What Are Bandeau Swimsuits

With all the available options as swimsuit season approaches, it can be hard to decide what swimsuit is best for flattering your body. It can be hard to keep track of all the available styles and what the latest trend of the summer may be.

Bandeau swimsuits are attractive and simple tops that can look very sexy on the right body type.

Bandeau literally means bands in French. That should give you an idea of what kind of top we are working with. While the length of the swimsuit varies from one piece, tankini, or bikini top, all types involve a band that goes across the chest, sometimes straight across and sometimes with shaped cups in order to better flatter the bust line.

Strictly speaking, bandeau swimsuits should be entirely strapless, but some tops that fall under this category do have a small string strap, usually in halter top fashion. This is generally just for appearances, as the main support comes from the cups of the top.

On a bikini, the bandeau is a very exposed and sexy top. In most cases it leaves the shoulders entirely bare and may show a fair amount of cleavage. It takes confidence in your swimsuit ready body to be able to wear this type of bikini comfortably, but if you can make it work for you, it is a very attractive and enticing look.

The bandeau tankini is good for women who are looking for something that is a little more modest or conceals the stomach area a little more. This style of suit allows women to show off sexy and tones shoulders and an attractive bust without having to worry about how many sit ups they’ve done that week.

The bandeau one piece is another interesting choice. This type of suit is best for women looking for something a little more modest and covering, but who still want to show off a great figure. The one piece suit will show off the lines of her body without actually revealing skin while the bandeau top cuts low and gives the suit that hint of sexiness that is often missing in one piece suits.

Whatever style of top you choose, bandeau swimsuits are worth looking at. It is a great way to show off your beach body this summer in an outfit that everyone will be talking about.

Who Should Wear Bandeau Swimsuits
Bandeau Swimsuits are not for everyone, nor for every occasion. While a bandeau swimsuit is a very attractive look on many women, there are a few things the smart swimsuit shopper should keep in mind before making her decision.

The first thing to note is that, while attractive, the bandeau top does not offer much support. This means it may not be right for you if you are planning on engaging in much physical activity, including jogging, volleyball, and possibly even swimming. If you are at the pool or the beach in your bandeau and don’t want to be left out of the physical activity, be sure to check that your suit is snug first to prevent any embarrassing incidents.

Women who have larger than a B cup may also want to avoid this style. While it is flashy and compliments cleavage, these suits traditionally have no underwire and therefore do not offer much support. Women with a larger breast size may feel uncomfortable and considerably less supported than they may have wished with a bandeau and may want to consider a halter top style instead.

Bandeau swimsuits are excellent for women with smaller chest sizes, as they emphasize the chest and make it appear more prominent. Those who are particularly flat chested should avoid the straight banded bandeau suits in favor of a more shaped style. A broach-style pin or a ring in between the cups can draw greater attention and be even more flattering in this style of suit.

Bandeau suits are also great for sunbathing. We have all experienced the difficulties of odd tan lines with other bathing suits. Since there are traditionally no straps on a bandeau top, you are left with no awkward lines after a day at the beach. Whether you were there specifically to work on your tan or just happened to get one after your day out, you will feel much more comfortable and look great in your other clothes with a bandeau tan line. If you wear many low cut shirts, you may also want to make sure your bandeau top is low enough to properly tan the area.