Wishlist: the best bardots

I haven’t done a wishlist type post for such a long time (perhaps it’s a hideous idea and everyone will hate it!)… I’ve got lots of outfit posts in the pipeline, but this was fun to do meanwhile while I finish those off. This one’s dedicated to one of my favourite separates – the beautiful and always a little bit sexy bardot top. What I love about these is the ability to turn even jeans into an outfit that’s a bit 50s, super-feminine and looks like you’ve made an effort – while still being effortless and pretty comfy (especially if you’ve got a strapless bra that doesn’t kill you). I love that this retro favourite has come back into fashion this summer!
These styles are all under £25, most are in fact half that…
The best bardot tops from SS 2014
Stripes, dots, gingham… all classic prints, but I love the palm trees too for something a bit different! And the ruffled coral number I couldn’t resist – great colour and a lovely peasant/gypsy top vibe about it, there’s quite a few like this around. Like #4, although while I love the print, it’s probably on the short side for my less-than-flat tummy…
…Although, a lot of the bardot tops available at the moment are crops (ASOS has got lots in plain colours especially) and as I recently discussed in this post, crops can be a good length with high-waisted skirts/jeans/shorts. In fact, they can look better as you don’t have to tuck anything in and deal with bunched-up material (bane of my superficial life).
What do you think – have you found any awesome off-the-shoulder numbers out there I should know about? Although perhaps don’t tell me about too many, I’ve already bought one of the above, which I’m sure will be popping up in an outfit post some day soon 😉


  1. July 23, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    I actually just took delivery of the River Island one this morning! I have a few from ASOS, but they all have long sleeves, so I wanted some sleeveless ones for the warm weather… I love bardots too: there's just something so glam about them!

    • July 24, 2014 / 12:04 pm

      If it's the stripey one, we might end up with matching outfit posts… what's the blogging equivalent of one of us having to go home and get changed?? 😉

      I've bought a short-sleeved one from ASOS too… I basically can't be stopped when it comes to bardots. They'll go out of fashion again – I must have them all now!

  2. July 24, 2014 / 1:30 am

    I like posts like these, they always introduce me to so many cool stores and stuff! 🙂 I am really loving that second top, the style and color are so perfect!


    • July 24, 2014 / 12:04 pm

      Coral is such a great colour for clothes – agreed! And who doesn't like a flirty little frilly shoulder 🙂

  3. July 24, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    I picked up a couple of cropped ones from Asos earlier in the season, and I don't think a week's gone by without me wearing one. I'm definitely planning on getting some full length ones for fall, or maybe even a bodysuit for wearing under pencil skirts and whatnot. Showing off the shoulders works way better for me than cleavage, since I don't really have any.

    • July 26, 2014 / 5:03 pm

      I've long been curious to see if a bardot body wouldn't just gradually work it's way down to indecent exposure!

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