May 17, 2011 8:17 AM
Since we can't help ourselves when it comes to purchasing several swimsuits a season (hey, we like options!), we've set up some simple guidelines to follow. Does it have good reviews? Can we buy the tops and bottoms separately for a perfect fit? Is it affordable? Is it a classic enough style to wear for more than one summer? The Land's End Swim Essentials Bandeau Bikini ($35-40) gets an affirmative on all our vital questions, so we will be purchasing this super adorable suit post haste and without reservations!