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Get the Look: Marilyn Monroe’s 1950s Style

27 December 2017

Every vintage fan has some kind of connection to Marilyn Monroe, whether it be her films, her voice, her style or the complete package. As one of the most iconic women of our age, this 50s icon celebrated her curves and showed us how to be glamourous 24/7. With a little help from Tiger Milly, we’re going to help you recreate Marilyn’s timeless style, whether you’re looking for occasion wear or a casual outfit.

We all know that iconic white dress, but did you know it first appeared in the Billy Wilder film, The Seven Year Itch? Whether you’re doing fancy dress or just wanting to channel Marilyn, get the look with the reproduction Monroe dress from Hell Bunny, available in classic white, black and red. Marilyn originally wore this white dress with white sling back shoes, for a touch of sparkle try the Icily shoes from Irregular Choice or mix it up with a pop of colour in a retro style. The blank canvas of this simple dress shape, is ideal for adding bold, statement accessories to make it your own, have with it!

Off-screen Marilyn was just a chic, her casual outfits were curve hugging, classic and often surprisingly practical too. For a timeless everyday look, try pairing high-waisted trousers in a classic print like this tartan pair from Hell Bunny with a simple black top tucked in. This outfit looks equally great with flats or heels. Discover our range of vintage inspired denim and trousers from brands like Hell Bunny, Collectif and Banned in our shop and marketplace.

For the finishing touches, add classic red lips and nails and if you’ve got the skill set your hair in waves or loose curls for the ultimate Marilyn Monroe bombshell look.



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