Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Trend Spotting: Dapper like a Draper (and other Mad Men)

I'm not exactly sure how I missed the boat on this one, but I have never seen an episode of Mad Men.

via 5
Yeah, I don't know what's wrong with me either.

Even though I haven't seen Mad Men the series, I am seeing Mad Men everywhere! Mad Men style, that is.

For example, this modern office-appropriate outfit from Nordstrom.

Check out this fantastic red jersey dress from ASOS.  Add a cardi or a velvet blazer and is this not perfect for a picnic at the pumpkin patch?

ASOS Midi Fit & Flare Dress with Basqued Waist

I couldn't pick just one "cocktail" look. The Velocity Dress from BHDLN features the full skirt and nipped waist commonly seen in the late 1960s.

But oh I also love Karen Millen's sleek interpretation of the "wiggle dress."

Folded Satin dress via Pinterest
There is just so much to love about the feminine fashion of Mad Men and the 1960s.  Janie Bryant, Costume Designer for Mad Men and my future best friend, wrote the book. No seriously, she wrote a book.

photo and info via Hachette Book Group
I picked up a copy from the library and all but devoured it.  It is full of advice for shopping vintage, mixing vintage with modern, flattering your figure, etc. Oh and the photos! Go now and get your own copy.  You will not regret it.

Still feeling a little shy about flaunting your '60s fashion sense? With Halloween coming up why not try your hand at interpreting Mad Men fashion by dressing the whole family as the Drapers?

via Say YES! to Hoboken
Chicest Halloween Costume Ever!


Sara C. said...

the grey dress is AWESOME!!! one of the best dress I've ever seen
Sara C.

Nimue said...

Love the retro mad man style!

bridechic said...

I envy folks who've never seen Mad Men the same way I do ones who haven't read Jane Austin: The Best is yet to come. Now that all four seasons are out on Netflix you can have a marathon and OD on 1960s fashion and styling (some great acting too). Mad Men is mostly about highly stylized fashion, sets and demeanors of folks who lived through a certain time period. We were ready for Mad Men just as we were primed for the beautiful fashion it inspires. BTW the Janie Bryant book is tops. Hubby got me a copy last Xmas . . .