How to Dress Like the Women of Mad Men

Channel you inner Joan.
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Start mixing your Old Fashioneds--Mad Men season six premieres this Sunday on AMC. The first episode was already screened to select outlets, and what we know is that it's a two hour special of Don Draper in his summer short shorts with Megan in a bikini and floppy hat by his side. (No comment yet on the underwear situation beneath those briefs.) Also, Pete Campbell has horrendous, unforgivable sideburns. If you didn't already hate him, you will now. [Ed. Note: I actually love Pete, but I am the only person I know who feels this way.--Steff]

To celebrate the return of MM to the screen, we compiled a guide of where to get the looks of your favorite characters, from Betty's double strand of pearls to Peggy's sensible loafers. Whether you're dressing up for a premiere party or watching in your jammies, it can't hurt to dream up your Mad Men wardrobe just in case you get a call from Matthew Weiner asking you to be Don's next secretary. Hey, it could happen, right?

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Betty Draper

Betty Draper Francis has always been a bit behind in the times when it comes to modern dressing (and thinking, for that matter)--but that doesn't make any of her '50s housewife-y garb any less fabulous. Now that she's slim again (right? Or is Matthew Weiner just messing with us?), we see her returning to her old, classically flattering standbys.

Shirt: Alice + Olivia, $198 Skirt: TopShop, $96 Necklace: Belle de Mer, $69 Earrings: Max & Chloe, $87 Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg, $278

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Joan Harris

No one understands the power of a well-fitted sheath like Joan--except maybe the men with whom she crosses paths (and that one awkward female roommate situation). She never strays too far from what works for her; that being the perfect wiggle dress and a strategically placed brooch to draw attention to her best assets. Not that they need any help in that area...

Dress: Elie Tahari, $149.99 Brooch: vintage, $16.45 Necklace: CC SKYE, $110 Shoes: Sacha London, $51.75 Earrings: Gorjana, $40

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Sally Draper

Sally grew up a lot in season five--remember those white go-go boots? In spite of her demure-looking dress in that promo photo (above left), we picture the cutest Draper ultimately going in a more mod direction for season six.

Dress: ModCloth, $62.99 Boots: Michael Antonio, $59.25 Tights: TopShop, $4.50 Headband: Claire's, $5.50 Necklace: Lisa Stewart, $24.50

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Trudy Campbell

Trudy is like a living, breathing, ball of cotton candy whose outfits are always frothy and sweet. We're sure her penchant for pastels and floral prints will be continuing into season six.

Earrings: ASOS, $24.94 Dress: Mikael Aghal, $255.01 Bracelet: J. Crew, $118 Handbag: Tootsies Vintage, $595 Shoes: Anthropologie, $308

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Megan Draper

Megan's wardrobe seems to be veering into Jane Sterling territory for season six. (Read: boozy housewife). She's piling on the jewels and the bump-its, and we're ok with that.

Dress: Gucci, $3,500 Scarf: Banana Republic Mad Men Collection, $49.50 Ring: LYRALOVESTAR, $175.00 Earrings: Ca & Lou, $405 Shoes: ASOS, $41.56

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Peggy Olson

While Peggy is far from being Mad Men's best dressed lady, her wardrobe staples (plaid, loafers, briefcases) are just the things women want to wear now. Case-in-point: White Prada chain loafers.

Dress: Etsy, $32 Shoes: Prada, $790 Earrings: Henri Bendel, $48 Watch: Casio, $48 Briefcase: High Fashion, $118.95