bandini

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of bandeau and bikini.

Noun[edit]

bandini (plural bandinis)

  1. A swimsuit consisting of a generally strapless bandeau top and a bikini bottom.
    • 1999, Polly Rayner, "The two-for-one suit", Morning Call, 18 February 1999:
      The new concept in two-piece swimwear, along with sister suits -- the camisole-strapped camikini and the bandeau-topped bandini, will be the dominant silhouettes for spring/summer '99.
    • 2001, "Suit Yourself", Macon Telegraphy, 27 May 2001:
      Elisabeth Filarski's name may be a distant memory, but her legacy is extending far beyond the Australian Outback. Among the popular swimsuit styles you'll find across Middle Georgia this summer is the one the footwear designer of "Survivor" fame wore on that TV show: the bandeau bikini, or bandini, which features a tubelike top.
    • 2006, "Well-suited", Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 7 May 2006:
      Paula Hermanny for VIX continues the wave of beads and sequins on this "bandini," $140, with bandeau/tank top and "scoop" bottom in grape, []
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