3 Outfits Inspired by Mad Men

[ 1 ] September 29, 2010 |

Mad Men mania is here to stay. The brooding, complicated characters haven’t stopped the style savvy from dressing like the well-groomed cast, and the influence of Mad Men on women’s fashion has shown up on runways across the world.

If you’d like to get on-board with this 60s vintage craze, and you’d certainly be crazy not to, keep reading for our tips on how to dress like the women on Mad Men (and one of the gents, as well):

Betty Draper

With a super-rebellious daughter and an unfaithful, emotionally distant husband (or ex-husband, but we’ll see how long that lasts), it’s no wonder Betty takes solace in her wardrobe.

When looking for a Mad Men-inspired dress, check out whites, uncomplicated floral designs or solid colors. Also consider belted dresses with ruffles and a deep collar to show off your neckline.


Left to right: Only Have Ivory For You Dress, $62.99, ModCloth; Genuine Freshwater Pearl Earrings, $30, Banana Republic; Four String Of Pearlescent Beads, $6.80, Forever21; Heel of Fortune, $39.99, ModCloth; White Poise Gloves, $12.99, ModCloth.

Coupons to use before you shop: Banana Republic.

Pete Campbell

This divisive character is more playful and preppy than Don Draper, so his Mad Men style is much more suitable for younger men to emulate. Grays and browns are too boring for him – he prefers Navy.

If you’re built like Pete – he’s not the tallest fellow – wear suspenders to add some length to your torso. And don’t worry, your natural charm will take care of the rest.


Left to right: Slim Fit Non-Iron French Cuff Shirt, $69.99, Banana Republic; Tailored Navy Wool Two-Button Blazer, $355, Banana Republic; Tailored Italian Wool Suit Pant, $150, Banana Republic; Double Woven Knit Suspenders, $14.99, Urban Outfitters; Gravis Rieder Penny Loafer, $78, Urban Outfitters.

Coupons to use before you shop: Banana Republic, Urban Outfitters.

Joan Holloway

Joan’s bombshell look is all about embracing her curves. Her style of Mad Men clothing is much more va-va-voom than Betty’s, but still modest and professional. Switch up figure-hugging sweater dresses with pencil skirts and tailored blouses.

Dress in classy shades of purple, red or blue and stray from busy patterns – Joan loves simple, bold colors.


Left to right: Design History Plum Sweater Dress, $99, Bluefly; Scoop Pocket Knee Coat, $79.92, Alloy; Lauren by Ralph Lauren, $79.99, Piperlime; Tassel Detail Necklace, $7.80, Forever21; Cute Flower Stud Earring, $3.80, Forever 21.

Coupons to use before you shop: Alloy, Bluefly, Piperlime.

Mad Men fashion is sweeping the country – have any pointers on how to keep up with this style? Share with us!

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  1. Shayna says:

    Nice necklace choice! Joan never takes that thing off.

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