Mad Style

Mad Men fashion cues to make your own.

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DRESSES: In a Mad world, women's fashion revolves around subtly fabulous dresses and skirts. You can emulate the look for evening with a simple sheath that packs a surprising punch like the Jones New York Elegant Portrait Color Sheath, and for day with a flirty collar, cap sleeves and neutral plaid like the Milly Rolled-Collar Sheath.

Abstract, colorful prints with matching belts are also on tap for this style. You can make them your own with the gorgeous David Meister Abstract Splatter Belted Sheath, or give it a more contemporary spin with something more like the Vivienne Westwood Monroe Cotton Dress.

Full skirts are ultra feminine in both movement and shape, and should not be overlooked for any occasion. For a fresher spin, go for above-the-knee cuts in jewel tones, like the Chris Benz Cutaway 1 Sleeve Dress. For a more classic style, keep the skirt at the knee and the color neutral, like this Lotusgrace Sleeveless Pique Dress.

ACCESSORIES: Big, bold and beautiful are accurate descriptions of the accessories found on the show. Earrings should be classic yet overstated, such as the Carolee Crystal Orb earrings or these Lord & Taylor Pave studs.

Brooches are used to spice up basic shells, and you can use them to secure scarves and loose cardigans, as well. Ann Taylor's Starburst Brooch retains that pretty, vintage feel, Chick Downtown's Owl Brooch gives your outfit a more playful nod, while Marni's simple ceramic bead cluster looks fresh and sweet in amethyst or white.

Don't be afraid to try out some long, glamorous gloves when going Mad. K Karl Lagerfeld's Chloe elbow gloves are elegant and sophisticated in rich black leather, while Missoni's shimmery lace gloves light up every gesture.

SHOES: Colorful, almond-toed shoes with a twist are the foundation for every Mad woman's wardrobe. Mario Bologna's light green pumps with Diamante toe studs are the perfect power heels, striking architectural detailing in Paris Hilton's Ashley pumps looks especially bold in wine suede and the girly floral print of Sam & Libby's Casbah floral pumps are perfect for pairing with a simple dress.


SUITS: The key to a well-done Mad man suit is slim styling and slightly-off color. You can't get more authentic than the limited edition Brooks Brothers Mad Men suit in grey sharkskin fabric with narrow lapels, side vents and hip pockets. For variety, feel free to play with rich blue shades like the one found in this Versace three-button number or take on a light plaid like the one found in this Pal Zileri wool set.

HATS: Just in time, traditional menswear hats have come back to keep your head toasty and stylish. Slip on a compact black Topman bowler, wear an air of mystery with a slightly-cocked Bailey Barr fedora or keep things simple with a flannel Trilby like this grey one from J. Crew.

TIES: What dresses are to ladies, ties are to Mad men. Every sharp-dressed fellow can find room for bold stripes like this Saks Fifth Avenue houndstooth combo, patterned pastels such as this pale yellow version from Roundtree & Yorke and even bowties like the one found at Brooks Brothers.

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