Thanks to Mad Men, Sixties style is back… here"s how to get the look

Speed read: Thanks to Mad Men, Sixties style is back… here's how to get the look

|

UPDATED:

00:12 GMT, 26 April 2012

Perhaps it’s the influence of TV shows such as Pan Am and Mad Men, but the spirit of the Sixties is everywhere.

Louis Vuitton, Marni and Victoria Beckham created catwalk looks of neat skirt suits, A-line dresses and box jackets in sugar candy shades, while hair and make-up artists went mad with frosted lips and perfectly coiffed bouffants.

So what are you waiting for Whether it’s the ladylike feel of the early Sixties — with its pretty pastels, Peter Pan collars and lace shifts — or the more fun and futuristic appeal of Perspex heels and bold prints, it’s time to return to the swinging Sixties.

Swinging Sixties: Marni take inspiration from the decade in their catwalk show, left, and Mad Men's Megan wears a dress typical of the era in the new series

Swinging Sixties: Marni take inspiration from the decade in their catwalk show, left, and Mad Men's Megan wears a dress typical of the era in the new series

Swinging Sixties: Marni take inspiration from the decade in their catwalk show, left, and Mad Men's Megan wears a dress typical of the era in the new series

ONE HOUR

How long it took for the hip Sixties boutique Biba to sell out of everything on the day it opened

HOW TO WEAR
The silhouette is ladylike — a simple knee-length shift dress and court shoes.
Those with slender legs (and under 30) can try Alexa Chung’s take on the
girlish Sixties with mini dresses teamed with sensible loafers (try Russell & Bromley and Kurt Geiger for preppy flats).
Pick pastels over monochrome — the new retro look is more delicate than the first time around. And accessorise to get that ladylike look.

Boldly go: Bright patterned prints and shift dresses were all the range as shown by the cast of Mad Men

Boldly go: Bright patterned prints and shift dresses were all the range as shown by the cast of Mad Men

SHOPPING LIST
Dress, 35, Next

Dress, 35, Next

Dress, 75, Warehouse

Dress, 75, Warehouse

Dress, 60, Oasis

Dress, 60, Oasis

Skirt, 60, River Island

Skirt, 60, River Island

Earrings, 48, Butler & Wilson

Earrings, 48, Butler & Wilson

Clutch, 30, River Island

Clutch, 30, River Island

Glasses, 60, Kurt Geiger

Glasses, 60, Kurt Geiger

Phase Eight dress, 99, John Lewis

Phase Eight dress, 99, John Lewis

Shoes, 170, Kurt Geiger

Shoes, 170, Kurt Geiger