Bikini tops fall into a range of styles including the string triangle top which offers little coverage, a demi bra top with boning at the sides and removable straps, plus a French triangle top with a wider band under the bust offering more coverage. Girls at the best pool parties in Miami & South Beach tend to be more sporty than the average beach bunny and the range of underwire swim separates available for them during Spring 2017 are subtle and sexy with the hidden benefit of engineered support. A classic bandeau top comes with an optional halter strap, removable padding and boning at the sides to move your chest subtly forward. A second bandeau style features a gold metal ring at the center of the bust which adds a soft gathered effect and draws the eye front and center.
Designed with a preppy edge, J.Crew’s new swim collection is set against the background of a St. Barth’s getaway replete with tiny propeller planes, vintage yachts and turquoise waters.
Take the time to hand wash delicate, boned swim tops so they stay shapely. Just fill the sink with warm water and a cap-full of your favorite shampoo and let your swimsuit soak for 15 minutes before rinsing and hanging to dry in the shower.
Also available in underwire tops is a mid-coverage French top that offers a bit more fabric between the triangle cups which our team thought appropriate for smaller chested girls. An underwire bandeau inspired by vintage French swimwear has center-seaming at the cups, a strong underwire, plus boning to achieve a more corseted appearance. The Bikini Team really responded to the retro styling, ruched cups and added support of this bikini top.
JCrew offers a range of bikini top sizes from 32 A through C, 34 & 36 A through D, and 38 C & D. All suits are listed as machine washable but the Bikini Team always insists upon hand washing boned swim tops to help them retain their shape.