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Packing List: Best Swimsuits for Summer Getaways

Whether your summer vacation involves a tropical island, a mountain getaway, or a city adventure, we've got you covered with the ultimate packing list to make your trip unforgettable. From the best swimsuits for summer to chic swimwear accessories, our guide has everything you need to enjoy your sun-drenched holiday. And don't just take our word for it – we put this list to the test on our recent getaway for The Sisters Collection photoshoot, where we modeled our new mix and match swimwear. So rest assured, our tips are tried and true!

  1. Outfits: When packing your outfits, prioritizing comfort and versatility will help you make the most of your trip. Choose a selection of lightweight tops such as tank tops, t-shirts, and loose blouses, which you can pair with shorts, skirts, or trousers. Versatile sundresses are also great for transitioning from day to night. And don’t forget pajamas!

  2. Undergarments: When packing undergarments, opt for breathable fabrics to stay comfortable in the heat. Nude or seamless options are ideal for wearing under light-colored or sheer clothing. You’ll also want to pack a few pairs of comfortable and supportive bras or bralettes that suit different outfit styles, and a few pairs of socks.

  3. Swimwear: As long as you're traveling when it's warm, pack at least one swimsuit just in case. Even if lounging by the pool isn't on your itinerary, you may find that you need a rest day from the jet lag, and the perfect place to spend it is by the water! This keeps you from having to spend quite a bit of money on a swimsuit at a store in a different country, or worse, a hotel gift shop, where you have limited options and a high price tag. Check out our mix and match swimwear (link 2) to find the best swimsuits for summer!

  4. Toiletries: Depending on your accommodation, you may not need to bring all your toiletries. Hotels usually provide shower gel, shampoo, and conditioner, but if you're renting a place, you'll need to pack these items yourself. Regardless of where you stay, remember to bring any additional necessities like contact lenses and solution, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, mouthwash, facial cleansers, razors, hairspray, brushes, deodorant, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, hair tools, and makeup.

  5. Shoes: When packing for a trip, choose neutral shoes that can be worn with multiple outfits to save space. Bring a pair of hiking boots or sneakers for physical activities and heels or wedges for dinner. If you’ll be hitting the beach or pool, some comfortable slides are always a good idea – shop our accessories page to see our options. Packing minimally and focusing on versatility will help keep your luggage light!

  6. Medications: If you take medication, make sure you pack enough for your trip. You'll also want to bring pain and cold/allergy meds, and any supplements or vitamins you take.

  7. Electronics and Chargers: If you are packing an e-book reader, tablet, or laptop, make sure to pack the chargers for those along with your phone charger. If you plan on hiking or exercising, you may want to bring headphones or a watch.

Your getaway essentials will vary depending on your trip, but this is a good start to your packing list. Now that you’re armed with the perfect list, you're ready to embrace the sun and make unforgettable memories on your summer vacation. Whether you're lounging on sandy shores, trekking through lush landscapes, or immersing yourself in local culture, these summer getaway essentials will ensure you have a stress-free and fashionable vacation!

August 31, 2023 — Nicole Bruderer

Trending: Peplum Tankinis That Look Good

With summer in full swing, it's time to show off those stunning curves and soak up the sun in style! And if you're on the hunt for a swimsuit that combines fashion and functionality, look no further than the peplum tankinis from Lime Ricki. Not only do these swimsuits come in a range of sizes to suit every body type, but they also offer a fantastic way to embrace the season while staying supported. In this post, we’ll explain why the peplum tankini is the ultimate plus size swimwear piece that’ll have you feeling comfortable and confident, no matter where you are!

What is a Peplum Tankini?

