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Achieve A Marilyn Look With These Clothes!

Want to achieve a Marilyn- like frame? Read this!

1. A Well-Fitting (not bulky) Sweater– preferably Cashmere- and in black or pink. Marilyn loved the trend in the 50s of a pencil skirt, sweater, and wedge heels. Please note, I’m not advocating sexy. I’m advocating a nice, clean, unrumpled look. For modest teens, a well-fit sweater is a lovely way to look feminine without showing cleavage.

2.  A White Blouse- knotted at the waist- to show off her midriff, with rolled-up jeans. She often wore this look on the weekends.

3. Sundresses with halter necks and full skirt– They give an instant hour-glass effect, especially in a polka dot pattern.

4.  Jersey Day Dress– in tan, black, or white. Marilyn had several of these button-through belted dresses that she wore with suede heels.

5. An All White Outfit– A white tshirt, paired with white jeans and gold jewelry. You don’t have to have real gold, imitation gold gives the same look.

6. A Scarf- Marilyn often ran these through her hair, in a casual up-do.

7. Skirt Suit– She wore this in “How to Marry a Millionaire” and often wore them to business meetings as well.

8. Gingham Printed Pants– Marilyn was often photographed in these pants, she wore them when she was lounging.

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11 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by hannah.fred28 on May 27, 2012 at 23:23

    I love Marilyn Monroe’s style! I like what she said one time, “Your clothes should be tight enough to show you’re a woman, but loose enough to show you’re a lady.” ;)I live by this rule now.

  2. Posted by on March 11, 2011 at 20:15

    trying to find you on facebook, wats your profile

  3. Posted by on March 10, 2011 at 15:52

    I’ve been looking for an excuse to try to pull off an all white outfit!

  4. Posted by on March 8, 2011 at 19:22

    I’m going to try the sundress and gingham pants!

  5. Posted by on March 6, 2011 at 21:01

    Marilyn is the epitome of female beauty, I love that you mentioned these clothing items she wore- she definitely knew how to enhance her shape 🙂

    • Posted by on October 15, 2011 at 18:40

      Uh, NO. Audrey Hepburn is. Marilyn was so boyish in the face and a very very bad representation of all things feminine.

      • Posted by on November 4, 2011 at 06:09

        Wow, really? You think Marilyn was boyish and unfeminine? I disagree with you.

        Actually, most people would disagree with you as well. Marilyn was beautiful and she still inspires people today although she died in 1962.

  6. Posted by on March 6, 2011 at 20:59

    Thankyou for these tips! I’m going to try wearing the scarf in my hair

    • Posted by on November 4, 2011 at 06:13

      That would be really cute. When Marilyn went by her real name, Norma Jeane, she wore bows and scarves in her hair all the time.

      It adds a nice touch to simple outfits.

  7. Posted by on March 6, 2011 at 15:41

    You need to have Marilyn’s body to pull off Marilyn’s style! Unfortunately I don’t. 🙁 I think it’s really funny that people keep saying that she was a size 8. But a size 8 back in 1953 was not a size 8 in 2011!

    • Posted by on October 15, 2011 at 18:41

      no, they keep saying she was a size 12-16. which in reality IS a size 8, which is what she is.

      and no you dont… I have a different body shape from her pear shape, and I would look fine in those.