Others this season stood by their affection for homely beauty and baroque extravagance.
homely, folksy, in certain aspects disarmingly simple; but don't let any of that fool you.
"Men who are viewed as being below average or homely are penalized" when it comes to wages.
late 14c., "of or belonging to home or household, domestic," from Middle English hom "home" (see home (n.)) + -ly (2). Sense of "plain, unadorned, simple" is late 14c., and extension to "having a plain appearance, ugly, crude" took place c.1400, but now survives chiefly in U.S., especially in New England, where it was the usual term for "physically unattractive;" ugly being typically "ill-tempered."