What Bathing Suit Do You Need This Summer?

By: Jennifer Post

What Bathing Suit Do You Need This Summer?
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About This Quiz

Let's be real. Bathing suit shopping can be a miserable experience. But once you figure out what style works for you, it changes everything. It might seem like bathing suits are only aimed at people with a body that society deems "perfect." That's great for those people! But not everyone's body is shaped the same, so having options is really important. Stores are definitely getting better at size inclusion, and while there's still a long way to go, pretty much everyone can find a swimsuit that flatters their style and body type.

But which one is right for you? Which one will have you frolicking down the beach, comfortably lounging on a unicorn pool float or prancing around your summer cookout? That's a great question. We can help you with the style, but we're counting on you to bring the confidence! Since a bathing suit is essentially an outfit that you wear in the summer, the way you put together other outfits really gives a lot away. If you're a mom jean wearer, a high-waisted bikini might work the best for you. If overalls are your style, try a cute one-piece. Let's get more in depth, shall we? Take the quiz now to find out what bathing suit you need for summer!

Do you know how to dress for your body type?
I finally think I do.
Always have
I'm working on it.
Still doing research

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Which shape would you say best describes your body?
Hourglass
It's pretty straight.
Maybe pear-shaped
I guess apple if I had to pick.

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Can you sum up your clothing style into one word?
I'm pretty all over the place.
Boho on most days
I'm a little more buttoned up.
Pretty modest

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During the summer, what outdoor activity do you want to do every day?
Have picnics
Afternoon cookouts
Sunset dinners
Mini golf

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Do you like to lay out and tan on the beach or chill out under the umbrella?
I love laying out in the sun.
A healthy mix of both
I lay out until I get hot and then I run into the water.
Under the umbrella is my jam.

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Sometimes the beach can get a little boring. What do you do to keep yourself entertained?
Bring a good book
Beach games like Frisbee or paddle ball
Music!
I just make sure I have snacks.

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Which celebrity would you love to run into this summer?
Mindy Kaling
Jennifer Aniston
Justin Timberlake
Any baseball player

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Do you prefer patterns or solid colors for swimsuits?
I like all of it!
I stick to bright, solid colors.
I'll do stripes.
Patterns for sure

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Bathing suits are enough, but what other accessory are you wearing at the beach?
A big hat
Sunglasses
Lots of bangle bracelets
A loose dress

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Beach hair is such a great look, but the beach can make your hair messy. What's your go-to beach hairstyle?
Braids
Just a messy bun
I try to wear it down.
A ponytail under a baseball cap

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Food just tastes better on the beach. What's the best thing to snack on under the sun?
Watermelon
A good sandwich
Frozen grapes and cheese
Water ice

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If you're inviting some people over for a casual outdoor dinner, what kind of food are you serving?
All fresh and local seafood
The normal summer cookout food
Pizza and hoagies
A bunch of chilled appetizers

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What keeps you the most hydrated during a heat wave?
Lemonade
Iced tea
Ice cold water
I love a good soda.

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Are you trying to get the most perfect social media shots this summer?
I want to portray that I'm living the life.
I'll capture the real moments.
Yes! I need to crush it.
If it works out that way

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If you could live in a place where it's summer all year round, would you?
Totally
I like the change in seasons.
Maybe like, half the year
I already do!

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Tropical beaches are where it's at! Which one do you want to lay on all day long?
The Bahamas
Bali
The Maldives
Aruba

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Would you say you're a confident person?
Overall, I am.
For the most part, but I have my days
I've always had high confidence.
I have my moments.

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Do you slather on the SPF in the summer whether you're going to the beach or not?
On my face
Only on the parts that are exposed
Yeah, it's super important.
I should, but I never remember.

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What's the best shoe for the summer months?
A cute wedge
Classic flip flops
I love a good sandal.
Whatever is comfortable!

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What's the absolute best part of summer?
The tan
The vacations
The road trips
The fresh food

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Do you have a book genre that you only read in the summer?
Romance
Young adult
Mystery and thriller
Books about summer

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Are you into high fashion in the summer or more casual, ready-to-wear styles?
Depends on what I'm doing
Definitely casual
Summer does seem like a fun time to get into fashion.
If I can't wear cutoff shorts, I don't want to go.

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Have you ever been one to command attention when you walk into a room or onto the beach?
I like to think I do.
This year I will!
No, but that's OK.
I'd rather not.

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What body part do you love showing off in the summer?
My legs
My bum
My small waist
My arms are great.

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How tan do you like to get?
As tan as my skin will allow
I tend to burn more than I tan.
A good color, but not skin damage level
Not too dark

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On average, how long can you be at the beach before you're ready to go?
I'll stay until sunset.
A few hours
I usually leave for lunch and then go back.
I like going for a few hours in the afternoon.

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Do you need a bathing suit that holds up in the ocean?
I don't really do the ocean.
Yes! I'm a fish.
I'll take a dip.
I only wet my feet and my hair.

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Summer is a whole different beast. How long does it take you to get ready on a summer weekend day?
Like five minutes
The same time as usual
Just throw on a dress and I'm good to go
Depends on where I'm going

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Are you outdoors most of the time in the summer?
As much as I possible can
I eat every meal outside.
Even in a summer rain storm
Unless I'm sunburnt

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What do you want your bathing suit to say about you this summer?
I'm feeling myself.
I am so ready to hit the beach.
I'm fun and hip.
Let's do this!

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