Bandeau bikinis are a great way to show off your shoulders and neck without the interference of tan lines. It is a common misconception that strapless tops can only be worn by women who have small chests. With the right cut and fit, any woman can enjoy going strapless at the beach or pool regardless of body type. When it comes to getting the best fit, remember that snug is best, especially if you are going to swim in your bandeau. Water naturally weighs down the fabric, so a top that is too loose will slide right off. In addition to water weight, most swimsuit fabric stretches which means the fit will change slightly as the day wears on.
Most tops have back ties that can be adjusted, but starting with the correct size is still important. Buying a top one size smaller than you would usually wear is generally recommended unless it does not fully cover you. The top should cover your entire chest including the underside of your breasts. If a smaller size does not work for you that is where the adjustable back ties come in handy.
There are plenty of style options for bandeau bikinis. A straight band of fabric has a simple, classic look that is great if you like your swimwear casual. If you like your bikinis a little more dressed up, a strapless top with a center accent piece can take your look where you want it to go. To accentuate your cleavage, look for center accents that are open, such as o-rings, to give a teasing peek. Other options, such as color blocking, offer a unique twist on the shoulder-bearing style of bandeau bikinis so with a little searching you should be able to find the ideal strapless top to enjoy on your next vacation or trip to the beach.