Style Muse: Mad Men

Style Muse-Mad Men! (click through for more inspiration) Style Muse-Mad Men! (click through for more inspiration) You would think that if we are talking about style crushes from the mega hit show Mad Men, I would be all about the Betty Draper look (you know, blondes sticking up for blondes and what not). But I have to say that while we share the same colored coif, that’s about where the similarities end for me. I’m actually a much bigger fan of the second Mrs. Draper—Megan! I’ve always loved her 60s mod look and thought it felt much younger and fresher than the leftover 50s housewife vibe of the early 60s. All the prints, shift dresses, and chiffon sleeves of Megan’s wardrobe are totally up my ally. So when I saw this pink vintage number at a vintage store in Nashville last fall, well, I knew it would be the perfect homage to her mid-century look.

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I love that there are so many vintage looks as well as new dresses right now that give you that swinging 60s look. You can do a dressier number with a shorter kitten heel or add some chelsea boots (or tall go-go boots) to a mini shift dress for a chic daytime look. Don’t forget your oversized sunnies!

Style Muse-Mad Men! (click through for more inspiration)Style Muse-Mad Men! (click through for more inspiration) Style Muse-Mad Men! (click through for more inspiration)Style Muse-Mad Men! (click through for more inspiration) Style Muse-Mad Men! (click through for more inspiration) Style Muse-Mad Men! (click through for more inspiration)I think one key to making vintage pieces wearable is not overdoing it with the hair and makeup. I actually wore this dress recently for a 60s themed cocktail party I threw for my birthday, but I paired it with giant teased hair, super thick lashes, and long press on nails. Perfect for the party, but a little too much of a costume look for my taste if I was going to go out on the town. However, with some toned down hair and makeup, this dress is totally ready for a date night or cocktails with the girls—no matter what decade it is! I think Megan would be proud of this one. Who’s your Mad Men style crush? xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Janae Hardy. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions

  • Where is that rug from?? So cute! I have that exact bar cart and have been looking for something to go in front of it for ages!

  • Great styling!
    My Mad Men style crush is definitely Joan. I’m still hoping one day I will have enough courage to dress like her to the office 🙂

  • LOVE that poppy pink art above her bar cart!

  • Laura I looove the ring! Where did you get it?

  • You look STUNNING! Joan was my style crush. I am 5’3″ about 120lbs and an A cup. I was always like DAMN, she is rockin’ it! She can wear anything. Except maybe that little pink number you got going on lol!

  • have you ever seen the 1960’s movie “valley of the dolls”? total style envy & you nailed it with this look. the book is a good summer read too.

  • You definitely rocked that look!!! I absolutely love your dress and hair, but my absolutely favorite thing are your heels!!! Where did you find them? And I love the pink art print too!

  • Love this look!! Laura your hair and makeup are always so perfect too, great post : )

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  • I’m a Jane fan! She is so comfortable with her body!

  • I’m lovin how the lipstick matches perfectly!

  • Love numbers eight and ten. And your hair looks amazing! 🙂

  • I agree, Megan’s outfits are a dream. I’m always watching, scene to scene, wondering what she’ll wear next. You mimic her well!

  • Great picks love, and that dress is fabulous on you!

    XO, Jessi

  • I really like that black and white gingham shift dress, that’s very pretty. My Dad loves Mad Men and it’s another show I am so behind with and really need to sit down and watch properly! I love these retro styles though and you look amazing! – Tasha

  • This is such a great idea, and I love love the look. So fresh & rhettro. <3

  • This is so gorgeous! I love the style from Mad Men.
    Always gotta match that lipstick 🙂

  • What a gorgeously feminine dress! I adore the color and the details are adorable.
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  • Laura you’re gorgeous! I couldn’t have imagined a more contemporary version of Megan’s way of dressing.

  • The tip about not overdoing the makeup and hair really is the biggest part of making sure the outfit works for the every day. 🙂

  • Love this look!! I love Mad Men, and I’m so sad it’s over! I did a Betty Draper inspired look on my blog..

  • How fun! megan Was hands down my fav style in the show. I love dressing in the 60/70’s era & I do several times a week. Great feature & hope to see simila in the future.

  • I am in love with this ensemble! I agree, Megan was definitely my style crush between the two Mrs. Drapers. This look is gorgeous!

  • Loving your hair and makeup here too!!

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  • Super hot look! We are so excited for this new segment!
    ♥Heather and Melissa

  • I love this new feature. And the way you styled a 60s look to work in real life, not just a costume! Ps your make up is on point!

  • Love this cute vintage look and the mid-century vibe of the pictures.!

  • That dress is really cute! I love it! Which says a lot since I tend to avoid pretty much anything pink.


  • Looks so lovely on you! Also loving those sunnies you put up there 🙂 <3

  • I absolutely love this!! Totally my style as well! xx

  • I love how you channeled this retro vibe!


  • I am falling for that rug and dress!

  • I love this look, especially your shoes!

    xo, Liz

  • You look fab ~ love the dress and shoes… your hair looks great. Beautiful.

  • Those gold heels are absolutely fabulous!

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  • Super cute! I love the shift and mini paired with that white manicure!

    Warm Regards,

  • OH – Love this – do you have details on that gorgeous painting?

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