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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.

  • Love Marilyn Monroe, she is definitely a style icon!

    Cute outfit – those shoes are gorgeous!

  • I loved her sense of style – simple and elegant.

  • I wish I could pull that off!

  • Penelope

    You can, it looks great on EVERYONE!

  • Jennifer The Quirky Momma

    MM had style. She had a classic, timeless style. She had a to die for figure, too. Such an icon!

  • that is her style to a T. You did a great job finding pieces that match who she was

  • People like Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn have my heart, but I do love Marilyn’s sense of style. She had fabulous taste!

  • Her style was so classic and elegant. I love your style board!

  • This is so cute. Love it!

  • Mellisa

    What a great outfit!

  • I think her style is coming back in I think Taylor Swift is doing a good job of bringing it back.

  • gosh beautiful! She was a gorgeous woman!

  • I absolutely love her style, I just wish it was something that I could pull off.

  • Leilani

    Love her style!

  • Love her style and those heels!

  • She always looked glamerous!

  • You could use the word icon and every synonym surrounding it, yet all of them combined wouldn’t properly describe Marilyn! LOVE her.

  • She looks adorable there.

  • I love her style. So classic and sexy!

  • I LOVE Marilyn Monroe’s style too!

  • Jenn

    Ive always loved Marilyn Monroe, and you’re right, she never dressed immodestly. With that bosom, she didn’t really need to! Lol

  • Donna

    I love pencil skirts and white blouses! She was a classic beauty, indeed.

  • I love how classy Marilyn was and how she chose to dress timeless versus trendy.

  • Maryann

    Such a classic look

  • I’ve always liked Marilyn. She had a distinct flare about her.