Show Off Your Shoulders This Summer

You may have noticed that off shoulder tops are hugely popular these days. Known to many as the “Bardot Top”, it owes its name to sixties fashion icon, Brigitte Bardot. Even after all these years, she remains throughout the world a symbol of timeless French style.  

Why have so many women fallen in love with this style? It reveals a flattering cut of women’s shoulders in a chic and feminine way, without showing too much. And now, the trend has been updated with plenty of different types of off shoulder tops; try it cropped, slim-fit or even flared!

Today, we’ve found some different looks for you to get inspired by.

WITH A SKIRT

Like Rocky Barnes or Meagan Faye, mix and match your skirt (maxi or mini) with a Bardot top. Give some volume to your look by choosing a flared style.

WITH SHORTS

You can never go wrong mixing an off shoulder top (choose high-waisted, cropped styles or the classic slim fit!) with casual denim shorts. Here’s how Federica and Julie Sarinana put their looks together.

AS A DRESS

We can often find the Bardot top’s neckline on a dress, as it is so flattering and feminine for any body type. Federica chose a slim fit yellow dress, while Julie adopted a looser fit and a tropical print also trending this season.

Here are some similar styles we’ve found right here on Baopals. Make sure you have at least one of them in your wardrobe for this summer!

Guest blogger Concetta Borli comes from a tiny country best known for its delicious waffles, beers and chocolate. In this country, the temperature never exceeds 28 degrees, so you can only imagine how she is melting here. Fortunately, off shoulder tops exist and are a good alternative for not going to work in a bikini top.