Founder of Laurel Kinney Personal Styling, personal stylist and wardrobe consultant Laurel Kinney rocks the Austin fashion world helping men and women express their true selves through personal styling while keeping in mind the psychological aspects of dressing.
By: Laurel Kinney
Are you excited to participate in the Komen Austin’s MAD About Pink! Party, but struggling to figure out what to wear to this 60’s-themed event? No matter what your age, body type, or personality, you can still dress within the theme and feel like yourself. Why not start by seeking inspiration from the stylish women of Mad Men, and look for pink-hued dresses based on your favorite character?
If you gravitate towards the independent, hourglass-shaped, bold style worn by Joan Holloway, you might look for a subtly sexy sheath dress. This waist-defining style will flatter your curves and make you feel va va voom, and women of any age can look sexy in this shape without showing too much skin. Check out these ultra flattering Joan-inspired looks below:
Betty Draper made quite the transformation over the years, but tended to stick to feminine, floral, more voluminous frocks. If you’re on the petite side, or if you have wider hips in relation to your shoulders, a pretty fit-and-flare style dress might be just the ticket! The early to mid-60’s are the inspiration for these pretty pink frocks below:
The late 60’s were when hemlines got a little higher, the colors a bit bolder, and the super stylish Megan Draper’s artistic and wild spirit expressed the late 60’s vibe to a T. If you have wider shoulders than hips, have a more athletic build, or carry your weight in the middle, you might just want to try out a leg-lengthening shift dress a la Megan Draper. Look for shifts with bold bright prints, bell sleeves, or embellishment at the neck. You might even bring out those go-go boots to complete the look!
Still need help? I’ve curated a shopping list of pink 60’s themed dresses, including plus & petite options plus the dresses shown above right here.