Miss Marilyn Monroe – Style Icon years after her death

Entry originally posted on 15 May, 2012

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The iconic Miss Marilyn Monroe has stolen the hearts of men across the world for over six decades. Growing up in a foster home in California, Norma Jean Baker (Monroe’s real name), was an instant star in famous films such as “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.  Notorious for being the sex symbol of the 50’s, Monroe has shone an eternal flame of seduction, beauty and charm beyond her tragic young death. Even today her influence is still illuminated in modern Hollywood with the signature move of the dress lift.


Quite simply: men want to date her and women want to be her. No matter what she dressed in, be it form-fitting dresses or slacks and a blouse, she managed to draw attention to her figure without being too provocative.

Famous Marilyn Monroe Dress Life - Style Icons

However it was Monroe’s great charisma on and off the big screen, which truly captured the hearts of millions. Her elegant style and grace made beauty seem effortless. Standing alongside the greats like Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn, this young woman accomplished great strides for women all around the world. In 1999, almost forty years after her death, she was named the sixth greatest female star of all time on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years, 100 Stars list.  Love it or hate it, her sexy clothes and flighty blonde character defined her stardom and set her apart from a number of other glamorous Hollywood actresses of her time. Hollywood has certainly evolved since Marilyn’s era, but her legend continues to carry the spirit of Old Hollywood from one generation to the next.

Marilyn Monroe in a blue dress - Style icons

We all want that Marilyn Monroe sparkle in our lives. To achieve the timeless Miss Monroe look, check out our online store today. We stock exclusive, second-hand designer labels for all your needs – from vintage to quirky. Remember that all our stock is limited so get there fast before your  look is snatched up! 

Check out this Rare semi casual dress; it will accentuate all the right curves while being feminine and light.

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For some extra class try this ONXY pure white satin dress. This look is sure to grab all the right eyes with effortless grace.

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Paired with the lovely New Look pink suede shoes, the unstoppable duo of satin and suede will make you feel like an Old Hollywood star.

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