Marilyn Style: From Turtlenecks to Nude Dresses

Marilyn by Alfred Eisenstadt, 1953

Whether covered up or stripped down, Marilyn could pull off a wide range of styles with her trademark allure. On her La Vintage Vida blog, Stephanie Nolasco shows us how to wear a turtleneck like MM; and Marie-Claire looks at the history of the ‘nude dress’, referencing Marilyn in Some Like it Hot. In her role as Sugar Kane, Marilyn wore two ‘naked’ dresses (one black, one white) designed by Orry-Kelly. The less celebrated black version – my own favourite – was recently cited by Bustle among the 10 Best Old Hollywood Movie Outfits.

Wardrobe test for Some Like It Hot

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