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Fab or fail: Fashion experts tell you if you should still be wearing the Bardot trend

From Shraddha Kapoor to Emma Watson — the off-shoulder trend seems to be still in style. But, is it making you look dated? Or are you totally on point? Let our experts guide you.

fashion and trends Updated: May 05, 2017 19:34 IST
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Prachi Desai last year sported this off-shoulder dress during a film promotion.
Prachi Desai last year sported this off-shoulder dress during a film promotion.(Yogen Shah)

You saw your colleagues wearing them, your BFF’s wardrobe was full of the style and you just couldn’t help yourself when you added it to your e-cart. The off-shoulder was a must-have last season. But, is it just that? So last season? The style is inspired by Brigitte Bardot, the 60’s gamechanger, thanks to her devil-may-care fashion. While Bollywood celebs still champion it, experts are divided on the trend and its relevance.

OUT OF FASHION? NOT AT ALL!
“When the trend in question works like a charm on every body type, sexy without being overtly so and showing off the slimmest part of you, whatever your size, its difficult to say goodbye!” says designer Kiran Jaisinghani.
“The Bardot trend hit the scene in a big way and continues to be a favourite globally. This is all because of its versatility and appeal, especially as a street style staple,” says designer Leena Singh.

Here’s Shraddha Kapoor in a Bardot top a few days back (L) and in a similar style last year (R).

DON’T BE A CLONE, RE-IMAGINE:
“I’m personally not a big fan of this trend. It’s everywhere and everyone has started to look a bit like each other’s clones. I hope to see more individuality in the way people dress,” says designer Rimzim Dadu.
Closing comments? “I think we will be seeing this trend around for a while, but maybe with some kind of layering or in a not ultra-feminine sort of way. The trend has reached its peak really, but we may see it phasing out overtime,”adds Jaisinghani. Let’s just say, don’t throw the Bardots out...yet!

Actor Emma Watson has also championed the trend in the past. Here she is, in a romantic version of it, earlier this year. (John Phillips)