A comfortable, casual layering go-to
With its simple tube-like style, the bandeau bra is designed to stay secure and give your breasts support and coverage. They’re also known to give you a subtle and more natural shape, as opposed to other more highly-constructed strapless bras that are made with more padding and shaping in the cups and underwires for extra lift and support.
Bandeau bras are usually a strapless single strip of stretch material with banding above and below the breasts for a better hold. Similar to a strapless bra when it comes to being a strapless option, bandeau bras do not typically have a closure in the back. This means the majority of bandeau bras are to be pulled on over your head or stepped into and pulled up and into place. Often, bandeau bras have built-in pockets in the cups for you to insert padding if you wish. This way, you can easily convert one bra from an un-padded style to a padded bra. Many women like the versatility this offers for when they want to wear a tighter or more sheer look and avoid nipple show through.
Some bandeau bra designs can be used to flatten your bust and reduce breast projection. Others are made with the purpose of being worn for a relaxed strapless look that’s great for layering under sleeveless or low-cut tops. Many bandeau bras have side seams to give you a stay-in-place fit, or a V-wire in the center to give you more shape and provide a little extra support.
So whether you want to add a pop of color under a fashion tank, add some subtle modesty under a low-cut top, or wear something pretty, lacy and strapless under a tube top or V-neck top or dress, you’ll find plenty of cute and comfortable bandeau bra styles you’ll love at HerRoom!