One Wardrobe Essential
Earlier this month, Banana Republic and AMC debuted a Mad Men-inspired collection in collaboration with the show’s Emmy-winning costume designer Janie Bryant. The collection offers a modern take on 1960s style for both men and women.
With or without Janie Bryant’s help, a 1960s look is easy to pull off with a few basic pieces. One of the main staples of this look is a tailored lace shell, as pictured above left. Pair it with a pencil skirt or cropped cigarette trousers, throw a jacket over it for the office or dress it up with rhinestones for cocktails. Trust me, you will get a lot of mileage out of this piece.
You can go straight to Banana Republic’s website right now and buy this remake of a 1960s lace shell for $50, or you can pick up an original for much less. Below are some vintage and newer lace tops we found on etsy and ModCloth this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.
The Mad Men® Collection lace shell in cafe au lait from Banana Republic. $49.50.
New “Tank You So Much” top from ModCloth.com. $32.99.
Vintage black scalloped tank from ANNAKARINASCLOSET on etsy. $16.
Vintage 1960s sleeveless pink lace top from UpscaleVintage on etsy. $20.
Vintage 1960s sleeveless pointelle top from luxedebrisvintage on etsy. $16.
Vintage mint lace shell from thebagbasement on etsy. $24.
Vintage 1960s blush lace shell from sparvintheieletree on etsy. $24.
Vintage 1960s black lace shell from hipandvintage on etsy. $10.
Hand crocheted shell with matching cardigan from ragdollady55 on etsy. $20.
Vintage 1960s green lace shell from momodeluxevintage on etsy. $24.
Rear view, love the back zipper. Vintage crocheted shell from SoulshineVintage on etsy. $20.
Vintage white lace tank from heightofvintage on etsy. $18.
Vintage black lace top from bloomingleopold on etsy. $15.
Vintage 1960s hand made yellow lace top from JezebelsGypsyThread on etsy. $9.99.
Vintage cream floral lace shell from feedyourhead027 on etsy. $8.