For those of you who want to be a bit risqué, the showgirl outfits from our ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ poster are quite daring but why not? Russell and Monroe wear playsuits but a black bustier and a pair of high waisted black shorts would be just as effective. For a real showgirl look think sequins and other sparkly materials.
Lined tights are an essential part of any vintage ensemble, you can buy them in high street shops but you can also take a thick black marker and draw a line down a pair of low denier tights. If they are new make sure to keep the cardboard insert in and move it down as you go along with a ruler and the marker, this will keep it stretched in order to draw the line straight the whole way.
For the golden ruched detail you can gather some gold material and put a thread through it, pull the thread , tie it up and pin it to your outfit. Cheap and cheerful big flower brooches will do just as nicely. Add a pair of black peep toed heels to complete the look.