If you’re wondering why I’ve shared so many dresses recently, it’s because there are so many amazing choices this season! Even if you’re not typically a “dress person,” I urge you to step outside your comfort zone – and what better way to do it than with this gorgeous Bardot-style midi dress?

Not only is the classic sunflower print perfect for summer, it’s literally cut in my dream silhouette! Inspired by the famed off-the-shoulder styles worn by Brigitte Bardot, the 1950s and ‘60s film icon, this Bardot dress is fitted at the waist and flows beautifully down to the mid-calf – I wish all dresses were cut like this! I felt like a screen goddess as soon as I put it on.

The off-shoulder trend is going strong for summer, and this dress is no exception. It’s demure yet sexy, and keeps your décolleté cool on hot days, which is always a plus.

While I paired the dress with nude flats here, it also works with low-cut white sneakers for a more casual look, or if you want to dress it up for dinner or a night out, block heel sandals or colorful pumps. It’s truly a versatile dress that can easily be dressed up or down depending on the accessories you pair it with.

I decided to play off the vintage vacation feel of the dress’s silhouette, so I added my favorite wide-brimmed sunhatwicker bag and white sunglasses. Wearing a jacket can be tricky with this type of shoulder cut, so carrying a shawl or looser-cut lightweight coat is a good idea if you think it will get chilly at night. But rest assured, this dress will sizzle on its own!

No strapless bra required with this dress via @GirlWithCurves


No strapless bra required!

Just pull your bra straps down to mimic the off-shoulder of the dress and voilá!

No strapless bra required with this dress via @GirlWithCurves

No strapless bra required with this dress via @GirlWithCurves



Dress: Asos (wearing 14)

Bra: Lane Bryant

Shapewear: Spanx (wearing XL), plus size here

Shoes: J.Crew

Bag: Cult Gaia

Earrings: Baublebar 

Bangles: Ralph Lauren

Sunglasses: old Asos, similar here

Hat: old Forever 21, similar here

Lipstick: Sephora Lip Stain #6