Fashion Legacy: Trends Marilyn Started
Monroe beleived adding red to anything made it better no matter what. In the 1950's in a time of boring colors, she brightened everything up. Red lipstick made an outfit sophisticated, classy, and sexy. It also makes the message you are portraying, very confident.
Swimming Suit with Heels
As something she wore in movies, Monroe also wore this type of outfit in her personal time at the beach, or lounging by the pool. As you looked around the beach and at the pool, many women started doing this, just as Marilyn Monroe did.
Monroe had large hips to begin with, but she made her curves stand out with a very tiny waist and large bust. She never wore anything loose fitting. Everything she wore was tightly fitted and extenuated her extremely curvy figure.
Short Hair-Bell Shaped Coif
This hairdo was worn throughout her whole career as she became Marilyn Monroe. Her hair was always above the shoulder, curled, and platinum blonde. Many women copied this hairstyle throughout the 50's and 60's.
Monroe's beauty mark was something that she didn't like and couldn't change about herself, so she decided to embrace it and show it off instead. Her beauty mark became a trade mark people recognized her by. Many women drew on a beauty mark to imitate her because they wanted to look like her.
In singing, "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend," it was obvious Monroe was a fan of diamonds. She often borrowed diamonds from jewelry stores and then returned them. She owned very few pieces of jewelry herself. She was never seen in colored jewelry. Diamonds were her specialty.
Chanel No. 5
Chanel No. 5 was her signature scent. She was once asked what she wore to bed, and she responded "5 drops of Chanel No. 5." She even spiked her bath water with the perfume. She loved the perfume because it had a sexy scent others said.
She wore false eyelashes 24/7. Whether it was for a photo shoot, a movie, or a day on the town, she wore her false eyelashes. They made they eyes look appealing and added volume to her flawless face.