There are some items—as you all well know—where I will advocate just going As Cheap As Possible. There are notable exceptions to this directive.
Why, here’s an exception right now: Don’t buy a cheap swimsuit. Cheap swimsuits pill, stretch, fade, and fall apart. And most of us are neurotic enough about donning a figure-baring item of clothing, in public, that the last thing we need is a pitiful excuse for a swimsuit making us even more self-conscious.
Why not check out a SwimFinity suit from Lands’ End? There’s an assortment of great styles to choose from in the “Not Quite Perfect” section, right now.
Don’t buy a cheap swimsuit. Buy an expensive swimsuit, cheap.