Bardot Style

Have you noticed it’s all about shoulders this season? You better get yours prepped and ready to bare this spring/summer, because off the shoulder, cold shoulder and one shoulder styles are everywhere.

Our favourite – the Bardot style. Named after iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot, because she loved this style, the simple off-the-shoulder look looks best in a plain, black top, teamed with a skirt, or capri pants, perhaps a headscarf, and some big sunnies, mimicking Brigitte’s laidback French Riviera style.

This top from Louche @ JOY  (£14) is perfect.

bardot style classic black top

BUT…there’s more to Bardot style this season than just a simple black top. We love bright, bold colours for spring.

We love patterns and pastels, and everything in-between. Florals, tile prints, aztec prints, stripes – the list is endless!

bardot style tops patterned

Clockwise, from top left: Floral top, £24, Dorothy Perkins @ Debenhams, tile print top, £14.99, New Look, stripe tie sleeve top, £45, JOY, pink and red and black striped top, £14.99, New Look, Geo print long-sleeve top, £24.99, H&M

The great thing about a Bardot style top is that it’s so versatile. Team it with a pencil skirt, a full midi skirt, capri pants, jeans – anything at all!

Pencil and full skirts and capri pants give you that retro feel. Jeans give your top a more casual, laid-back look.

bardot style tops plain

Clockwise, from top left:Yellow top, £12.99, New Look, pink scalloped edge top, £29.99, H&M, leaf print orange top, £14.99, New Look, green top, £9.99, H&M

Bardot style dresses are easy spring/summer wear, and can be formal, or not so formal. Debut @ Debenhams‘ monochrome dress is classic Bardot style (£110). New Look’s stripes (£14.99) are a more modern, laid-back take, and H&M’s bright red skater Bardot style number (£29.99) is a statement piece.

bardot style dresses

The perfect Bardot style dress must be a floral one – team with wedges, big sunnies and a straw bag. Perfection.

bardot style floral dresses

l-r; Pink floral dress, black floral dress, both £24.99, New Look

Maybe a Bardot style neckline on a jumpsuit works for you (£39.99, H&M)? Or a simple plain navy dress – we are in love with this one from H&M (£29.99). And this bold tunic dress with a floppy Bardot style neckline is a great holiday buy (£17.99, New Look).

Bardot style dresses and jumpsuit

What’s your Bardot style?