Emerald Bralette

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Minimalist. Seamless. Luxe fabric.
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Color Emerald Green

EMERALD GREEN BRALETTE BIKINI FEATURES:

super soft, luxe fabric
adjustable shoulder straps with black hardware
3 hook options at the band with black hardware
seamless bikini cups
fully lined, no see-through swimwear
no underwire or padding (super comfortable)
designed for minimal tan lines

EMERALD GREEN BRALETTE BIKINI FEATURES:

super soft, luxe fabric
adjustable shoulder straps with black hardware
3 hook options at the band with black hardware
seamless bikini cups
fully lined, no see-through swimwear
no underwire or padding (super comfortable)
designed for minimal tan lines

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BEHIND THE DESIGN OF OUR BRALETTE BIKINI TOPS

THE WHY

We found that whilst we were excited about the concept of a bralette bikini top - easy and comfortable to wear under a t-shirt, nothing tying up around your neck hindering your posture, no uncomfortable underwire (the best feeling at the end of the workday is taking your bra off!), no soggy padding taking forever to dry, etc., every bralette bikini that we tried on gave us a bit of a 'boys chest', pushing our boobs down and out, rather than up and in. So we were determined to craft a bralette bikini that gives support through its construction instead - because physics says it's possible!

Our must-have features were comfort, quality, accessibility, wearability, tan line consideration, and above all flattering, ensuring that our bralette bikini accentuates the female form rather than detract.

THE HOW

As with every design we've made, we've sought out the best in the business to better understand the quality of craftmanship and fabric.

COMFORTABLE BIKINIS We decided the cups had to be seamless. We're not fans of the industry standard of 'darting' the cups, so instead, we approached it from an engineering angle.   modified the shape of the cup and used a gathered stitch. We ensured that the outside of the cup was tighter than the inside so that it encourages the breast to favor sitting on the inside to create cleavage. Because we were approaching the design with more of an engineering perspective, our pattern makers at first resisted as it was against 'the norm'. However, they humored us and made a prototype. Ever since they've been excited to try things in ways they hadn't before!

ACCESSIBLE PRICING We've also looked at pricing - whether to price our bikinis for just the 'exclusive' few at the high end of the spectrum by selling them for hundreds per piece, or to aim to sell at scale and therefore lower margins so that it's accessible to all. We went for the latter, reducing the retail price as much as we could for the quality that we deliver.

FUNCTIONALITY We knew that the band around the ribs had to act as an anchor, so it couldn't be super thin or have weak elastic.  This band is the underlying structure of the bra support, so as much as we wanted a super thin band for minimal tanlines, we weren’t willing to compromise

QUALITY FABRIC We also decided the fabric had to be A GRADE! There was an Elle McPherson bra that was an absolute personal favorite - it had satin on the inside of the cups and was heaven to wear even though every other aspect of it was not designed to be comfortable - this was a 'lingerie' piece, not a t-shirt bra by any means... This was where we learnt from personal experience that the feel of the fabric is key to comfort, no matter how small that piece of fabric is. So, we ensured that we had the softest possible fabric on offer. Despite manufacturers refusing to work with such soft swimwear fabric (because it's so difficult to work with!!), we found some incredible people with a team of insanely talented people to make ours.

ADJUSTABLE We also knew that it needed to be adjustable, especially as swimwear expands a little after the first wear or two in the water, so you want to have the option to tighten those straps if needed. Plus, everyone is of different shapes and sizes and it just makes it easier!

So we created the Ark Swimwear Bralette Bikini Top.  We hope you love it as much as we do! xx

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  1. AMAZING
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    This is my second pair of bikinis from Ark and I cannot speak highly enough of their products!

    Firstly, the packaging is amazing, everything from the care instructions to the individually wrapped packaging of the bikinis is just so lovely.
    The fabric of the bikinis is soft and nothing digs in, not to mention the emerald colour is so pretty.

    Thanks guys! So happy with my purchase.
    Ps. Would love to see a ribbed collection :)

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  2. love it
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    I am absolutely in love with my bikini and I am so thankful for finally finding this amazing online shop!

    The shipping and customer service were really great, especially since the shipping only took 3 working days to Germany. The packaging is very thoughtful, luxurious and beautiful.

    Also, I could not be happier with the look of the bikini! It fits me perfect (Cup size 75D, bought a large) and the straps are nice and tight to give the perfect support. The bikini feels and looks just amazing. The color is beautiful and will look good on any skin tone or tan. The cut is perfect for tanning and I can’t wait to wear it in the summer!

    Thanks to the whole Arkwimwear team. I am definitely going to buy another pair!

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  3. Best bikini ever
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    I could not be more happy with my experience with Arkswimwear. I loved their bikins so much, I am going to buy a second one. The fabric and fit is just something I had never experienced before, it is just amazing!

    My mother is a seamstress and she honestly told me that the design and execution of the bikini were flawless.

    On the shipping, I was just even more surprised. I live in Barcelona and the bikini arrived in just 3 working days! I really was not expecting that.

    Keep up the great work!

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