Inspired by the 1960s screen sirens of ad land, this trend is as glam and gorgeous as your new red lippy. Keep it ultra sleek and tailored and you’ll feel like a million dollar girl.
So, how to work sexy secretary chic? Well, girls, the fab news is that curvy Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks’ look suits just about everyone. We all look hot in a lavish helping of vintage, a sprinkling of film star gloss worn with lashings of confidence. If you can handle killer heels by day then opt for high platform t-bar sandals to give you extra va va vroom, with pale or white tights for the office and fishnets for evening.
Flattering pencil skirts pull in round the hips and accentuate curves giving you a perfect hourglass figure. Try to opt for a higher waist if you’re short in stature to lengthen your torso and have a go at tucking blouses and tops in to work the voluptuous vibe. Try working the season’s lust for lace into your sleek look for evening, with bows and embellished lace tops to add a romantic feel to workday smarts.
Team your sharpest pencil skirt or neat black trousers with classic fitted knitwear with quirky vintage touches like prints or lace detailing. Invest in one or two sleek cardigans like this camel cardigan with lace appliqué to the shoulder or South’s boudoir inspired lace front cardigan in red to pick up on luscious lippy. If you have time to set your hair on rollers, add big bouncy curls up top and use grips to create a quiff for statement hair for evenings out.
By day, tone down Mad Men’s vampy look with a pretty bow detail blouse or try a heritage inspired cropped jacquard knit jumper, perfect with a high waisted pencil skirt. Lift any number of little fitted tops with our faceted beaded necklaces for pops of seasonal colour to pick up in heels and handbags.
And don’t forget the key to Mad Men inspired sexiness is firm foundations. Invest in body sculpting nude shapewear to recreate Christina’s enviable curves.