Apr 3, 2011

everyone's talking: Brigitte Bardot




This summer, everyone will be channeling Brigitte Bardot's iconic pin-up style swim suits on the beach. The fashion crowd has already picked up - this months vogue is filled with Bardot!

The classic look has many variations. Think: under wire bandeaus, prints, frilled bottoms, halter ties, bows and high waist bottoms to complete your look.


I've selected a couple of looks from Asos & Anthropologie because I think they have (hands down) the best selection (and most reliable quantity) of 50s and 60s style bathing suits, but keeping in mind we are in the 2000s they've made sure the pieces have a modern twist.

Asos: (links)



1: Top $45, Bottom $30 / 2: Full Piece $117 / 3: Top $27, Bottom $22

Floral prints are everywhere, but make sure to tone-down your bathing suit with a simple coloured cover up and a cute leather beach bag. We can always rely on Asos for the greatest floral prints and the free shipping doesn't hurt either!
Hint: though they are mostly available in + sizes, under wire bikini tops can make a small bust look more full too!

Anthropologie: (links)




1: Top $118, Bottom $118/ 2: Top $88, Bottom $98/ 3: Full Piece $144

Anthropoligie's collection is more subtle (and more pricey) with pastel colours, polka dots but the cuts are so interesting! They push the boundaries and knowing Anthropologie's typical selection they are probably quality pieces too. If you plan on going with pastel colours or solids definitely try and push the limit with ruffles, bows, high waist bottoms.



Lara Stone channels Brigitte Bardot in Vogue (April, 2011)

matching accessories: wooden clogs (70s), leather platform sandals (70s), braided hair, leather bracelets, solid sheer cover-ups, statement totes, big round sunglasses (50s & 60s), turbands

*high waist bottoms are more 40s but I think they go hand in hand with Brigitte's style. I draw inspiration for 40s style high waist bikini bottoms from the curve hugging full piece suits of the 50s.

26 comments:

  1. :3 thank youuuuuuuuu!
    that's so lovely of you to say :D

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  2. I LOVE the asos bikinis!
    Thanks for the comment.
    xoxo

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  3. Love Bridgitte Bardot. I'm so glad the one-piece is becoming "sexy" again. I love the Anthro swimsuits but man, are they expensive...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  4. Loving the colourblocked bikini from Anthropologie!

    nina-oliva.blogspot.com

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  5. I love the black and white anthro bathingsuit! it's gorgeous :) i like this beach trend a lot :) x

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  6. She was so beautiful and this post is very inspiring, I think I need to go find a new suit like this. Nice blog, Following you now!

    xoDale
    I have a fashion blog here in San Francisco
    www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

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  7. Can't wait till bikini wearing weather is here.

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  8. She's such an inspiration! Lovely post :)

    The Flower Girl

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

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  9. i love your blog so much! i am now a fallower. check out my blog .discover and follow if you like:)

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  10. gorgeous bikins! I need a new one!!!


    bisous,
    mia

    heylilahey.blogspot.com

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  11. cheers for summer! can't wait to hit the beach, these are all great picks for suits :)
    great blog, following :)

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  12. Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog. I thought I'd better visit yours and repay the favour! :)

    I love your blog, it's great and your pictures are fab, I'm following you now!

    x

    http://yonder-wonderland.blogspot.com

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  13. I love this post. Amazing inspiration and perfect since the weather is finally starting to warm up.

    P.S. We are having a giveaway over on my blog. I hope you can jump over and enter.

    http://sunnydaystarrynight.blogspot.com

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  14. shes just so beautiful! how could you NOT channel her?
    lovely post
    http://www.frankvinyl.com

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  15. she's so classic. i love the selection from anthropologie...j.crew had a few surprisingly cute pieces as well i'm thinking about.

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  16. oooh my favorite is definitely the striped anthro two piece with the highwaisted bottoms, SO CUTE!

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  17. This is all so pretty!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  18. This is so gorgeous! Makes me can't wait for summer!

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  19. I absolutely love the 50s and 60s bathing suit style.
    Your ASOS picks are so lovely.
    xo

    dead-anchor.blogspot.com

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