The summer holiday is here—have you prepared your beach swimwear? A well-cut bathing suit made from a high-quality fabric with a beautiful print is a summer essential of your Paris fashion wardrobe. We discovered two of the finest made-in-France beachwear brands, Bronzette and DO Paris, for your perfect beach holiday.
Bronzette embodies the couture spirit. Bored with synthetic material, designer Alexandra Joly-Firino Martell used cotton fabric to create a collection that is sexy, charming, comfortable and a bit retro for a look that is chic and original. This summer, Bronzette’s swimsuits were inspired by the Brazilian neighborhood of Ipanema, and the designer imagined Grace Kelly escaping to Rio for holidays. There are prints of tropical landscapes, palm trees or multicolor flowers, as well as the retro shapes that have always inspired the brand.
Designer Dorothée Goroneskoul started DO Paris in 2009, proposing creations with a strong emphasis on cut and detail, and the beauty of fabric. She has been working to create designs that flatter the shape of a woman’s body, and that can be worn from day to night, for casual sunny outings or evening cocktails. DO Paris offers not only swimsuits but also pareu dresses, shorts, tank tops and leggings. This season, the designer imagined several graphic prints, playing with the contrast of colors. We love the cube print, which creates an optical illusion for the body’s curves. Quality fabrics are not forgotten, with fluid jersey cotton and silk softly caressing the skin—so light that you could forget you’re wearing them!
This summer, choose your perfect swimsuit and be the fashionable shining star on the beach!
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