The hard-to-find and nearly sold-out-everywhere Shirley of Hollywood Platinum Collection, inspired by Marilyn Monroe, is from a couple of years ago. Lingerie from this line crop up every now and then, but not often! The Shirley of Hollywood Platinum Collection is made with soft charmeuse satin, sparkle knit, trapunto stitch cups, lace and lace overlay and is very reminiscent of glamorous Old Hollywood. Colors include black, platinum white, red and black and a little pink too.
The Shirley of Hollywood Platinum Collection is not to be confused with another Marilyn Monroe inspired collection they also came out with a few years after this one – which looked *shudder* hideous. They made a small print of her face and added polka dots and ruffles in satin. The entire collection looked more Minnie Mouse than Marilyn Monroe, in my opinion.
Onto the Platinum Collection! I think it’s, by far, the best Marilyn Monroe inspired lingerie collection out there. Some of those I’ve seen just kind of hint at Marilyn’s style, but this one gets it spot on.
Corsets Are A Girl’s Best Friend
Marilyn actually only wore a corset in a few period films, like the River of No Return
The first corset from the left, with the bow, is also available in Red & Black and plus sizes at Amazon.
The second is only still availble in Black/Silver at Amazon.
The third, which is the most stunning of the three can also be worn strapless. It’s available in sizes 36 and 38 right now, from this page at Amazon
All of these corsets can also be found at the Pampered Passions Shirley of Hollywood section, in plus sizes as well.
These first two corsets are actually the same corset! This satin corset enhanced with trapunto and lace is completely reversible – two looks in one! The third is a stretch lace teddiette, also available in red. The first corset can be found here at Amazon
Marilyn’s Heat Wave 1950s Pinup Girl 3-Piece Playsuit Romper
The entire set includes the red satin bra top with softly padded under wired clips, adjustable shoulder straps, stretch mesh bra back, with hook and eye closure. The romper is made in stretch knit with a super scoop neckline and red satin sash. I think this playful suit looks best with matching wedges for a true pinup girl look. Get it here at Amazon.
Sugar Kane Starstruck Sparkle Stretch Knit
I love the rhinestone accent on the black Starstruck Sparkle knit bustier. Bustier features a rhinestone applique, fashion boning, and hook and eye closure in the back. Comes with a matching G-string panty. Sized according to your bra band size. Found here on Amazon.
The Starstruck Sparkle romantic knit mini dress has slimming boning to enhance your figure and a halter neck. Get it here on Amazon.
Marilyn Monroe Inspired Babydoll
What do you think of this collection? Does it pay homage to Marilyn? Comment below and tell me what you think!