In an effort to avoid that last-minute crisis, we’re helping you plan in advance. And while we appreciate a good halter and classic triangle top, a bandeau bikini is really the most versatile around: It can double as a crop top, easily layer under tees and tanks without straps showing, and basically guarantees tan lines are a thing of the past. Plus, who doesn’t like to start the season off with a brand-new suit? (It's like that first day of school outfit, but better.)
Click through to see all the options we're ready to lounge in.
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Hunza G Tracey Red Ruffle Bikini, $150, available at Intermix.
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Zimmermann Jaya Polka-dot Bandeau Bikini, $312, available at Harvey Nichols.
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Lisa Marie Fernandez Leandra Tomato Floral Denim Bikini, $395, available at Lisa Marie Fernandez.