After enduring an episode-long stay in the hospital, complete with uber-theatrical screaming fits and just a little too wacky hallucinations, last night Mad Men’s Betty Draper finally had the fictional baby that’s been keeping her in maternity clothes all season. As great as Mrs. Draper has looked in various colorful mom-to-be frocks, we’re glad to see her back in more shapely, non-pregnant woman clothes. In her first appearance at a regular size, Betty returned home from the hospital with a new baby in tow, and wearing a fabulous pink dress and swing jacket, matched to a tee.
Of course, we’re always in awe of Betty’s jacket collection – the woman has a fashionable jacket in every color of the rainbow, so that no dress will go unmatched – but hey, that’s why it’s TV. We were actually more interested in the girly garb Bets wore underneath. When it comes to hiding your tummy, post-pregnancy or not, a dress like this one, with its high waist and pleats at the neck, is just what the doctor ordered. Since light pink is a tad out of season right now, we’re going with this Shoshanna sheath ($310) – it has the same sweet pleating at the neckline and a way more daring pattern.