Becca Network Swim Top

Asymmetrical Macramé Detailed Raspberry Bandeau

Becca Network Swim Top | Asymmetrical Macramé Detailed Raspberry Bandeau Becca shows a splash of kitsch can make a big impression with this Network swim top. The Network's retro vibe comes from the macramé detailing that extends from the strap along the front of the bandeau top. It's a lovely nod to the 70s which doesn't dominate the design. Where the Mara Hoffman Macramé Swimsuit we saw recently came across as a bit of a fashion throwback, Becca keeps the…

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Roxy Abstract Sky Angel Bikini

Pretty Pink Swim Top

Roxy Abstract Sky Angel Bikini | Pretty Pink Swim Top Roxy serves up something sweet with its Abstract Sky Angel bikini. Its name is a bit of a mouthful, but it explains a little about this sweet top's print. I initially saw it as a floral pattern, but on noting the moniker I wonder whether it shows white clouds floating in a rosy pink sky. It's a little hard to tell, which is why Roxy calls the pattern abstract I suppose! That ambiguity works…

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Mara Hoffman Beaded Bandeau Bikini

Peacock Blue Native American Inspired Swimsuit

Mara Hoffman Beaded Bandeau Bikini | Peacock Blue Native American Inspired Swimsuit A little beading makes this blue swimsuit from Mara Hoffman something special. The beaded panels at the bust and the sides of the briefs really are this swimsuit's crowning glories. The work is expertly done, with tiny colored beads that make an impression much larger than their size. I can't help worrying about their longevity though. No matter how well they're stitched, I can't i…

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L*Space Dolly Bandeau

Black Fringe Swim Top

L*Space Dolly Bandeau | Black Fringe Swim Top Somewhere in amongst all that fringing, L*Space has hidden a swim top. Meet the Dolly! The Dolly is a lot like the label's Audrey, except it's missing the strap. This little design detail brings its advantages and disadvantages. The look is a little bit sexier. Who would have thought that removing a scrap of fabric could make such a difference? But by taking away the strap, the swim to…

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Miraclesuit Camilla Bandeau Swimsuit

Ruffled Ruched Black One-Piece

Miraclesuit Camilla Bandeau Swimsuit | Ruffled Ruched Black One-Piece Miraclesuit shows some uncharacteristic fashion forward flair with this Camilla Bandeau swimsuit. I wouldn't say Miraclesuit typically ignores fashion, but it's always seemed to care more about flattering our figures. That's an admirable goal, but here the label does it with style. The Camilla's made from the same innovative Miratex material we see on the rest of the range. It…

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Seafolly Portofino Bandeau Bikini

Colorful Retro Swim Top

Seafolly Portofino Bandeau Bikini | Colorful Retro Swim Top Bright colors and an eye-popping cut help this Portofino bikini from Seafolly stand out from the pack. I was instantly struck by the combination of pink, purple, and black stripes. The hot pink hue is bold, especially as it's placed beside strong black. However the muted purple shade tempers both stripes somewhat, ensuring the Portofino is head-turning without seeming overdone…

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Jantzen Heritage Bandeau Bikini

Red Ruffled Swim Top

Jantzen Heritage Bandeau Bikini | Red Ruffled Swim Top Ruffled bikinis are a dime a dozen, but the unusual placement of its frills helps Jantzen's Heritage Bandeau Bikini stand out. I love what Jantzen has done with its soft ruffles. By restricting the flouncy fabric to just one side of the bandeau top, Jantzen's made its Heritage feel very modern. I expected a more traditional approach from a swimsuit with such a classic moniker, but I'…

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Robin Piccone Hand Sewn Pleats Bikini

Stylish Green Bandeau Swim Top

Robin Piccone Hand Sewn Pleats Bikini | Stylish Green Bandeau Swim Top Some head-turning pleats and an eye-popping color help this Robin Piccone bikini stand out from the pack. I'm not sure whether the fashion house really sewed every pleat into this swimsuit by hand. Something tells me that it likely fell off the factory line for this price. However when a swimsuit is as well made as this one, perhaps it doesn't matter how the pleats got there. Their pre…

