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MAD MEN FASHION MUST-HAVES

Big Mad Men fan? Then chances are you’re addicted to more than the show — the prim, perfect 1960s fashion pieces are positively stunning. Steal the look and add a modern twist with these fashion must-haves.

It’s an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning television drama about to close its third season – and it’s also a fashion phenomenon. Mad Men, the critically acclaimed television drama about an ad agency in the 1960s, has spawned fashion fever.

From TV to the runway to the malls

Top American designer Michael Kors launched an entire Fall collection last year inspired by the decade, and now ’60s inspired items are flying off the shelves at Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Banana Republic. Even Oprah kicked off her 2009 season with a show dedicated to Mad Men, where the audience dressed up in their ’60s best.

Bringing back elegance and sophistication
Mad Men is about Sterling Cooper, a fictional advertising agency starring heavy hitter and suave ad man Don Draper, portrayed by Jon Hamm. The show also features young copy writers, account executives, and busy assistants. Think gloves, ladylike dresses, polished oxfords, fedoras – everything you don’t see much in today’s fashion repertoire. Well, until Mad Men brought it all back.


The Joan Holloway (aka the form fitting dress)

While we can’t all be as voluptuous as Joan Holloway, with a little confidence and the perfect sheath dress, we can certainly look good trying.

This Tahari ASL exclusive for Bloomingdale’s "Jane" stretch sheath comes in black or charcoal, with adorable cap sleeves and a skinny crocodile belt. It’s perfect for feeling both comfortable and sexy during day or night.

The Betty Draper (aka the full skirt)
Try a fun and flirty full skirt, a wardrobe staple for housewife and former model Betty Draper.

This DKNYC printed full skirt from Macy’s has a cool retro print without looking dated, and fun side-slit pockets.

Plus, with the length just over the knee, you won’t look like a mother of three.


The Peggy Olsen (aka the pencil skirt and blouse)

For a conservative yet smart look around the office, you can’t go wrong with a pencil skirt.

This lightweight two-way stretch wool pencil skirt from J. Crew lends itself to style and comfort – you know, for when you’re racing all the men up the corporate ladder.

Pair it with a luxe cardigan and frilly blouse, and Peggy Olsen will have nothing on you.

The Don Draper (aka the suave suit)

Dress up your man in this high-profile Brooks Brothers "Mad Men Edition" suit.

The retailer is selling 250 of the grey sharkskin suits through the season finale on Nov. 8. Selling for $998, it has ’60s detailing, including a two-button jacket with narrow lapels, diagonal pockets and side vents … and well, did we say Don Draper?

Originally published by SheKnows.com