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Marilyn Monroe

Embrace the show-stopping glamour of the Fifties with these Hollywood-inspired buys

Make Like Marilyn

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Take inspiration from My Week With Marilyn and fall for all things Fifties-fabulous! We’ve rounded up our fave vintage-style finds for a true Hollywood-inspired day.

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Show-Stopping Style

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We’re all familiar with the image of Miss Monroe posing in that iconic white halter-neck dress. Here at You & Your Wedding HQ, we like to think that if the sultry superstar went bridal now, she’d wear something with just as much Fifties glamour – cue a tea-length, flirty frock from Ian Stuart’s Killer Queen collection.

Cadillac dress, £1,950 Ian Stuart, ianstuart-bride.com

Coco Loco

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It’s not surprising that one of the most iconic fragrances of all time was worn by the legendary Marilyn. In an interview with a journalist in 1954, the temptress revealed that she only wore a few drops of Chanel No. 5 to bed. It’s safe to say the dreamy scent is still at the top of our beauty wish list.

Chanel No. 5 eau de parfum (100ml), £86, Chanel, chanel.com

Monroe Maids

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With more than a little Marilyn about it, this super-sleek maid’s dress comes in a variety of colours but looks dazzlingly hot in metallic gold (pictured). Team with a black faux fur shawl for extra pizazz.

Dress, price upon request, twobirds Bridesmaid, twobirdsbridesmaid.co.uk

Walk that walk

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Named after the film star herself, these eye-popping red pumps are totally Hollywood. Rumour has it that Marilyn altered her shoes so that one heel was half an inch shorter than the other. And that’s how she nailed her trademark sexy strut. Ladies – take note!

Marilyn shoes, £160, Rachel Simpson, rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk

Luxe Lingerie

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Embrace your inner seductress with a vintage-inspired lingerie set, complete with suspender belt and bullet bra for extra va va voom!

Harlow lingerie set from £12, What Katie Did, whatkatiedid.com

The Perfect Pout

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Lights. Camera. Action! It’s time for your red carpet moment and when it comes to puckering up in style, Kate Spade New York’s new super-luxe lipstick in Adventurous Red is seriously hot.

Adventurous Red Supercalifragilipstick, £20, Kate Spade New York, spacenk.co.uk

Tulle Temptress

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For another take on Fifties-inspired aisle style, look to this Novia d’Art tea-length dress with stunning lace detailing. For dazzling effect team with a bird cage veil and some show stopping heels.

Paris dress, £1650, Novia d’Art, noviadart.com

Bed Time Beauty

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While Chanel was her perfume of choice when at home in LA, the Hollywood beauty’s favourite English eau de toilette was Yardley’s Lavender – light and fresh, it’s still a heavenly scent.

Lavender body set, £8.99, Yardley, yardleylondon.co.uk

Chic Shades

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Michelle Williams’ Marilyn looked ever the movie starlet in a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. Check out these white shades for a super-chic, bridal-beautiful look.

Ray-Ban 2140 Wayfarer white sunglasses, £108, Sunglasses Shop, sunglasses-shop.co.uk

Arm Candy

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Pop your on-the-day bridal essentials into this sparkly clutch for gorgeously girly glitz-appeal.

Jolie clutch, £125, Benjamin Adams at Paradox London, paradoxlondon.com

Pop Art Princess

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Decorate a blank reception space with Warhol-inspired prints of Marilyn. Alternatively, have your own pictures transformed to create a personal Pop Art feature at your reception.

Marilyn portrait, £55, Achica, achica.com

Blonde Bombshell

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Toni & Guy’s Blonde collection will help nourish locks for platinum-perfect, luscious hair.

Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner from £6.39, Toni & Guy, boots.com

For more super glam accessories to style your day fabulous, check out our round up of stunning engagement rings and wedding bands…

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