Celebrity Style Report: Belted Dresses a la Marilyn Monroe

Wanna look like a star? Zen College Life blogger Jemima Lopez tells you how with her special guest post. Take it away Jemima!

Girly, fun, feminine fashion is definitely all the rage for Spring 2012.

With the slouchiness and almost alien-looking trends of the past couple years, it is a breath of fresh air to see designers turning a more playfully sexy leaf this season.

Pippa Middleton's Sexy Belted Dress
Kate Middleton’s Unforgettable Belted Dress

One of the best ways to re-create these girlish silhouettes is to take a pencil skirt or a puffy mid-length skirt or dress and belt your waist tightly. Pair with a form-fitting top and heels, and head out the door.

The belted waist has a always given off a sex kitten vibe. Just look at Marilyn Monroe. Her iconic slim-fitting look from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes has become a metaphor for sexy.

Marilyn Monroe's Belted Dresses are In Fashion

For more inspiration, check out the very ladylike belted dresses rocked by Pippa Middleton and Taylor Swift (whose retro looks are gorgeous to behold at Stylebistro.com.) Recently, many models and celebrities have been by Whowhatwear.com sporting belts as integral parts of their looks too.

Taylor Swift at the Teen Choice Awards

Jemima Lopez is a freelance blogger and writer who writes for Zen College Life, the directory of higher education, distance learning, and best online courses. She welcomes your comments at her email: lopezjemima562@gmail.com.

Thanks for sharing, Jemima!

Post your favorite night-on-the-town styles on the Hollywood Wax Museum’s Facebook page. We’d love to see you strut your stuff!


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5 Responses to Celebrity Style Report: Belted Dresses a la Marilyn Monroe

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    Hey Hollywood Joe,
    This question may be a little off-topic, For a school report, I need people to answer me these questions, in their honest personal opinion.
    It’s all about the noughties by the way.

    1) Event of the decade (i.e. Barack Obama being elected, 9/11 bombing, something like that)
    2) Actress of the decade
    3) actor of the decade
    4) Movie of the decade
    5) Female artist of the decade
    6) band of the decade
    7) male artist of the decade
    8) album of the decade
    9) best trend this decade
    10) best technology this decade (i.e. ipods or perhaps the wii or guitar hero)
    11) director of the decade
    12) best style (i.e. chav, wag, emo, scene, )
    13) worst thing about this decade
    14) best thing about this decade
    15) most influential celebrity this decade
    I look forward to your next post

  2. jeanne says:

    Just to let you know, that’s not a pic of Pippa – that’s Kate Middleton.

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