Set in 1959 and then into the sixties, the formal, glamorous style is one that can easily provide inspiration today. To avoid looking like you are stuck in a retro theme, pick just a few elements. A matte red lipstick, a full skirt to mimic Betty Draper's girlish style, a modest neckline, a strand of pearls or a cinched in waist.
The fashion of the women of Sterling Cooper, a mix of pencil skirts, buttoned up cashmere cardigans and a strand of pearls, made complete with a matte red lip has had me swooning. Joan is of course in a class of her own, single-handedly making curves fashionable for the noughties!
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