Louella DeVille 1957 "The Marilyn Dress"
1957 was a very special year.
It's the year, the iconic Marilyn Monroe wore this powder blue, polka dot, 4 tiered gathered skirted, dress of amazingness.
This glorious, inspired reproduction dress is as true to the original as possible.
Featuring hidden back zip, full gathered tiers and gathered skirt, gathered bust and back bodice detail.
Adjustable straps & hidden pockets make this dress a dream to wear.
There is no stretch as it is cotton poplin so please check measurements carefully.
8 - Bust 34-36" Waist 26-28"
10 - Bust 36-38" Waist 28-30"
12 - Bust 38-40" Waist 30-32"
14 - Bust 40-42" Waist 32-34"
16 - Bust 42-44" Waist 34-36"
18 - Bust 44-46" Waist 36-38"
20 - Bust 46-48" Waist 38-40"
22 - Bust 48-50" Waist 40-42"
24 - Bust 50-52" Waist 42-44"
26 - Bust 52-54" Waist 44-46"
This dress is so cute and the fit is perfect.
I've loved this dress ever since I saw it. I knew it had to be mine. Unfortunately, the first size I bought didn't fit me. The new size fits much better, but the shelf bust is exactly the same depth in both sizes. Which means it sits nearly halfway up my boobs :( Clothing makers never seem to understand that having a large bust size isn't just about width, it's about length, too. And shelf busts tend to be very unforgiving when there's not enough depth. But other than this one issue (I'm going to make it work for me somehow, dammit!), the dress is great. Lined and thick fabric so while it looks like a summer dress, it will also protect against those cooler summer nights, too. Just add a cardi or a shawl! So if you're a busty girl, just be aware that the shelf bust won't sit properly, but the rest will feel floaty and fun!
If you haven’t got this dress your wardrobe is incomplete!
It’s flattering and timeless.
I’m a busty curvy and tall girl, (16g bust, dress size 16-18 and 178cm tall) this dress sits perfectly
This is just beautiful, there’s so much fabric in the dress and the details are super cute. Such a floaty, ethereal feel to it. Can’t wait to get some warm days to style it 💛
In this gorgeous dress we can all feel like Marilyn. Teams beautifully with pink or red LDV shrug or pop the white cotton In A Pinch Ava tie blouse over top and your shoulders are perfectly protected from the sun.