ban·​deau | \ ban-ˈdō How to pronounce bandeau (audio) \
plural bandeaux also bandeaus\ ban-​ˈdōz How to pronounce bandeaus (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 Match it with a bathing suit or bandeau top and accessorize with shell jewelry. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "15 Gorgeous DIY Mermaid Costumes You Can Throw Together at the Last Minute," 20 July 2020 Fans on the model's stylish swimwear can snap up her bandeau top from Juillet, with Hadid wearing the Sari top with the Emma bikini bottoms in a chestnut shade, both of which are still available to shop. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid's Bandeau Bikini Barely Covers Anything," 11 July 2020 Her exact bandeau bikini top and high-waisted bottoms are still available in almost all sizes. Alex Warner,, "Hilary Duff Just Introduced Us to This Cool-Girl, Sustainable Swimwear Brand," 8 July 2020 After Party, Emily Ratajkowski chose a similarly ’90s-style Inamorata co-ord, hers made up of a bandeau bra top and a maxi slip skirt. Eliza Huber,, "’90s Sportswear Is The Official Uniform Of Quarantine," 28 May 2020 The bikini style is actually a halter neck, but Kendall cleverly transformed it into a bandeau design by tying the strings together. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Kendall Jenner Is Ready for Summer In an Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Bikini," 3 Mar. 2020 The silk scarves and bandeau’s in Salvatore Ferragamo’s New Year’s collection sneak mice ever so delicately into their floral prints. Kim Bhasin,, "Can Rats Be Chic? Fashion Labels Are Trying For Lunar New Year," 8 May 2020 The former Meghan Markle, dressed in a Givenchy wedding gown with Queen Mary's diamond bandeau tiara pinning her lengthy veil to her hair, glowed, and Harry, dressed in a Blues and Royals military uniform, beamed. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Top royal moments of the last decade: Will & Kate's wedding, the Queen's silly video and more," 16 Dec. 2019 Blouson gray bouclé high-waist sweats and a matching bandeau top. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "From Plagues to Floods to Black Tuesday, Fashion Goes On," 4 Mar. 2020

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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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10 Aug 2020

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“Bandeau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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