Breaking news: Swim season is almost here! When it comes time to refresh your swimsuit drawer, you could shop based on Pinterest data, the most slimming styles, or, heck, what Taylor Swift wore on vacation with Calvin Harris. It's a lot of options, right? Realizing that even the most practiced shopper could feel a little overwhelmed, we landed on a major eureka moment: Shop based on your zodiac sign. Examining the general characteristics associated with each star group, we scoured the web for suits that feel spot-on for every sign. See which is right for you, then start daydreaming about sunny days ahead.
Aries (March 21 to April 20)
Common traits: Adventurous, pioneering, and confident.
Boldness is your thing, Aries, and when vacation starts calling, you want something that's loud. The high-leg cut is one of summer's biggest trends, and it takes gumption to pull it off. Add in some cheeky wording, and it's so you.
Private Party one piece, $99, carbon38.com
Taurus (April 21 to May 21)
Common traits: Patient, reliable, and persistent.
There's something about the retro vibe of a high-waisted suit that calls to Taurus women. It's tried-and-true, universally flattering, and shows no signs of falling out of favor.
Topshop bikini, $48, topshop.com
Gemini (May 22 to June 21)
Common traits: Versatile, youthful, and lively.
With the twins as your symbol, it makes perfect sense that you'd be drawn to a two-for-one situation. Shop for a suit that easily doubles as a top, wearing it with cutoffs or a maxi skirt just as you would an actual blouse.
Aerie one piece, $45, ae.com
Cancer (June 22 to July 22)
Common traits: Intuitive and imaginative, but cautious.
When it comes to style, you like stepping outside the box just a footstep or so. As such, consider mixing and matching separates for a bold color combination; keep the shapes basic to remain in comfortable territory.
Leo (July 23 to August 21)
Common traits: Creative, enthusiastic, and broad-minded.
As someone who's always game for something unexpected, your summertime suit needs an accent that will stand out. Look for one that's bold and statement-making—an oversized bow perhaps?
Virgo (August 22 to September 23)
Common traits: Modest, practical, and reliable.
The resurgence of the one piece has been stylish news to your ears, Virgo. It provides more coverage than an itsy-bitsy bikini and is smart in case a casual beach afternoon turns athletic (vigorous beach volleyball game, anyone?). Plus, Taylor Swift's a fan.
Solid & Striped one piece, $170, modaoperandi.com
Libra (September 24 to October 23)
Common traits: Diplomatic, urbane, and easy-going.
In any iteration, skinny stripes are a wardrobe classic. A sleek bikini done in the linear look will have a home in your vacation suitcase for years to come and works for lounging in L.A. or cruising on a lake down south.
Scorpio (October 24 to November 22)
Common traits: Powerful, exciting, and magnetic.
In-charge Scorpio needs a suit that'll help establish style dominance at whatever pool party you find yourself at. You can't go wrong with leopard, a print that's always been regarded as bold.
Victoria's Secret bikini, $75, victoriassecret.com
Sagittarius (November 23 to December 22)
Common traits: Freedom-loving, intellectual, and straightforward.
The high-neck bikini top—brought into the fold along with the rise of athleisure—is made for Sags, who like to be free to do as they please (no triangle tops getting in the way, please and thank you).
Capricorn (December 23 to January 20)
Common traits: Practical, ambitious, and disciplined.
A monokini is your best bet, Cap. It's sensible for a wide range of beach fun, but with slashes at the waist and a wide open back, it still shows off the work you've put in toward a rocking beach bod.
Zara one piece, $36, zara.com
Aquarius (January 21 to February 19)
Common traits: Original, independent, and intellectual.
Your perfect suit won't look like any others on the beach. The bold hues and intersecting lines of this tank feel different, and you'll appreciate the thought that went into the placement of those white inserts (ideal for highlighting a waistline).
Madewell x Giejo one piece, $195, madewell.com
Pisces (February 20 to March 20)
Common traits: Imaginative, intuitive, and compassionate
An intricate, bright print that can act as inspiration for surf-side daydreams is just right for you, Pisces. Plus, your style antennane get twitching when presented with the high neckline, the biggest swim trend to pop up on Pinterest this year.
Boohoo bikini, $30, boohoo.com
Country star Carrie Underwood has some news—and no, it's not a new album. She revealed on her Instagram yesterday that she's debuting a swimwear line with Dick's Sporting Goods that focuses on cute suits that aren't held together by strings.
A photo posted by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on Apr 1, 2016 at 4:38pm PDT
"I'm so proud to be able to work with @dickssportinggoods to create a line of swimwear that makes me feel so good! Adorable and athletic...and covers everything I want covered! @caliabycarrie #staythepath #summeriscoming #vegas," she captioned the image.
Although we can't see the bottoms too well, the top's structure resembles a sports bra—meaning that these pieces could be great for a variety of ladies: those who want a little more coverage than the average plunge-y bikini; those with bigger boobs who want support and a two piece; and those who like two-piece swimwear that they can actually, well, swim in (we're loving it for swimming laps at the gym off season, too!).
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