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Vix Betsey Bandeau Bikini

Classic Black & White Swim Top

Vix Betsey Bandeau Bikini | Classic Black & White Swim Top Minimalist styling makes a big impression with this Betsey bandeau bikini top from Vix. Some girls may find the Betsey's simple styling boring, but I think it's refreshing. Rather than blending into the background, this unpatterned, unruffled, unadorned swim top really stands out. The bandeau has clean lines, with just a little pleating around the bust to add interest. The bold…

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Volcom Flower Affair Bikini

Feminine Rosette Decorated Pink Bandeau Swim Top

Volcom Flower Affair Bikini | Feminine Rosette Decorated Pink Bandeau Swim Top Volcom embraces its feminine side with this Flower Affair swim top. This melon colored bandeau bikini top is exceptionally girly. The soft ruffle only runs along one side, but that's probably enough frills for most tastes. The large floral rosette in the center is another feminine touch. And of course, nothing says girly girl like a shock of sugary pink. The feminine effect is temp…

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Juicy Couture Miss Divine Bandeau

Navy Blue Gold Buttons Swim Top

Juicy Couture Miss Divine Bandeau | Navy Blue Gold Buttons Swim Top Juicy Couture sets the style standard with this Miss Divine bandeau swim top. The label's come a long way since its heady pink velour-loving heyday. These days the American fashion house is experimenting with more timeless colors and more fashion forward designs, and it's better for it. I love the restraint shown here, something we'd never have associated with Juicy Couture in th…

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Bikini Lab Love Story Bandeau

Handkerchief Style Floral Swim Top

Bikini Lab Love Story Bandeau | Handkerchief Style Floral Swim Top Bikini Lab gets girly with this Love Story Bandeau bikini top. We've seen many bandeau style bikini tops before, but never one quite like this. Bikini Lab calls it a handkerchief, and I can easily imagine that it's made with a large one! The floral printed fabric swatch appears to be casually wrapped around the body, yet its pretty pleats manage to fall just so. Some pretty ruching alo…

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Freya Flamingo Bandeau Bikini

Modern Floral & Polka Dot Curvy Swim Top

Freya Flamingo Bandeau Bikini | Modern Floral & Polka Dot Curvy Swim Top Freya makes floral prints funky with this Flamingo bikini top. Its name is a bit confusing, as there's not a flamingo to be seen. Not even a lone pink feather graces this swim top. Instead we get a vibrant posy of poppies and sunflowers decorating the bust. The bold colored print clashes delightfully with the black and white spotted trim. It's a risky choice, and one that probably won'…

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Betsey Johnson Duchess Bandeau Bikini Top

Houndstooth Swimsuit with Ribbon Flower

Betsey Johnson Duchess Bandeau Bikini Top | Houndstooth Swimsuit with Ribbon Flower Betsey Johnson's created a swimsuit fit for royalty with this Duchess Bandeau Bikini. I can certainly imagine Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, swanning about the Seychelles wearing this demure swimsuit, her dashing Prince William at her side. Its gray houndstooth pattern is classic, and the perfect foil for the regal teal ribbon flower accent. Glittering rhinestones and…

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Trina Turk Nandini Bandeau Top

Indian Floral Print Black Buckle Bikini

Trina Turk Nandini Bandeau Top | Indian Floral Print Black Buckle Bikini A bold floral print and striking buckle help separate this Nandini Bandeau Top from the pack. Trina Turk has done a lovely job of reinventing the classic bikini style here. Floral prints are ordinarily much softer than this one, but I think its strength works well. The vibrant colors and intricate details resemble the prints we'd see on an Indian sari. That Eastern influence helps m…

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Ella Moss Endless Summer Bikini Top

Blue Pin-Tucked Bandeau Swimsuit

Ella Moss Endless Summer Bikini Top | Blue Pin-Tucked Bandeau Swimsuit There may be no endless summer, but Ella Moss promises you'll get wear year after year from this Endless Summer bikini top. Despite its name, I don't expect this bandeau top will have an eternal life. Nothing lasts forever after all. But Ella Moss has ensured this swimsuit will survive several summers thanks to its superior craftsmanship and timeless style. This bandeau bikini is m…

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Splendid Marcel Sweetheart Bikini

