The How To: Bandeaus and Bustiers
Bandeaus and bustier tops have been popular for awhile now. As summer has come around, I have been noticing them even more. Like many trends, I was a little wary of this one at first. How was I supposed to pull off this look without looking inappropriate? I wanted to be able to wear one without my mom stopping me on my way out the door. After seeing so many cute ones, I had to figure out how to rock the perfect bandeau in a classy way.
After much online research and observation of my peers, I realized that the main trick is high-waisted. High-waisted shorts, high-waisted skirts, high-waisted pants. More material on the bottom allows you to make up for less material on top.
Choosing a bottom that sits right above your waistline works best. Add a belt to keep your shorts/skirt/pants secure up on your hip.
I also love the laid-back vibe of a bandeau under a romper or overalls. This kind of outfit is perfect for just lounging around at your house or the beach on a lazy summer day.
Wear your bandeau under a loose tank top with some of those high-waisted jean shorts for another casual look. Add some fun, unique necklaces to give your outfit more depth.
For a more sophisticated look, try your bandeau under a sheer or lace blouse.
Lastly, if you still don't feel covered up enough, wear an oversized cardigan, blazer, or vest over your bandeau or bustier.
Check out this tutorial and these websites for more quick tips: