Personal Shopper: Marilyn's Glittery Gold Dress Dupe

Anna writes, "Oh masters of internet shopping, I just saw Some Like it Hot and this dress that Marilyn Monroe wears in it is so scandalously to die for! I would love to own such a sexy dress to vamp up date night. I am a size 10 or 12 and I have no particular date in mind, but I'm sure my hubby would love a sexy surprise! Thanks!"

Hi Anna! Layla here. I so wish I could have found dresses that more closely resembled Marilyn's masterpiece in Some Like it Hot, but it really is one-of-a-kind, isn't it? Here are a few approximations. If none of these strike your fancy, my advice would be to sit on it until the fall. Holiday collections will emerge around then, and they'll carry plenty of sparkle to choose from!

1. Gold Strapless Mesh Dress ($234)

2. New Year's Kiss Dress ($120)

3. Festive Flair Dress ($49, on sale)

4. Gold/Lavender 3/4 Sequin Dress ($43)

5. Gold Sequin and Fringe Cocktail Dress ($169)

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layla-pic.jpgLayla here: At a strapping 5'2", I've got plenty of tricks up my sleeve for fellow petite girls who need to look fashion fabulous. Plus, I make all of my beauty purchases online just so I can get free trial size samples in the mail. If you're not sure about a product, chances are I've tried it! I'd be glad to recommend my favs. I also have a knack for men's apparel and gifts, especially geek guy gifts, thanks to the expertise of my own gadget-inclined guy.

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