A peplum is a flared ruffle or extension of fabric attached to the waistline of a top, dress, or in this case, a tankini. Imagine a chic and playful ruffle that starts at your waist and gently flows outward, adding a touch of grace and charm to your swimwear. It's like a built-in accessory that not only looks fantastic but also serves a purpose. The peplum's strategic placement does wonders in accentuating your waist while offering some coverage around the belly area. It's all about embracing your curves, feeling comfortable, and looking stylish at the same time.

woman in plus size peplum swim top and matching high waist swim bottoms, smiling and adjusting a hat

Now, let's talk about the magic touch a peplum flare brings to our tankinis. If you have a love-hate relationship with your belly area, peplum is about to become your new best friend. The cleverly designed peplum ruffle around the waist adds a playful and flirty flair to the swimsuit, while also providing some extra coverage. Whether you want to conceal a little belly pooch or simply prefer a more flowy silhouette, our peplum tankinis have got you covered.

Are Peplum Tops Good for Plus-Sized Women?

Here at Lime Ricki, we understand the struggle that plus-sized women deal with when swimsuit shopping, and decided to change that experience for the better. That's why our peplum-style tankinis are available in a wide range of sizes, ensuring that everyone can find their perfect fit. Say goodbye to the stress of squeezing into a swimsuit that just doesn't feel right, and instead, embrace your body as it is and enjoy the comfort and confidence that a peplum tankini can offer!

Picture this: You’re lounging by the pool, sipping on a cool drink, and feeling like a million bucks. That's the kind of confidence boost that Lime Ricki peplum swim tops can offer. As you slip into one of these beauties, you'll notice how the strategically placed ruffle skims over any areas you might be self-conscious about. But don’t worry, it's not just about hiding – our designs are meant to accentuate your best features and embrace your body with open arms!

We designed a wide range of peplum tankinis to suit your personal style. From flirty floral prints to classic solids that exude elegance, there's something for everyone. Mix and match tops and bottoms to create your own unique combination and truly make the swimsuit your own!

Embrace Your Curves with Lime Ricki Plus Size Swimwear

These swimsuits are more than just pieces of fabric; they're confidence boosters, style statements, and your ticket to a summer filled with sun, fun, and unforgettable moments. Shop our swim and tankini tops today to embrace your beautiful self, celebrate your curves, and rock that beach look like you were born to do it. Our goal is for everyone to feel confident and get in the water, and Lime Ricki by your side, you'll be making waves all season long!


August 29, 2023 — Colette Callister
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Dive into Vacation with Lime Ricki’s Mix and Match Swimwear

Are you dreaming of sun-kissed days, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and sipping on those refreshing tropical drinks? Us too – which means it's time to pack your best vacation swimsuits and head off to paradise! But let's be honest, packing can sometimes be a daunting task, and who wants to lug around a massive suitcase full of swimwear options? Luckily, we have the ultimate vacation solution for you: the adorable mix and match swimwear collection from Lime Ricki!

Picture this: you’re strolling along the beach, taking a dip in crystal-clear waters, or lounging by the pool in style. Now imagine doing all that without the hassle of packing an entire wardrobe of swimwear! When you shop with Lime Ricki, that’s exactly what you can expect. We’re proud to have revolutionized the swimwear game with our versatile mix-and-match pieces that allow you to pack less and swim more – because that’s what vacation is all about, right? So, let's dive right in and explore why our versatile swimwear is a must-have for your next getaway!

Endless Mix-and-Match Combinations with Lime Ricki Swimwear

The beauty of our mix and match swimwear lies in its potential for endless looks. With an array of tops, bottoms, and one-pieces in various colors, prints, and styles, the possibilities are truly endless. Plus, many of our swim bottoms are reversible, so you’re already getting two looks in one! You can easily create even more unique looks by pairing different tops with bottoms, mixing vibrant prints with solid hues, and experimenting with various cuts to find the perfect combination that suits your style and body shape.

