I don’t know about you, but when I find swimwear that suits me, I always go back to that same brand each and every year. When it comes to the high street, this is always H&M and & Other Stories. If I’m wanting to splurge, I head to Solid & Striped and Alexandra Miro (who happens to be one of my new favourite swimwear designers I tried recently). And in terms of fit, I often go for styles that won’t give me dodgy tan lines. Enter the bandeau bikini.
Another person who's a big fan of this particular bikini is my friend and fellow stylist Nana (below), who always inspires me to bag bright styles for upcoming holidays.
Like strapless tops and dresses this season, strapless bikinis are literally everywhere. And contrary to popular belief, they can work for all cup sizes. It’s all about finding the right style. If you have a smaller chest, you can go for unwired styles but may want some padding; if you’ve got a larger cup, then there are underwired, unpadded styles that also come with straps so you can choose to have the extra support when you’re not on the beach.
To save you the search for the best ones, here are 18 bandeau bikinis I predict will sell out fast.
Shop the Best Bandeau Bikinis
Crochet is everywhere for summer, and this is an easy way to try it out.
This shell-embroidered style can be worn with or without straps.
The matching high-waisted bottoms are so flattering.
Shirred swimwear always look expensive.
This high-waisted bikini wouldn't look out of place on the Amalfi Coast.
Mermaid shell bikini tops are everywhere. And we love the sleek bottoms of this one, too.
Very into this long-bandeau style with tie bikini bottoms and even a matching scrunchie.
This sustainable brand recycled old fishing nets to create the best bikinis.
You could team it with the pink bikini bottoms, and they also come in tangerine.
This bikini top and the bottoms are just so chic.
The stretchy material is so flattering it only comes in one size.
There are so many mix-and-match bottoms to choose from.
This basic bandeau is elevated when worn with the reversible bottoms.
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Harriet Davey is a freelance fashion editor who has been part of Who What Wear's extended team since 2017. She previously worked in print at Look magazine and has since worked across print, digital and social for many other titles, including British Vogue, Stylist, Grazia, Refinery29 and Marie Claire. Also a stylist, Harriet has had the pleasure of producing cover shoots and editorials along with commercial shoots for brands including Boux Avenue, Watches of Switzerland, Benefit Cosmetics and Revolution. To add to this, Harriet also works in live TV styling for ITV’s This Morning.
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