Striped Pink & Blue Bandeau Swim Top

Splendid Marcel Sweetheart Bikini | Striped Pink & Blue Bandeau Swim Top Bold stripes help to dress up this simple but stylish Marcel bikini from Splendid. Stripy patterns are timeless, yet they always seem to look on trend. The unexpected color combination of bright pink and navy blue makes these wide stripes seem very fresh. The casual tie in the center aids this cause, scrunching in the top for a relaxed, modern style. The Marcel is made from a blend of m…

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Betsey Johnson A Tisket Bandeau Top

Red Gingham Check Bikini

Betsey Johnson A Tisket Bandeau Top | Red Gingham Check Bikini Betsey Johnson appeals to vintage lovers with her A Tisket Bandeau bikini top. I love the playful 50s housewife vibe of this swim top. Its red and white checked gingham takes us back to those golden years, and it's finished beautifully with some lovely accents. The delicate red blooms at the bust and white lacing along the cups give the A Tisket the right amount of feminine flair. The b…

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Xhilaration Bandeau Swim Top

Budget Beaded Golden Bikini

Xhilaration Bandeau Swim Top | Budget Beaded Golden Bikini Xhilaration channels island style with this golden bandeau swim top. No one expects much for $14.99 these days. It'll buy a couple of meals at your local takeaway shop, a few fashion magazines, but rarely clothes of real substance. But funnily enough, that's exactly what you get with this bandeau top that punches well above its weight. I'm really impressed by the attention to detai…

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Reef Nailed It Bandeau Bikini

Stud Decorated Ruffled Yellow Swim Top

Reef Nailed It Bandeau Bikini | Stud Decorated Ruffled Yellow Swim Top Reef has created a great blend of sugar and spice with this Nailed It bandeau bikini. The playful ruffle along the top gives this swimsuit a flirty, feminine feel. But that's tempered a bit with the smattering of nailhead studs. The metal is delicate so it doesn't look quite as dangerous as studs often do, but its presence ensures we know this swimsuit isn't strictly a good girl. Or at l…

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Insight Gladys Bikini

Bandeau Halter Style Paisley Keyhole Two-Piece Swimsuit

Insight Gladys Bikini | Bandeau Halter Style Paisley Keyhole Two-Piece Swimsuit Insight takes paisley print into the 21st century with this Gladys bikini. Paisley was a 60s staple, but the metallic finish and black background used here ensures there's no hint of retro. That works well with the Gladys' skimpy design, which is far more revealing than any vintage swimsuit. Modern misses will no doubt appreciate all the skin this swimsuit reveals. Its bandeau sty…

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Guess Black Tie Affair Bandeau Bikini

Conservative Classic Swim Top

Guess Black Tie Affair Bandeau Bikini | Conservative Classic Swim Top Who says you have to go casual on the beach? Guess offers a more high class alternative to the average swimsuit with this Black Tie Affair bikini. I can't help thinking of tuxedos and other classic evening garb when I look at this swim top. The classic black and white combo screams old Hollywood, while its black buttons wouldn't look out of place on a crisp evening shirt. It's a very clev…

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Ella Moss Cabana Bandeau Bikini

Striped Studded Adjustable Swim Top

Ella Moss Cabana Bandeau Bikini | Striped Studded Adjustable Swim Top Stripes and studs give this bold Cabana bandeau from Ella Moss some real style. The diagonal stripes in vivid red and blue are the first element that draws the eye. But look closer and you'll see a smattering of brass studs along the border of this bikini top. Ella Moss chooses a mix of traditional round and boxy diamond studs here. If they were applied more liberally the various shapes…

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Insight The Be Free Bikini

Sexy Black Bandeau Two-Piece Swimsuit

Insight The Be Free Bikini | Sexy Black Bandeau Two-Piece Swimsuit Insight reminds us that basic black doesn't have to be boring with this sexy The Be Free bikini. This bikini is so skimpy that it's almost scandalous, but if you've got the body for it, why not flaunt it? Beading at the center of the bandeau style top draws the eye to your curves, so don't be surprised if you see some men gawking. And if you want an extra boost, you can always add the removabl…

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Hurley Line Drive Bikini

Striped Blue Bandeau Style Swim Top

Hurley Line Drive Bikini | Striped Blue Bandeau Style Swim Top They say that horizontal stripes should only be worn by the skinniest of girls, but Hurley challenges the notion with its Line Drive bikini. By gathering this bandeau style top in the center, Hurley makes its stripes more abstract, and much more flattering. Rather than making us appear wider than we really are, the brightly colored stripes simply help to attract the attention we'r…

