French girls recently filled us in on the items they pack in their suitcases for their summer getaways, and it got us thinking about their vacation style. While often their bags are packed with espadrilles, breezy floral dresses, and cut-off denim shorts, swimsuits are another essential they don’t hop on a plane without. But when we did some digging, we noticed that most French girls gravitate toward a particular style: bikinis or one-pieces with ring details.
At first, we couldn’t figure out why the style is so popular. They aren’t necessarily trendy or anything new. But then we stumbled upon a photo of Jane Birkin wearing a swimsuit with ring details and it all made sense. From her basket bags to her flared jeans, she is often cited as a muse and fashion icon among French girls, so it comes as no surprise that her classic, cool style would also inspire their beachwear.
Keep reading to see how French girls are wearing ring swimsuits, and then shop our favorite styles from Rouje, Solid & Striped, Tory Burch, and more.
French girls like Jeanne Damas are tapping into Jane Birkin's classic style with ring swimsuits.
French label Rouje recently launched its own swim line with ring bikinis.
Anne-Laure Mais tried a subtle, one-piece version of the swimsuit.
French girls always pack the classic swimsuits for their travels.
Paired with espadrilles, the style is perfect for a summer getaway.
Try a one-piece with ring-detail straps.
Pack this immediately for your European beach vacation.
One-pieces are universally flatting on every body type.
Australian fashion girls love this native brand.
Add this playful print to your summer lineup.
Throw on your favorite pair of sunnies with this suit.
This suit basically belongs in the French Riviera.
The epitome of French-girl beach style.
This swimsuit's color complements a bronzed summer tan.
Pair yours with a fun summer hat.
Can't say it enough—gingham is a top summer trend.
We love the classy cut and geometric shapes on the strap.
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