Cagole refers to women originating from the French Riviera who dress and behave as "bimbos". It made its debuts as a slightly offensive slang word in the early-mid 2000's, but quickly was reclaimed as a proper lifestyle by cagoles themselves. The aesthetic encountered an agonizing death in the mid 2010's, although the term is still used in its home region.
Cagole fashion doesn't differ much from the usual 2000's bimbo fashion. Hair is long, straightened and either of a natural colour or dyed blond. Tanned, hairless skin is the norm - it is often covered in thick foundation mismatching the wearer's carnation, giving it that infamous cakey look. Concerning makeup, blue or white eyeshadow is associated with a kohl liner, and lips are over-lined with a nude lip pencil. Jewelry is common: garish necklaces, ear hoops and philtrum piercings to name but a few items.
Clothing is revealing, with little cleavage coverage, low cuts and sometimes exposed underwear. Regular outfits frequently include the following: pencil skirts, skinny jeans, yoga pants, leopard fur patterns, tight dresses, tank tops, stiletto heels, fur boots.
Cagoles are known for being loud, promiscuous, and sometimes likely to argue or throw hands for reasons lacking common sense. They are mainly mocked by the major part of the French population, but some people still praise them for being carefree, strong women.
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