Day to Night: 1950s Bombshell Gear

Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, and Jayne Mansfield were the original bombshells. Bombshell or pinup fashion is categorized by a playful accentuation of the female figure, with low-cut halter dresses and hourglass silhouettes. How would you wear this look from day to night?
 
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  • Coeur à la Crème Dress
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    98% Cotton, 2% Spandex. Fabric provides stretch. Elasticized band at back of bodice provides approximately 2 inches of stretch. Removable belt is adjustable and ranges from 25.5 to 33.5 inches for size Extra Small, 26 to 34 inches for size Small, 28 to 36 inches for size Medium, 29 to 37 inches for sizes Large and Extra Large. Machine wash cold separately. Do not bleach. Iron cool if needed. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry. Hang or line dry recommended. Lined through bust. Hidden back zipper. Ties at back of bust. Imported.
  • Standing in the Spotlight Dress
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    98% Cotton; 2% Spandex. Fabric provides stretch. Elasticized back provides approximately 3 inches of stretch. Machine wash cold, separately. Do not bleach. Cool iron if needed. Do not dry clean. Do not tumble dry. Hang or line dry recommended. Lined through bust. Ties at neck and back. Hidden back zipper. Pockets at hips with tie closure. Imported.
  • Casco Bay Brunch Dress
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    100% Cotton. Fully lined. Fabric does not provide stretch. Shirring at back provides approximately 4 inches of stretch. Do not dry clean. Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Do not tumble dry. Iron on reverse side. Ties at neck. Pockets at hips. Imported.
  • Polka Dot Shift Dress
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    Our vintage inspired dress, this wiggle style has short sleeves and nipped in waist with waist belt, provided. Finishing on the knee, this piece zips up the back. Model wears a size 10 and is 5"10. Product Information Fabric: 3% Elastane,97% Cotton. Care: Cool Iron, Do Not Bleach, Do Not Tumble Dry, Dry Clean, Hand Wash.
  • Black floral halter neck dress
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    Black floral halter-neck dress with layered effect and zip fastening. Length 95cm. 100% Cotton. Machine washable.
  • ModCloth Vintage Inspired Long Sleeveless Fit & Flare Indigo Gardens Dress
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    Style stems from this voluminous, halter-necked frock. Its deep blue blossoms look elegant against the billowing, off-white fabric - their hues play beautifully with the striking black sash and scalloped trim. Plant this look alongside twinkling rhinestone earrings, ankle-strapped heels, and a velvety clutch for a romantic outfit blooming with shades of sophistication!
  • Seriously Me Shift Dress Silk
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    A signature Suzannah dress perfect for any event. Flattering seamlines and a beautifully folded neckline are immaculately tailored in heavy silk crepe in the most beautiful warm Pinky Red tone. The intense colour is reminiscent of 1940's lipstick Pink. A truly intense and very warm flattering shade, which has been dyed to a 1950s ballgown, to maintain the true heritage of the inspiration behind this dress. Chic and ultimately flattering for an effortless wear. Fully lined. Italian SIlk Crepe. CB invisible zip. Also available in wool crepe in Cream, Dry Clean Only, This style can be made with sleeves, as a bespoke option. Style with nude micromesh tights and almond toed courts, and neat millinery.
  • Jeffrey Campbell - Carmen Wood
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    Classic pin up status Get lost in JC's take on the classic pinup platform--CARMEN. Punchy, happy and vintage bombshell sexy, the EL CARMEN has got charm and personality for miles. Screw looking too cool and hipstery for school and indulge your inner girly. Pretty is power! 5" heel and 2" platform. Leather upper and man made lower. but loose in heel. Size US8 insole measures 9 5/8" or 24.5 cm. Each half size is 1/4" or .5cm difference. A Jeffrey Campbell original. Women's shoe. Imported.
  • Asos Huey Heeled Sandals With Ankle Strap
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    Upper: 100% Polyurethane. Lining sock: 50% Polyurethane, 50% Textile. Sole: 100% Resin. Heel Height: 15cm. Platform: 4cm.
  • Jeffrey Campbell - El Carmen
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    Classic pin up status Get lost in JC's take on the classic pinup platform--CARMEN. Punchy, happy and vintage bombshell sexy, the EL CARMEN has got charm and personality for miles. Screw looking too cool and hipstery for school and indulge your inner girly. Cute polka dot printed platform is a shoe every girl should own. 5" heel and 2" platform. Fabric upper and man made lower. but loose in heel. Size US8 insole measures 9 5/8" or 24.5 cm. Each half size is 1/4" or .5cm difference. A Jeffrey Campbell original. Women's shoe. Imported.
