bandeau

noun
ban·deau | \ban-ˈdō \
plural bandeaux also bandeaus\ban-ˈdōz \

Definition of bandeau 

1 : a fillet or band especially for the hair

2 : brassiere also : a band-shaped covering for the breasts

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The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the center brooch dating from 1893. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle's 16-Foot Wedding Veil Has a Surprise Connection to the Commonwealth," 19 May 2018 On her big day, Markle wore an unusual bandeau style diamond topper that dates back to Queen Mary. Raisa Bruner, Time, "This Bridal Shop Already Recreated Replicas of Meghan Markle's Wedding Gowns," 22 May 2018 The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the centre brooch dating from 1893. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Wedding Tiara Looks So Different Than Kate and Diana's," 19 May 2018 There's a detachable frame that sits on top of the head, but styling the piece as a headband-like bandeau would definitely add a retro-cool factor for a young bride. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle's Dad Won't Attend the Royal Wedding," 14 May 2018 Mae All Over Lace Padded Bandeau Bralette: Perfect for low-cut tops and muscle tanks, this bandeau in floral lace keeps a peek-a-boo moment very tasteful. Susan Brickell, Health.com, "The Bra and Underwear Sale You Won't Want to Miss on Amazon Tomorrow," 12 July 2018 The diamond bandeau was made for Queen Mary and specifically designed to accommodate the centre brooch. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Wedding Tiara Looks So Different Than Kate and Diana's," 19 May 2018 The diamond bandeau is English and was made in 1932, with the entre brooch dating from 1893. Meagan Fredette, refinery29.com, "Meghan Markle Got Her Tiara From Queen Elizabeth's Private Collection," 19 May 2018 Queen Mary, wife of King George V, bought this small diamond bandeau from luxury London jeweler Garrard in 1925. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Dress Is a Nod to American Royalty: See Her Inspiration!," 19 May 2018

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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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