The Chic Bikini Trend Celebs and French Women Come Back to Every Summer


There are a few things that are on my non-negotiable list for summer. Firstly, a quality sunscreen (SPF is so important), secondly, plenty of linen (so I don’t have to worry about what to wear every day), and thirdly, some uninterrupted time on the beach—after all, there is nothing quite like that feeling of reclining in the sun after a dreary winter. Given, then, my obsession with curating the perfect summer, it makes sense that I would have also given what to wear in and out of the pool plenty of thought. And no matter how many swimwear trends I spot cropping up each year, there is one classic I keep coming back to.

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Forget low-rise bottoms, neons, florals and one pieces, because the simple (but iconic) gingham bikini is back for another summer and being snapped on beaches everywhere from Cannes to Cancun. Equal parts cute and chic, this retro inspired bikini has been a mainstay in the wardrobes of celebs since the 1950s, and whether you opt for halternecks, balconies, high-waisted or bandeau ‘fits, there is cut to flatter every body type in this charming print. So, before you pack your suitcase with another trusty black swimsuit, allow me (Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Olivia Rodrigo) to show you just why the gingham bikini is a timeless trend that deserves your full attention.

How Celebs and Influencers Are Wearing Gingham Bikinis:

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Style Notes: Kendall’s simple red gingham bikini is so retro-coded.

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Style Notes: Ditsy florals and gingham? Who knew that clashing two trends in one bikini could look so good. Well, Olivia Rodrigo did.

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Style Notes: Did I also mention that Gigi Hadid is a fan too? And its no surprise that her Frankie’s Bikini set sold out almost immediately.

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Style Notes: We’re still obsessed with expensive-looking brown, and brown gingham is the chic bikini we didn’t know we needed until now. Just look at that high-waisted brief…

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Style Notes: Those with bigger boobs will appreciate supportive underwiring over string bikinis.