MINIMAL BANDEAU

Size & fit guide

The Minimal Bandeau is a versatile and flexible tanning bikini. Our Minimal Bandeau can be worn in many ways, allowing you to tie it to suit your body and tan line requirements. Combined with our signature soft fabrics, our Minimal Bandeau is like no other. We have constructed our seams to be concealed. This ensures there is no stitching rubbing against your skin, which is essential for all-day comfort no matter how you tie your bandeau bikini. The combination of concealed seams and silky soft fabric means our Minimal Bandeau feels like no other. 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 Minimal Bandeau Top on your body type to see how it fits, please select one of the models below.

WHAT MAKES IT ARK

"Our Minimal Bandeau can be worn in many ways,
allowing you to tie it to suit your body and tan line requirements. Combined
with our signature soft fabrics, our Minimal Bandeau is like no other."

 

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

Minimal Bandeau (Small) and Ruched (X-Small)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

Designed for tanning, the Minimal Bandeau is our least supportive bikini top. It gives all the conveniences of a triangle but without having to retie it when wanting to achieve minimal tan lines. Ideal for anyone who jumps between sunbaking and walking around without the worry of retying their bikini top.

 

TRYING IT ON: 

The coverage you get on the first wear will be its coverage for life. Designed to just skim your nipple for optimal tan lines, as reflected in our campaign imagery. 

When trying on we recommend pulling the cups apart so that there’s 30cm of string in between. Step into the hole, bring the cups to the front and then tie the strings in all the different ways to get a second catalogue of looks.

Ruche or stretch out the cups to find your preferred coverage and best fit. This will vary for every body type and proportion.

After you’ve worn it wet for the first few times you may need to tighten the straps.

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

Minimal Bandeau (Small) and Ruched (Small)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

Designed for tanning, the Minimal Bandeau is our least supportive bikini top. It gives all the conveniences of a triangle but without having to retie it when wanting to achieve minimal tan lines. Ideal for anyone who jumps between sunbaking and walking around without the worry of retying their bikini top. 

 

TRYING IT ON: 

The coverage you get on the first wear will be its coverage for life. Designed to just skim your nipple for optimal tan lines, as reflected in our campaign imagery.

When trying on we recommend pulling the cups apart so that there’s 30cm of string in between. Step into the hole, bring the cups to the front and then tie the strings in all the different ways to get a second catalogue of looks.

Ruche or stretch out the cups to find your preferred coverage and best fit. This will vary for every body type and proportion.

After you’ve worn it wet for the first few times you may need to tighten the straps.

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

Minimal Bandeau (Medium) and Ruched (Medium)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

Designed for tanning, the Minimal Bandeau is our least supportive bikini top. It gives all the conveniences of a triangle but without having to retie it when wanting to achieve minimal tan lines. Ideal for anyone who jumps between sunbaking and walking around without the worry of retying their bikini top.

 

TRYING IT ON: 

The coverage you get on the first wear will be its coverage for life. Designed to just skim your nipple for optimal tan lines, as reflected in our campaign imagery.

When trying on we recommend pulling the cups apart so that there’s 30cm of string in between. Step into the hole, bring the cups to the front and then tie the strings in all the different ways to get a second catalogue of looks.

Ruche or stretch out the cups to find your preferred coverage and best fit. This will vary for every body type and proportion.

After you’ve worn it wet for the first few times you may need to tighten the straps.

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

Minimal Bandeau (Large) and Ruched (Large)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

Designed for tanning, the Minimal Bandeau is our least supportive bikini top. It gives all the conveniences of a triangle but without having to retie it when wanting to achieve minimal tan lines. Ideal for anyone who jumps between sunbaking and walking around without the worry of retying their bikini top. 

 

TRYING IT ON: 

The coverage you get on the first wear will be its coverage for life. Designed to just skim your nipple for optimal tan lines, as reflected in our campaign imagery. 

When trying on we recommend pulling the cups apart so that there’s 30cm of string in between. Step into the hole, bring the cups to the front and then tie the strings in all the different ways to get a second catalogue of looks.

Ruche or stretch out the cups to find your preferred coverage and best fit. This will vary for every body type and proportion.

After you’ve worn it wet for the first few times you may need to tighten the straps.

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

Minimal Bandeau (Large) and Ruched (Medium)

 

WHO IT SUITS: 

Designed for tanning, the Minimal Bandeau is our least supportive bikini top. It gives all the conveniences of a triangle but without having to retie it when wanting to achieve minimal tan lines. Ideal for anyone who jumps between sunbaking and walking around without the worry of retying their bikini top.

 

TRYING IT ON: 

The coverage you get on the first wear will be its coverage for life. Designed to just skim your nipple for optimal tan lines, as reflected in our campaign imagery. 

When trying on we recommend pulling the cups apart so that there’s 30cm of string in between. Step into the hole, bring the cups to the front and then tie the strings in all the different ways to get a second catalogue of looks.

Ruche or stretch out the cups to find your preferred coverage and best fit. This will vary for every body type and proportion.

After you’ve worn it wet for the first few times you may need to tighten the straps.

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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MINIMAL BANDEAU SIZE CHART

Country Extra Small Small Medium Large Extra Large
AU/UK 4B/6A/8AA 6C/8B/10A 8D/10C/12B 10DD/12C/12D 12DD/14C/14D
US/CAN 26B/28A/30AA 28C/30B/32A 30D/32C/34B 32DD/34C/34D 34DD/36C/36D
EU 55B/60A/65AA 60C/65B/70A 65D/70C/75B 70E/75C/75D 75E/80C/80D
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