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10 Fashion Lessons We Can Learn From Marilyn Monroe


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Bare Your Arms
Marilyn Monroe often bared her arms -- and shoulders and cleavage -- but if you've got it, flaunt it. And she certainly had it!
Marilyn Monroe often bared her arms -- and shoulders and cleavage -- but if you've got it, flaunt it. And she certainly had it!
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Bare your arms, no matter what your size. Why are we so hung up on the state of our triceps? Arms and shoulders are sexy, girls, so let's bare them a little more often! Marilyn Monroe, whose figure was admittedly anything but lithe, wasn't afraid to wear halter dresses or other shoulder- and arm-baring fashions.

The truth is, a halter-style top or dress looks good on most any body type because it draws attention to the face and generously skims the tummy. We also love shoulder-baring looks paired with an empire waist; this high waistline cinches just under the breast to create curves.


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