Joan: “You want to be taken seriously? Stop dressing like a little girl“
Whilst I simply adore all the costumes in the AMC TV series Mad Men, Joan Holloway’s outfits are the ones I find particularly striking. The combination of colour and shape we see Joan wearing shows us the power of her femininity. Janie Bryant, Costume Designer for the show, said of Joan: ‘she is a feminist who doesn’t realise it yet’. This makes me like her character even more as she struts around the office showing everyone who is the bosslady.
Taking a lesson from Joan, I was inspired to purchase this ASOS White crepe red dress with Dolman sleeves. I’ve written about both ASOS White and ASOS Black collections before and I always check back on the ASOS website now and again to see what new styles they are offering. Right now ASOS White hosts some fabulous colours: bold reds, crisp whites, turquoise, neon yellows and even a ‘tutti frutti’ shorts mix! Back to the dress – the sleeves here don’t really taper enough to be ‘Dolman’, they are in more of a Kimono style, but I love them all the same. The dress isn’t quite as fitted as I would like it to be, but I’m thinking a (?gold) belt might help give additional shape. A perfect dress in time for my return to the work place, Blog Reader, as my work permit arrived just last week!