Halter bikinis are adapted from the popular women’s halter tops and dresses. The design has wider, fuller cups than many other bikini top styles and generally ties around both the neck and back, while most shirts and dresses have a completely open back. The width of the neck strap is typically cut wider to match the cups and provide plenty of support. The under bust strap or string width can vary greatly by design. The thicker the under bust string or strap, the more lift and support it will provide. Women with larger busts are typically better served to go for a halter with wider straps, while women with smaller busts can opt for the smaller string varieties with comfort.
Regardless of your support needs, if you feel like most other bikini tops do not offer enough coverage, halter bikinis are a great solution. The wider cups and straps offer a moderate amount of coverage without sacrificing the midriff baring quality most women seek in a bikini top. For this reason, halter tops are a great step for transitioning from a one-piece to a sexy bikini. When worn with the right bikini bottom, such as a skirt or other full coverage designs, you will feel more covered than with other combinations.
Halter tops often hark back to the 1970s when they reigned with bell bottoms and platform shoes which makes halter bikinis the perfect style to go retro in. A halter top with funky polka dots or wide strips paired up with a boxy bikini bottom will give you just the right touch. If you want to get really far out, look for a halter with fringe. The style does not have to be a blast from the past, though. It can be easily modernized with solid colors, thinner stripes or any number of other prints that make it into the look you seek.