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Rip Curl Escape Crochet Accent Bikini

Coral Red Bandeau Swim Top

Rip Curl Escape Crochet Accent Bikini | Coral Red Bandeau Swim Top In a sea of similar bandeau style bikini tops, a splash of crochet helps this Escape swimsuit stand out. Most of us associate crochet with the end of the flower power area, but as with all things 1970s this intricate lace work is back in vogue. The crocheted panel is used to great effect here. It turns a fairly simple bandeau bikini into a head-turner, and gives it that retro feel that's s…

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Luli Fama Timbales Bandeau Top

Colorful Tribal Print Twist Bikini

Luli Fama Timbales Bandeau Top | Colorful Tribal Print Twist Bikini Luli Fama goes tribal with this African printed Timbales bandeau bikini top. Its vivid ethnic pattern makes the Timbales a real head turner. The twisted bandeau style is fairly basic, but its bright colors help to elevate it above the ordinary. Prints don't often work with a twisted style, as the details get obscured, but with an abstract pattern like this Luli Fama gets away with it…

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L*Space Aquarelli Bandeau Top

Blue Twisted Eco-Friendly Bikini

L*Space Aquarelli Bandeau Top | Blue Twisted Eco-Friendly Bikini L*Space is a swimsuit designer that typically takes risks, but it plays things a little safer with this Aquarelli Bandeau bikini top. But there's more to this twisted style than meets the eye. This bandeau style top is made from sustainable Sorona fiber, a soft material made with corn rather than petrochemicals. It takes less energy to manufacture and creates far fewer greenhouse…

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Kenneth Cole Bed of Roses Bandeau

Girly Pink Floral Bikini Top

Kenneth Cole Bed of Roses Bandeau | Girly Pink Floral Bikini Top Embrace your inner girly girl with this sugary Bed of Roses bandeau from Kenneth Cole. It goes without saying that this isn't a swimsuit for anyone who isn't in touch with their most feminine of sides. Its shade of pink is so saccharine that diabetics probably shouldn't be near it, and its ruffled flower petals are equally frilly and frothy. It certainly won't suit everyone, but I don…

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Rip Curl Lovin Ya Bandeau Bikini Top

Bold Retro 80s Colorblock Swimsuit

Rip Curl Lovin Ya Bandeau Bikini Top | Bold Retro 80s Colorblock Swimsuit Rip Curl clearly expected us to swoon when it named this bandeau bikini top the Lovin Ya. It might have been an arrogant move by the surf brand, but it's still got my heart skipping beats! Yes Rip Curl, I am "lovin ya" work here. This bold purple, pink, and black colorblock design recalls the fashions of the 80s, making it simultaneously retro and right on trend. The black halter-neck st…

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Reef Roca Loca Sweetheart Bikini Top

Striped Beaded Bandeau Style Two-Piece Swimsuit

Reef Roca Loca Sweetheart Bikini Top | Striped Beaded Bandeau Style Two-Piece Swimsuit With bright acid colors and a unique cut, Reef’s Roca Loca Sweetheart has the stuff to make a few hearts melt. The combination of vivid blues, greens, and yellows is a little bit trippy, but also perfect for warm weather. These complementary shades make traditional striped design seem like something a bit more special. The vibrant hues are picked up again in the beads which add fla…

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L*Space Sunkissed Bandeau Bikini Top

Red Bow Accented Swimsuit

L*Space Sunkissed Bandeau Bikini Top | Red Bow Accented Swimsuit L*Space brings some retro flair to swimwear with this Sunkissed bandeau bikini top. The traditional bandeau style is jazzed up with a sexy bow. What I love most is that L*Space doesn't rest on its laurels. Turn it around and you'll see the gorgeous plaited detail on the back. I'm not sure how comfortable this chunky weave will feel against your skin, but boy it looks good! I do worry abo…

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Guess Lolita Bandeau Bikini Top

