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Channel Your Inner French Girl With This Iconic Swimwear Style

À la plage!

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Dreaming of a seaside summer on the French Riviera? Turn that dream into a reality no matter where you are in the world by channeling your inner French girl with a classic striped swimsuit. 

This iconic pattern is synonymous with the French coastline (the roots of the Breton stripe in particular can be traced back to nautical culture in Napoleonic times), with particular reference to the '50s, when the post-war, jet-set crowd began flocking to Cannes, St Tropez and Nice for luxurious vacations with candy striped deck chairs and parasols awaiting them by the beach. This playful print is not the only retro trend to be making a major comeback in 2017: we've also seen circle skirts and cat eye sunnies all over the blogosphere – the perfect additions to polish off your vintage vibe. 

Whether you opt for a multicolored, vertical pinstripe or a horizontal two-tone take on the look, you can find a rainbow of them in every swimsuit style from high-waisted bikini sets to stylish one-pieces and more. It's a fun, easy way to add a classy pop of color to your beach look without having to go full-on Hawaiian if you're into more classic designs. 

When you're planning your beach day, just be sure to remember to pack your trendy round towel your flamingo pool floatie for extra Instagram cred! And if you're looking for a way to transition this outdoor look into everyday wear, why not throw on a denim maxi skirtwrap-up sandals, and a light and breezy kimono over top? 

Embody the classic French seaside look with the selection of boldly striped bikinis and one-piece swimsuits below:
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One-shoulder One Piece Swimsuit in Classic Stripe - $118
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Billabong Candy Stripe Swimsuit - $87
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Eloquii Striped One Piece Swimsuit - $120
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Mink Pink Stripes Swimsuit - $92
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Monki Stripe Plunge Cross Back Swimsuit - $40
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Topshop Mixed Stripe Swimsuit - $58
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ASOS Clean Cross Back Mono Swimsuit - $35
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Ted Baker Rowing Stripe Swimsuit - $140
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Urban Outfitters Out From Under Printed Mock Neck Bikini Top - $34
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Eloquii Ruched High Waist Bikini Bottom - $65
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Rhythm Stripe Swimsuit - $86
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Jack Willis Textured Striped Swimsuit - $64
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Free People Carmen One Piece Swimsuit - $199
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City Chic Stripe Swimsuit - $89
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Monki Padded Bikini Top - £18
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Monki High Waisted Bikini - £12
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Seafolly Castaway Stripe Swimsuit - $181
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Bound By Bond-Eye Stripe Crinkle Swimsuit - $90
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Costa Del Sol Stripe Plus Size Swimsuit - $58
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Free People Farrah One Piece Striped Swimsuit - $98
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Blue Life Stripe Swimsuit - $92
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