She was blonde, buxom and beautiful, suggesting just a few of the simplest reasons she remains one of the ultimate sex symbols/style icons today. Born in France during the mid 30s, Bridgitte Bardot captivated audiences and fans from coast to coast during her larger-than-life years as a former ballet-dancer-turned-model-turned-actress before settling into her later role as an animal rights activist. No matter her stance, Bardot left a magical, visual impression through her Parisian charisma and innate sense of style that transitioned beautifully through the 50s, 60s and 70s whether on-screen or in photographs. From the Lolita-esque dainty, girly dresses of the 50s that perfectly put her delicate curves on display in the utmost of lady-like fashion to the more bohemian looks of the 70s, Bardot dressed to please and did so with aplomb. Frocks and fashion aside, the golden beauty tapped into her French roots and exuded exotic yet stately Parisian flair with pristinely quaffed blonde tresses, dramatic cat-lined eyes and peachy full lips.
Bardot's famously-known beauty and style looks are still sought after today, given their classic, goddess-like appeal. We are totally inspired by her ensemble here, pairing a traditional polo shirt with boho-chic accessories of sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, south of the border belt buckle and perfectly placed head scarf. This overall look embodies the epitome of cool. So très chic, so Bardot.
Bridgitte Bardot, 1970s.