If you need some mix-and-match inspiration, here are a few combos we’re loving right now:

  • Block Floral/Fresco Floral Reversible Ultra High-Waist Bottom and Fresco Floral Button Crop Top
  • Lilac Knotted Crop Top and Groovy Blooms/Sherbet Stripe Reversible Ultra High-Waist Bottom
  • Garden Party Square Neck Crop and Clover High-Waist Bottom
  • Painted Floral Cross-Back Crop Top and Peri High-Waist Boy Short

Mix-and-Match Swim: Versatility at Its Finest

Whether you're planning a week-long beach escape, a quick weekend getaway, or a resort retreat, our mix and match swimwear has got you covered. These versatile pieces make the best vacation swimsuits because they can effortlessly transition from a day at the beach to a casual lunch spot without compromising on style or comfort. Go from lounging poolside to exploring local markets with just a few tweaks – like throwing on a cover-up or sporting a swim dress. By choosing just a few pieces from Lime Ricki, you can have a whole wardrobe of swimwear without the added weight in your suitcase!

Pack Light, Travel Smart

Another advantage of choosing our mix-and-match swimsuits for your summer vacation is that they make packing lighter and easier. You no longer have to struggle with fitting multiple swimsuits into your suitcase! With Lime Ricki mix-and-match swimwear, you can easily create a complete swim wardrobe with just a few pieces. Simply pack a few tops, bottoms, and one or two one-piece swimsuits, and you're all set! This not only saves space but also gives you room to pack more of your favorite vacation essentials – hello cute summer dresses and floppy hats!

Mix, Match, and Mingle

But those aren’t the only benefits of our amazing swimsuits! Vacation isn't just about exploring new places; it's also about making memories with friends, family, or even new acquaintances. With our mix-and-match swimwear, you'll have the perfect conversation starter. Swap tops or bottoms with your travel buddies, share style tips, and take fun group photos in your uniquely styled swimwear combos. Who knows, you might even start a trend among your vacation crew!

Shop Lime Ricki for the Best Vacation Swimsuits

If you're planning a vacation and want to make the most of your time in the sun, mix-and-match swimwear from Lime Ricki is your ultimate ticket to paradise. Our swimsuits offer endless stylish combinations, versatility to suit any occasion, and the opportunity to pack light, so you can focus on creating incredible memories rather than worrying about what to wear. So, don't let your swimwear dilemma dampen your vacation spirit. Embrace the freedom and confidence that our mix-and-match swim pieces offer, and get ready to dive into an unforgettable adventure!

If you’re looking for some more mix-and-match inspiration, we recommend checking out our blog. Our Spring Break Style: Mix and Match post features even more chic combos that are perfect for spring and summer vacations, while our How To Colorblock Swimwear article has tips for pairing basics to create a unique look!

August 21, 2023 — Nicole Bruderer

How to Care for Your Swimsuit to Make It Last

We take pride in the quality of our swimwear, but we also recommend treating your swimsuits delicately to make them last after long exposure to pool chemicals and the sun. Unfortunately, we can’t control how much chlorine your local pool uses in the water (and they probably use lots!) but we can give your some of our tips to help make your swimwear last longer. We love our customers and we want you to get the most you can out of our suits! 

Our Best Tips to Help Your Swimsuits Last Longer

TIP #1: Hand Rinse and Hang Dry - No machine washing or drying

You really, truly, cannot put your Lime Ricki in the washing or drying machine. We have seen countless encounters of those things ruining swimwear. Instead, take your suit with you in the shower and let it soak in the cold water for a couple seconds, then hang it on your shower head to dry. Easy!

 TIP #2: Now I know we just told you to let your swimsuit air dry. But don’t leave swimwear out in the sun to dry! Heat, chemicals like chlorine, and direct sunlight can make colors fade in only a matter of hours. Here's a bonus tip:

How do you prevent bathing suit colors from fading?

Add two tablespoons of vinegar to a quart of cold water and soak your suit in the mixture for half an hour. This is an old trick that isn’t necessary, but will give you great results.

TIP #3: When wet suits sit together in a bag for hours the colors may bleed onto each other!

For those who love pastel, white, or cream swimsuits this is especially important to keep in mind. If you love mix and match swimwear, you can also bag your swim tops and bottoms separately with like colors.

TIP #4: Avoid sand at the beach! (Just kidding!) We love sand.. but also hate when it gets in our suits! Read our step-by-step guide on How To Remove Sand From Swimwear for detailed instructions to get sand out of your swimsuit.

