Bold Bandeaus

Bandeau swimsuits, a style similar to the bikini but with a strapless, straight top, are a great alternative to the classic triangle top. Summer may be bathing suit season, but it is also wedding season. Bandeau swimsuits offer women a great way to catch some sun without having to worry about those annoying and unfashionable swimwear tan lines peeking out of the tops of their gorgeous strapless dresses.

Although bandeau bathing suits have been seen in previous summer seasons, designers showed many new styles with exciting colors and prints in the Resort 2011 fashion shows. Mara Hoffman’s neon yellow version is a perfect choice for women with darker skin tones, while Marysia’s sweet and romantic suit will bring out your feminine side. Keeping true to her signature style, Trina Turk showed a number of bandeaus in flirty, bright colors and patterns.