The bandeau has a long and glamorous history, dating back most famously to 4th century AD Siciliy with the discovery of a mosaic dubbed the Roman "Bikini Girls" - depicting sporty & svelte beauties of antiquity exercising in their bandeaus. However, it wasn't until the 1940s that the sleek silhouette of the strapless bandeau became part of everyday swimwear, showcasing poolside starlets and their sexy contours to great (& paparazzi-friendly) effect.
For a modern selection of on-trend women's bandeau bikinis in every shape, color, and possible design your inner beach bunny could desire - be it something simple & sleek with only a subtle centre twist or embellished band, or something more slinky & showy - check out Bikini Beach Star.
"Bikini Beach Star was born because I am a true beach lover, I have spent a lot of time enjoying the pleasures of holidaying in the sun," explains Sharon Bentwood, who enjoys a bit of poolside lounging herself when off the clock. "But, as a woman who likes to dress with care, style and confidence, when it came to dressing for the beach, I felt constantly let down by what the High Street has to offer. When you are laying on a beach or lounging by a pool your not wearing very much, I believe what you are wearing needs to stylish and fabulous. As I began to widen my search, and ask friends and family, I found I wasn't the only one who struggled to find something more sophisticated, fashionable, and specia. That's when I decided to look further afield. My search for beautiful bikinis, swimwear and beachwear, has taken me all over the world, from Rio to California."