What is a bandeau bikini?

Like the name suggests, a bandeau bikini is a band-shaped form of swimwear. They have a rectangular shape which fits around the bust like a band of fabric. These can vary in shape slightly, depending on whether they are padded or have underwire. Most bandeau bikini tops have detachable straps, so you can feel more secure while walking or swimming and take them off when sunbathing. This flexibility is one of the reasons why this style of swimwear is so popular.

What are the different types of bandeau bikini?

Bandeau refers to the shape of the bikini top, but there’s more than one swimwear option available in the bandeau style:

  • Non-wired bandeau bikini top – This style is most suitable for ladies with a small to medium sized bust as it does not have any wiring to support a heavier chest. They are extremely comfortable and usually come with detachable straps.
  • Underwired bandeau bikini top – If you’re a women with a more ample bust, this is the right style of bandeau top for you, because of the extra support from underwiring. They often have a more rounded shape at the top and usually come with a little bit of padding, giving slightly more coverage and a smoother appearance with reduced chance of nipple show-through.
  • Bandeau bikini sets – Buying a set makes the process simple, with a top and bottom that match without the hassle of searching around. In a bandeau bikini set, you’ll usually get bikini bottoms in a regular brief shape to match the top.
  • Bandeau swimsuit - A bandeau swimsuit has the same bra style as a bandeau bikini, fitting straight across the chest with detachable straps for your comfort. The coverage on the body makes this a versatile yet flattering choice.

What are the different styles of bandeau bikini?

At Lingerie Outlet Store, we understand that swimwear is about more than just shape and fit. That’s why we stock numerous patterns, colours and materials from a range of brands. For a classy nd elegant bandeau bikini, brands like Fantasie and Panache are your best bet. If you need a gorgeous print plus-size bandeau, consider Elomi – masters of plus-size yet luxury swimwear.

For those who are after a cute and pretty bandeau bikini, Lepel and Primadonna offer gorgeous coral-reef prints and nautical-inspired sets. If a 50’s inspired style is more your aesthetic, look out for halter bandeau bikinis with removable straps.

And don’t forget plenty of our bandeau bikinis are at incredibly cheap sale prices with up to 90% off RRP – meaning you can get the best summer style for the best prices. Use the filters at the top of this page to order this collection of bandeau bikinis by price, size, colour, brand or level of padding.

Whether you want a black bandeau bikini to look chic by the pool or a white bandeau bikini top to really make your tan pop, there are so many bandeau designs to choose from.

Want more advice on bandeau swimwear? Contact us today on 01793 487100.