  • Not Rated Coverlook Pump - Black/White Polka Dot
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    Looking to add some detail to your average pump? Not Rated has you covered with the Coverlook. This platform has details for days and will make you stand out in style. | Polka dot fabric upper | Patent piping | Bow detail on rounded peep toe | 1 1/4 " platform, 4 1/2 " stacked heel | Synthetic sole | Size 8.5
  • Flora Bow Wedge
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    Pretty bows and a raffia heel heighten the feminine style of these sweet shoes, with contrast color and a retro thick heel that feels so retro glamorous. Heel 4.5" Platform 1"
  • Mario Bologna Opalescent White Patent Leather Pump Shoes
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    A cool 1950's seductive secretary vibe oozes out of Mario Bologna's stacked pumps. A slight opalescent sheen reflects off the chic white patent leather while graphic gold detailing along the inner heel and an oversize buckle add class and spunk. Made in Italy.
  • Seychelles 'Mixed Emotions' Pump
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    A retro-inspired angled heel lends comfortable elevation to a polka-dot pump trimmed with a flirtatious, layered bow. Approx. heel height: 2". Fabric and synthetic upper/synthetic and suede lining/synthetic sole. By Seychelles; imported. BP. Shoes.
  • Seychelles 'Solo' Sandal
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    A wood-look cone heel props up a retro leather sandal shaped by gathered leather straps and finished with dapper tassel-tie laces. Color(s): off white, whiskey. Brand: SEYCHELLES. Style Name: Seychelles 'Solo' Sandal. Style Number: 380725.
  • Lace Wide Brim Hat
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    Hat with wide brim. Woven lace. 50% Paper, 50% polypropylene.
  • MAISON MICHEL 'Blanche' wide-brimmed rabbit felt hat
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    Dusty grey wide-brimmed rabbit felt hat with thin grosgrain band by Maison Michel . Rounded crown. Lacquered metal M. Interior banded. 100% rabbit felt Grosgrain Made in France
  • Wide Brim Beach Hat
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    Hat: 100% Straw. Band: 100% Cow leather. Made in Pennsylvania.
  • Polka flower Pill Box Hat
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    A cheeky cocktail hat by British Designer Emily-London in collaboration with Suzannah. An exclusive design using the Suzannah Polka Flower printed pashmina wool as a base cloth. Emily trained with the royal milliners and has dressed the likes of Sadie Frost, Louise Rednapp and Jodie Kidd. Her perfect CV and training nurtured her fine traditional craftmanship of hand blocking, dyeing ( Bespoke exact colours are a passion!)and her fabulous eye for proportion and quality results in the most stunning millinery perfect for weddings, events and the races of course. The Cream and Black flower printed light wool pill box hat with black veiling is an easy and cheeky hat with lots of personality and forties fabulousness. A perfect hat for a Suzannah cocktail dress or perhaps the Peter Pan Collar Shift.
  • French Connection Love Pill Box Hat
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  • Molly Mac Coat
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    A vintage inspired coat with a Peter Pan style collar, buttoning through the front. Product Information Fabric: 100% Cotton. Care: Cool Iron, Dry Clean.
  • Paul & Joe Sister Chenapan Red Cape.
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    Paul & Joe Sister – Chenapan, womens hooded red wool cape. The short sleeve cape is double-breasted with brown and cream marbled buttons, two pockets, vented rear shoulder cape, deep rear box pleat and waistband. The interior is fully lined. Paul & Joe Sister at Coggles.com. 90% Wool, 10% polyamide, lining 100% acetate.
  • Coat Marni
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    Coat in pressed felt, yarn-dyed. Three-quarter raglan sleeve, pockets, turtle neck. Closure by means of concealed, covered snaps. 75% Wool, 25% Polyamid
  • Ochre collarless coat
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    Ochre collarless minimal coat with invisible hook and eye fastening. Length 81cm. 41% Wool,40% Polyester,9% Viscose,8% Acrylic,2% Nylon. Machine washable.
  • ROCHAS Collarless silk coat
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    Teal green collarless silk coat from Rochas . Round neck leads into an open front. Long sleeves. Two front patch pockets. Unlined. Standard fit. Hemline finishes at the knees. 100% silk Made in Italy
  • Elizabeth and James Lafayette
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    Cateye sunglasses. Black monotone or green gradient lens. 100% UV protection. Handmade acetate. Imported.
  • Givenchy Leopard Cateye Frames
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    Plastic exaggerated cateye sunglasses with leopard trim detail. Brown gradient lenses. Available in White Leopard. Made in Italy.
