If there's one thing fashion editors do really well, it's spotting micro-trends like it's our job—because it actually is. But the one thing we love more than spotting them is sharing them with you. So when we discovered a new bandeau bikini style popping up, we immediately investigated it.
Meet the bandana bikini top, a swimsuit style that teeters the line between bikini and tankini. The handkerchief silhouette first began making micro-waves after Solid & Striped released its Bianca set earlier this year and has only grown since.
But it's not just the cute scarf-like top that we're fawning over. The bandana bikini pulls double duty. We live for any swimsuit that can covertly be integrated into our everyday outfits. Style the bandana top with anything from a pair of high-waisted pants, denim Bermuda shorts, or a midi skirt, and voilà, you've created the perfect après-swim look. And as the cherry on top, your dual-use swimsuit can double as a going-out top, saving you extra suitcase space for packing more shoe options.
Shop our favorite versions of the cute suit below.
An option for budget-friendly shoppers.
+ Rachel Printed Bikini Briefs ($80)
We're digging this retro '70s inspired print.
Is it too much to wish we could buy this suit in every color of the rainbow?
There's even a classic black set for the minimalists among us.
+ The Bianca Striped Bikini Briefs ($79)
The first swimsuit going into my suitcase before my next vacation.