White Bralette

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

WHITE BRALETTE BIKINI FEATURES:

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

WHITE BRALETTE BIKINI FEATURES:

super soft, luxe fabric - our white is thicker than our other colors
adjustable shoulder straps with white hardware
3 hook options at the band with white 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. Love love love!
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    I bought the white bralette and matching cheeky bottoms. From ordering to the shipping time to the packaging and the actual product, it’s amazing. The material is nice and thick and not flimsy and thin. I love the snug fit of the fabric and the alpine white.. it’s so sexy and I feel amazing in it. I had to get the top adjusted as I am a D but quite narrow frame so the cup fit but I had the straps adjusted by my tailor but it is just perfect! I am going to love showing it off this summer :)

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  2. Sublime!!!
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    This swimsuit is so beautiful!!! Thank you!!!

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  3. I love this bikini will definitely buy more, felt a bit off having no padding, but it's worth a little nipple showing
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    Loveeeeeed

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  4. Incredibly flattering bikini - a summer essential!
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    This bikini is incredible and super flattering! Especially in white. It is an absolute summer essential!

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  5. Great!
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    The bikini is super comfy, a little hard to do up in the back-but overall such an amazing bikini!

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  6. Best swim for traveling
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    In love with this piece for a travel essential! OverAll best fit I’ve had in a long time! So easy to pair with a cute dress and run down to the beach in.. probably wore these more than my underwear haha!

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  7. Ahhhhhmazing!
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    I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU! I was impressed the second I opened my parcel and appreciated all the packaging details. Then I got to my prized possession.. my gorgeous ARK BIKINI! I have been searching high and low for a bikini that fits perfectly, that actually feels comfortable and boosts my confidence. Its so hard to find something I like that sells the top and bottoms separately. The quality of your product is sensational and Ill be sure to spread the word about your brand.
    I'm a size 8B (AUS) with the top and I purchased a size Small - its the perfect fit for me and gives me a slight lift which I like.

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