TIP #5: Be careful not to rub your suit against the cement, rocks, or even wooden docks when laying or sitting by the water. Rough surfaces are usually the cause of bumpy and fuzzy snags known as pilling, but these surfaces can also rip or tear your swimwear.


There you have it! Follow Lime Ricki on Instagram or explore more of our blog for styling tips and helpful info on our swimwear.


August 18, 2023 — Chloe Bruderer
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Songs, Swim Cover Ups, and Accessories for Your Next Pool Party

Summer's in full swing, and you know what that means—it's time to cool off with some fabulous pool parties! Whether you're hosting or attending, Lime Ricki has got your back with our stunning range of swim cover ups, suits, and swimwear accessories that cater to all levels of modesty. From modest tankinis to flowy sarongs, you’ll find everything you need to make a splash with your friends and family. So let’s dive into the world of prepping for the ultimate poolside extravaganza. Trust us – when it comes to modest swimwear, we’re the experts!

Where Modest Swimwear Meets Style

We all have different comfort levels when it comes to swimsuit coverage, and that's totally okay! Here at Lime Ricki, we understand that and offer a fantastic array of swim cover ups and accessories that let you express your unique style while staying comfortable and confident. Here’s a closer look at a few of our favorite pieces that will have you feeling comfortable and confident at the pool:

  • Elegant Sarongs
    Our sarongs are the epitome of beachy chic and versatile style, and they offer just enough coverage around the waist. Crafted with high-quality fabrics, these sarongs are the perfect addition to your swimwear collection. Whether you're looking to add a touch of modesty to your bikini or want an elegant cover-up for your one-piece, Lime Ricki sarongs have got you covered—literally! With a wide range of colors and patterns to choose from, you can easily find one that complements your unique style and enhances your poolside look.

  • Flowy Kaftans
    Kaftans are the perfect swim cover ups that offer effortless elegance and beachy sophistication. These chic accessories are designed to make you feel like a beach goddess while providing comfort and versatility. Crafted with premium fabrics, our kaftans offer a relaxed and flowy fit that drapes gracefully over your swimsuit, offering more coverage than a sarong. They’re perfect for transitioning from the beach to dinner or other events.

  • Comfy Tees
    Lime Ricki tee shirts are the epitome of casual comfort and beachy style. Designed with a blend of soft, high-quality fabrics, these tees offer a perfect combination of comfort and fashion. With a variety of fun and playful designs, these tees let you express your personality and love for all things beachy. They’re also perfect for pool parties when you need something to throw on for some extra coverage! Check out our collection of sweatshirts and modest shirts to find your new favorite piece.

  • Versatile Cover-Ups
    Our versatile shirt cover-up is the perfect addition to your swimwear collection. Crafted with care and attention to detail, this cover-up features a relaxed fit and soft, lightweight fabric that drapes beautifully over your swimsuit. Because it features long sleeves and an oversized fit, you’ll get even more coverage than you would with a kaftan. Whether you're lounging by the pool, exploring the sandy shores, or grabbing a bite at a beachfront cafe, this cover-up keeps you feeling comfortable and looking fabulous.

Hosting a Pool Party? Here’s What You Need

Now that we’ve covered the swimwear accessories you need for your amazing pool party, let’s get into the other important aspects to make your party the best it can be. If you're the host or hostess, get ready to throw the most epic pool party your friends have ever seen! Here are some essentials you should have on hand:

  • The Perfect Pool Playlist: No pool party is complete without a killer playlist to keep the vibes high! Create a mix of upbeat summer anthems and classic poolside tunes that will have everyone dancing in the water. If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out our Pool Party playlist on Spotify. It will have your guests dancing all day long!

  • A Tasty Spread: Food is obviously a pool party essential, so whip up some delicious snacks and refreshing drinks to keep everyone fueled and hydrated. From fresh fruit platters to ice-cold lemonades, the options are endless!

