Trudy Campbell is one of those minor, yet essential, characters that make Mad Men such a great show. I don’t know about you but she is one of those characters that I love to hate throughout the first four seasons…she just seems too dim-witted and perky for my liking…but she has grown on me a little in the last season as she puts her foot down about the pool and doesn’t let Pete have his much dreamed of apartment in town.
Trudy comes from money and good breeding, she is both well-educated and well-groomed and always looks impeccably turned out. Her style is generally quite classic and we see her in typical full-skirted dresses in bright colours and patterns throughout the show.
and later with a bit of Jackie-O suit styling;
I think Trudy sees herself as thoroughly modern, fashion forward kind of gal. We see her experiment with new fashion trends, sometimes resulting in very dubious outfits;
When it comes to under garments Trudy would have worn very similar pieces to Betty, so rather than re-hash the same old things I have decided to focus on her nightwear in this post.
Trudy favours shorter, younger looking nighties and pyjamas that were worn with sheer brunch coats or bed jackets;
This baby doll look was common throughout the mid 60’s as seen in these patterns from the time;
There are many examples of these nighties and brunch coats for sale on etsy;
Shortie Pyjamas also became popular in the 60’s
and Trudy wears an apple green set;
Below are photos of pyjama tops that would have been worn with bloomer style bottoms;
Unlike Betty she is happy to experiment with the brighter, acid colours that abounded throughout the era and probably would have worn something like this nightie;
and she could have worn a sheer bright floral brunch coat, like the one below, with her apple green pyjama set.
I’m sorry to say that she probably would have had items like the ones below in her late 60’s wardrobe …..shudder;
Poor Trudy…her taste in fashion (like her taste in men) leaves a lot to be desired.
Princess Pin Curls