Trend Watch: Retro Workplace Style for the New Working Girls

Dust off your pocket squares and find a fresh pair of beige hose: Fall runways were packed with outfits that looked as though they were headed to an office in 1963.

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Dust off your pocket squares and find a fresh pair of beige hose: Fall runways were packed with looks that walked straight from a 9 to 5 gig. From mens-inspired power suiting to "Mad Men" secretarial ensembles, it looks like we'll all be rocking a "working girl" look come September. At Bill Blass, long tweed sport jackets came with starched white shirts and masculine, slicked-back hair. The only thing missing was a scotch on the rocks.
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A similar suiting silhouette appeared at Michael Kors, who gave the look a sexy spin by adding a plunging neckline and choker necklace.
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The double-breasted suits at Tommy Hilfiger harkens back to 80's-era power lunches, but a sheer shirt and bright pocket square give the look a modern twist.
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Ralph Lauren's shiny black suits would strike fear in the heart of any office intern, especially when styled with severe tight buns and bright red lips.
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Reed Kakoff showed leather-patched suit jackets paired with slim pencil skirts for a no-nonsense professional look.
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An equally compelling trend on the runway this season was the wide range of retro, 60's-era secretary ensembles. A hot pink pencil skirt and flouncy jacket at Isaac Mizrahi might have been pulled directly Christina Hendricks' "Mad Men" wardrobe.
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At Yigal Azrouel, a slim black tie and ruffle-front shirt drive home the swinging-60's aesthetic.
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Skirt suit sets like the ones you remember your mother wearing to work got a much-needed update this season with cropped silhouettes and unusual fabrics, like this gray tweed version at Oscar de la Renta.
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Similar silhouettes cropped up on Bottega Veneta's runway, who styled their skirt suits with messy top knots opaque tights.
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One of our favorite office-appropriate ensembles showed up at Preen. A purple and blue color-blocked pencil skirt would be just the thing to infuse a little color into a dull work wardrobe.
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The most cheeky of all was this frilly confection from Marc Jacobs, whose fall collection featured a number of looks that might once have been appropriate on a Pan American flight.
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