Navy Blue Bralette

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Minimalist. Seamless. Luxe fabric.
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Color Navy Blue

NAVY BLUE 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

NAVY BLUE 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. LOOOOOOOVE Forever!!!
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    I was so impressed by the reviews that I ordered 3 the first time - I'm in Spain and didn't want to wait! :D The quality, fit, feel... perfection!
    I'm a 32C/34B and ordered the bralette in S & M, kept M! The shipping was super fast, and even returning & exchanging came super fast too - customer Service is the kindest ever!
    I'm more than impressed!
    I've been wearing them non-stop. I even forgot I had them on once, and went to bed in it.. :D

    Just waiting for the new colors to come to order some new ones.

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE
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    I ordered this bikini by hesitation but i am glad i did!! I am a 32b-32a and never found a bathing suit top that fit me better. Their tops are so flattering and the comfort is crazy. The material is incomparable to all the bathing suits i’ve order. (I am not a sponsor) Also, at first i bought the wrong size for my top and exchanged it for a small and the customer service was so helpful but it was a little slow for the bathing suit to come back since i live in Canada. Would definitely recommend this bathing suit. It is a little pricey but worth your money.

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  3. AMAZING
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    Loved them so much xx

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  4. all time favoritee
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    LOVE this bikini!!! I was hesitant to buy a pricier bikini but it was soooo worth it in this case. Came to my house so fast and with super cute packaging... the fabric and fit is unbelievable I felt so confident in it at the beach and I had gotten so many more compliments than I usually do. I'll definitely be buying more!!

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  5. AMAZING but...
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    First, my measurements are (US) 32D, 5’8”, and 120lbs. I wear a size large in this. The quality is AMAZING, and I was so surprised that my nipples don’t poke through the fabric! This is hands-down my favorite bikini... BUT I have to wear it on the tightest band to fit—HOW is their model 5’11” with a good chest size and wearing a small?! My nipples were popping out of the medium bralette! If you’re a 32DD or more, maybe go with their triangles. If you have a C or smaller chest, this brand will be GREAT for you!!
    Besides the funky sizing, I feel very compact and confident in this. I still love love love the quality of Ark, and I plan on repurchasing!

    Also, phenomenal customer service and international shipping.

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  6. All you need
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    I've just received my second set of Ark Swimwear, and this is hands down the perfect all you need swim suit. The fit and quality is perfect, customer service is wonderful, international shipping is free and it's ridiculous how quick it arrives. I keep ordering swimsuits online in different styles that I end up returning and keep coming back to my Ark swimsuits. It's also flattering on a small bust. All I need to do now is grow my colour collection!

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  7. Literally my all time favorite suit. Comfy & cute! one of the softest bathing suits i’ve ever worn.
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    I absolutely love this suit !! it’s definitely my favorite. Soft material and extremely comfortable. Also, the packaging makes you feel like you’re opening a present hehe

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  8. Fabulous
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    I love this Bralette. I have size Small and it is perfect for B/C cup, not too much cleavage but not too covered up. Soooo comfortable too!! I want every colour.

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  9. Best Buy! Perfect fit!
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    So happy with this purchase! Was so impressed to actually find a bralette that fits a girl with natural C boobs! The fabric is flattering and the design is A ++. I have bought swimwear online before and they have never fitted nicely however I am over the moon with this purchase. Want another colour now! :)

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  10. Totally Underestimated Ark Swimwear!
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    I love love love the bralette! I have an athletic built with broad shoulders and this bralette eases those feature out!

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