  • Sunscreen Stations: Set up sunscreen stations around the pool area so your guests can protect their skin from harmful UV rays. They’ll appreciate the thoughtful touch!

  • Pool Floats and Games: Ramp up the excitement by offering entertaining floats and games for your guests. Whether it's a massive inflatable unicorn or a game of water volleyball, these activities will keep the fun times rolling.

  • Towels and Shade: Make sure you have plenty of towels for your guests to dry off and relax in the shade when they need a break from the sun.

Attending a Pool Party? Here’s What You Should Bring

If you're the lucky invitee, it's time to pack your pool bag with everything you'll need for a splashing good time. Here’s what to bring:

  • Stylish Swimsuit: Rock your Lime Ricki swimsuit of choice and get ready to make a statement! Whether it's a one-piece, swim dress, or modest tankini, you know you’ll look and feel fantastic.

  • Sun Hat and Sunglasses: Protect yourself from the sun's rays with a trendy sun hat and a pair of fabulous sunglasses. Not only will you look chic, but you'll also shield your eyes and face from the sun.

  • Beach Bag: A spacious beach bag is a must-have to carry your essentials—think sunscreen, a beach towel, your phone, and some lip balm.

  • Hydration Station: Stay refreshed by bringing a reusable water bottle to fill throughout the day. Staying hydrated is key, especially when you're having a blast under the sun!

  • Cover-Up: For moments when you want to take a break from the water and enjoy some light snacks, throw on one of our stylish swim cover ups for a touch of elegance. Shop our collection of sarongs + coverups to find some seriously adorable pieces!

(Pool) Party in Style with Lime Ricki

Here at Lime Ricki, we’re proud to be the ultimate destination for the best poolside accessories and modest swimwear. With our chic kaftans, sarongs, tee shirts, and shirt cover-ups, you can easily add an extra layer of elegance to your pool party look. Whether you're the hostess or the lucky invitee, we’re here with the perfect tools to soak up all the summer vibes. With our swimwear cover-ups and matching accessories, you're all set for a pool party extravaganza!

August 11, 2023 — Lauren Nielsen
Classic Swim Style Comparison: Dress vs Skirt

Classic Swim Style Comparison: Dress vs Skirt

This season we had two classic swim silhouettes that left us wondering which is better: a skirt or dress?

Trends come and go so quickly, sometimes we feel like we're barely grasping them before they slip away and become “so last year”. Which is why we usually opt for classic swim style: timeless pieces that will contribute to your wardrobe year in and year out. So here's our review of each option, considering both as swimsuits with the silhouette of a minidress.

Style Comparison: Swim Dress vs. Swim Skirt

There is something so classic and timeless about a modest one-piece swimsuit, don’t you think? We certainly do! The inspiration behind the Lime Ricki Swim Dresses came from classic swim styles in the earliest decades of women's swimwear designs.

Explore our blog for more on the fascinating history of women's swimwear.

Our first swim dress was our classic Black Swim Dress, which remains a best-selling option. But we love to see our swim dress in fun florals and chic polka dots too. With an A-line hem and spaghetti straps, the swim dress is modest and does not hug curves. This swim style will boost your confidence and magnify your cute, fresh sense of style. 

Our collection of modest swim skirts and shorts offers a wide variety of style and coverage options, all of which also come in extended sizes. High-waist swim skirts with flirty ruffle hems have been a Lime Ricki staple for a while. The swim skirt with bottoms is easily paired with any Lime Ricki swim top - a great piece to keep in your collection of mix and match swimwear!

This year we also released the Capri Classic Skirt with Bottoms as part of The Sisters Collection! (Plus some really cute one-pieces!) With a second silhouette, swim skirts will take the first round of this contest.

And we can't help but award some points for the convenience and versatility that two-piece swimwear offers during a long day at the beach, poolside, or on-the-go with kids at the waterpark.

