03/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Marilyn Monroe's Panties Inspire Retro Lingerie Line

The famous photo of Marilyn Monroe's dress flying up while she stood atop a subway grate has inspired a new line of undies, WWD reports. Protec-Style Lingerie will offer the Marilyn panty in black, white and beige made from its patented Mystex fabric, a polyester microfiber that is absorbent and stain resistent. It's also anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral.

Protec-Style President Linda Lord told WWD, "I felt there was a need for something between a glamour garment and a disposable garment, and I couldn't find anything on the market. The woman who wears it must feel flattered by its comfort and durability."

The Marilyn panty can be purchased online for $21 at