BANDED

Size & fit guide

The Banded Bikini is unique to Ark. Designed to solve the problem of swimwear riding up your glutes. Unlike other bottoms, there are no seams, stitching, rubber or elastic running over your glutes - it's just our buttery soft fabric. This eliminates the rubbing against your skin, and any digging into your glutes. Our Banded bottoms are also structured with a gentle middle seam detail at the back to define your glutes. All of these features combined prevents your bottoms riding up and gives the illusion of perkier glutes, whilst providing all-day comfort. Our fabrics are treated with colour fastness, anti-yellowing and UV protection to prolong and enhance their lifecycle. Our extremely soft fabric will mould to your body for a second-skin look and feel.

We do premium, timeless swimwear.

If you want to see our Banded Bikini Bottom on your body type to see how it fits, please select one of the models below.

WHAT MAKES IT ARK

“Unlike other bottoms, there are no seams, stitching, rubber
or elastic running over your glutes - it's just our buttery soft fabric. This eliminates
the rubbing against your skin, and any digging into your glutes.”

CHOOSE YOUR MODEL

 Select a model below to see how fits from the front, back and side

HEIGHT: 167cm

HEIGHT: 167cm 
WAIST: 66cm 
HIPS (widest): 81cm 
HIP BONE: 79cm
BUST: 77cm
UNDER BUST: 64cm
TORSO: 135cm

MODEL A: XS/S

HEIGHT: 174cm

HEIGHT: 174cm 
WAIST: 62cm 
HIPS (widest): 88cm 
HIP BONE: 76cm
BUST: 81cm
UNDER BUST: 73cm
TORSO: 157cm

MODEL B: S

HEIGHT: 173cm

HEIGHT: 173cm 
WAIST: 66cm 
HIPS (widest): 94cm 
HIP BONE: 75cm
BUST: 84cm
UNDER BUST: 70cm
TORSO: 148cm

MODEL C: M

HEIGHT: 178cm

HEIGHT: 178cm 
WAIST: 77cm 
HIPS (widest): 100cm 
HIP BONE: 95cm
BUST: 93cm
UNDER BUST: 80cm
TORSO: 160cm

MODEL D: L

HEIGHT: 182cm

HEIGHT: 182cm 
WAIST: 69cm 
HIPS (widest): 101cm 
HIP BONE: 83cm
BUST: 94cm
UNDER BUST: 75cm
TORSO: 160cm

MODEL E: M/L/XL

YOU'VE CHOSEN MODEL A

Underwire Bralette (Small) and Banded (X-Small)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

This one is great for those that don’t like their swimwear riding up their glutes, due to the lack of seams over the glutes.

Those with bigger glutes favour our Banded bottoms as it gives the ideal back rise. 

If you don’t like when the sides of bikinis roll, you’ll like this one as the sides stay in place. 

 

TRYING IT ON: 

You want this to dig in on your sides the first time you try it on, as the fabric will loosen once it gets wet. 

After you’ve worn it wet for the first few times, the sides will mould to your body – feeling just like a second-skin.  

If you have tan lines, picture yourself evenly tanned when trying the bikini on. This will help you feel less exposed and have a more accurate fitting experience.

YOU'VE CHOSEN MODEL B

Underwire Bralette (Small) and Banded (Small)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

This one is great for those that don’t like their swimwear riding up their glutes, due to the lack of seams over the glutes.

Those with bigger glutes favour our Banded bottoms as it gives the ideal back rise. 

If you don’t like when the sides of bikinis roll, you’ll like this one as the sides stay in place. 

 

TRYING IT ON: 

You want this to dig in on your sides the first time you try it on, as the fabric will loosen once it gets wet. 

After you’ve worn it wet for the first few times, the sides will mould to your body – feeling just like a second-skin.  

If you have tan lines, picture yourself evenly tanned when trying the bikini on. This will help you feel less exposed and have a more accurate fitting experience.

YOU'VE CHOSEN MODEL C

Underwire Bralette (Medium) and Banded (Medium)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

This one is great for those that don’t like their swimwear riding up their glutes, due to the lack of seams over the glutes.

Those with bigger glutes favour our Banded bottoms as it gives the ideal back rise. 

If you don’t like when the sides of bikinis roll, you’ll like this one as the sides stay in place. 

 

TRYING IT ON: 

You want this to dig in on your sides the first time you try it on, as the fabric will loosen once it gets wet. 

After you’ve worn it wet for the first few times, the sides will mould to your body – feeling just like a second-skin.  

If you have tan lines, picture yourself evenly tanned when trying the bikini on. This will help you feel less exposed and have a more accurate fitting experience.

YOU'VE CHOSEN MODEL D

Underwire Bralette (Large) and Banded (Large)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

This one is great for those that don’t like their swimwear riding up their glutes, due to the lack of seams over the glutes.

Those with bigger glutes favour our Banded bottoms as it gives the ideal back rise.

If you don’t like when the sides of bikinis roll, you’ll like this one as the sides stay in place.

 

TRYING IT ON: 

You want this to dig in on your sides the first time you try it on, as the fabric will loosen once it gets wet.

After you’ve worn it wet for the first few times, the sides will mould to your body – feeling just like a second-skin. 

If you have tan lines, picture yourself evenly tanned when trying the bikini on. This will help you feel less exposed and have a more accurate fitting experience.

YOU'VE CHOSEN MODEL E

Underwire Bralette (Large) and Banded (Medium)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

This one is great for those that don’t like their swimwear riding up their glutes, due to the lack of seams over the glutes.

Those with bigger glutes favour our Banded bottoms as it gives the ideal back rise.

If you don’t like when the sides of bikinis roll, you’ll like this one as the sides stay in place. 

 

TRYING IT ON: 

You want this to dig in on your sides the first time you try it on, as the fabric will loosen once it gets wet.

After you’ve worn it wet for the first few times, the sides will mould to your body – feeling just like a second-skin. 

If you have tan lines, picture yourself evenly tanned when trying the bikini on. This will help you feel less exposed and have a more accurate fitting experience.

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IF YOU LIKE OUR BANDED, YOU MAY LIKE OUR...

if you like our Banded Bikini Bottoms but are looking for other options you may like one of these styles.

Please refer to our Coverage Guide for more product recommendations based on your coverage needs.

 

Best if you want a low rise hipster style

 

Minimal front coverage with a more modest back coverage

 

A more minimal cut with thinner string sides

WANT THE LOOK
Click here to learn more about our Underwire Bralette Top size and fit

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BANDED SIZE CHART

Country Extra Small Small Medium Large Extra Large
AU/UK 6 8 10 12 14
US/CAN 0-2 4 6 8 10
EU 33-34 35-36 37-38 39-40 41-42
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