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Bandeau

Definition: Bandeau

Bandeau

n. A folded horizontal band used as a decorative top of a strapless dress or swimsuit. Also a fabric bra top of a 2-piece swimsuit.

In the 1920s, bandeau referred to a simply shaped brassiere, usually of a soft fabric and delicate trimmings providing little support or shaping. By the 1950s, it came to refer to a structured outer garment worn around the breast area, following the contours of the body, but still retaining a relatively simple circle or band shape. A bandeau top was usually worn as part of a swimwear or sportswear ensemble and paired with a cropped jacket or bolero.



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SeaFoamGreen215 SeaFoamGreen215 8 years
i have a d cup so i definitely dont wear them to swim, but i wear one to tan, because i think tan lines on shoulders/chests are hideous!
aznblingbling aznblingbling 8 years
lol true it's scary .. cant move freely in em..summin might happen ^^
high-d high-d 8 years
oh shut up , no one cares .
high-d high-d 8 years
oh shut up , no one cares .
TheMissus TheMissus 8 years
I agree with you TallDiva45... I don't think the Bandeau tops are pretty on anyone... And it's repulsive to see people constantly grabbing them to hike them back up after slipping down. If you have a B-cup or greater, they look bad on you.
TheMissus TheMissus 8 years
I agree with you TallDiva45... I don't think the Bandeau tops are pretty on anyone... And it's repulsive to see people constantly grabbing them to hike them back up after slipping down.If you have a B-cup or greater, they look bad on you.
cocca cocca 8 years
i agree w/ talldiva... it's scary!
high-d high-d 8 years
this is from urban. i saw it on the site, its cute.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
I am too scared to wear a bandeau top - I feel like it makes peoples' chests look bad/weird and I would never wear a strapless one - accident waiting to happen.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
I am too scared to wear a bandeau top - I feel like it makes peoples' chests look bad/weird and I would never wear a strapless one - accident waiting to happen.
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