Friday, 31 January 2014

Blog Series - Curves around the World - Curvy Plus size Outfits - WEEK #33 Bombshell Look

Marilyn Monroe

When I think of the 'bombshell'and the 'pin up' look I think glamour, femininity, subtle sex appeal, Marilyn Monroe, Dita Von Teese and the vintage look. Make up wise it means black flicked out liner and red lipstick. This look needs an ultra feminine, pretty, subtlety sexy dress (preferably velvet or lace). Now I have nothing in my wardrobe suitable and really wanted to show an outfit true to the style. 
The outfit:

The only thing I would change with this is I would have made the dress red but I couldn't find one. I would have also loved velvet. However I like this dress and the overall look.  The lace is pretty and girly and it has gorgeous detail extras. The off the shoulders detail, sheer arms and v neck are sexy but subtley so and the style really shows off those womanly curves. This dress is classy, ultra pretty and feminine and really fits the bill for the theme.  I love it.

I decided on nude heels to stick with the classy theme and I wanted the focus to be on the dress and make up. The drop earrings are really pretty but simple. They pick up the gold in the clutch and go well with the heels. The fact they are a drop style is again sexy as it points to the neck and is more feminine and fluid than studs.

Dress-Asos / Shoes-Asos / Earrings-Dorothy Perkins

Make up and hair:
Dita Von Teese
I've never done this vintage look with my hair but I totally want to try it! Porcelain pale fresh skin (I love this, being a pale skin girl myself. We all know I am a fan of natural skin and no orange fake tan-ness!), black liner flicked out and red lipstick is classic vintage bombshell. So gorgeous and classy and pretty simple to do. Flawless!

What do you think of this look? Let me know in the comments!

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Jennifer (Germany).  
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  1. There are a ton of hair tutorials on youtube on how to get your hair like that. Most involve a lot of hairspray, some even have things you roll into your hair to keep the curl big and in-place.

    You're able to pull off ruby red lips (we've seen it) and I'm sure you'd look great all dolled up :) maybe for a new years party?

  2. Marilyn was definately a bombshell - I love her dress and would have loved to see her entire dress with shoes worn with that, am sure it was a great ensemble :)

  3. I think you could totally pull off the vintage look that you posted, I think it would look great. I think you should try it one day! But yeah I love the dress that you posted, I really like lace and I think it's beautiful.



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