Annette International, the company known for seamless shapewear, has released a new collection called SWAPPERS. New in May, the collection features bandeau bras and bandeau cami tops – both with removeable straps – with reversible color combinations for easy mix and match. The 8 fun color combinations include strawberry, skycream, blueberry, black ice, mocca, vanilla PM, black cherry, nude and black. Tops are available in a range of small to large sizes, ideal for cups A, B, C, and D.
There are also coordinating bottoms – a hipster panty, thong and boyshort. No, those aren’t rversible. Eww!
“We launched SWAPPERS as an extension of our basics collection that is fun, functional and maintains the innovative qualities our customers have come to expect,” says Sharon Singer, Annette International President.
I tried the seamless boyshorts and loved them. The colors are fun and the seamless, stretchy fabric is totally comfortable. They are very low rise, to hide if your clothes’ waistband shifts or gaps when sitting. The bottom edge of the leg opening doesn’t create a weird line under my clothes or dig in to my thigh. I threw them in the washer & dryer with no shrinkage or other problem.
My friend Anna tried the Seamless Reversible Bandeau Bra. She wore it with the straps as a sports bra without a shirt over on a 4-mile run. (She is also an A-cup.) Here are her comments:
I liked the idea that it was reversible so I could wear it more frequently without looking like I was wearing the same thing over and over. I liked the colors, and I liked how the second color just barely peeked out around the edges of the bra. I wasn’t wild about how the fabrication showcases my boobs because I plan to run in it without a shirt over in public.
It fits well and was not restricting when moving or running. When lying down to stretch after my run the double hem along the bottom bothered me. But the fabric is really soft, not itchy, with just the right amount of stretch.
The bandeau top offers enough coverage to wear when working out, but I would probably only wear the longer tank style under another layer because of the lines near the boobs.
Swappers was featured recently on Fox’s Good Day New York. Here they mention the pieces can double as swimwear. We haven’t tried that, though.