FRIDAY FASHION SPECTRUM: Ladies Fashion Highlights Mad Men’s Season 5 Premiere
By Hannah Lutz
Chameleon Fashion Blogger and Social Media Editor
Anyone who caught the Season 5 premiere of Mad Men this Sunday was in for a stylish treat.
The men’s wardrobes were polished and classy, as usual, but the real showstoppers this week were the ladies of Mad Men. The office secretaries caught my eye with their brightly colored, high necked dresses and professional but fun black and white frilled tops. But let’s focus on the style of some of Mad Men’s leading ladies:
Peggy: Peggy’s former feminine work outfits have slowly transformed throughout the seasons as she’s moved up in the office. In Sunday’s episode, Peggy wore a black, boxy top, giving her a powerful presence in the workplace among her male coworkers. I was happy to see that Peggy was able to incorporate her sweet feminine side at Don’s party; she wore an orange and yellow floral dress with a beautiful neckline.
Megan: I missed the last season of Mad Men, so seeing Megan’s fashionable choices was a pleasant surprise. Megan embraced her youth with a relaxed, long bob hair style, geometric patterns and color blocks, and mini dresses. To the office, Megan wore a salmon mini dress with a long geometric printed sweater to match. Megan also focused on newer 1960s styles with her orange, green and white dress complete with crisp white gloves. Megan’s most memorable outfit, though, had to be the black go-go inspired dress she wore for Don’s birthday. The trapeze mini dress is embellished with sheer, butterfly sleeves and a sparkly rhinestone collar. Singing to Don in this little number was her idea of the perfect birthday gift.
Joan: As a character and fashion icon, Joan has always been and will always be my favorite. She flawlessly works with her voluptuous curves to create a gorgeous, eye-catching look every time she’s in a scene. In Sunday’s episode, Joan visited the office for the first time after having her baby. Joan entered the office adorned in a magenta form- fitting dress with a black flower design. Her choice perfectly complements her figure with its waist-defining skinny belt, generous but classy neckline, and black-beaded bedazzled sleeves. Some may say Joan went over the top with this look, but I think it gave her dominance at the office. Matched with her undeniable poise, Joan’s outfit certainly made her stand out.
The main reason I watch Mad Men is to admire the classy sophistication and elegance of 1960s style. Costume designer Janie Bryant gives each character a different style edge that illuminates the character’s personality.
Forget the juicy plot line and elusive characters, Mad Men’s fashion has got me hooked.
Mad Men airs Sundays at 9pm on AMC.
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