Marilyn Monroe is undoubtedly the most iconic blonde bombshell. She was by today's standards, a "plus-size" model/actress-but in the 1950's her physique was unmatched for desirability. Although I can't understand why people constantly use her quotes in facebook posts, I cannot deny that the woman was beautiful. And I can't blame women (especially celebrities and fashionistas) for being inspired by her style and confidence. I'm skinny and brunette, but when I want to amp-up my sex appeal for a night out (or a night in) I channel THE blonde bombshell herself- Ms. Monroe.
Fashionista.com's Nora Crotty says "Five decades [after her death], women wearing curled blonde coifs, full lips painted red, heavy lids, and figure hugging gowns still rule the red carpet, trying to emulate Marilyn’s bombshell look". Since celebrities try to channel her look so often, the Marilyn look has become timeless and absolutely recognizable. Who wouldn't want to look like a bombshell on the red carpet, after all?
Inspired by Crotty's article, I've compiled pictures of celebrities sporting the Monroe look on the red carpet. Some of the pictures are from the article on fashionista.com, others I found myself, but none of them belong to me:
Why don't you let your inner Marilyn out tonight? ;)