Hear me out on this—If you buy a suit or two every year and discard them at the end of the summer, feel free to buy inexpensive ones. But if swimsuit shopping is your idea of hell on earth and you only want to do it once per decade, buy a nice suit, not a cheap one. Here’s why: suits from designers and department stores tend to be made from more resilient material that retains its color, stretchiness, and shape. With all that chlorine and saltwater, this resiliency is important. Cheap suits will look good for a few wearings, but then they’ll stretch and sag, leaving you looking like you’re toting a pound of sand in your seat. For suits that last more than one season, spend a little more and invest in something nice that will look just as good in five years as it did on the day you bought it.