What to expect from the fashion choices on “Mad Men”

April 5, 2013
Whether he is at the beach or wearing a tuxedo on the show, Don Draper always looks impeccable.

Since it first aired in 2007, the hit television show “Mad Men” has drawn loyal viewers with not only its spicy plot, but its retro clothing. Because the program is set in the 1960s, the audience has become accustomed to seeing leading men like Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper, and women such as January Jones, also known as Betty Francis, in psychedelic bright prints, empire waists and polyester suits and skirts. Costume designer Janie Bryant told the Washington Post that her main sources of inspiration were photographs from the 60s.

One thing that viewers will notice after the season six premiere is the elegant evening wear. From the velvet and brocade floor-length dresses with embellishments that include jewels and feathers to perfectly tailored pant suits, this type of clothing is sure to catch your eye.

When it comes to colors, expect to see tons of muted shades like beige and nudes. That’s not to say that brighter hues like pale pink and purple won’t be integrated into the clothing – Bryant is well aware of the fact that part of what made style from this era so interesting is that many of the pieces were colorful and bold.

Lastly, “Mad Men” fans should pay attention to the hair and makeup. Remember that the saying “bigger is better” definitely applies during the 1960s. Bouffants reminiscent of Brigitte Bardot will continue to be popular, as will Don Draper’s side-parted slicked-back look.

Regardless of whether you watch the show, it’s hard to deny that the fashion from this decade has influenced many designer accessories and designer shoes in the modern era. If you want to look as retro-chic as characters on the show, look for low stacked heels or trendy flats like those sold by Dellamoda.com. Whether you are in the market for a new pair of Cesare Paciotti pumps or Fendi suede flats, our sales representatives will ensure you look and feel your best!

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