The Fashions of The Astronaut Wives Club

The Astronaut Wives Club

Missing Mad Men? Happily there’s a new way of enjoying some fabulous 60s fashions on-screen with the new series: The Astronaut Wives Club. The series is centered around the wives of the space-race astronauts who were catapulted into the public eye, and what makes it look so delicious? The costumes are designed by Eric Daman who made the cast of Mad Men look so fabulous!

Above from left: Trudy, Louise, Jo, Rene, Betty, Marge , Annie.

If you haven’t had a chance to see an episode yet here’s the fashion low-down on the different characters.

Also, we have many fashions from this era at our online stores:

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Betty Grissom

Betty The Astronaut Wives Club

Played by Joanna Garcia Swisher, Betty is an Indiana girl who wears (to quote Daman) a “frozen vegetable color palette” in yellows, greens and oranges and often compliments this with fruit and veg themed accessories which were hugely popular during the 1950s and early 60s.

Style File Betty

Dress| Brooch | Bag

Trudy Cooper

Trudy

Trudy is played by Odette Annable and is the most modern of the wives. She drives a sports car and is also a trained pilot and wears trousers and pedalpushers when it’s still considered daring.  She also has a penchant for tropical and tiki prints because she met her husband in Hawaii.

Trudy

Above from left: Dress | Dress

Annie Glenn

Annie The Astronaut Wives Club

Youngest of the wives, Annie (Azure Parsons – pictured in the pink dress 2nd from right) is the all-American girl next door.  Shy and modest she wears buttoned-up collars and muted pastel pinks and blues.

Annie

Above: Blouse, White Dress | Yellow Dress

Rene Carpenter

Rene The Astronaut Wives Club

Rene (Yvonne Strahovski) is the bombshell of the wives and loves statement prints and bright colors, especially if everyone is wearing pastels!

Style File Rene

From left: Dress | Dress | Swimsuit

Louise Shepard

Louise The Astronaut Wives Club

Louise (center above) is the most cosmopolitan of the wives and has a style similar to Jackie O: high fashion shapes in sharp black or pastel lavender, blues and greys.

Louise

Above from left: Dress | Dress

Jo Schirra (Zoe Boyle)

Jo The Astronaut Wives Club

Jo (left) is a typical society girl complete with pearls, white shoes and headband, and loves beige and muted colours. Team a dress like this with a string of pearls, a headband and some neat white gloves to get the look.

Style File Jo

Above: Dress | Pearls | Shoes

Marge Slayton (Erin Cummings)

Marge The Astronaut Wives Club

Marge’s style harks back to the 1940s gangster glamor in earthy tones and deep purples.

Style File Marge

Dress | Dress

 

 

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