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Best French Bikinis
If you asked me what my absolute favorite swimsuit style was, it would be an absolute no-brainer. French bikinis, of course!
As a fashion editor and swimsuit lover, not only have I tried nearly every swimsuit style under the sun, but I’ve fallen so head-over-heels in love with the French bikini that I’ve sung its praises on about a dozen editorial platforms over the years. But why the French bikini, you ask? Well, allow me to tell you.
Not only will you exude that cool-girl style that all Parisian women seem to be born with, but it’s a swimsuit that effortlessly fits both large and small chested girls alike. Consider it the Goldilocks of swimwear. Or, perhaps, a unicorn. Take your pick.
Jane Birkin, Twiggy, and more championed the style in the 1960s and ‘70s, but it’s maintained its strong hold on beaches all over the world ever since. The beauty of the design is the supportive over-the-shoulder straps that hold everything in place without the bulk of an underwire (which can be intrusive for smaller chests) or the discomfort of a halter neck (which can feel quite weighty for larger busts). Still with me?
And, when it comes to bikini bottoms, the world is your oyster. As long as you’ve got your French bikini top all picked out, you can pair it with everything from a skimpy string bottom to a high waisted brief, sporty hipsters or cheeky Brazilian cuts alike.
Ahead, shop the best French bikinis for this summer. You might never wear anything else.
Our Top Picks
1. Eres Les Essentiels Bikini
4. Zimmermann Moonshine Bikini
5. WeWoreWhat Bikini
6. Victoria’s Secret Crinkle Bikini
7. Matteau Bikini
8. Cult Gaia Sanam Chain-Embellished Recycled Bikini
9. & Other Stories Ruffle Trim Bikini
10. J.Crew Bikini
Make sure the straps are tight enough to provide the support that you need. Think of French bikini shopping like bra shopping—it has to fit and be comfortable at the same time to give you that lift!
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