By Aparajita Apra:
The unbashed sexuality, the gorgeous blonde tresses if locks falling carelessly over the shoulders . The sex kitten bombshell Briggite Bardot still .
Her neat hourglass physique , long legs was truly adored.
Being professional trained ballet dancer and later on raising her career graph as a singer,dancer ,actress and model.
She was a fashionista . Her style was a blend of her birthplace France with the modern couture touch . This woman was nothing short of a trendsetter.
With a body and face like that who wouldn’t ?
Here are some of Bardots signature style statement that exists even today
1. THE BARDOT NECKLINE
The off the shoulder style which is quite a rage was started by Briggite Bardot back then . Its fondly addressed as Bardot neckline as she widely popularized it and loved wearing those.
2. THE WINGED EYE LINER
The thick eyeliner with a cat like detailing at the corners of the eyes look too is given by brigitte. Her beautiful doe chocolate brown eyes were always groomed to perfection. The trend ceases to stop and is very much evident even now. The smoky eye effect credit goes to Bardot.
3. CHOUROUTE BEEHIVE
Bardot’s tousled hair was often backcombed and then placed in a bun . Creating an all new hairdo popularly named as chouroute beehive. Which was imitated quite a lot.
4 . BIKINI
For all those skimpy clad bikini babes sun bathing in the beach . It was Bardot who started the bikini trend and floppy hats to go with it. Certainly the best creation for woman and an ultimate testimony of liberation and woman empowerment.
5. THIGH HIGH BOOTS
Before Kate Moss and others following the trend of thigh high boots . Bardot who was much ahead of her times strided in thigh high boots and mini skirts . She was truly a sex symbol with unbashed sensuality.
6 .HAIR BRAIDS AND GINGHAM DRESSES
Bardot was a perfect blend of picturesque feminity and charisma. She could make anything look good.
However the gingham dresses with a child like hair braid were one of her gifts to the fashion industry.
And as she turns 84 this year on 28th September though nothing like what she looked before. After retiring from acting at the age of 39 ,she has dedicated her entire life to the animals protection being an animal activist.
But her contribution to the fashion world and her place as a fashionista and style icon will stay till eternity.
There can only be one Bardot,
Rest is replica.
The tousled hair , the pink pout the french beauty
The uninhibited raw appeal ,fighting atrocity
The sex kitten of 60’s
The demure feminity
The cat eyeliner,the unmistaken curves
The pinup girl Bardot was everyone’s love.