Suit Yourself

Whether you're an athlete or a bohemian, there are endless bikini options to wear this summer. Here, we call out five top picks for every personality.

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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.

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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.

Celine Color-Block Bikini by Flagpole Swim, $385, netaporter.com.
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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.

Racer-Back Mesh-Paneled Stretch Bikini Top by T by Alexander Wang, $113, netaporter.com; Mesh-Paneled Bikini Briefs by T by Alexander Wang, $105, netaporter.com.

Ask any athleisure-addict and they will agree that mesh is a must. You'll avoid overheating in Alexander Wang's two-toned number.

High-Neck Swim Top, $85, torysport.com; High-Waist Bikini Bottom, $90, torysport.com.
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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.

Double Layered Mesh Bikini Top and Pant by Kendall + Kylie, $98, topshop.com.

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.

Printed Bandeau Bikini by Emilio Pucci, $415, netaporter.com.
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Dainty florals are a no-brainer here. They look even better splashed across this Emilio Pucci bandeau bikini.

Bikini Top, $18, hm.com; Bikini Bottoms, $13, hm.com.
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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.

Pavilion Tri Ladder Bikini by Zimmermann, $285, matchesfashion.com.

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.

Mira Bandeau Bikini by Lisa Marie Fernandez, $502, mytheresa.com.
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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.

The Bohemian

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.

Laddered Crochet Bikini Set, $75, topshop.com.

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.

Reversible Peacock-Print Bikini Crop Top by Mara Hoffman, $128, matchesfashion.com; Reversible High-Waisted Bikini Briefs by Mara Hoffman, $124, matchesfashion.com.

When it comes to pattern and color, the free spirit knows no boundaries. Enter Mara Hoffman's peacock motif.

Crocheted Cotton Triangle Bikini by She Made Me, $180, netaporter.com.
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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.

Boho T-shirt Printed Bikini Top by Vix, $105, netaporter.com; Boho Luca Printed Bikini Briefs by Vix, $90, netaporter.com.
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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.

The Heartbreaker

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?

Cross Back Triangle Bikini Top and Bottoms, $61, topshop.com.

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!

Alexie Cutout Bikini Top and Briefs by L'Agent by Agent Provocateur, $175, netaporter.com.
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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.

Contrast Stitch Bandeau Top and Bikini Bottoms, $61, topshop.com.

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.

Polka-Dot Bikini by Dolce & Gabbana, $550, mytheresa.com.

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.

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Bandeau Bikini Top, $18, hm.com; Hipster Bikini Bottoms, $15, hm.com.

Out to make a statement with your swimwear? Oh, the places you will go with H&M's word-play bikini.

Tasmin Crochet-Trimmed Bikini Top and Briefs by Kiini, $290, netaporter.com.

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.

Animal Stripe Bikini Top and Bottoms, $61, topshop.com.

Go wild with Topshop's animal-print two piece—a surefire way to show off your personality at the beach and beyond.

The Minimalist

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. 

Genevieve Velvet Bikini by Lisa Marie Fernandez, $315, matchesfashion.com.

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.

Triangle Bikini Top, $18, hm.com; Bikini Bottoms, $13, hm.com.
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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 Jane Bikini Top by Solid & Striped, $78, matchesfashion.com; The Jane Tie-Side Bikini Briefs by Solid & Striped, $78, matchesfashion.com.

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.

Les Essentiels Gang Triangle Bikini Top and Pactole Bikini Briefs by Eres, $360, netaporter.com.

If the H&M option above loses its appeal, replace it with Eres' triangle bikini top and briefs. Old habits die hard.

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