Friday, 22 July 2016

The Unfortunate Reality of the Bardot


The bardot neckline. Everywhere you look, there's someone sporting an outfit with one. A trend that has taken the world by storm this Spring/Summer and I for one, have quite a few things to say about it.

Like all my other sarcastic posts, take this with a pinch of salt but lemme fill you in on a few home truths.

1. They look really weird on hangers, like... That ain't appealing at all. Meaning you have to go through the hassle of trying them on just to see if they hang right. Changing rooms in this heat? No thank you.

2. The inevitable "pinging up" of the arms. Seriously, I can no longer reach into a cupboard wearing a bardot without exposing half my torso thanks to these little buggers. If I had £1 for everytime I had to re-adjust the arms, I'd be well on my way to buying the Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection, am I right?

3. Boobs. They do not go well with a lot of boobage. Totally understandable I mean, they cut straight across the tops of them so what else can you do? Saying that, they're surprisingly flattering once you get past the whole pinging arms situation.

4. One thing I have a fear of when it comes to fashion, is strapless bras. They terrify me. I own one, and I do wear it with bardots (thank you clear straps - life changing) but could I actually wear a completely strapless one? Heck no. Knowing my luck I'd be walking down the road and it'd fall down, either that or I'd be revealing some very unwelcome side boob. 

5. The fact that there are so many different styles to choose from. Bardot top? Fitted bardot top? Bardot dress? Bardot jumper? BARDOT PYJAMAS? The list is endless, you could literally build an entire wardrobe from that one trend, which is totally fine - You do you boo. Have one for everyday of the week, own it girl.

Despite my mini moan about this trend, I bloody love it. The bardot neckline is a classic, and as much of a faff they can be sometimes, I hope it's here for many seasons to come... And if not well, I'mma keep wearing them anyway.

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  1. I do own a few styles of this top and it is a pain when they ride up your arms! They are pretty but such a pain!

    Emmy | EmmysBeautyCave | Bloglovin

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  2. I owned one Bardot top once and quickly decided the trend was not for me! Too much faffing to get it to sit right in my opinion! They look lovely though, so I'm always a bit jel of people who can pull them off.

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    1. I love them but bloody hell, they're a faff! x

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  3. HAHA! funny post I can totally relate with the boobage issue bardot crops are a total nope for me xx

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  4. Well I just embarrassingly had to google what a bardot neckline was....
    Now that I've seen a picture I totally understand where you're coming from with all of these points!

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. Hahaha sorry for making you google! x

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  5. Oh I do love the bardot but I get seriously anxious wearing strapless bras. I just cannot. Luckily I've found a few bardot style tops that have a thin strap so at least it's in good style yet still allows me to wear a normal bra :'D

    Tamsyn Elizabeth | Peaches and Bear

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    1. Omg same. Cold shoulder tops are equally as adorable and less scary for those who aren't comfortable in a strapless bra! (Seriously though, clear straps are the way forward) x

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  6. This is brilliant. Strapless bras are the devil, they're so uncomfortable!! I don't have a bardot top because of all these reasons, but they look so cute!!

    Hannah xx

    http://hannahelizabethblg.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. This made me giggle so much! Bardot tops are amazing but oh my word, such a faff! I posted a photo on twitter the other day of the bardot hangy down bit blowing up into my face in the wind, UGH! They are lovely but not the most comfy haha, much prefer a cold shoulder!

    Robyn xx
    www.phasesofrobyn.com

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    1. Omg I saw that pic hahaha, it killed me! x

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  8. This made me laugh! Totally agree though! I hope this fashion sticks around but if not I'll still be wearing mine that is for sure! Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

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    1. Despite my moaning, it's an adorable trend x

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  9. I actually had to look this up because I honestly had no idea what a "bardot neckline" was. It must be a way bigger trend in the UK, because I haven't seen one person wearing the style where I live in the US!! I'm going to have to buy myself one of these tops though! xx

    zoemack.com

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    1. Really? Wow that's surprised me. It's so popular here! x

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  10. Haha finally someone says it! I can't wear these to save my life. You'd need to sitch them onto your arms or die from fiddeling them down every five minutes.

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  11. 2,3,5 relate to me the most hahahah. I refuse to wear ones with elastic in them as they seem to both emphasise the size of my chest whilst also being a pain and pinging up every five minutes! Also, 5 hahaha, it's like how halternecks with low-backs have been really popular lately, and I can't go braless, it's not an option, so I just have a million straps everywhere - I don't trust strapless bras either! Oh well! haha.

