What Body Type Should Wear Bandeaus?

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What Body Type Should Wear Bandeaus?
Bandeaus aren't suitable for all body types. (woman in a bikini image by Maria Bell from Fotolia.com)

Bandeaus are a common sight on beaches across the nation. Compromising the top half of a bikini, they have no visible straps, but rather fasten across the chest in the front or back. This form of beach attire can sometimes be elasticated and worn without straps, and also comes in the form of clothing. Due to the way they are constructed, however, bandeaus fit certain body types better than others.


If you are blessed with large breasts, a bandeau can be a good option. With plenty of body to hold the fabric up, you can easily wear this style even if it doesn't come in elastic. Bandeaus also tend to streamline the chest area, so if this is a part of your physique to which you don't want attention drawn, it's an appropriate choice.

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If you're a lady with upper body issues such as sagging arms, a bulging belly or back fat, a bandeau can work in your favour. The discrete style steers the eye away from the upper body and onto parts you feel better about, such as shapely legs or a taut bottom.


Boyish or very flat-chested women need to be cautious with a bandeau. Unless you're wearing the kind with straps around the neck, your lack of upper body tissue may cause the top to slip off.

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