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Style Icon: Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte_Bardot_-_1962For retro style glamour you can?t go past Brigitte Bardot for inspiration. The French beauty defined a generation with her sensual and casually chic look. A model, activist and actress, having featured in over 50 films, Bardot was also a fashion icon of the 60s and 70s. She sparked plenty of trends and even has one named after her.Draw on Brigitte Bardot?s relaxed yet sexy style with our guide:

Classic Bardot ensembles

Bardot had an hourglass figure and she made the most of it. Stick with waisted styles to accentuate your curves. Try a simple white tee paired with a full skirt cinched in with a thick belt. Or wear high waisted pants with a wide neckline blouse that leaves your shoulders exposed (otherwise known as a Bardot neckline, after the actress).St Tropez and Cannes are two locations continually linked with Bardot and she has done a lot for their tourism. To get into the coastal vibe of a French summer at the beach, wear your bikini with a big floppy hat and some retro shades. Take a fitted playsuit with you to slip into afterwards.

The Bardot look

It wasn?t just the clothes she wore that defined her style, but also how she did her hair and makeup. For Bardot?s signature look, go with cat eyes for feminine allure and leave your hair out in long, tousled locks. Keep the rest of your makeup subtle, sticking to nude hues for your lipstick. Or for the casual up do Bardot is most known for sporting, style your hair in a low beehive known as a choucroute hairdo. Don?t be too fussed about keeping it neat - Bardot?s blonde waves rarely looked coiffed to perfection and that was all a part of her charm.

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