The word bootylicious is something that has been recently coined but we can apply it retrospectively for people from the past like the blonde bombshell Brigitte Bardot. There is no doubt that iconic stars of the past had a patented look that is associated with them like the flying skirt of a dress flying when the lady wearing one, steps on an air grate is associated with Marilyn Monroe and so on. The Bardot in this case refers to the way the leading lady in question made the display of shoulders both sexy and classy. Though this is a style that undoubtedly belonged to the past, it has made a comeback in a big way. There is no doubt there have always been many off-shoulder dresses to make you rhapsodize and drool but we are talking about taking it up or rather down a notch or two.
The thing about the Bardot dress is that it not only has an off-shoulder feature but also has a flap or fringe drawing the eyes thereby making it more flattering. It would be a good idea to combine the Bardot style with gorgeous shoulder length hairstyles to try this year. A Bardot style dress or top is a flattering one and it should be one among the 21 types of tops every woman must know about and own. But the Bardot dress would require you to give some thought to style it right.
Here are some points that you should think about when you plan to wear Bardot dresses or tops:
Take care of the armpits: The thing is while the Bardot top or a dress can be really glamorous, it can also become a bit awkward to wear. If not worn properly it may look as if somebody has yanked down your dress or top or you are dressed in a costume. So you need to ensure that not only do you not end up over exposing armpits in an awkward manner and make you keep fiddling a lot, which will again draw the eye of the onlooker to the way the dress hangs off you in an odd manner.
Easy and flattering: The two words that you need to focus on when you are styling a Bardot top or a Bardot dress, then make sure that it does not look too contrived. This means it has to hang off your shoulders in an easy but flattering manner. Anything else, and you will think that it is a tad over the top.
Play up or down the bosom area: The thing is that most women tend to be very conscious about how their bosom area looks, either believing that they are too flat or too well endowed. Contrary to what many people may assume, the Bardot can be handy in both instances. If you think your, bosom is too big, you can make the fringe on top of the Bardot tight and neat and go with one that is big and a bit stiff to make your bosom look bigger than it is.
Simple or dramatic: While the Bardot will never come under the category of demure, you can make the dress as simple or as dramatic as you want it to be. You can make this simple by adding only a simple trim to the neckline and dramatic by making the fringe as dramatic as you want to appear.
The best aspect of a Bardot is that you can wear it with a mini frock, a maxi, top or even an evening gown. But the one thing that you should have to wear it is sheer confidence and style.