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7 Cute Ways to Wear a Bandeau ...

By Crystal

Show off your inner fashionista this spring and summer by trying out different cute ways to wear a bandeau. This bra-like top has been hitting runways and now everyone is looking for the best ways to add this fashion trend to their own wardrobe. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to wear a bandeau to match everyone's own personal style. Be trendy and look amazing as you dare to wear the bandeau.

1 Plunging Necklines

Plunging NecklinesSince it's basically a strapless bra, I fully understand the hesitation some women feel towards wearing one. However, one of the most popular ways to wear a bandeau is to pair it with any shirt with a plunging neckline. Forget about camis. Slip on a bandeau and you'll be covered. Try using a color or pattern that contrasts with your shirt to really make a statement.

2 Go Lacy

Go LacySheer, lacy shirts are super cute and the perfect match for a bandeau. It gives you the illusion of a full shirt, but without full coverage. I love this match-up since it's easy to mix and match colors and patterns. I also like having an actual shirt while still showing off my mid-section. It's insanely comfortable and great for summer.

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3 Overalls with a Twist

Overalls with a TwistBandeaus aren't the only things in style for 2014. Pair your favorite bandeau with a pair of baggy overalls. Baggy clothes are making a major comeback. Why not pair the two for a trendy duo? A bright bandeau with faded overalls makes you look both relaxed and sexy. It's an effortless look that's comfortable.

4 Fitted Jacket

Fitted JacketGrab a fitted jacket and slide it over your bandeau. If you're feeling a little reserved, close the jacket and leave just the top of the bandeau showing. If you don't mind being a little more risque, leave the jacket completely open. The jacket helps frame your upper half and provides you with extra coverage. The contrast is incredibly sexy.

5 High Waisted Skirt

High Waisted SkirtRemember the 90s and all the crop tops? Basically, bandeaus can also work as a cute crop top, but without the sleeves. Find a funky, high waisting pencil skirt and pair it with a solid color bandeau. The high waist only leaves a few inches of mid-riff showing. It's great for walking along the beach or just hanging out with friends on a warm summer day.

6 Holey Shirt

Holey ShirtYou can either buy a shirt full of holes or take an old, baggy shirt and play with the scissors for a little bit. Either way, a bandeau under a holey tee is cute and comfortable. It gives you a vintage, punk look that doesn't look like you're trying too hard. The combo works great for staying in, shopping or going out with friends. It looks trendy and it's easy for anyone to pull of.

7 Open Sided Shirt

Open Sided ShirtWhile some women pair a cami or an actual bra with open sided shirts, bandeaus are the perfect companion. Bright, neon colors stand out against the open sides. With a shirt that looks more like a bikini cover than a shirt, what's more appropriate than something that looks like a strapless bikini top? Not only is this more comfortable, but it also looks better than camis and bras.

There's really no wrong way to wear a bandeau. Wear it without any other top along with jeans, shorts or skirts. I love bandeaus because they are so versatile and you'll love them too. What are your favorite ways to wear a bandeau?

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