Retro looks inspired by Marilyn Monroe

It’s time to take a closer look at one of the most popular blonde bombshells from the 50s and 60s… oh yes, I’m talking about the one and only Marilyn Monroe!
A model turned actress, she remains one of the world’s most beloved style icons to this day thanks to her gorgeous and diverse vintage looks. Even in 2019, her fabulous style is still a source of daily inspiration for me. That’s why I have put together a number of retro outfits inspired by the looks of this blonde goddess. Which of these styles is your favourite? 😉

The iconic swing dress
Put on your high heels and flaunt this fifties look all day long. This list wouldn’t be complete without this iconic swing dress! Marilyn Monroe donned a similar dress (in white) in the movie The Seven Year Itch! She was wearing this dress while posing over the updraft of a subway grating. This scene of the dress blowing up went on to become of the most iconic moments in Western movie history. So beautiful!

Denim style
Of course, Marilyn Monroe is most remembered as a sexy vamp but she also knew how to rock a gorgeous and edgy jeans look for that perfect, edgy pin-up girl vibe. 
This casual denim outfit with fifties-inspired jeans from the brand Rock-a-Booty is perfect for a lunch date or a shopping trip with your bestie. A pair of eye-catching shoes in a black-and-white stripe pattern will totally complete your look, just like they did for Marilyn!

It’s all about the glam!
The holiday season is fast approaching and that means it’s time for lots of glitter, glamour and gorgeous party dresses. Or, as I like to call it, the most wonderful time of the year! And those fabulous Marilyn Monroe looks will provide plenty of inspiration! You will look like you just stepped off the red carpet in this dress that is perfect for a Christmas party or a gala event. Don’t forget to wear it with a red lip. 😉

Let’s go casual
Marilyn Monroe even looked fabulous in a casual outfit. The combination of a black turtleneck and capri pants remains a classic and one of my favourites! Complete your look with a pair of comfy loafers or ballerina flats (or opt for a barefoot look, just like Marilyn hi hi) and you’re good to go!

Classy & chic
Are you looking for a stylish, yet comfy look that is office-approved? Look no further! This gorgeous Marilyn-inspired dress is a great choice! The long pencil skirt ensures a classy look while the blouse adds a sassy touch. And don’t forget to show off those beautiful legs! 😉

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As a vintage lovin' lady, I write about everything relating to retro fashion & lifestyle and mix it with a pinch of humour (because why take life so seriously?). My motto: Live life to the fullest!