6 Simple Swim Trends French Girls Have Been Wearing for Ages

As purveyors of timeless style, French women tend to stick with the silhouettes they know and wear them on repeat. That's not to say that they're opposed to newer trends, but the classics really resonate with them. Whether it's the basics they repeat or the accessories that elevate their outfits, French style has remained consistent over the years, and we can't help but be inspired by it.

With swimwear season in full swing, it's the perfect time to review which swim trends our Parisian friends are committed to. After comparing the Instagram feeds of our favorite stylish French women, we noticed six styles they always come back to, and shocker, they're all simple and chic. Whether it's the bikini trend they turn to each summer or the one statement style they'd consider to be a neutral, keep reading to discover (and shop) them all.

Black One-Piece Suits



When French women opt for a sultrier swimsuit, they do so with silhouettes that are still quite timeless, like a plunging one-piece suit.



Scoop-neck one-pieces are pretty much trend-proof. Adding one to your closet is always a good idea since they never really go out of style.

Classic Stripes

Nothing screams "summer in the South of France" quite like nautical stripes, which lend a classic and preppy feel to any beach look.

Minimalistic Triangle Bikinis



French women aren't totally immune to modern swim trends. Case in point: their love for barely-there triangle bikinis, especially in earthy tones.

Animal Print



They make a strong case for animal print as a neutral, which is why you'll find all manner of zebra and leopard prints in their swimwear collections.



To balance out the statement-making prints, they'll typically opt for a swimsuit in a simple cut.

Underwire Tops



Underwire lends a retro feel to one-pieces and bikinis alike and aligns well with the classic style French girls are known for.

High-Waisted Bottoms

High-waisted bikinis automatically feel classic in an elegant way, something our French friends inherently know.

You'll find them styling theirs underneath a big button-down shirt by the beach or pool.