I Used to Hate This Swimsuit Style, But These 29 Bikinis Convinced Me Otherwise


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Maybe I have a one-track mind, but every summer, I pick a single swimsuit style and wear it again and again. Last season, I remained dedicated to triangle bikinis until the very last warm day of the year. My pick for this season? Bandeau bikinis because, for the life of me, I can't take another summer of crisscrossing tan lines. 

Until recently, I was an adamant opponent of the strapless swimwear style. Once made up of nothing more than straight-across pieces of fabric, bandeau bikini tops always erred more on the side of boring than beach ready for me. But after perusing literally hundreds of bandeau-style bikinis in anticipation of swimsuit season, I can say with certainty that my former distaste for the tube top of swimwear has flipped on its head. Call me a bandeau bikini's biggest fan.

Keep scrolling for 29 bandeau bikinis that are so cute they'll convince even the most adamant of strapless haters to rethink the style. 

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.