Trend For Spring 2012: Still Channeling Betty Draper

Style influenced by the show Mad Men doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, and I for one could not be happier. Now that the show is back after a too long hiatus attention is once again turning towards conservatism and 60’s style. I just love seeing women and men looking a little more refined and put together. Then again, Don traded in Betty for a newer model…Megan, who is more of a sexpot, Sophia Loren type. No matter, just wear a little more black, paint on your finest cat-eye (which is a hot makeup trend for Spring) and sing your best rendition of ‘Zou Bisou Bisou.’ Designers like Jason Wu, Nina Ricci and Jill Stuart are just some of the designers who embraced this retro style. Look for vintage pieces like pencil skirts, peplums, shift dresses, kick-pleats, high necklines and kitten heels. Whether you identify more with Betty or Megan Draper, go ahead an channel your inner 60’s housewife glam. Here are 10 of our favorite 60’s style picks for Spring 2012:
1. Jonathan Saunders  Lucy silk and Cotton-Blend Jacquard Dress, $2,425
2. Milly Silvie Wool and Silk-Blend Dress, $395
3. Giuseppe Zanotti  Snake-Effect Leather Pumps, $650
4. Jason Wu Two-Tone Cascade Dress, $3,165
5. Lela Rose Floral-Print Faux-Wrap Dress, $1,295
6. Michael Kors Belted Cotton Dress, $1,495
7. Trina Turk ‘Millicent’ Print Belted Dress, $348
8. Marc Jacobs Crinkled Taffeta Dress, $490
9. Akris Belted Cotton Dress, $1,990
10. David Meister Floral-Print V-Neck Dress, $234.75
– Lauren Dimet Waters
Image Layout: Kristine Horton

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