Black Beret - Style Icon: Brigitte Bardot Fashion Lessons

France is the country of many fashion icons and one of them is the gorgeous Brigitte Bardot. Her iconic beauty and style have marked an era and are still a well of inspiration for today’s generations. The famous actress had timeless style that has inspired woman around the world decades later, let’s remind ourselves of some of the secrets of her timeless and iconic style.
Hats are a must have
The famous actress has proven us many times that there’s not one combination that cannot become even better if accessorised with hat.
Invest in one ‘bombastic’ cocktail dress and wear it often!
You don’t need a closet full of dresses to achieve a “wow” effect
You only need one dress to which you will be faithful and will embellish and combine it with new accessories. Brigitte was doing this too and she always returned to the knee-length dress that emphasised her figure.
The Ultimate Bardot Neckline
Although due to her nude and semi-nude roles we remember her as a very sexy and revealing woman, Brigitte’s private style was not so provocative. While other actresses emphasised their cleavages, she emphasised another part of her body – her shoulders, which is why she’s credited for the so-called Bardot neckline, the name given to a top that lies off the shoulder.
Sometimes even the simplest combinations are the best
Brigitte Bardot’s sex appeal never depended on her deep cleavage or was a result of her provocative clothes. She was always a very sexy lady thanks to her body posture that made her look so attractive even when she was wearing the most ordinary bell-bottoms and a t-shirt.
Stripes go well with every combination
The popular Breton shirt (white or beige with dark horizontal stripes) is a piece of clothing synonymous with French fashion. Brigitte always wore it with short or long pants in all colours.
Ballet flats
In 1956, the actress requested the French fashion brand Repetto to create a special pair of shoes resembling the shoes worn by ballet dancers. The French shoemaker Rose Repetto revived the production of ballet flats by creating the classic “Cendrillon” shoe at Brigitte’s request for her to wear it in “…And God Created Women.” Today, ballet flats are very popular and adored by many women around the world.
During the 60’s and 70’s Brigitte was very recognisable for her hair and makeup.
She had long tousled blonde locks that were either held up with a silk ribbon to create a half-up hairstyle or gathered in a messy bun. She wore her hair middle parted and was famous for her beautiful curtain bangs and her beehive. As for her makeup, it was always simple. Her signature was the thick winged eyeliner flick, which is still one of the most popular looks today.

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