Marilyn Monroe was a movie star famous for her roles as pin-up models, blonde bombshells, and bubbly characters. Undeniably one of the most fashionably influential women to aspire to in the ’50s & ’60s was Marilyn  Monroe. Even 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.

Undeniably one of the most fashionably influential Hollywood women to aspire to in the ’50s & 60’s was Marilyn Monroe.

The Beauty Foster Child

Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married for the first time at the age of sixteen. This makes perfect sense considering her childhood and most foster children make huge blunders. For the simple reason, they want to loved and accepted. We all know throughout her lifetime she sadly never found it. Because tragically her love relationships were only skin deep. It was her beauty that became her success and her tragedy at the same time. As part of the war effort in 1944, she met a photographer and began a successful pin-up modeling career.

Fascination

What is it about Marilyn “the” Monroe style, that fascinates us so much? Her film success during the 1950s was a clear message to all other women that Marilyn Monroe’s look was the trend to follow. Marilyn Monroe fascinated the masses with her sensuous, glamorous good looks, and her classic movie star appeal.

she was the blonde bombshell on the red carpet. Style Marilyn has been copied all over the world. Her plunging neckline outfits were her beauty mark. She was the pop of Manhattan.

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Her platinum blonde locks, red lips, and sexy aura reflect the chic and feminine fashion image that we ladies still admire today. The white halter dress she wore became an instant iconic fashion symbol, and it just so happened to hug her curves in all the right places.Her dramatic eyelashes and high-arched brows created a signature look all on her own, which she is still recognized for today. It is both classic and unique, and will forever be identified as “the” Monroe style.

Her clothes were often tight-fitting, daring, and revealing in more ways than one. Her track record for playing the typical ditzy blonde, paired with an overload of sex appeal, is what catapulted her to international sex symbol status. No matter who you are, don’t be afraid to take a bit of her flare and translate it to create a fabulous Marilyn-inspired outfit!

Beauty Versus A Sound Mind

Monroe’s troubled private life received much attention. She struggled with addiction, depression, and anxiety. She had two highly publicized marriages. The sad truth regarding her mental state was all over the shot. Understandably as a foster child, this could never be healed. The simple reason it was her natural beauty we aspired to. But as a mentally stable woman, we should learn that the industry after all sorts her for their own personal financial gain. Most of her millionaire status dwindled when she died.

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Mental health

Being famous can result in harsh consequences. The possibility of Monroe having accidentally overdosed was ruled out as the dosages found in her body were several times over the lethal limit. Her doctors and psychiatrists stated that she had been prone to “severe fears and frequent depressions” with “abrupt and unpredictable” mood changes, and had overdosed several times in the past, possibly intentionally. Due to these facts and the lack of any indication of foul play, her death was classified a probable suicide

White Dress

That famous white dress was the epic 1950s advert for glam. She loved to perform in front of troops. She looked fabulous in any pencil skirt and shirt. She loved to wear a sweater with plenty of diamonds. She always wore red lipstick that was her signature style.

Many of her ensemble showgirl outfits were about jewelry, wearing cream and beige. When performing she loved to flirt with white fur stoles

She rocked the denim and white shirt look too very American.

Marilyn Monroe white dress

The Beauty Foster Child

Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married for the first time at the age of sixteen. This makes perfect sense considering her childhood and most foster children make huge blunders. For the simple reason, they want to loved and accepted. We all know throughout her lifetime she sadly never found it.  Because tragically her love relationships were only skin deep. It was her beauty that became her success and her tragedy at the same time. As part of the war effort in 1944, she met a photographer and began a successful pin-up modeling career.

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Fascination

What is it about Marilyn “the” Monroe style, that fascinates us so much? Her film success during the 1950s was a clear message to all other women that Marilyn Monroe’s look was the trend to follow. Marilyn Monroe fascinated the masses with her sensuous, glamorous good looks, and her classic movie star appeal.

Her platinum blonde locks, red lips, and sexy aura reflect the chic and feminine fashion image that we ladies still admire today. The white halter dress she wore became an instant iconic fashion symbol, and it just so happened to hug her curves in all the right places. Her dramatic eyelashes and high-arched brows created a signature look all on her own, which she is still recognized for today. It is both classic and unique, and will forever be identified as “the” Monroe style.

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Her clothes were often tight-fitting, daring, and revealing in more ways than one. Her track record for playing the typical ditzy blonde, paired with an overload of sex appeal, is what catapulted her to international sex symbol status. No matter who you are, don’t be afraid to take a bit of her flare and translate it to create a fabulous Marilyn-inspired outfit!

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Beauty Versus A Sound Mind

Monroe’s troubled private life received much attention. She struggled with addiction, depression, and anxiety. She had two highly publicized marriages. The sad truth regarding her mental state was all over the shot. Understandably as a foster child, this could never be healed. The simple reason it was her natural beauty we aspired too.  But as a  mentally stable woman, we should learn that the industry after all sorts her for their own personal financial gain. Being famous can result in harsh consequences. The possibility of Monroe having accidentally overdosed was ruled out as the dosages found in her body were several times over the lethal limit. Her doctors and psychiatrists stated that she had been prone to “severe fears and frequent depressions” with “abrupt and unpredictable” mood changes, and had overdosed several times in the past, possibly intentionally. Due to these facts and the lack of any indication of foul play, her death was classified a probable suicide

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You can read more about William Travilla the man who styled her.