s Sunday series Army Wives, should be refined, even if that wasn’t evident when she was having an affair
“I think she is figuring out her own
style,” Bell says. “She’s artsy, classy. She definitely likes colors. I like
colors on my skin, bright and bold. They make a statement in a classy, elegant
Costumer Bobbie Read says Denise’s look “is
tastefully correct for being married to a major.”
The show, launching its third season June
7, shoots in Charleston, S.C. Read shops for Denise in Saks, and she says,
“Sometimes I get really lucky at Target.”
Read frequents local shops accessible via
the Web. “There is a lovely shop called Utopia on Broad Street,” Read says. “On
She loves buying at a local department
“It’s like a large, high-end boutique,”
Read says. “I can only shop there on occasion. We have to keep within the
budget of what a major’s wife would be able to afford. We balance it out with
There were enough bedroom scenes last
season to warrant pretty lingerie, which Read bought from Natori and a local
Like most young women — majors’ wives or
Read also dresses Denise in the comfy
standard most women fall back on — a jean skirt, in this case from Paige.
Denise, though, wears a lot of dresses.
Read finds appropriately classy, but not insanely expensive dresses with Diane
Denise isn’t one for over-the-top shoes, so
Read keeps Denise’s jewelry very low-key
Over the years, Denise’s look has evolved,
and Read plans adjustments for this season.
“The silhouettes are more shapely,” she says.
“Last season, she was in a lot more prints, which I still do, and a lot of
sundresses, which I still plan to do. This season will be a little bit more
tapered, a little more figure-conscious.”