A halter neck top is easy to spot – the straps meet up at the nape of the neck and tie rather than going over the shoulder blades. Halter top bikinis are popular with women because they provide a little more coverage to the bust line and are less likely to slip off when you’re diving into the pool. Halter top bikinis gained popularity as the two piece swimsuit first took off in America – the halter top style afforded modest women an opportunity to join the two-piece suit craze without sacrificing their reputation.
Halter top bikinis are often more sporty styles – this is because the top of the bikini stays in place better during activity. Also, because many women find the halter top bikini more flattering, it is available in a wide variety of styles and most designers offer at least one variant of their seasonal swimwear collection as a halter top. Though the halter top is a more flattering style for large busted women, some complain that the suit leaves their neck feeling stiff or that a halter bikini doesn’t provide enough of a minimising effect to the bosom.
Popular halter top bikinis by leading designers include: Juicy Couture’s striped halter bikini; Jean Paul Gaultier’s jewelled halter bikini; Emilio Pucci’s lava-print halter; and, Milly’s tile-print halter bikini. There are a number of variations on the halter top, such as DKNY’s tropical chandeliers halter bikini top with jewels dangling from the centre, and the La Blanca Pass the Bubbly Halter Tankini.
Halter top bikinis are plentiful in shops both online and in the high street. When shopping for your halter bikini online, bear in mind that excessive shipping charges can negate the savings you find, and also aim to buy from online retailers with flexible returns policies to avoid disappointment.
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