I Used to Hate This Swimsuit Style, But These 29 Bikinis Convinced Me Otherwise

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Maybe I have a one-track mind, but every summer, I pick a single swimsuit style and wear it again and again. Last season, I remained dedicated to triangle bikinis until the very last warm day of the year. My pick for this season? Bandeau bikinis because, for the life of me, I can’t take another summer of crisscrossing tan lines. 

Until recently, I was an adamant opponent of the strapless swimwear style. Once made up of nothing more than straight-across pieces of fabric, bandeau bikini tops always erred more on the side of boring than beach ready for me. But after perusing literally hundreds of bandeau-style bikinis in anticipation of swimsuit season, I can say with certainty that my former distaste for the tube top of swimwear has flipped on its head. Call me a bandeau bikini’s biggest fan.

Keep scrolling for 29 bandeau bikinis that are so cute they’ll convince even the most adamant of strapless haters to rethink the style. 

Psychedelic. Shop the matching Nomi Bikini Bottom ($85).

You can wear this top in so many ways. Shop the matching Ada String Bikini Bottom ($36).

Take your tube top to the beach. Shop the matching Keira Plissé Cheeky Bikini Bottom ($95).

Sparkly.

Boy shorts are the new Brazilian bottom. Shop the matching Billie Boyshort Bikini Bottom ($42).

This one comes with optional straps, just in case. Shop the matching Bikini Bottoms ($13).

Sporty Spice. Shop the matching Zambo Bikini Bottom ($85).

Every swimwear collection needs at least one white bikini. Shop the matching Always Fits Better Cheeky ($49).

How cute is this scalloped detail? Shop the matching Scalloped Bikini Bottom ($30).

*Buys in every color.*

Sorry, I’m a little tied up right now.  Shop the matching Brazilian Bikini Bottoms ($8).

It’s giving ’80s vibes. Shop the matching Enzo Floral Cheeky Bikini Bottom ($90).

Catch me wearing this bikini as a top. Shop the matching Buckled Bikini Briefs ($240).

Classic. Shop the matching Seamless Puckered Bikini Bottom ($25).

Lookin’ luxe. Shop the matching Bound Ribbed Bikini Briefs ($90). 

Sometimes, classic is the best route.  Shop the matching Uma Core Smile Bottoms ($40).

I refuse to let this shade of green ever go out of style.

Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny.  Shop the matching Enki Bikini Bottoms ($92).

This bikini is a thing of beauty. Shop the matching Waves Ruched Stretch-Satin Bikini Briefs ($164).

Green with envy. Shop the matching Ribbed High-Leg High-Waist Bikini Bottoms ($20).

Surf’s up. Shop the matching Crinkle O-Ring High Leg Bikini Bottoms ($12).

Multi-way is the best way. Shop the matching Brazilian Thong Bikini Bottoms ($10).

Red hot. Shop the matching So Dazed Havana Swim Bottoms ($60).

Dainty. Shop the matching Eco Alina Bikini Bottom ($44).

This pattern is too good to pass up.  Shop the matching Bijou Bikini Bottoms ($88).

Don’t worry. The straps are removable.  Shop the matching Waist Cincher Bottoms ($55).

This fabric is the softest.

You can even test out the upside-down-bikini trend with this one. Why not? Shop the matching Pablo Briefs ($90).

That’s it. I’m obsessed. Shop the matching High-Rise Bikini Briefs ($120).

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