Get the Look: Swimsuits for the Beach, Lake, & Pool

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If you haven't spent your Memorial Day weekend kicking back and relaxing near a waterfront, one can at least dream of the nearby summer days when we'll get to hang by the beach, pool, or lake. Still on the hunt for the perfect suit? The good news is, there are more swimwear options than ever that will flatter your body shape.

Often the right swimwear depends on where you'll be catching your rays (with the right amount of sunscreen, of course!). So we've gathered three swim outfits that will suit both the occasion and environment—whether you're hitting the beach, lake, or pool.

BEACH //

There's something about coastal getaways that conjures a free-spirited, super-chill mentality. Fringed kimonos just might be this summer's "it" trend, and they double as fantastic beach cover-ups like this sheer black and white print number from Target. You can mix another bold pattern into your outfit by keeping within the same color palate, as with this large floral print bandeau J.Crew one-piece. Finish your look with a cool tote bag that harkens the iconic endless summer.

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1. J.Crew , similar one here / 2. H&M  / 3. ModCloth / 4. Target / 5. H&M

LAKE //

Lazy weekends at the lake house often come with family memories—bringing loved ones together with a slow-paced "take it easy" vibe. We love this cute gingham-patterned Target one-piece with peplum ruffles—perfect for sunbathing on the dock. Slip on soft cotton shorts and a denim shirt for the pontoon joy ride at dusk. Add a pair of Spanish Avarcas—our new favorite summer sandal/shoe hybrid! Not only are they cute and comfortable, they keep your feet protected.

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1. Forever 21 2. Gap / 3. Forever 21 / 4. J.Crew  / 5. Avarcas / 6. Target

POOL //

When lounging poolside, think country-club style! It's fun to play up the refined, preppy look, even if you're far from the country-club lifestyle. This one-shoulder striped H&M suit is sleek and modern; the black and white stripes pair great with bright pops of color, such as these bubblegum pink sun glasses and tote. And, by simply throwing on a classic white midi-skirt, you've taken your look from poolside to drinks at the club in a cinch.

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 1. Daily Look / 2. Gap /  3. Kohl's / 4. Old Navy5. H&M / 6. Old Navy