This Marilyn Monroe Dress Is Officially The Most Iconic In Fashion History

This Marilyn Monroe Dress Is Officially The Most Iconic In Fashion History

The Hollywood sex symbol pipped Madonna and Jennifer Lopez to the post in new poll...

If we asked you to picture Marilyn Monroe in your mind, what would she be wearing?

We've got feeling that you're going to say THAT white dress.

You know, the one that blew up to reveal her toned and tanned pins in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch.

With a plunging deep V neckline, form-fitting waist and full pleated skirt, it was a truly stunning piece that showed off Marilyn's hourglass curves to perfection.

The sassy mini is so gorgeous, in fact, that it’s just been named the most iconic outfit in fashion history. 

And astonishingly, it bagged 50 per cent of the votes.

The William Travilla design – which fetched a staggering £3.7 million at auction back in 2011 – was pitted against some extremely memorable looks in e-retailer Kaleidoscope’s poll.

The metallic cone-shaped bra by Jean Paul Gaultier that Madonna worked during her Blonde Ambition tour in 1990 came second after impressing 15 per cent of voters.

Jennifer Lopez was just behind the Queen Of Pop in third place, with the daring silk Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards.

Split to the belly button and thigh, it’s no wonder that J-Lo caused quite a stir as she stepped out on the red carpet.

Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack mini also featured, as did the sophisticated black cocktail dress Audrey Hepburn slipped on in Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

‘We were fascinated to see which outfits from the past century British men and women deem to be the most iconic,’ said Kaleidoscope fashion designer Kirsten Emery.

‘All of the outfits highlighted have a unique twist to them which has meant that they have stood the test of time, and still remain front of mind with the British public.’

She continued: ‘Not all of us would be brave enough to slip on Geri’s mini dress or head to a party in J-Lo’s Versace frock, but we do all like to be bold in our own way and put our own individual stamp on our style choices.’

 
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