You can thank the likes of Chloe, Michael Kors and Peter Pilotto for the tidal wave of bardot-style cold shoulder tops and dresses hitting stores. There’s something so satisfyingly laid back about an off-the-shoulder style. A carefree cut that has the ability to make you feel like you’re on holiday all of the time (that would be the billowing sleeves, ruffle details, embroidery and tassels decorating them) meet the feel-good pieces of summer.
River Island’s folk fancy epitomises bohemian glamour with its longline tunic length, floaty, cuffed sleeves, tassels and best of all, intricate embroidery.
Asos’s gold floral midi dress screams evening elegance but spin it for day too with tan gladiator sandals and metallic sliders.
Mango’s gingham finish couldn’t be more perfect for now – that picnic check appeal looks great on the beach or in the city with denim.
Topshop’s mint bardot dress works for office, holiday, weddings and more. Throw in some white accessories to create a clean, minimal look.
J Crew’s cotton stripe top is the classic option, those subtle blue and white lines will never date. Try with tailored shorts and white denim.
Tory Burch’s off-the-shoulder cotton mini dress offers the ultimate summery update on the little back dress. With stand-out burnt orange embroidery, just add a tan.
New Look’s bardot top couldn’t be simpler. Great shape, cool fabric, bold nautical stripes – what’s not to love?
Asos’s overlay top is just the thing for lifting your trusty denim jeans and shorts. Finish with sporty pool slides for day, and barely there strappies for night.
Miss Guided’s button up bardot dress is a throw-on-and-go gem. Try clashing an unexpected coral lip or add interest with tasselled earrings.