Marilyn Monroe in dress made of a potato sack, 1951.
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5 lessons to learn from Marilyn Monroe

Often we come across the patriarchy of society and face some undesired situations and might lose patience. But how to give a response in the classiest manner without losing our grace is what we need to learn from this infamous fashion icon, Marilyn Monroe. Society and its unnecessary remarks for women holds a long history. In today’s blog, we are going to discover such remarks and her savage clap-backs. June 1 is Marilyn Monroe Day and we present this article to keep her in our memories. Originally known as Norma Jeane Baker, Monroe was was a classic icon of the ’50s. Red luscious lips and a black mole is something that made her a classic evergreen beauty.

A sweet clap by Marilyn Monroe

Back in the 50s when Marilyn Monroe was an icon was enjoying her fame. She was spotted wearing a low cut red dress matching with bold lips. While attending a party in the Beverly Hills Hotel. ‘Cheap’ and ‘Vulgar’ were a few of the remarks of a female journalist and she furthermore added that Marilyn would look better wearing a potato sack. Another narrative that revolves around is that Monroe is beautiful because of the fancy clothing. These comments were the motivation dilatory one of the iconic minutes in History. She was spotted nailing the potato sack look proving her whimsical sense of humour and how not to entertain negative responses.

Body Positivity


Apart from being a sex symbol and a powerful representative of the curvy figures, she always served looks with utter confidence. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” as quoted by the blonde queen.

Be limitless

“A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.”

Your only limit is you, often we hear this but do we practice it? If not, then it’s a sign for you to touch the sky and create boundaries like Monroe.

Rules are meant to be broken

Not just the gangsta things but also a classy lady doesn’t bind herself in some of society’s rules that make no sense. The Misfits actress once stated, “If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never got anywhere”

Be Yourself at any cost!

The blonde bombshell once got candid. She said that she often lacks patience, and is insecure and selfish. The Niagara actress was very open and acceptable about the mistakes she made and at times hard to handle. Giving birth to one of the most iconic quotes aka if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best.

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best.”


Well, it is not just her famous quotes, we love. These life teachings are confidence-boosting, all about self-love and acceptance and we just can’t get enough of it!

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