How to Marry a Millionaire (See full review here) is a light, dessert-y affair without much meat to the plot. But it is a feast for the eyes as not one, not two, but three of Hollywood's biggest names grace the silver screen for Hollywood's first Cinescope movie. Lauren Becall, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable parade about in a whole host of delightful costumes epitomizing early 1950s styles.
Dress, Petticoat (Similar Here), Broach (Similar Here), Earrings, Gloves, Clutch, Heels
Despite being the oldest o the trio of actresses, Betty Grable still wowed in stunning New Look ensembles as model Loco. Perhaps my favorite from Loco's scrumptious closet is this first outfit of imperial blue- and a touch of bright pink peeking out every now and then! The glamour is really in the details- the colors but also the accessories. Worn with some sass and you'll be reeling in the millionaires too.
Some might mistake Marilyn Monroe for a ditzy blonde, but she wasn't, and she didn't play one in this film either. Her character Pola is a model, but she's also a bookworm. Monroe always sports the more close fitting wiggle dress in this film, and makes the look sexy but classy at the same time by opting for sophisticated colors and coverage on top. Because of this, her style in Millionaires is easy to put a modern spin on, by simply changing the shoes to something hard and edgy like the pair of boots shown below.
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