Bandeau Swimsuits

Saturday, June 25, 2011
How adorable are these swimsuits?? I tend to stay away from strapless suits because I don't have enough boobage to keep them up. Both swimsuits come with a removable halter strap but I still think I'd need to tape my boobs up just to wear these. I love the artsyfartsy print on the Carmen Marc Valvo Twist Top Bandeau Swimsuit on the left ($64) and the ruffles on the La Blanca Ruffled One Piece on the right ($73)! What do you think? Are bandeau swimsuits something you'd wear?

34 comments :

  1. Hi Elaine!  These bandeau swimsuits seem to be all the rage right now! I definitely can see myself wearing these!  They are gorgeous, and I especially love Carmen Marc Valvo's printed design.

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  3. Hahaha, you crack me up.  I'm not exactly well blessed in the boobage area either, so I always shop for suits that have ruffles or ruches and either of those suits would help make it look like I'm working with more than what I've got!  So cute!

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  4. Bandeau swimsuits can be... troublesome for me.  I have a really long torso, and sometimes they're just waaaaay too short.  Like, I'd-get-in-trouble-at-the-pool-for-indecent-exposure short.  Not good.  But certain brands work really well!  Coco Reef, for instance, is pretty awesome and their suits are always long enough (and tops/one-pieces are sized by bra size!  Love!).

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  5. These are really adorable and chic! I'm so glad that summertime swimwear is embracing a more conservative approach :) I love bandeau swimsuits but I can't stop falling for the vintage mailot style.

    ♥ Camille
    http://www.thedeweydecimals.com

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  6. I'm more of a straps girl, I don't like the feeling that they might fall down XD But these are so cute!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  7. The fist one is amazing ! I can't wear them either, but for the opposite reason, I have too much girls and those are not offering enough support.

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  8. I have to special order my bathing suits online because nothing else fits right, and the idea of even trying a strapless one is horrifying.

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  9. I really like the one to the left but prefer athletic two piece suits by Nike and Adidas. These swimsuits probably won't hold up to much swimming - and swimming is the only reason I'd ever wear a swimsuit. 

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  10. oh my heck i LOVE the one on the left!! if i had the money i would buy it this very second!!

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  11. I would be afraid they would fall down in the water w/o the strap, but I would def wear them w/ the strap. :)

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  12. Big boobs will not hold the swimsuit up... they'll just pop out. Strapless really isn't practical for anyone :-)

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  13. I think I'd be too scared that it would fall down the whole time I was wearing it.  

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  14. I can't believe that abstract print bathing suit is only $64!  I love it!

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  15. I just ordered a bandeau swimsuit. They are so cute, I couldn't resist. I think that as long as it is made thoughtfully (long enough! firm material) and fits right, it should be fine. Still, you won't see me playing beach volleyball in one ;-)  Apart from that, I really think that swimsuits, opposed to bikinis, are a breath of fresh air. Just looks so... classy!

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  16. Mother Nature decided to endow me with more boobage that I ever wanted. Bandeau swimsuits are absolutely adorable, but not for this body! :S

    xoxo

    Ana Paula - Pretty in Polka Dots

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  17. Because they do look really good to wear them just to get a spotless tan on your shoulders. They also look great in mannequins! And women with fake boobs. Hahaha!

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  18. oh yes, i'm on the hunt for a bandeau swimsuit as we speak. unfortunately, i have neither the chest OR the cash to get a good one. swimsuits everywhere are conspiring against me... :(

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  19. most come with detachable halters- life (and modesty) savers! :)
    i will say- i have a couple, and have looked at a few more, but these suits (no matter the brand) run like 10 sizes small!! it's sad, really, i had to chop one of my one-pieces from jantzen and turn it into a tankini just so i could slide it on my body! a sad waste of $80:( shoppers beware!

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  20. just bought 2 yesterday for only $35 each, and now they are on sale even more, for $30!!! super retro and removable straps, which is nice.

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  21. here's the link (macys.com): http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=516796&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results

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  22. I have the exact opposite problem, bandeau suits don't work for me because the Lord blessed me with too much. I really like the print on the first one.

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  23. Yes! bandeau swimsuits are my all time favorite :)

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  24. i own one, and i'm constantly pulling at it because of my small boobage. its an adorable swimsuit, but i honestly hardly wear it :(

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  25. YES and i'm shaped like a surfboard! rock the bandeau!!

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  26. Rachel LoveridgeJune 26, 2011 at 7:07 AM

    I have a long torso, so it's rare these days that I can find a one-piece that is long enough for me.  (Back before tankinis, they used to have "long torso" sizes in one-pieces.  Now they only seem to have them in tankinis.)  So, you can imagine that a bandeau would be a nightmare for me!  If I could find one long enough, I'd be constantly pulling it up.  I'm pretty much a "tall size" tankini girl now.  :)

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  27. I think they're really cute, but I have the opposite problem. I have TOO MUCH boobage and the bathing suit just cannot keep things up and in XD

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  28. addicted2etsy etsyJune 27, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    All I can do is look- I love the way they look, but it just wont work on me, it'll be a gravity boobage issue (lol)

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  29. I've tried the bandeau swimsuits and I'm quite blessed in the boob area, but I've still found it squashes my chest into an unflattering shape. I think they're stunning, but in addition the the right size chest, you also need the right size torso for these work too. (The one on the left looks like it's made for girls with a really long torso...)

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  30. I have the opposite problem; my boobs are too big for stapless swimsuits I need straps and other nonsense to keep the girls in check. If not there is bound to be a wardrobe malfunction :/

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  31. i would think that having more boobs would make it harder to wear strapless styles because youre not getting support. i would wear strapless styles back in the day when iwas a small b cup and they looked really good nowadays my boobs just make the tube tops look messy.

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  32. How easy/difficult is it for you to find modest swimsuits now that you're living outside of Utah? Of course, it's simple to peruse the internet and find modest suits online, but what about just walking into retail stores? I remember when I first came to Utah for school, after having grown up in California, I was shocked at and in awe of the enormity of the selection of modest swimsuits. The same with prom dresses and stuff like that. Has it been more difficult for you to find modest swim wear off the rack outside of Utah County? Just curious.

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  33. I have a similar suit from Target and I wear the halter strap if I'm in the water, but I take it off when I'm just soaking up the rays. It's my most flattering suit!

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