STYLE BLOG by CARLY MADDOX

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Stylish Films: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes


I just love watching Marilyn Monroe films, and of course they're all good and the style is fabulous in all of them, but in my opinion, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is quite a legendary film as far as fashion goes. The fashion going on in this film is so good, and while the dresses are beautiful, I can't help but pay attention to the wonderful way outfits were accessorized in it, and during the 50's in general. The gloves, the scarves, the capes, and of course the elaborate collars were all very lovely and made for an interesting look, something you honestly can't find much of today. I love that then all you needed was a dress, heels, and your accessories to complete the look, rather than today, where most affordable clothing pieces are so cheaply made and simple that you pretty much have to layer in order to create a decent eye-catching outfit. Clothing was also very classic then, and the quality structural details of clothing pieces made for such an interesting article of clothing that prints weren't much necessary, another thing that I simply cannot stand about the clothes of today. Sometimes prints just can get so tacky, which is why I try to stay away from most prints unless it's your classic polka dots, stripes, leopard, or even snakeskin prints in some cases. Quality in clothing has without a doubt decreased since the 50s, so seeing all of these beautiful outfits in movies like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is definitely a refreshing sight. This film is a must see, along with most other Marilyn films, they're so happy and cute! 
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  1. It's funny you mention affordable clothes. A normal day dress for women would cost at least $100 in today's money. A normal everyday wear dress. But that dress would last you for years and years as long as you didn't outgrow it. Unless you expect to start paying $100+ for a brand new dress, I wouldn't complain about the quality. You could also learn to make your own clothes, and then you know what kind of quality you're getting.

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  2. those are gorgeous styles too! :)

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