Stand back Gossip Girl and Project Runway, the TV show capturing the interests of designers and fashion addicts alike is Mad Men. The critically acclaimed AMC series about a 1960s New York ad agency has had everyone talking, including designers like Donatella Versace and Tory Burch, who are eagerly anticipating its season three premiere, which airs Sunday, August 16th.
Without a doubt, Mad Men is great television (it even leads in Emmy nominations this year) but you can be sure that these style masterminds won’t be tuning in just because they’ve been dying to know whether or not Betty had her baby. Polished retro looks inspired by the show have made appearances into countless fall collections, so come Sunday many of your favorite designers may be glued to the tube with a pen and pad in hand. Just like the fashion industry, we’ve been enthralled by the elegant and refined 1960s clothes worn each week by the women of Sterling Cooper. We can’t wait to check out the printed sheath dresses, fitted sweaters, and pencil skirts on Betty, Joan, and Peggy this year.
Want a piece of Betty Draper’s ultra-feminine look? Try a belted dress like this cute number from Shoshanna.
If you’re in the market for a 1960s-style dress at a lower price point, take a look at the wool sheath and ruffled shirt dress Banana Republic is offering this season (their new window displays, like the one above, feature yummy photos of the Mad men and women you love).
For Mad Men-esque fashions, be sure to peruse our guides to the best pencil skirts and cardigans, and don’t forget to check out our look at the continually classy ensembles of Michelle Obama for more great picks.