Bandeau is strapless garment that usually sits as straight
line of fabric under the arms and around the body.
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Sometimes, thin ties to tie around the neck in halter
fashion are added to the middle of clothing made in this look, but thick straps
aren't in keeping with the classic style of bandeaux. Bandeaux are French for
"strips" or "bands." Bandeaux often bare the midriff or
stomach area, such as in bra undergarment or bikini swimsuit top. The basic look
of bandeau is shorter version of the tube top.
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Bandeaux top designs may also be lengthened to create strapless
style of dress. The look of short bandeau dress is similar to towel wrapped
around the body, as these dresses also fit right near the underarms. Of course,
beautiful fabric and embellishments can create wonderful strapless dresses that
look nothing like towels. For example, bandeau topped wedding dresses may
feature lace or other fabrics, such as satin.
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While many bandeaux are completely straight on both edges
like an elastic band, either edge may be scalloped or dipped upwards or
downwards to create more interesting line. Tied bow or other embellishment may
be added to the center of bandeau garment such as on dress, top, or swimsuit.
Many swimsuit bandeaux have plastic, wood, or metal ring in the middle of the
band. Very narrow halter ties made to fasten at the back of the neck may be
included on the ring.
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Since bandeau-style tops and dresses bare the collarbone,
neck, arms, and shoulders, they draw the eye to these areas and create wide
shoulder line. For this reason, bandeaux are not the most flattering for
wide-shouldered figure types. The bandeau is ideal for pear shaped figures,
however, in which the width of the bust is smaller than that of the hips.
Bandeaux help create the illusion of balance. Hourglass body types in which the
bust and hips are similar in width also tend to be flattered by bandeaux.
Bandeaux bra styles are worn underneath bandeau clothing.
These are best for smaller busts, due to the lack of straps as this decreases
the bra's level of support. bandeau bra may be worn with any type of sleeveless
top or dress.
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