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Your Favorite Bathing Suit Style Reveals Everything About Your Personality

by Laura Caseley
Laura is a writer, illustrator, and artist living in New York City.

Buying a bathing suit means fun in the sun is ahead, but it can be hard finding a style that really, well, suits you.

After all, they don’t leave too much to the imagination, so picking one out can be a little stressful if you’re not used to baring so much.

That’s why most of us tend to stick to one style when we suit up. But what that style projects to the world might actually be a lot more than just how tan you like to get!

In fact, the smallest things we do, from how we drive to how we like to cook our eggs for breakfast can actually be clues to the deeper parts of our psyches. Everything we do can be an amazing look into our minds if we think about it!

Being on the beach or at the pool is probably the closest to naked most of us get in public, so the way we choose to present ourselves actually says a lot about how we see ourselves, and how we want the world to see us.

And luckily, there are a lot of styles to choose from — almost as many as there are kinds of people!

See what  your suit reveals about your personality below, and let us know your favorite style in the comments — or if you swim in something else entirely!

1. Vintage One-Piece: Classy And Timeless

1. Vintage One-Piece: Classy And Timeless
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You know that you don’t have to bare it all in order to be fun, flirty, and even a little sexy.

Instead of following trends, you’re all about a classic look that works for all ages. Your confidence might be of the quieter kind, but anyone who meets you will sense it instantly in how you carry yourself and your elegant style.

Some might consider a one-piece to be old-fashioned, but you know better and channel vintage bathing beauties for a timeless style.

2. Bikini: Daring And Bold

2. Bikini: Daring And Bold
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You’re not afraid to take a risk, and you’re certainly not the kind to listen to any naysayers.

Your confidence is bold and up-front, but you also have the dedication and integrity to follow through with a daring move other people might shy away from.

And because you follow through, people know that you’re not only serious, you’re also capable of finishing what you start.

A bikini is a bold choice, but you’re not afraid to go for it, and your confidence does the rest.

3. Tankini: Daring But Realistic

3. Tankini: Daring But Realistic
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Daring doesn’t have to be all or nothing, and you’re proof of that. You like a little thrill, but you’re also realistic with yourself and your comfort levels.

You’re willing to take some risks, but not all. That means you’re good at weighing your options, reasoning out choices, and making educated and realistic decisions.

You’re honest with yourself and make decisions based on what’s best for you.

A tankini has most of the coverage of a one-piece, but show a bit more, so you get the best of both worlds!

4. Cut-Outs: Creative And Unique

4. Cut-Outs: Creative And Unique
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The run-of-the-mill is just not for you. You’re daring, but not in the way most people are.

You don’t only want a thrill, you want an interesting thrill, and you’re willing to take any pitfalls that might come with it.

In fact, you actively seek out adventure. And if they don’t work out? You can take it in stride because you always have a backup plan.

Bathing suits with cutouts show off your figure in a new way and show the world you’re one-of-a-kind.

And if you get a weird tan line? No big deal. You’ll have a great story anyway!

5. Boy Shorts: Sporty And Cute

5. Boy Shorts: Sporty And Cute
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You’re active and take-charge, and you’re ready for anything and everything.

No matter what the day throws at you, you’re probably always prepared, and if you’re not? You can get prepared, no problem.

People see you as capable and pragmatic, and you like your clothing to reflect that.

Boy shorts are a sporty choice that let you run, jump, and swim without worrying about your bottoms riding up too much. They’re also great if overtly frilly and feminine just isn’t your style, but you still want to look cute!

6. Skirted Bottom: Reserved And Sensitive

6. Skirted Bottom: Reserved And Sensitive
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You’re a quieter type and some might dismiss you for it, but the people who know you know that those people are missing out!

While you might be staid on the outside, you have a rich imagination and an appreciation for beauty, and you’re not afraid to buck trends and do your own thing.

A skirted bathing suit is a modest choice that’s still feminine, and makes a great choice if you feel more comfortable a bit more covered up.

7. Brightly Patterned: Fun And Energetic

7. Brightly Patterned: Fun And Energetic
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You’re open to variety, but one thing is important to you, and that’s making a statement.

You’re bold and fun and you’re probably the life of every party you go to. Being the center of attention isn’t challenging for you, nor is meeting new people and getting noticed.

You’re not afraid to speak your mind, and you’re certainly comfortable with yourself and not one to hide.

A bold, bright pattern on a suit lets everyone know exactly where you are and that you’re ready to have some fun.

8. Solid Color: Effortless And Adaptable

8. Solid Color: Effortless And Adaptable
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You’re kind of a chameleon, and you have the ability to fit in anywhere, but that doesn’t mean you blend in.

You’re more the kind of person who has a solid, established core, and then you adapt as needed to whatever situation is at hand.

That means you’re versatile and adaptable but you never lose sight of who you are, nor do you compromise your true self.

A solid bathing suit is a perfect choice for you because it can go sporty with a pair of board shorts, beachy with a wrap skirt, or even glam with a big hat and a statement necklace!

9. Mis-Matched Two-Piece: Quirky But Pragmatic

9. Mis-Matched Two-Piece: Quirky But Pragmatic
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People might think you’re eccentric at first glance, but you’re actually sharply aware of detail and relationships, and see the beauty in unexpected combinations.

But while you might be artsy, you’re also very practical and sensible. You just have your own unique way of being practical and sensible.

People may raise an eyebrow at your choices, but they usually come around when they see how well they work out.

A mismatched two-piece is like this. It allows you to play with patterns and colors, but it also allows you the flexibility of wearing two different sizes or styles to suit your needs.

And if one part stretches out before the other, you just have to replace one!

10. No Swimsuit: REALLY Daring!

10. No Swimsuit: REALLY Daring!
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Yep, you’re definitely WAY more daring than the rest of us.

You might shock people, but you have a strong and unconditional love for yourself, flaws and all, and a lot of people admire your trailblazing and fearlessness.

Of course, your daring might get you into trouble sometimes (or just really freak out your kids), so keep in mind that bold moves have their time and place — and sunblock is an absolute must!

11. Full Clothes: Content To Do Your Own Thing

11. Full Clothes: Content To Do Your Own Thing
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While everyone else is splashing around, you’re the one leisurely wading in the surf — or lounging on dry land with a book and a beverage.

You know what you like and what you don’t, but you can still balance your convictions with your social life, and have fun in your own way.

You have no problem making your preferences clear, but you’d also never stand in the way of someone else’s.

For you, your comfort comes first, and a breezy cotton tee is way more comfortable than a stretchy suit.

Now that you have more insight as to what your bathing suit (or lack thereof) says about you, do you think you’ll stick with your choices, or see what happens if you change things up?

SHARE these findings with your fellow beach bums, and don’t forget the sunblock!