After having suggested the bandeau bra to clients in the past, I have decided it’s only fair to try this mysterious item myself. Even though my dress is wrinkly, belt all shifty, and hair is looking disheveled. I would have usually skipped posting this outfit, but I have to talk about the bandeau top! Why wear this strange item, you ask? Here’s why:
- It will look cute when your dress or top’s armholes are roomy. No more nude-bra showing!
- You can wear them with racer-back tops, of which there are plenty this year. No strapless bra, no bra straps.
- They aren’t as bulky as wearing a camisole when you have a low-cut top on, and seem like they’d be more comfy than a strapless bra.
Reasons this particular bandeau top should be only worn as a bikini:
- Every time I bent over, guess what happened? Oops. This top required tugging aplenty.
- Every time I walked around, guess what happened? There was so much sliding around, I didn’t even notice my belt was akimbo!
- The seam on top kept flipping over, which annoyed me. No one wants to look down and see a seam that’s not supposed to be there.
The verdict: maybe bandeau bras are supposed to be made of lace, or have a little rubber seam on the inside to keep them in place. I thought I would be crafty and use the bikini top as a bra and it turned out to be a massive, droopy, fail. However, I didn’t get the uni-boob feeling I thought I would have, and aren’t the stripes cute?
June 29, 2011