Friday Fashion – Lovedrobe Stripe Print Bardot Top

There are certain fashion trends that make a comeback after a period in the fashion wilderness, and then decide to stick around. Maxi dresses are one such trend, kimono jackets are another,  and now it seems we must add Bardot tops to the list. They made a reappearance last summer, and show no signs of leaving us, with High Street Stores and online shops full of a range of designs that all have one thing in common, they show our shoulders off to fabulous effect. And this is the major plus point of the Bardot top, because many of us will say we hate our arms, our tummies and our legs, but most of us have no problems with our shoulders.

Lovedrobe has a brilliant range of Bardot tops that show just why this sexy look is one suitable for everyone. Their range comes in sizes 16-30 and shows that this is a style that is as good on a plus size figure as it is on a slimmer physique. Lovedrobe have taken the trend, and have added beautiful flounced sleeves to it, perfect for those who hate their arms. They have also made the tops a little longer, covering up those problem tummy areas and making their tops so good teamed with skinny jeans. Their prints are also unusual and beautiful – in short, this is a range that is a total winner.

 

The Lovedrobe GB Womens Plus Size Stripe Print Strappy Bardot Blouse With Crochet Cuffs is just one of the beautiful Bardot designs that is making Lovedrobe such an exciting brand this Summer. It combines so many elements, from lace cuffs, to an almost business like blue pinstripe, and the addition of shoulder straps too for those who don’t want to feel too exposed. The pretty floral print raises this up – there are lots of pinstripes around this season, but adding a delicate floral print makes this top feel very feminine and pretty.

The lace cuffs give this a sort of vintage feel, and the elastication around the shoulders is comfortable rather  than tight fitting. The fabric is a silky feeling polyester, so many of these styles of top are in cotton, so this is a nice alternative.

As previously mentioned, the top is cut slightly longer which makes it great with jeans, but I have worn mine tucked into a denim skirt and I think that this works well too.  I picked out the red of the print with my shoes, dead ringers for Swedish Hasbeens, but actually charity shop finds that were originally from Tu. (Less than £5). This season’s choker necklaces also work so well with the Bardot style.

Lovedrobe have a really great range of Bardot tops, you can check out more here.

The season of the cold shoulder

One of the key fashion trends of Spring/Summer 2016 has been the bare shouldered look. Whether we are looking at strategic cutouts to give the cold shouldered look, or at full on Brigitte Bardot style, shoulders seem to be fashions new erogenous zone. This is a style that is everywhere, and works for both dresses and tops.

Celebrity Inspiration

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Shoulder baring tops do not conform to one style or trend. They can be worn casually with jeans a la Olivia Palermo, or as a fashion-forward directional look like that worn by Solange. Boho, sexy or worn with dungarees, Bardot styles are possibly the perfect summer top, with a style that can satisfy every taste.

JD Williams currently has a great range of Bardot and cold shoulder tops, and I wore one of my current favourites during the glorious Bank Holiday weekend. The frill Bardot top has a real 1970s retro feel due to the cheesecloth material, and comes in a slightly longer length which makes it a great choice to wear loose over jeans or trousers.  I chose to wear it with a long maxi skirt and mustard wedges for a boho 70s look that I think is great for sunny days and for packing in your holiday suitcase.

Frill Bardot Top £20 Click to visit JD Williams

Frill Bardot Top £20 Click to visit JD Williams

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This top is brilliant in that you can wear it two ways, sitting on the shoulder, or pulled further down in full Bardot style. The neckline is super pretty, with a large frill detail which goes all the way around the top, and the colour is a really vibrant mustard shade that looks so good when contrasted against deep primary colours, or worn with classic black or denim.

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This is super comfortable to wear, is true to size and is already a summer staple in my wardrobe. It also comes in black and ivory, I’m definitely going to add the black to my wardrobe before my upcoming holiday.

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To view the full range of tops at JD Williams, click here.