So you want the perfect Marilyn dress? Of course you do. She’s the most celebrated sex symbol of all time and you’re no fool.
Her fabulously feminine look continues to inspire women and fashion designers today. To get the Marilyn look, you need to find a dress that hug your curves lovingly, nips in your waist and creates an hourglass silhouette. Marilyn’s most famous frocks were in lighter colours. These fresh shades embodied her particular brand of sex appeal – a devastating combination of ultra-womanly and girlish.
Here are eight dresses that will give you your Marilyn moment and make you feel all boop-boop-de-doop.
Marilyn Was The Master Of The Little White Dress
Retro reproduction company, Glamour Bunny, have lovingly remade one of Marilyn’s most seductive outfits from The Seven Year Itch. (Keep reading for where you can get the other iconic white dress from the same film.) This is the perfect pencil dress. It will give you a stunning hourglass shape while the crossover straps add vintage flair.
Perfectly Adorable In Polka Dots
Based on one of Marilyn’s cutest little summer dresses, this baby blue polka dot number will make you look sweet and sexy. The shelf bust lifts your boobs and the white piping emphasises those hourglass curves. The fullness of the skirt make your waist look even smaller.
Because Every Pinup Needs A Cherry Dress
Another super sexy summery frock from Marilyn. This one has been remade with impeccable attention to detail by an extremely talented Etsy seller. One of my personal faves.
The Mother Of All Wiggle Dresses
Vintage reproduction superstore, Pinup Girl Clothing, make their Monica dress in white, just like the one Marilyn wore. The Monica is a firm fan favourite. The hidden body-shaper, elbow-length sleeves, ruching and wiggle style mean it’s incredibly flattering on women of all shapes and sizes. This would even make an awesome pinup wedding dress. Just divine.
Hot, Hot, Hot In Hot Pink
It’s bright, it’s sexy, it’s pure summer bombshell. Another fabulous Marilyn dress from those geniuses at Pinup Girl Clothing.
A Ladylike Monroe
One of Marilyn’s more ladylike looks. The bow detail means it’s a girly but sophisticated style choice. It’s made by Heart My Closet, a website that’s definitely worth a look if you love vintage fashions. I especially love their custom order Joan from Mad Men dresses (you can read my review here).
Fit For The President’s Birthday Party
A showstopper of a red carpet gown, this dress is just a fashion-lover’s fantasy. If you have a black tie event coming up, then this super sparkly Marilyn dress would be an amazing outfit.
And Of Course, The Most Famous Marilyn Dress Of All
As promised, here is the iconic Little White Dress from The Seven Year Itch. Flirty and innocent, all at once. A perfect summer frock to make you feel as gorgeous and adorable as Marilyn herself.