Etsy and Custom-Made ‘Mad Men’ Dresses

So even before the advent of Mad Men and all that it entails, I was, and still am a huge fan of classic styles. However, when it comes to a vintage look, I’ve always thought that there’s a fine line between looking well put-together and looking like your Nan. The difference? The fit.

Browsing on Etsy has revealed a group of very talented women who will actually make these dresses to your exact measurements or the size that you choose. Many will also list the many beautiful fabrics they are able to make their dresses in.

Here is the makeup of my current ‘favourites’ list on Etsy. I have included the name of the dress exactly as it appears in the listing, and a link to the store.

From SheByCindy:

vintage 50s 60s inspired re-production dress custom made ($150)

inspired by this image of Audrey Hepburn -

SARAH pencil dress custom celebrity inspired, all sizes ($134)

inspired by this image of Nicole Kidman -

KELLY pencil dress runway inspired custom made to your measurements ($145)

From IconicStyles:

CUSTOM MADE pencil wiggle vintage inspired dress ($84.99)

CUSTOM MADE pencil vintage inspired dress Mad Men ($84.99)

CUSTOM MADE Galaxy pencil wiggle vintage inspired dress ($84.99)

CUSTOM MADE pencil vintage inspired dress ($84.99)

From HeartMyCloset:

UNIQUE galaxy dress fishtail pencil style custom made all sizes ($89.00)

which looks like this in green -

KEIRA vintage inspired made to measure dress all size swing ($92)

headmistress pencil shape dress custom made all sizes ($86)

Elise rockabilly vintage inspired dress 40s 50s custom made ($85)

I think the prices of these dresses are very reasonable indeed. Shipping rates will vary according to where you live, but I haven’t seen any above $15.

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11 Responses to Etsy and Custom-Made ‘Mad Men’ Dresses

  1. Jade says:

    Holy crap! I think I need all of these!!! :D

  2. Dempeaux says:

    It makes me so happy that styles like this are around, and custom-made too! :)

  3. GlossQueen says:

    I too have always loved classic clothes, they’re so beautiful. I’m amazed at how cheaply they can be made too!

  4. Dempeaux says:

    Isn’t it incredible? The prices and the turn-around time is are both impressive.

  5. So many gorgeous classic styles there. I imagine all of these would look so flattering when made to measure. Etsy is a rather marvellous thing!
    Jane x

  6. Dempeaux says:

    Absolutely! I think the prices are very reasonable for custom-made dresses. I love Etsy – I’m addicted!

  7. Sam says:

    oh my. Christmas list is looking obscene.

  8. Melbournite says:

    Oh – so many lust worthy dresses on display there!
    What a great service / etsy seller, must check it out.
    Although, my body shape is a bit awkward for buying online unless I’ve tried things on before….even being custom made to measurements I’d still be dubious as to how they’d look on me!
    Such a pain – especially since I fluctuate in size a fair bit.

  9. Dempeaux says:

    Aboslutely! I want them all! They must me very talented designers indeed.

    It took me ages to get used to buying clothes online, so I can relate to your hesitance. The worry about gaining/ losing weight is also a real concern too. I think these days I just have clothes in a variety of sizes so that I don’t have to worry too much.

    Thanks for reading! :)

  10. rose williams says:

    Where can i get these made, i just love them.

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