Brigitte Bardot’s Iconic Style Re-imagined

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And God Created..Brigitte Bardot. The 1956 French movie by Roger Vadim (God Created Woman) where the young Brigitte Bardot starred was a blast. She wasn’t just another blonde star. Her iconic style set her apart. She gave the impression of the girl next door who was damn sexy, but in a casual kind of way, untouchable, natural. Her tousled hair with headbands, her gingham outfits, Breton tees, rainbow striped dresses and pants, ruffles, ballerina shoes, and hot shorts changed the fashion world…forever! The Bardot style as it is now known still thrives.

A white with floral print Bardot top will always look this great when paired with a white pair of distressed denims and high heel sandals like with this beautiful model. Image by Lipsy London.
Image by Lipsy London

Brigitte Bardot wore the leopard print before Kate Moss rocked it. But, the off-the-shoulder neckline tops and dresses that were named after her, became an ongoing obsession that we will never recover from. Nowadays, her style legacy lives on, but in a re-imagined way.

How cute is the gingham dress and top the two pretty models are wearing. Image by Miss Selfridge
Image by Miss Selfridge
A gingham Bardot top goes nicely with a pair of black pants for a casual look, as worn by the blonde model. Image by Dorothy Perkins.
Image by Dorothy Perkins
A eye catching cobalt blue Bardot top combined with tailored pants with a floral print can look great. Image by M&Co.
Image by M&Co
A sexy white Bardot cocktail dress worn by a pretty model. Image by Lipsy London.
Image by Lipsy London

After all, fashions come and go, evolve and re-appear in cycles. Thus, Bardot’s style has been re-invented and re-imagined, capturing the flirty, sexy appeal and re-introduced for this SS18 season. Bardot tops and dresses are going to be trending big time, along with gingham, ruffles, and stripes. The great thing about them is that they flatter women in a beautiful and casual way. Most have a more loose fit and come in all lengths. And they can be paired with denims and high waist pants or shorts. Ankle booties, sandals, ballerina flats, and pumps can all be great combos.

A pretty model is holding a huge teddy over her shoulders while wearing a cropped Bardot top and a pair of white shorts. Image by Girls on Film.
Image by Girls on Film
Five Bardot dresses to suit all. Images by the brands noted.
Images by Oasis, Debenhams, Miss Selfridge, House of Fraser, Very Exclusive
Six different Bardot flattering tops, cropped and long. Images by the brands denoted.
Clockwise: images by Miss Selfridge, New Look, Dorothy Perkins, House of Fraser, and feature Miss Selfridge

Undoubtedly, BB was one of the most influential style icons; a true fashion muse. Her name became synonymous to a sex symbol. But, her style was above else carefree and elegant.

[Update: In the video below, Elisabeth is showing us five different summer off-shoulder looks (Bardot style) – perfect to beat the heat haze in a stylish way].

Are you feeling inspired? Ready to embrace the Bardot style top? Or an off-the-shoulder neckline dress for a sexier appearance? I hope so! 😉

Catch you later, xo

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