Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe! Celebrating the life of this unforgettable style icon
To celebrate what would have been Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday, we're taking a look at some of her most fabulous dresses, and showing you how to get the look.
The 50s Icon
Marilyn knew what worked for her, and the little black dress was one of her favourite looks. Known for wearing simple, yet stand-out pieces that complimented her beauty, this classic fifties-designed Amber dress, ¬£40, by Lindy Bop is the perfect way to make a throwback, subtle statement, and encapsulate the essence of Marilyn wherever you go.
The Bandeau Classic
In a promotional image for one of her earlier films, Marilyn was on the brink of becoming a global superstar; a mantle she still holds 54 years after her death. Radiating elegance in another little black dress, you could stand out at your next event in a similar look with our own-label LBD Collection Sophia dress, ¬£110. You could even team it up with some classic pearls, and make a true Monroe statement.
Marilyn didn't just stand out in stunning dresses and statement pieces, she could even take an everyday outfit and make it feel like she was walking the red carpet. In this simplistic jacket and skirt combination, she pops in a subtle colour, in an outfit you could wear for a day time event with the girls, or a night time dinner party. You can shop it with this elegant chiffon jacket dress by Gina Bacconi, ¬£260, now.
The Flapper Style
Some like it hot, and Marilyn was certainly one of those people. Not one to shy away from a statement piece, Monroe channelled the roaring twenties in her most memorable role as Sugar in comedic gangster/drag romp Some Like it Hot, opposite Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon. Shop her flapper girl style with this stunning LBD Collection Clara dress, ¬£89 (also available in black and gold).
The Glamorous Gown
Marilyn once again channels beauty and elegance in her signature style. Taken from a photoshoot from one of her earliest films, little did she know how she would take the world by storm in a few years. But even before the headline billing, she steals the camera's attention, and that of her co-star, with a simple arm flex in this one shoulder piece. Shop the look with this one-shouldered Honor Gold Alicia Maxi dress, ¬£115, in new hue mocha, and capture all the attention in the room.