Denim Look Spandex Reversible Bow Swimmers

Guess Lolita Bandeau Bikini Top | Denim Look Spandex Reversible Bow Swimmers Guess puts sex appeal first with this sizzling Lolita Bandeau Bikini Top. Thankfully this swim top isn't as juvenile as its name suggests. The bow is fun and flirty, but no one will mistake you for an underage nymphet while you're wearing it. The dark denim-looking spandex gives the bikini a bit of attitude, while its exposed seams make it very fashion forward. It's not our only look t…

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Eco-Friendly Kelly B. Tizzi Cut-Out Swimsuit

Bright Yellow, Fair Trade One-Piece with Bandeau Top

Eco-Friendly Kelly B. Tizzi Cut-Out Swimsuit | Bright Yellow, Fair Trade One-Piece with Bandeau Top Eco-friendly fashions usually call to mind itchy fabrics that come in some variation of the color biege. But this hello-sunshine-yellow Kelly B. Tizzi Cut-Out Swimsuit is anything but. The fabric is made from bamboo and an organic cotton/spandex blend so the swimsuit is just as fitting as any other would be. The neck-strap is removable as well if you would prefer a bandeau look. Th…

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DKNY Copper Bandeau Bikini

Glitter Floral Two Piece Swimsuit

DKNY Copper Bandeau Bikini | Glitter Floral Two Piece Swimsuit Sparkle by the beach or pool in this DKNY Copper Bandeau Bikini with a glittery floral print. Tropical flowers and leaves in vivid hues of red and turquoise pop on a copper background with glittering threads throughout. The medium size print compliments the classic proportions of this suit. The top provides decent coverage in a bandeau style with a knot at center for a flattering…

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Isaac Mizrahi for Target Striped Swimwear

Pink Mix & Match Bikini Tops & Swim Bottoms

Isaac Mizrahi for Target Striped Swimwear | Pink Mix & Match Bikini Tops & Swim Bottoms Isaac Mizrahi is on his way out at Target to spend more time on his namesake collection and his position at Liz Claiborne, so now is the time for fans to snap up pieces of his low-priced line. If you haven't got an Isaac swimsuit in your collection yet, may I present these pieces from his pink striped swimwear collection. Several tops and bottoms are available for mixing and matching, in…

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Ruffled Bikini

Strapless Paisely Print 2-Piece Swimsuit

Marc by Marc Jacobs Ruffled Bikini | Strapless Paisely Print 2-Piece Swimsuit A little bit boho, a little bit Lolita, this ruffled bikini from Marc by Marc Jacobs definitely stands apart from sex-bomb or athletic swimwear on the beach. Ruffles and a twee paisley print make the suit soft and girlish, but there's something undeniably sultry about its barely-there proportions. This suit may look sweet and innocent, but you'd better have a killer bod to pull off…

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Tibi Nashota Tie Bandeau & Brazillian

Strapless Print Bikini

Tibi Nashota Tie Bandeau & Brazillian | Strapless Print Bikini Since designer Amy Smilovic's Tibi collection will be opening Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami tomorrow night, it seems only fitting to feature something from her colorful Summer/Fall 2009 Swim Collection. The Nashota Tie Bandeau top and Brazillian bikini bottom are perfect if you're starting to get tired of this year's bikini. The two piece is a little bit differe…

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Topshop Sunburst Bandeau Bikini

Colorful Print Bowtie Two-Piece Swimsuit

Topshop Sunburst Bandeau Bikini | Colorful Print Bowtie Two-Piece Swimsuit We may be a bit late for the Fourth of July with this red, white and blue bikini, but splashes of purple and orange keep this suit swim-ready all year long. A classic bandeau bikini top with a bow tie at center, a string halter strap and traditional bikini bottom, this is a silhouette every beach babe should have in her bikini wardrobe. The bust has a flattering shape for small to medi…

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Melissa Odabash Jessica Bandeau Swimsuit

Strapless Gold Studded Cut-Out One Piece

Melissa Odabash Jessica Bandeau Swimsuit | Strapless Gold Studded Cut-Out One Piece The beach is generally a pretty, preppy stomping ground and there's not a lot of swimwear out there for more rock and roll styles. But this glam, gold-studded strapless suit from Melissa Odabash is chic and stylish and a little bit edgy. Great for girls who aren't into stripes and flowers, but are sick of basic black. This may be a one piece, but there's not a lot of room to hide flab, es…

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