Here are the best French swimwear brands to shop for summer 2022. If you’re looking for a new swimsuit (“un maillot de bain” in French) or a bikini for your next summer vacation, this article is for you! Indeed, today’s post is all about the best French and Parisian swimwear brands that make poolside and beachwear look so much chicer. Whether you’re looking to get French chic summer style at the beach (“à la plage”) or you’re looking for something new, keep scrolling below to see and shop the most flattering French swimwear brands.
Albertine is a French swimwear brand created by two sisters: Anémone and Caroline. This French label is the story of a genuine and inspirational family passion that began in 1913 when their great-grandfather founded the Maison de Corseterie et Bonneterie Anthon. After years of Caroline working in marketing and Anémone in advertising, they decided to go back to their roots, and together they founded Albertine.
Anja Paris was born out of a fact: finding quality, affordable swimsuits with refined colors and cuts was a real challenge. That’s why, after several years working at By Terry and Make Up For Ever, in 2017, Alexandra Thiltgès created her swimwear brand: Anja Paris. The brand’s swimsuits with clean lines, in elegant colors and quality fabrics, at reasonable prices, suit every women’s body type. All their swimwear are designed in Paris by Alexandra and made in workshops in Portugal with high-quality Italian fabrics.
Chichi Castelango is a family story created in 2016 by two sisters: Mathilde and Victoire. The Parisian label offers beautiful and high-quality jewelry, lingerie, loungewear, and swimwear at affordable prices. Their lingerie and swimwear collections are dreamed up, designed, and developed in their workshop at the back of their Parisian boutique located at 37 Rue de Poitou, 3rd arr. in the Marais. Then, all their swimsuits and underwear are made in their historic workshop in the heart of Morocco.
Eres is one of the most iconic French swimwear brands! The French label has been producing elegant swimwear for more than 40 years and lingerie since 1998. Swimsuits and bikinis are pricey but they are definitely worth the investment if you’re looking for a timeless and high-quality swimsuit. The collection features shades to flatter every skin tone, as well as a variety of shapes and coverage levels that celebrate, flatter, and respect the female form. You can shop the Eres swimwear collection here at Net-A-Porter, at Bergdorf Goodman, at MatchesFashion, or at Farfetch.
Girls in Paris
Girls in Paris is a French swimwear and lingerie brand created in 2014 by Raphaële Four. Girls in Paris is a very fun and sexy swimwear brand! I’m in love with the Froufrou 2-pieces swimsuit. It is definitely one of my favorite French swimwear brands!
Leslie Amon is the designer and founder of her eponymous swimwear brand. Leslie believes women of every shape should feel confident and comfortable in swimwear. This is why she uses thicker Italian fabrics and generous cuts in her collections. Made in France, just a short distance from her home in Paris, each piece is designed with versatility in mind —bikinis and one-pieces can be worn as tops and bodysuits, too. You can shop Leslie Amon’s swimwear collection at Net-A-Porter, or at Shopbop.
Between a narrative of the 70s and modern design, the French swimwear brand Livystone revisits the basics to create swimsuits as jewels. Lines as clear as the horizon of the Mediterranean and colors as rich as the light of the French Riviera. Hues shift between the depth of black, the warmth of red, and the power of green, while the prints take us back to the summer atmosphere of the Riviera.
Louise Misha is inspired by her travel and all her encounters. First for a line of children’s jewelry in 2012, which she expanded over the years and she now offers prêt-à-porter and accessories for women and children. You will find these influences in the colors, all the different cultures, and artisanal fell in the brand’s hand-embroidered creations. Check out her lovely vintage-inspired lingerie and swimwear collection.
Noo Paris is a French brand created in 2014 by Anais and Elissa. Together, they wanted to offer a different kind of lingerie, cool and sensual that speaks to all women. Noo Paris offers lingerie, but also homewear, and swimwear. Since 2020, for each order placed, a new pair of panties is offered to a woman in need. The brand is also supporting the Restos du Coeur.
Poolday Paris is a French swimwear brand created in 2019 by 3 friends: Julia, Gaëlle et Charlotte. The aim is to offer swimwear for all body shapes because every woman deserves a swimsuit to feel confident. All materials have been eco-consciously sourced, designed, and manufactured. With limited quantity series of production, Poolday Paris takes part in the slow fashion movement. You can visit their store located in Paris at 39 Rue Dauphine in the 6th arr.
Thirty years ago, Loumia and Shama Hiridjee, two women with a new vision of feminity, founded Princesse tam.tam, the lovable upstart in the French lingerie sector. Triangle, bandeau, padded half-cup tops, shorties, or bikini bottoms – there’s a swimsuit to suit all tastes and all body types. Their swimwear range also includes outfits to slip on in the morning before you head out to the beach, as well as the perfect attire for a leisurely seaside lunch.
Roseanna is a French ready-to-wear, accessories, and shoe brand based in Paris and founded by Anne-Fleur Broudehoux. The collections evolve constantly towards a complete wardrobe that symbolizes a free universe, without constraint and rooted in the present. I do love Roseanna’s swimwear collection, which is very stylish and colorful.
Sézane is really one of my favorite French clothing brands. Each year, the brand is collaborating with one of the best French lingerie brands: Ysé. They began collaborating in 2016 and are still sticking together today. And this year, they’re combining their talents once again to pull off the perfect swimsuits for any summer getaway. Sézane’s swimwear collection is timeless with floral prints, retro gingham, and classic black. Be quick, their swimwear collection always sells out very fast.
A graduate of renowned Paris fashion school Studio Bercot, Yasmine Eslami embarked on her career in London, working as a ready-to-wear designer with Vivienne Westwood. It was during this time that her interest in creating lingerie began to blossom, which, following her return to Paris, led to the launch of her eponymous line in 2010. Her eponymous collection focuses on comfortable, lightweight pieces that enhance your natural shape.
Ysé is a French lingerie brand founded by Bérengère Lehembre and Clara Blocman-Petit. The French label mainly makes lingerie and swimwear without padding, with the perfect fit on every cup to naturally enhance women’s shapes. Their color-blocked one-pieces and bikinis have elegant detailing, such as ties on the shoulders and statement scooped backs. Ysé has created a sophisticated, contemporary world, all of which is dreamed up in the brand’s Paris workshop.
Et voilà! I hope this guide to the best French swimwear brands will inspire you! If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below.
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