By Kelsey Glein
Updated Dec 05, 2014 @ 8:19 am
Marilyn Monroe in LBD
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More than 200 of Marilyn Monroe’s personal items are officially up for grabs! Aside from the star's steamy love letters penned by Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, there will be more Marilyn memorabilia on the block—her favorite coat, a beaded necklace, and a little black dress whose thin spaghetti strap famously broke while being worn by the actress during a 1956 press conference for The Prince and the Showgirl (above) will also be up for grabs.

Monroe's iconic LBD is expected to fetch upwards of $40,000 at auction, so if you're looking to add it to your collection you'd better start pinching pennies. Still can't afford the star's velvet frock? Channel your inner bombshell in our Marilyn-inspired picks and complete the look à la Monroe by adding statement jewels and a faux fur topper.

Holiday LBDs
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Shop the dresses (from left): Grace MMXIII, $385; River Island, $40; Topshop, $140;

Holiday LBDs
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Shop the dresses (from left): H&M, $129; Mason by Michelle Mason, $495; Tibi, $550;

You can bid on Marilyn's LBD (and the entire Lost Archive of Marilyn Monroe) in person at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif., over the phone, or online on Dec. 5 and 6. Visit for more information.