So what is the difference between an Oxford pillowcase and a Housewife pillowcase?
The answer lies in the border.
An Oxford pillowcase has a border around the outside, adding material and adding to the design. The size of border varies and dictates the look. The larger the border, the larger the pillow appears. But beware too large borders, they tend to flop and lose their visual impact.
A Housewife pillowcase is a simple pocket that encapsulates the pillow. The pillowcase finishes where the pocket does making the pillowcase the same size as the pillow. Sometimes seen as more casual, the Housewife pillowcase suits a number of looks and where you are doubling up on pillows, they sit perfectly behind Oxford pillowcases to give depth and a sense of plushness to your bedding. See our post on The Secret To A Five Star Hotel Bed on how to make your bed look stunning.