ban·​deau | \ ban-ˈdō How to pronounce bandeau (audio) \
plural bandeaux also bandeaus\ ban-​ˈdōz How to pronounce bandeau (audio) \

Definition of bandeau

1 : a fillet or band especially for the hair
2 : brassiere also : a band-shaped covering for the breasts

Examples of bandeau in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New York designer Mara Hoffman offers a chic, bandeau bikini that’s—gasp—actually supportive, thanks to its side boning and adjustable tie back. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, 17 July 2021 In the shots, Graham can be seen cradling her bare belly in a black bandeau top and checkered pants. Gabrielle Chung,, 16 July 2021 The line that takes us down memory lane includes bucket hats (think LL Cool J), a bandeau top (think the late Aaliyah), oversized tees (think Xscape). Essence, 15 July 2021 Val, who prefers more feminine dresses, is in a cutout gown, Melody is in a bandeau with fringe and barely-hanging-on low rise, wide leg pants, and Josie is in a scarf-like halter top and similar flares. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 9 Apr. 2021 With her hair thrown up into an effortless up-do and her custom Giorgio Armani Privé polka dot skirt paired with a black velvet pearl and crystal-embroidered bandeau, the Euphoria star struck the perfect balance between feminine and edgy., 21 Sep. 2020 Pinnock also embraced her pregnancy glow last month in snapshots of her wearing a yellow bandeau bikini from her In'A'Seashell line, which markets itself to an all-inclusive consumer base. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 7 June 2021 The squelchy bounce of a synthetic bathmat appears here as bandeau top. New York Times, 5 May 2021 Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan wore a two-piece Valentino Couture look, showing off a bit of skin in a bandeau top. Shannon Carlin,, 25 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bandeau

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bandeau

French, diminutive of bande

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30 Jul 2021

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“Bandeau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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