When I think of summer patterns, gingham is the first one that comes to mind. There are two types of people — those who associate it with a picnic tablecloth and those who associate it with cute clothes from J Crew. I’m clearly the latter. My husband falls into the former.
Gingham isn’t seen as just preppy or girly anymore — lots of current styles have structured bodices or revealing cut-outs to give the fabric an update. I’m partial to the classic black or navy gingham personally, but you’ll see it in shades ranging from pale pink to green. One of my favorite swimsuits was a gingham set from Express (back when they had their own line of swimsuits, which they sadly discontinued this year). I’m so sad that it doesn’t fit anymore post-baby.
Here are some of the best women’s gingham swimsuits for 2021.
Gingham Wrap Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit | 1989 Scoopneck Bikini Top & Bottoms | Broadway Gingham Bikini Top & Reversible Bottoms | Sweetheart Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit | Antibes Gingham Bikini Top & Reversible Bottoms | Ruffle Gingham High Coverage One Piece Swimsuit | Gingham Reversible One-Piece Swimsuit | Ruffled One-Shoulder Swim Top & High-Waisted Swim Bottoms | French Mott Gingham Swimsuit | Ruffle Underwire Bikini Top in Gingham & High-cut-waist Bikini Bottom