Here are the best French swimwear brands you’ll love to wear this summer. If you’re looking for a new swimsuit (un maillot de bain) or bikini for your next summer vacation, I’m here to help. Indeed, there are quite a few French swimwear labels and brands that make poolside and beachwear look so much chicer. So, if you want to have French-girl style this summer at the beach (à la plage), keep scrolling below to see and shop the French swimwear brands I’m into this summer.
The 10 Best French Swimwear Brands
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 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.
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 French swimwear label is an irresistibly feminine swimwear brand. Swimsuits with clean lines, in elegant colors and quality fabrics, at reasonable prices, suit every women’s body type. All of the swimwear collection is designed in Paris by Alexandra and made in workshops in Portugal with high-quality Italian fabrics.
Sézane is really one of my favorite French clothing brands! And 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 fast, their swimwear collection always sells out almost instantly.
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.
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. Parisian label Yasmine Eslami is Jeanne Damas‘s favorite swimwear brand, as last year she did a collaboration with the designer with her own label Rouje.
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.
Louise Misha is one of my favorite French swimwear brands! The French label has been created by Marie Pidancet and Louise Misha. Through each collection, Louise Misha plays with fabrics and colors to imagine fashion that is in keeping with its image. The company’s signature is the care given to each detail. I really love their retro/vintage swimwear collection.
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.
Also, this year the Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO and Princesse tam.tam have come together to create a swimwear collection made for all. This collection will be available here on UNIQLO’s website from 3/15.
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.
Albertine Swim 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. My two favorite swimsuits from the collection are the lovely one-piece swimsuit Lenucia and the Bandeau Georgia.
Oséree – My Italian Coup de Coeur
Even if this swimwear brand is not French (but Italian), Oséree is my coup de coeur. That’s why I wanted to include this swimwear brand in this list. Founded in 2015 by Jannine Vinci and Isabella Cavallin, Oséree gets its name from the French word “oser” which means “to dare.” The silhouettes of this swimwear label combine confident color palettes with lace details, sequins, and metallic accents. The swimwear collection is inspired by the style of Paris but made with the exquisite and world-renowned craftsmanship of Italy. The collection is designed and made in Italy. You can shop Oséree’s swimwear collection here at Mytheresa, at Net-A-Porter, at SSENSE, or at Farfetch.
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