    Amanda Jayne | beauty, style, life

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    1. I'm yet to find one that doesn't have elastic in haha #boobstruggles x

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  12. This gave me a giggle! SO true though. I own far too many bardot tops, but I just love them! I have taken to wearing one of those bandeau-type bra top things underneath & I think it's far better than risking the strapless bra!

    www.sartorialscot.com

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    1. I love them too, I want them all. Oh god I wish I could get away with wearing a bandeau, they were life saving before my boobs decided to grow! x

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  13. I love the bardot neckline so, so much but they just look horrendous on me haha. Not good when your shoulders are already way wider than the rest of your body! These points made me laugh though aha.

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    1. I have pretty broad shoulders so I feel ya! x

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  14. Honey, bras are a nightmare yes, I recently got a couple of GREAT ones, they're m&s and I'm a 34E so like strapless bras haven't ever gone well for me but they look and feel really good! I'll send you a link on twitter if I can find it xx

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    1. Okay this is one of them, the other I can't find and I actually prefer the other one but when it's not in the wash lol I'll send you a picture of the label <3 xx http://www.marksandspencer.com/luxury-embroidered-non-padded-underwired-strapless-bra-dd-g/p/p22410845?image=SD_02_T33_4763_AX_X_EC_90&color=ALMOND&prevPage=plp&pdpredirect

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    2. Ooh that's a pretty bra! The one I own is from M&S too, I just wear it with clear straps though and it's a perfect fit hehe x

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  15. Haha this post made me laugh! I bought one once and it was uncomfortable! It didnt fit me at all so I took it back and haven't bought another one since! xx


    Thrifty vintage fashion

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    1. Oh bless you, they take some getting used to! x

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  16. Great post :D I love the look of them on other people and think they are super cute, but they are a big no no for me to wear myself! Mainly for the damn sleeve situation you mentioned. No thanks - way too annoying!

    Love Hannah xx

    www.HannahHawes.com

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    1. The sleeves can be such a faff, especially if it's a bit chilly out and you need to wear a jacket. Not cute. x

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  17. Aha i love this post! Literally read it like FINALLY SOMEONE SAID IT! I tried one on yesterday and i looked like i had a couple of lemons as opposed to boobs - too much information? :P I so want to love this trend, but just not sure it works for me (or 90% of the population who aren't Karlie Kloss...)

    Bumble and Be

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    1. I'm just saying what everyone's been thinking haha! x

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  18. I thought I was the only one who's armed pinged up hahah. Great post idea :)

    She Dreams

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  19. This post made me giggle, thank you for the brutal honesty. I love the look of these tops but they are such hassle to wear some times.
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    Lady Law Student

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    1. They're so cute, but I really have to be in the mood to wear them haha x

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  20. I love the look of Bardots, however my big boobs simply looks thotty with them. I cannot get away with it :((
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I try to avoid wearing plain coloured ones so my boobs don't draw attention in them haha! x

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  21. I recently picked up a pink bardot top from Topshop this month and I'm so in love with it - I think it's such a flattering fit! I too am not a fan of the strapless bra but thankfully I managed to find a peach toned bra with a halter strap which actually suits the top quite well, it actually looks more like I'm wearing a bikini underneath than a bra! ps.. I laughed hard at the 'bardot pyjamas'!!

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk

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    1. I haven't seen any in Topshop that have caught my eye y'know, I'll have to have another look. Oo halter strap, good shout! x

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  22. I hate the pinging up of the shoulders! Boobs are so annoying in bardot tops too, they either make the top stick out or just show so much boob. Do bardot pjs actually exist?! They sound like the worst things ever xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. I get you, stupid frickin' boobs haha! Bardot pjs are totally a thing, Google them! x

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  23. Ahah I love this post!! So so true! I have massive OCD about my wardrobe and hate how they look on hangers!! And have to re adjust every time you move! But they are so cute I keep buying them! X

    https://dreamingoffithavenue.wordpress.com

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  24. Haha literally everything you listed is the exactly reason why I have yet to try this style! Great post lovely.

    Tara | www.cattitudeandco.uk

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  25. This definitely gave me a giggle, I'm pretty.. 'gifted' in the boob area so I feel like bardot tops would look nigh on shocking on me! I think I'm look like a big box..

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

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    1. Haha thanks! Glad you liked the post :) x

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  26. It's a love/hate relationship haha :D
    Really fun read, sweetie!
    Oh the bra thing... don't even get me started on that, hon. I do own a strapless one but have NEVER worn it without clear straps. Also, how often does it jump up?! Love them (but hate them sometimes) :)
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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  27. I love Bardot tops but I can also relate to all of these! Love your header by the way <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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  28. Hahaha love this post! I'm yet to own my first bardot top but I do agree that they look super flattering but I totally understand how they could be super inconvenient haha! x

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  29. I have a couple of bardo tops and the most annoying thing is when you are trying to drive and they just pop up your arms, but I still love them.
    Alicia x
    http://bambidreaming.blogspot.co.uk

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