Betty Draper (Francis) is often seen in a number of different dresses and gowns from the late '50s and the early '60s in a variety of prints and colors.
Her cocktail dresses are often brightly colored and/or in rich satin brocades with overcoats to match. But she is also seen in tons of cute floral, print, garden day dresses and shirt dresses with a classic 1950s circle skirt, topped with a cute beaded cardigan to complete the look. As the years pass in the Mad Men
universe, Betty opts for dresses with a '60s silhouette in shift dresses and empire waists vs. a true waist and circle skirt with a crinoline. Either look will work well as a Halloween costume as long as you match your accessories and hair and makeup to the era. Looking for the perfect Betty Draper dress can be daunting though, as many thrift and vintage shops have already been plucked of all the good ones and/or have sky-high prices, but Etsy has over 500 pages of dresses from the '50s and '60s to choose from, and though they can get expensive, some are quite gorgeous!
-By Maegan Tintari
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