Cinema Style: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Friday, March 7, 2014

Today, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (full review here) is known for its big number "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" with Marilyn Monroe slinking about in a delightfully technicolor shade of pink. That pink number isn't  even the only famous Monroe gown from this movie either- a gown of glimmering gems opens the movie, there's a surprising orange gown for a dinner, and a golden one that she needed to be literally sewn into. Each is a jewel of dress, but they can overshadow some of the other gorgeous- and far more wearable- outfits that Monroe and co-star Jane Russell donned through the show.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Outfit
Swing Jacket, Jumpsuit, Shoes, Bracelet (Similar Here), Earrings

When told she wasn't the film's top name, Monroe supposedly quipped, "But I'm still the blonde." It was indeed though Jane Russell  most were lining up to see when the film was released. She wore casual outfits with a flare, including a swing coat over a black outfit with strappy, black heels in her solo song. It is a look that translates well to a more modern style; you could wear this to the office just as easily as Russell used it to flirt with Olympic athletes!

 
In addition to the evening gowns mentioned, Marilyn Monroe's character Lorelei favored the dramatic even in her daywear. She wears a look composed of sleek lines and a striking high collar in the film's last scene. In another she sashes about in a leopard print cape. You could mix and match many elements of Lorelei's style for a striking outfit such as the one below- and don't forget the diamond accessories- after all, diamonds are girl's best friend!
 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Outfit
Dress, Coat, Shoes, Bracelet, Earrings

9 comments

  1. I love your cinema style posts! That blue dress is a knockout!

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    1. I was so impressed that they basically made the dress based off of her. It is even called "The Lorelei" dress after Monroe's character in this film!

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  2. What a chic inspiration Kristian! Totally love the leopard coat ♥

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  3. Great outfits! I haven't seen this movie in such a long time!

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  4. Love the jumpsuit and that pattern on the jacket in the first look and of course loving the leopard coat! Great looks
    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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  5. One of my favourite MM movie! I love the outfit breakdowns.

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  6. I would have loved to have met Marilyn Monroe! Love the diamond earrings, you can just imagine them sitting perfectly in her enormous jewellery box - now that jewellery box I would have loved to have seen too.

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  7. Once they confirmed my measurements, the dress shipped very quickly and arrived within 3 days. I tried it on immediately and could not believe how perfect it was (is)!

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  8. I purchased this dress to wear to a semi-formal event. The dress arrived in an envelope, but was not too badly wrinkled. I ordered a size 10 and I am 5' 10". The dress was long enough.

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