It's Bardot Baby!
Did you know that the off-the-shoulder neckline was named after Brigitte Bardot? This was because the 50's icon was renowned for frequently wearing clothing with this particular neckline, so, it was named after her!
Brigitte Bardot shown wearing an off-the-shoulder top.
When the glamorous Brigitte Bardot dressed-up for Saint-Tropez or Cannes, she often displayed her shoulders and décolletage to ensure that they were the main focus; typically paired with a nipped-in waistline to give an hourglass shape. This style is so retro and relevant to this day and if there's one piece of clothing that transports us to the summer riviera; it's the 'Bardot' top or dress.
Off-the-shoulder necklines can really refine a simple day outfit and transform it into an evening outfit that radiates actress-off-duty. Moreover, they're suitable when layering in the transitional months; especially if the material is knitted or ribbed. Bardot tops and dresses create sophisticated silhouettes, so why not shine the spotlight on your shoulders? Unfortunately, the one factor that has to be compromised is the bra situation as bra straps showing could spoil the beauty of the neckline shape. Don't worry, that's why we have strapless bras! Alternatively, if you like the security of wearing bra straps, opting for a bra that has matching decorative straps that integrate well with the neckline could be your solution. What's great is that the Bardot neckline is multi-seasonal, it's perfect for bearing skin in the summer and soaking up the tan without being too underdressed. Ultimately, this style creates the most flattering, timeless silhouette and is the epitome of feel-good fashion that everyone must try!
Written by Giovanna Scozzari