Welcome back to another edition of Agent Carter's Closet where I put together everyday outfits based on the costumes seen in Marvel's Agent Carter. I do my best to create looks faithful to the spirit of Peggy Carter with clothes available off the rack, in a variety of sizes and at a reasonable price. Not all of us are lucky enough to be able to sew, but that shouldn't stop us from having a unique wardrobe sprinkled with some everyday cosplay.
Last week we saw the season two finale of Marvel's Agent Carter with "Hollywood Ending." And as always, the show did not disappoint with some stunning looks created by costume designer, Giovanna Melton and her insanely talented team. Although this article is bittersweet and we have yet to learn the fate of our favorite show, you haven't seen the last of Agent Carter's Closet! In the coming weeks, I'll be featuring looks inspired by the men of Agent Carter! I'll be building outfits for men and women as I gender-swap clothes, creating feminine looks inspired by Sousa, Jarvis, Howard Stark and Jack. I'll also be dedicating an article to our beloved Ana Jarvis.
To kick things off, we're re-creating Peggy's outfit for the final showdown on Stark's film set. She's wearing a burgundy suit with cropped, belted blazer and a pink top. Her sandals are brown and open-toe with a low platform. I'm fairly certain the shoes are from Re-Mix Vintage Shoes, a website and store in Los Angeles specializing in vintage shoes inspired from the 1920's to the 1950's. Unfortunately, the price tag on many of the shoes from Re-Mix border on the $200 mark so I won't be featuring them in my outfits since I'm trying to keep the cost down on each look. But if you have the money to spend, you can find a pair of Ana Jarvis's shoes there as well!
For our version of this outfit, I used the Party On Trousers from Banned in Bordeaux. These trousers are amazing because they are available in regular and plus sizes in a variety of colors and they will only cost you $46 from Banned. Last week, I informed you that Banned is currently out of stock on all vintage trousers but I received confirmation from Banned that the trousers will be back in stock beginning this week (March 7-11)! But if you cannot wait, you can pay $12 more at Unique Vintage.
The blazer for this outfit is a simple, single button blazer in burgundy and it will only cost you $26 through Amazon. Also from Amazon is the Harriton Ladies Bahama Camp blouse for $30. Finally the shoes are made by Spring Step and can be found at Zappos for $70.
Next, we have Peggy's last outfit for the season -- a drop-dead gorgeous dress in blue with cut-out detailing at the neck and light blue trim. This dress is yet another piece that is literally impossible to replicate off the rack but I still had to pay tribute.
For our version, I used the With Only A Wink dress in Navy from ModCloth. What I love about this dress is the classic style, the netting detail and the fact that it looks beautiful on all body types. The dress is available in sizes XS to 4X and is also available in green. This dress is a little more expensive than what I would normally feature at $150, but I figured since it's the season finale, we could splurge!
To give us that splash of lighter blue, I decided we would accessorize with the shoes and handbag! The Lacey Pumps in pale blue are from BAIT and cost $75 and the handbag is a basic, vintage inspired top handle tote-style purse you can find on Amazon for $33. The bag is available in several different colors and features a removable shoulder strap. And of course, we can't forget Peggy's pearl earrings -- simple, classic and elegant, I found these pearl/mother of pearl stud earrings on Amazon for only $19.
You can also pay tribute to this look with a vintage inspired dress with embroidery on the neckline like this dress from eShakti (also available in black). eShakti is my new obsession in a big way! What's fun about eShakti is that they have a huge selection of retro-inspired dresses that you can customize. So if you don't like the sleeves, the neckline or the length of the skirt, you can select another option for an added $10 customization fee. But part of their free customization service is to tailor the skirt length to your specific height so there won't be any surprises when you receive the dress. That way, when the skirt length is described as "knee length," the skirt will be knee length regardless of if you're 5'2" or 6'0" tall. For the general fit, you can choose between standard sizing or upload your specific measurements so that the entire dress is tailored just for you. The dresses are all unique and very reasonably priced. And with the added customization options, you really can't go wrong.
Well, that's it for this week! In case you missed it, be sure to check out the Fan Fashion Tribute from last week for some extraordinary stories and looks from fans just like you as they share their own inspiring stories about our favorite SSR agent! I'll see you all next time for more fashion inspired by Marvel's Agent Carter!