One of the biggest and most memorable style icons of this lifetime is the one, the only, Marilyn Monroe. Although she left this world way before her time, she left a mark and will be forever remembered as a beautiful, strong and charming woman who had a fashion sense that still resonates with many today. I know in terms of fashion I am often inspired by the looks of her time and we see an increase of this era’s style being mimicked.
Not only is she probably one of the most quoted icons out there, but without her even knowing, she has become an idol to those who want to promote a healthy body image. Unlike most celebrities today, Marilyn had a healthy body weight and embraced her curves to the fullest. Young girls should remember how worshiped this woman was, despite the fact that she wasn’t a size 2.
From Some Like It Hot, to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and from How to Marry a Millionaire to The Seven Year Itch, Marilyn Monroe sported gorgeous gowns and looks that have caught my eye over the years. It fascinates me that even after 60 years, a movie’s fashion can still be so influential. Simply comes to show, make a timeless movie and timeless looks will follow. Time to go down memory lane and visit some of Marilyn Monroe’s most classic looks from the big screen.
Whether Marilyn was dressed up or down, she knew it was important to always look put together. With her thin deep lilac turtleneck, she takes this look from simple to glamed up with the vibrant color and her gold earrings and matching solid gold bracelet.
With summer coming to an end, I am sad to say I barely sported any baithing suits this season with this unpredictable weather. However, doesn’t mean I didn’t think about which type of baithing suits I wanted. In the last 5 years I have grown deeply in love with one piece baithing suits, and this deep orange strapless suit is no exception.
Another look that can be easily worn 60 years later. This violet/navy dress with severe shoulders and straight neckline gives off an haute couture look, all the while looking like a lady. This dress doesn’t need much more detailing because the color alone lets it stand out enough.
This fiery red dress puts JLO’S plunging dress to shame! Marilyn sported this gown with confidence, despite the fact that it had a plunging v neckline and a slit on the leg that leaves nothing much left for the imagination.
Who said colorblocking was a recent trend? Miss.Monroe shows us that in 1953 she colorblocked and she did it oh-so-well. This green/lilac/navy combo is something you rarely see, but it works really well!
This sweet white dress with unique criss-cross neckline is something I would love to wear today. It’s feminine and the fact that it sinches at the waist is a very flaterring look for girls with smaller waists and bigger hips, like Marilyn had. Also, her standard pop of red lips takes the possible daytime look to night.
This fuscia pink halter, back bow-tie dress with matching pink satin gloves is probably one of her most memorable looks. Adding diamond bracelets on top of the gloves just accentuated how much glam she really loved. Madonna channelled Miss Monroe’s spirit for the Material Girl video while reenactiing this entire scene. Made this dress even more popular than it already was!
Stay tuned for Wednesday’s post on the continuation of Marilyn Monroe’s memorable looks from her movies. Also, I will clue you in on where you can find some very Marilyn-inspired dresses for your upcoming events!