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 The look pairs a strapless, bandeau top with two tiers of floral lace skirt that should be giving me grandma's kitchen curtain vibes and yet somehow don't. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 19 Sep. 2022 Leni, meanwhile, wore a black leather bandeau top and matching opera gloves, paired with a brown, yellow, and black cheetah print skirt with a high leg slit. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Sep. 2022 This bandeau is perfect to wear alone or under your fav strapless dress. Nitya Rao, Seventeen, 2 Aug. 2022 This bandeau dress has a clasp closure and draped back detailing. Daisy Maldonado, SELF, 14 July 2022 There are those geometric bandeau white diamond bracelets women loved to wear stacked on their newly bare arms in the 1920s. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 15 June 2022 Pugh, 26, stepped off her water taxi wearing a coordinating set by Valentino in a rich purple shade comprised of a bandeau top, button-up shirt and shorts embossed with the brand's logo. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 5 Sep. 2022 Also that week, Jenner was photographed in a nearly all-black outfit composed of a tiny black bandeau top that showed off a subtle amount of underboob. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Aug. 2022 Zendaya wore a bandeau to the CFDA Awards, and Meghan Thee Stallion put her black bra on full display under a sheer shirt. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 15 June 2022 See More

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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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28 Sep 2022

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“Bandeau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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