ICONS ON ICONS: MARILYN MONROE AND THE OFF SHOULDER DRESS
words by LUCY BULLING • Fashion
DO WE EVEN NEED TO TELL YOU HOW THE OFF-THE-SHOULDER DRESS IS PERSONIFIED BY MARILYN? OR THAT IT IS AN ICONIC STYLE CHOICE? PROBABLY NOT, BUT WE WILL...
‘Icons On Icons’ is a series dedicated to the fashion pieces that have become as synonymous with style as the luminary responsible for thrusting them into the fashion zeitgeist. From classic beauty trends to your most worn and loved wardrobe staples - Icons On Icons is here to remind you why some superstars and silhouettes will forever be remarked as a true fashion icon.
Fawned over by the masses even beyond her death, we (the fashion crowd) owe more than we know to Ms Monroe. Especially the Off-The-Shoulder dress. Nothing says sultry and seductive, sophisticated and suave like a décolletage baring off-the-shoulder number. Let us take style cues from the sexiest of them all; Marilyn Monroe’s penchant for this design is proof there is always a time and a place for a little shoulder free moment.