Is it just me or am I the only one falling in love with this show? Mad Men is about a group of advertising executives during the 60s. The show has received raving reviews, award nominations, and trophies. BUT, what I think stood out (and what received the most praise) was the beautiful fashion! Costume designer Janie Bryant made sure each outfit was unique and it fit the actors and their characters.
Singer22 has the scoop on all things fashion with Mad Men, along with a guide on how to get your own Mad Men look for you and your special man (;
January Jones plays housewife Betty Francis (mee Draper) and her clothes scream “stay at home mom.” But she is not wearing mom jeans or frumpy hoodies. She keeps it clean and sharp with cashmere sweaters, trousers, cardigans, casual spring frocks, and beautiful fancy cocktail dresses. We love the evening attire from Alice + Olivia and Halston Heritage for a modern take on this Mad Men housewife.
Halston Heritage Iconic Wrap Dress | Halston Heritage Shirred Dress | Alice + Olivia Maggie Sequin Dress | Alice + Olivia Sarah Dress
Elisabeth Moss plays Peggy Olson, one of the few females who works in the male-dominated field. Her style is more conservative and she has an aura of innocence, and it mirrors her confidence and power. Most of her outfits would include blazers, plaid, ruffles, and knee-length skirts. These Singer22 picks are perfect for work and for a casual day out with girl friends.
Jamison Evvol Jacket | Madison Marcus Swanky Blazer | Alice + Olivia Tatum Dress | LnA Open-Elbow Dress
But, my all-time favorite female character on Mad Men is the one and only Joan Harris (nee Holloway) played by the gorgeous Christina Hendricks. The Joan outfits show off her curves and assets. Doesn’t she remind you of a modern day Jessica Rabbit? I love her confidence and when she uses her feminine wiles to get what she wants. Okay, well it looks good in the show, right? Show off your curves with body-hugging yet curvy-friendly skirts and dresses.
Pleasure Doing Business Sweetheart Dress | Pleasure Doing Business 5-Band Skirt | Alice + Olivia Goddess Dress | Alice + Olivia Georgina Dress
BUT, we will never forget the men in Mad Men. I mean they are the ones who are running this show, right? I love the casual business looks these gentlemen wear. Imagine your guy wearing a perfect-fitted suit for work, dinner, brunch, out and about… well, pretty much all day! Now, that is what I call a best-dressed man! Don Draper played by Jon Hamm may wear a plain suit and tie ensemble, but the way he wears it looks great – clean-cut and very sharp!
Nudie Jeans Slim Jim Jeans | J Brand Corporal Chino | Vince Thermal Cashmere Sweater | Steven Alan Long Sleeve Shirt
We love the retro fashion on Mad Men and I am sure Janie Bryant will love our modern take on it! So, why don’t you settle down with a glass of martini and olive (or plain water, if you want), find an episode of Mad Men, and wear your favorite retro Singer22 pieces!