Capri Pants are Underrated
Emulate Brigitte Bardot with this classic and current trend
First popular in the 1950s and '60s, Capri pants add chic, vintage style to your wardrobe. Often referred to as pedal pushers, Capri pants tend to be tight fitting and sit above the ankle. For me, I associate them most strongly with 1950's images of Brigitte Bardot. Tight-fitting, figure revealing Capri pants were a staple of the French actress's style. At a time when the wearing of trousers by women was still in its early stages, Bardot chose to wear Capri pants that unapologetically embraced her feminine shape. This tied in with her bohemian reputation and artistic way of life. Other iconic women who wore Capri pants in the 1950s include Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.
Capri pants were also particularly in style in the 1990s and 2000s. During this period, 50's style Capri pants were in fashion, as well as looser, sporty/cargo styles. While all of these styles are available today, I still prefer the high waisted, classic 1950's look.
This summer, the tight fitting cropped trouser look has made a comeback with celebrities including Alexa Chung and Gigi Hadid sporting the trend.
Below are a selection of my favourite high-waisted, tight fitting Capri pants, available right now, to help you channel Brigitte Bardot's classic 1950's style:
Let me know in the comments what you think of the style and who has worn them best. Thank you for reading, Gina.
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