Marisa Tomei is a well known Hollywood actress, and her devotion to the craft of film deserves all the plaudits in the world; but she manages to avoid the harsh light of super stardom and celebrity culture most of the time. When she does hit the silver screens, Marisa always dazzles with her constantly evolving fashion sense. Here we will show you some of her most iconic looks and how you can take inspiration from them.
Fashion Inspiration from Marisa Tomei
Marisa has great dramatic range, from portraying a kind hearted exotic dancer in the cult classic The Wrestler, a principled maternal figure as Aunt May, and a fiery automotive expert and all-round girl boss in her Oscar winning role as Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny; and this range extends to her wardrobe choices over the years, both in her cinematic roles and on the red carpet.
A Maverick in My Cousin Vinny
In My Cousin Vinny, Marisa Tomei first came to the attention of many people, playing the eccentric Italian American woman Mona Lisa, known equally for her barbed words and stunning outfits.
Even though My Cousin Vinny was a fusion of comedy and legal drama, Marisa looked like a femme fatale out of an action thriller when she wore this stunning blood red outfit and dramatic hair.
You shouldn’t be afraid to wear eye-catching monochromatic clothes, and experiment with your hair.
Whilst she was a loud mouth throughout the film, Mona Lisa still scrubbed up well when she was drawn into court proceedings as a witness.
Wearing a figure hugging purple dress that is covered in gold embellishments, Marisa Tomei stole the screen in the film. It’s important to realise you too can “steal the screen” in your own life by wearing outfits that truly fit your figure, and that having a bit of sparkle in your life is always a good thing.
All Business at the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards
At the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards Marisa celebrated her role in the hit film The Big Short, about the state of modern banking, stock markets and the Great Recession. She glowed wearing a black crop top and powerful pair of trousers that were fit for the red carpet, but wouldn’t look out of place being worn by the CEO of a Wall Street powerhouse.
Formal wear needn’t be dominated by voluminous dresses or revealing outfits; you too can wear something that projects your professionalism and power through wearing pieces with strong colours, such as the black Marisa wears here, with brighter highlights like the lining of the pockets.
Ageless as Aunt May
Tomei’s most high profile roles in recent years have been as Aunt May alongside Tom Holland’s incarnation of Spiderman, and as part of the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marisa pulls off the look of a chic aunt from Queens with ease, combining practical staples such as jeans and high waisted formal trousers, with brighter eye-catching pieces such as this colour gradient shirt. Whilst Hollywood and Tomei herself in this piece can inspire a lot of fashion inspiration for glitzy events, Aunt May’s wardrobe can definitely be emulated on an everyday basis.
However, Tomei looks equally comfortable adorned in a golden dress designed by Zuhair Murad at the Spiderman: No Way Home Premiere. The stunning outfit and it’s gemstone embellishments are inspired by the Infinity Gauntlet worn by Thanos throughout the MCU.
Peachy keen for The Rose Tattoo
Celebrating the start of The Rose Tattoo’s run on Broadway, and her leading role in the production, Marisa wore a revealing dress that highlights her wonderful figure, especially her curvaceous behind.
Whilst it’s always important to be respectful of dress codes, on occasions where it is appropriate, you should take inspiration from Marisa and feel good wearing something that is slightly more revealing and helps you show off your assets with pride! Age is but a number to Marisa, with the 57 year old looking fierce and confident in anything.
Raunchy Red Carpet inspiration
When presenting the Emmys, one of the glitziest Red Carpet events each year, in 2019; Marisa stole the show wearing this stunning one shoulder gown with a daring thigh split. The bold combination of the bright red and pink fabric with the dramatic shape of the dress which compliments Marisa’s hourglass figure, makes the outfit a knockout success.
Hopefully you have found this walk through Marisa Tomei’s Hollywood wardrobe interesting and possibly helpful. If you are aiming less for Hollywood and more girl-boss, business power-player; then you might prefer to capture Shiv Roy’s style.