Red Bralette

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US$50.00
Minimalist. Seamless. Luxe fabric.
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Color Red

RED 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

RED 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

as we do! 

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  1. Best Bikini I have EVER, EVER bought!
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    I cannot express enough how perfect these Ark bikinis are.
    The fit, quality and customer service is incredible. I have already bought 4 bikinis and will buy more in future.
    Thank you for making me feel sexy and beautiful:)
    Much love Anna

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  2. Absolutely Stunning
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    I'm 5' 7" and 150 lbs 36C athletic build.
    I ordered a size M top and L bottom and its a perfect fit! The fabric is so smooth. stretchy and forms to my curves. The color is vibrant and deep. So comfortable and moves with my body. Love it!

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  3. Perfect!!
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    Best bikini top so far!! The color is amazing and the fabric really soft! The packaging was beautiful and the shipping was really fast. Will order more from this site for sure!!

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  4. BUY THIS BIKINI IT IS THE BEST
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    An amazing bikini top. The colour is incredible, it is so soft and fits perfect. For reference I am a 32B and ordered a small and it fits so well. Love this so much and shipping was very quick also. I would definitely recommend buying this.

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  5. Perfect!
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    This bikini is sooo beautiful. I ordered this bikini and the matching bottom and i was so pleased when it arrived. I live in Denmark and it took only two days for it to arrive. The size was perfect and it's definitely not the last time i buy swimwear from here!

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  6. Best bikini I have ever owned
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    This is honestly the best bikini I have ever owned. I've never had a bikini that has made me feel more confident. It fits really nicely on smaller chests. I'm only an A cup and I'm not usually happy with how bikini tops look on me but I am over the moon with this one. I want to thank the company for making such a good fit for me

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  7. Amazing
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    So in love with this bikini top , so glad I sized up because it does run quite small . Really impressed with this brand and will definitely be purchasing again

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  8. Best bikini fit!
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    This is my new favourite bikini! It fits perfectly, the colour is amazing and is soooo comfortable! I loved the packaging and how quick it came. I want one in every colour!

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  9. Best bikini top ever
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    I love this bikini so much, I had been looking for a really cute minimalist bikini top in red and fell in love with this one. The packaging is gorgeous and very high quality just like the suit’s fabric, and I loved the personalized card inside it. Overall the suit is very flattering and the color is vibrant and beautiful.

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  10. Beautiful all around
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    BEAUTIFUL color. I never thought I would like anything red as much as this. It’s simplicity mixed with the vibrancy is the perfect balance. I also have not seen a company with better customer service, and attention to detail. Quality product with even higher quality customer care! Will be buying in other colors

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