Consider your place in your group of friends. Are you the sporty girl who opts for the U.S. Open over a movie? Are you the girly girl who never met a ruffle she didn't like? Or are you the free spirit who relates more to the '70s than to 2016? Whichever description you most identify with, let it show with your swimwear. Dress for a day at the lake or the pool as you would any other occasion—with your personality flag flying high. Someone has to, or there will be a whole lot of beaches full of swimmers and sunbathers clad in the same swimsuit and that is just plain boring.
Here, we've rounded up our favorite bikinis by category—find yours, then make your pick.
The Sporty Girl
You may or may not be on the varsity basketball team, but you have always preferred racing stripes to red lace and your footwear MVP is your good old pair of Converse All Stars. We're betting that the T by Alexander Wang two-piece below is calling your name.
Bold color blocking is every sporty girl's best friend. A purple racerback style will draw everyone's attention to your abs—and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Ask any athleisure-addict and they will agree that mesh is a must. You'll avoid overheating in Alexander Wang's two-toned number.
Tory Sport's red-and-navy bikini was inspired by racing suits from the '70s. Make yours work for now with a track pant and reflective sunglasses.
From the newly-launched Kendall + Kylie swimwear collection, another mesh-infused option to wear while showing off your skills on the court and off.
The Girly Girl
Ruffles, flowers, hearts, you name it. The more feminine it is, the better. Your childhood bedroom had pink walls, and when faced with the option of wearing pants or a dress you always go for the latter. Here's how to translate all of that to your swimsuit game.
Dainty florals are a no-brainer here. They look even better splashed across this Emilio Pucci bandeau bikini.
What is ballerina-pink, ruffled, and cute all over? The H&M bikini that you need now! Trust, us you will wear this on repeat.
From the pastel color palette to the intricate cut-outs, everything about this Zimmermann bikini is feminine and beautiful—the wearer of it will feel the same way.
Lisa Marie Fernandez really understands that women want to look great and feel great at the beach. This pale blue set may come with a costly price tag, but the amount of times you will wear might just warrant it.
You are always down for a road trip, you hate schedules, and you were basically born wearing a flower crown. If Coachella vibes are your everything, we think you will go wild for the options below.
A white crochet bikini is a must-have for any boho girl. Pair it with denim cut-offs or a flowy sarong for 24 hours in the sun.
When it comes to pattern and color, the free spirit knows no boundaries. Enter Mara Hoffman's peacock motif.
Colors evoke moods and if anything gives way to calm, peaceful vibes, it's a cool shade of mint green. Plus, it looks really good with other summer shades like white, pink, and yellow.
What is not to love about a bathing suit top that doubles as a going out top? Nothing—because that means less to pack and one less outfit to plan.
Flaunting your curves has always come naturally to you. Showing some skin is a practically must. Body-con is the descriptive that you use to describe almost all of the pieces in your wardrobe, so why should your swimwear be any different?
If a sexy look is your thing, the more skin the better. This strappy, aqua blue bikini will do the trick. Warning: watch out for tanlines!
There is no easier way to show skin than with an abundance of cut-outs. Show off the body you work hard for in Agent Provocateur's body-hugging style.
The key to looking red-hot at the beach is a string bikini in a fire-engine hue. Go for Topshop's affordable option with black contrast stitching for good measure.
What would this round-up be without a teeny-weeny, polka-dot bikini? Behold, Dolce & Gabbana's retro (and very sexy) swimsuit.
The Quirky Humorist
In your opinion, the only fashion faux pas is taking it all too seriously. You've never sent a text message without an emoji and you make people laugh more often than Jimmy Fallon. You're looking to have a little fun with your beach wardrobe, and you can start here.
Out to make a statement with your swimwear? Oh, the places you will go with H&M's word-play bikini.
The multi-colored crochet trim is Kiini's signature and we are fans. Just that fun detail on its own makes the brand's wares worth collecting.
Go wild with Topshop's animal-print two piece—a surefire way to show off your personality at the beach and beyond.
Sequins? Graphic prints? Feathers? No way. Your favorite colors are black and white and the simpler a silhouette, the better. You like clean lines and always will. There is no swaying you to add a third color to your list of approved hues, and that's just fine.
Velvet is acceptable, if and only if it's black and there are no other bells and whistles. Lisa Marie Fernandez' Genevieve bikini fits the bill.
A minimalist's dream becomes a reality in the form of a simple white top and bottom from H&M. Pair this set with a white skirt and sandals and you will be on beach cloud nine.
The tie sides on this Solid & Striped suit may be pushing the limits here, but it's worth venturing outside of your comfort zone. Who knows, you may turn over a new leaf.
If the H&M option above loses its appeal, replace it with Eres' triangle bikini top and briefs. Old habits die hard.