Perfect example of a practical uniform. No frills, thrills or petticoats, just a plain dress made for scrubbing, polishing and all those other household-chores ending on -ing. It makes watching your maid going about her work so much more attractive.
I used to wear an old LBD with an apron in those situations. With a pair of low heels and pantyhose. Practical,but it did the trick in my mind all the same. My full-out, satin and lace uniform was required in more service-related moments.