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Style Icon: Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was a woman who knew how to dress in a way that never let anyone forget she was a woman, and yet surprisingly, she rarely wore (especially in her later years as a style icon and big screen goddess) anything that was too revealing or immodest.

The classic Marilyn Monroe ensemble was a buttoned white shirt and a black pencil skirt that hit below the knees, paired with simple pumps and red lipstick, and it was tailored to fit her properly (something more women should consider investing in- it’s not about the brand or fashion trend you wear that make you look great, but rather choosing stylish and flattering clothes that fit and highlight your shape- buy quality clothing that lasts and find a good tailor if necessary to make sure everything fits right!).

Emulate Marilyn Monroe’s fabulously simple and sexy style!

A crisp, fitted white shirt, a slim black pencil skirt that hits at the waist and is nipped at the hem, a pair of black leather pumps (open toed is always hot!) and red lipstick, for the lady who always wears Chanel No. 5, even when she isn’t wearing anything else …

marilyn monroe style fashion pencil skirt

We love Marilyn Monroe‘s wonderfully feminine style, and her fashion sense still endures today. Her choice of a classic wardrobe, from her elegant, little black dresses to her pretty angora sweaters and simple, delicate cardigans, would still be fabulous in today’s fashion world, and is ideal for any woman who wants people to notice her, and not just the clothes she is wearing.