February 9, 2015

The Fashion of Marvel's Agent Carter

Marvel's Agent Carter has captured my heart in so many ways. Peggy Carter is indeed the superhero I've been waiting for, and besides her and Hayley Atwell's superb performance, I'm impressed by the dialogue, the characters, and that elegant 1940s setting. The styles of each character are distinct and stunning; costume designer Gigi Ottobre-Melton has done impressive work so far. I spoke with Melton for a new column at Nerdist titled Behind the Costumes, and we talked about the setting, the challenges, and the use of vintage clothing vs. making replica pieces.

I'm particularly enchanted by Peggy's wardrobe. She has to play a part with her role in the SSR, and she is always dressed for that part and put together. She wears tailored dresses, jackets, and skirts and mixes and matches her outfits - her closet isn't endless. Peggy's hair is on point, and her makeup (read about Peggy Carter's preferred makeup brands) is flawless. She has fabulous accessories like these sunglasses:

While I'm not sure about the specific brand, you can achieve the Agent Carter sunglasses look with a pair of cat eye sunglasses like these from Forever 21:

How about her memorable red hat?

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You can purchase a similar design from the Beau Chapeau hat shop for $89.

Peggy's rocked a couple of different plaid blazers - navy blue and red.


This design from Farfetch isn't an exact match, but it's close:

I could go on and on. Which outfits of Peggy Carter's are your favorites?

You can read my reviews of Agent Carter at Nerdist. Be sure to read ABC's posts each week as they discuss the fashion of each episode with Melton.

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