Fashion / Style File

Showing Skin

Sexy Looks (and Shoulders) that Channel a Parisian Bombshell

BY Catherine Casey // 07.12.16

It’s time to show a little skin! The off-the-shoulder neckline is here to stay — it makes for the perfect summer top, but is also the perfect transitional piece for fall. This style if also known as the “Bardot,” after French beauty and actress Brigitte Bardot. We’ve put together six sizzling outfits to show off that sexy collarbone and help you channel your inner Parisian.

The most essential element to styling with this neckline is finding the right accessory. The bare skin leaves room for a bold necklace or statement earrings. Oscar de la Renta’s tassel and charm earrings pair perfectly with any solid off-the-shoulder top. This eye-catching choker by Elie Saab is also a great addition to the Bardot style — printed, patterned, solid, or striped, the gold chain and neutral stone add just the right amount of glamour to any outfit.

The off-the-shoulder look can also take on a more casual element. Match the stripe tie Bardot crop from Topshop with a pair of high-waisted jeans, your favorite sneakers, plus some sleek shades, and you’ve got the perfect daytime look.

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