Endlessly hip and effortlessly cool, the 1970’s set the precedent for beach bombshells. From perfectly messy hair to short shorts and a sense of sun-kissed levity, we’re forever in awe of this era that so perfectly captured what it meant to be casual cool. At Forever Soles, we’re obsessed with anything free-spirited and ocean front — barefoot is better!
When it comes to defining that ’70s vibe we love so much, we turn to these four beach babe style icons that inspire us to daydream with the breeze in our hair and the sand beneath our toes. At one point or another, these ladies have made us want to shed our everyday clothes and soak up some rays! So, let’s take a look at how their personal fashion statements made them the trend mavens they are today.
The ultimate O.B. (original bombshell), Bridget Bardot’s signature look is as rad now as it ever was. When she wasn’t living in bikinis, the film star made women everywhere fall in love with off-the-shoulder tops with wide necklines, black headbands, flats and, of course, that blonde bouffant hairstyle. For Bardot, it was all about Capri pants or short hemlines, floppy hats and perfect pouts.
Ah, that famous poster...red bathing suit, feathered hair and a megawatt smile marked Fawcett’s fate as one of the hottest female’s of the decade. Girls everywhere were heading to their local watering hole trying to get that golden California tan! Known for being fresh faced and au natural, this Charlie’s Angel constantly rocked high-waisted jeans with simple tees and wore both platforms and skater shoes flawlessly.
Known for her ability to nonchalantly draw sex appeal from comfy-sexy tomboy looks, Jane Birkin was also glamorous chic with a folkloric spin. The legendary It Girl donned cut offs with knitwear and barely-there makeup. Minimalist shag at its best!
(OK, so she was a little earlier than 1970's) but doey-eyed with blonde ambition, Sharon Tate’s sartorial stance epitomised both classic charm and bohemian charisma (so seventies!). From floor-length dresses to beach-goddess looks, the bohemian princess was drawn to crochet pieces, basic blouses and Cali-inspired throw-ons.
Who is your favourite 70s beach babe?!