Mad About Mad Men Fashion

I’ve been eagerly anticipating the return of Mad Men since my husband and I caught up via Netflix a couple of months ago. We had always heard good things about it from our friends and finally decided to give it a try. It was one of those shows that we couldn’t stop watching. We’d sit through three or four episodes at a time, always hungry for more. Towards the end of the fourth season we slowed up a bit, realizing we’d have to wait until the end of March to be able to see a new episode (the horror!).

Well last night we parked ourselves in front of the TV for two marvelous hours. I drank my ice cream float (thanks, husband!) and got lost in Don Draper’s world of advertising and relationship drama. I also swooned audibly more than once at the awesome fashion. I just can’t get enough of it!

I think my favorite Mad Men fashionista would have to be Joan. She is bursting with curves and she celebrates every inch of them. I love her wiggle dresses and the confidence in which she sashays around in them.

Of course, I had to poke around this morning to put together a classic Joan-inspired look that works today. Thanks to Mad Men, retro looks are everywhere so it wasn’t too difficult.

Joan photo / House of Harlow 1960 necklace / Estée Lauder lipstick / ModCloth dress

I love that you can wear an outfit like this without looking like you’re rocking a costume. It’s just so classic! I love the curve-hugging cut of the dress and the squared neckline. I switched out Joanie’s signature gold pen necklace for a gold arrow, which is a hot shape at the moment. If you want to go all out, Owliday Inn has some cute Joan Holloway-inspired pen necklaces.

What do you think? Are you as obsessed with retro fashion as I am?



Filed under Fashion, TV

9 responses to “Mad About Mad Men Fashion

  1. Love the look you selected!!

  2. I keep wanting to start watching the show just to see the fashion in it as I dont have the time to be addicted to another TV show!!! I think you just sealed the deal, Im going to give it a try 😀 thank you

  3. She always looks fantastic. The clothes on that show are amazing. I must say I love it. We don’t have it here in Australia. Cannot wait until it starts soon!

  4. I must say, ladies: it’s an awesome show. My husband loves it as much as I do and he could care less about the fabulous fashion!

  5. A classic red pout…I’m all about it!

  6. Stephanie

    I just love Joan’s style – she’s curvy not afraid to show it! I definitely need to catch up on this show!

  7. meganzietz

    I love the red lip!

  8. The fashion is insane. So modest but sexy. I can’t even tell you how bummed I am that I never got into this show.

  9. gingerbreadcafe

    My favourite era for fashion, sexy without showing everything.

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