One of my favorite style icons is Betty Draper from Mad Men. She’s the epitome of 1950’s housewife glam, so as a continuation of the vintage style series I channeled my inner Betty Draper for today’s 1950’s outfit. I’ve always enjoyed 1950’s fashion, from the big circle skirts to the dainty purses and gloves. I think it is one of the decades when women were the most feminine, and always left the house looking put together. However my appreciation for the 1950’s stops at the fashion. The idea of being a housewife is something that I would never want, even if I had a rich husband who could support me. My work is my passion and the reason I get up in the morning, plus I really hate household chores and I’m pretty bad at them. But I do love dressing like a 1950’s housewife and feeling like such a lady!
To really complete the look and add that extra feminine touch, the right jewelry definitely makes a difference. Pearls were a necessity for the 1950’s housewife, so go with a pearl necklace or pearl earrings. I decided to wear my vintage pearl collar to fit with the sweetheart neckline. For my earrings, in true vintage fashion, I went with clip-on floral earrings to match the floral print of the dress. My final touches were a vintage floral bangle and pink mirror sunglasses to invoke that retro glam vibe.
For more vintage inspiration, check out my post on how to dress like the 1960’s. Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
What I’m Wearing:
Shoes: Vintage (similar here)
Bag: Vintage (similar here)
Gloves: Vintage (similar here)
Sunglasses: The 5TH (10% off with code layersofchic)
Pearl Collar: Vintage (similar here)
Earrings: Vintage (similar here)
Bangle: Vintage (similar here)
Thanks for reading,
Photography: CaiteeSmith Photography