  • Kosslyn
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    Inspired by the 1950’s, this feminine cat-eye sunglass is handcrafted of substantial acetate. Featuring a metal ridged plaque on the endpiece, notably seen on the Zooey, this detail is both unique and timeless. Offered in four classic colors, this style is available with CR-39 solid and gradient Polarized lenses.
  • Ted Baker 1950's Karenza Sunglasses
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  • Trina Turk Gold & Resin Parker Cuff
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    Trina Turk's tortoiseshell cuff captures ladylike sophistication while the gold plated emblem makes it bombshell bold.
  • CHANEL VINTAGE chunky chain bracelet cuff
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    Gold-tone metal cuff from Chanel featuring a chunky chain design. Please note that vintage items are not new but often between 20 and 50 years old, and therefore will always have minor imperfections, even when the items have been used and worn with love and care.
  • Marco Bicego Africa Pearl and Diamond Earrings
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    Freshwater pearls drop from diamond-encrusted studs in these elegant earrings from Marco Bicego's Africa collection.
  • Kate Spade All Wrapped Up Pearls Drop Earrings
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    Kate Spade New York, Add a touch of whimsy to an evening at the opera with our glass pearl earrings, which dangle from a sweet gold-plated bow.
  • Pearl and facet bead necklace
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    pearl and pink facet bead multi row short collar necklace. Drop length 270mm.
  • Manumit Fair Trade Pearl Multi Strand Necklace
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    Audrey Hepburn meets the statement trend in this stunning fair trade multi strand necklace. We adore it for our blouses and pencil skirt work, or paired with a maxi dress and wedges for a dramatic evening look. Multi strand necklace style hand made in New Delhi, India. Brass & synthetic pearl, antique gold clasp and bar detail. Lobster clasp & extender chain. Chain length 42cm (shorterst strand) + 7cm.
  • ABS by Allen Schwartz Half Round Pearl and Crystal Ring
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    Feminine with a vintage feel, ABS by Allen Schwartz' bold ring is heavy on sparkle. The deco-chic bauble makes a megawatt statement with both sleek frocks and glamourous gowns. Brass/glass. Imported. 1.5"W. Photo may have been enlarged or enhanced.
  • Mysuelly Spot Print Canvas Purse With Tassle Detail
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    Purse by Mysuelly . Featuring a three-side zip closure, an all-over spot print, a large leather tassle trim and separate compartments inside for coins and cards. ABOUT MYSUELLY Inspired by the femininity and elegance of the 1950s, Parisian label Mysuelly creates beautifully crafted leather handbags with a quirky vintage twist. The label features a range of covetable classic silhouettes, whilst emphasis on individual detailing and use of color keep the feel contemporary. ABOUT ME Canvas With Leather Trim Width: 12cm Height: 9cm
  • Monsoon Orange Alba Patent Clutch Bag
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    Classic vintage style clutch bag. Shiny gold fasten and side details. Inner zip pocket. W27 cm x H15 cm. Colour ORANGE.
  • Fossil Handbag, Mason Frame Clutch
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    Aged goldtone accents and a vintage-inspired silhouette will make this stunning clutch the star of your ensemble. On-trend perforated detailing combines with a turnlock closure for a classic meets modern appeal. Fossil bag. Leather. Chain wristlet. Turnlock closure. Perforated body; goldtone hardware. Interior features 20 card slots and interior slide pocket. 9-1/2" W x 5" H x 1-1/4" D.
  • TORY BURCH Leather clutch
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    Nude leather clutch from Tory Burch featuring a fold-over front closure and gold-tone logo detail.
  • French Connection Samara Sequins Clutch
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    French Connection sequin detail crepe clutch is a sweet and retro-style party companion. Samara Sequins Clutch has bow detail at front, an optional chainmail strap and zip-up interior compartment. FINAL SALE Machine Washable 100% VISCOSE
  • With Love, Marilyn Monroe
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    Welcome! ❊ This blog is dedicated to the most brilliant classic Hollywood starlet there ever lived. Ask me anything you'd like, I'll try my best to answer! I do not own any of these photos, videos,...
  • MARILYN MONROE, 1952
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    Buy MARILYN MONROE, 1952 by HALSMAN, PHILIPPE (1906-1979) at Beetles & Huxley Fine Photographs Gallery, London. Vintage and limited-edition photographs for sale by the world's master photographers.
  • Two Films about Marilyn Monroe Go into Production
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    Two films about model/actress Marilyn Monroe are going into production.
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janephoto
Wrote 5 years ago
Really very beautiful !!Thanks !!

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