Swim Skirts Win the All-Around

In a head-to-head comparison of two classic swim looks, dresses and skirts, swim skirt is the winner! We love having a full coverage swim bottom that we can mix and match with any swim top, or even wear as an everyday skirt. Let us know in the comments which one you like better: the classic skirt or the high-waist with ruffles.

Want to see more classic swim style and or need some inspiration for a new look? Visit our Pinterest!

July 21, 2023 — Claire White
The Lime Ricki Sisters wearing their Sisters Collection

Celebrating The Lime Ricki Sisters Collection

Here at Lime Ricki, we’re constantly working on new and trendy designs for our mix and match swimwear. And while each launch is special, our latest one was especially near and dear to our hearts – The Sisters Collection! After years of staying behind the scenes, we wanted to create a collection that truly represents who we are as women (and sisters!), and we believe this launch is the perfect way to encompass all those elements. So if you’re interested in how we created this stylish yet mature swimwear line, then keep reading. We’re going to share some behind-the-scenes information about our inspiration for the drop, and why it’s so special to us!

Meet The Sisters!

In case you’re new here, we’re Nicole, Jennifer, and Colette – the sisters who started it all! We come from the ultimate adventure family and were lucky enough to follow along with our parents as they traveled the world. We’ve lived on a Navajo reservation, spent six weeks traveling across Europe, and then spent two more years exploring pyramids and riding camels in Egypt. When we all lived in the same state as adults, we wanted to find something we could all do together. And after a frustrating swimsuit shopping experience, Lime Ricki was born. We’ve spent the past 16 years designing stylish and supportive swimsuits for every body!

The Making of The Sisters Collection

For the Sisters Collection, we knew we wanted to create something that truly resonated with us and represented who we are. That meant drawing inspiration from things like our childhood experiences, favorite colors, and bold prints – all the things that make us, us! For this collection in particular, we wanted the pieces to showcase everything we love about the gorgeous Italian coast. Our mood board was full of palm trees, block prints, striped beach umbrellas, beautiful foliage, and the colorful villages of Cinque Terre. Our vision resulted in stunning swimsuits that we’re extremely proud of – and it seems like you love them, too!

This collection of mix and match swimwear is bursting with vibrant colors, playful patterns, and trendy designs that not only capture our essence as sisters but serve as an accurate representation of Lime Ricki as a brand. If you know us, then you know we love our bright colors and bold prints, and you’ll find both in this collection. From tropical florals to classic stripes, you can mix and match your favorite pieces to create a look that's uniquely yours. We even launched a new one-piece that features a stylish V-neck and an adorable attached belt!

From Designers to Models: Our First Time Stepping Forward

There’s one other thing that makes this collection even more special – this was the first time we modeled our swimwear ourselves! This was a pretty big deal for us, as we’ve been content with working behind the scenes for so many years. But this collection was so special to us that we felt it was finally time to take our own advice and show up in our suits – for ourselves, and for each other. It was an empowering experience, and we were thrilled to have this opportunity together!

An Extra Special “Thank You”

Ultimately, this post is our way of saying “thank you” to our amazing customers. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you, and we’re so grateful for your continuous support after all these years. We see all of your encouraging comments on our socials, and we’re just so happy you’re here. So here’s to many more years of Lime Ricki – we hope you continue to follow along on this adventure with us!

July 16, 2023 — Tory D Manning
Girls in pool wearing Lime Ricki Tankinis

Modern History of Swim Tops and Tankinis

Picture this: it’s the summer of 2023, and you’re ready to hit the beach or pool for a fun-filled adventure. You pull out your favorite swim crop top that’s flattering and supportive in all the right places. As you admire your suit, you might start thinking about how much swimwear has changed over the years. Trends come and go, but there’s never been a more inclusive and celebratory time than now! Swimsuit options abound, ranging from modest tankinis to peplum swim tops and dainty bralettes. Even full coverage swim tops have become trendy again!

The evolution of styles is truly fascinating – especially to swimsuit enthusiasts like us! So today, we're going to be exploring the history of women's swim tops and tankinis. From the vibrant and audacious styles of the 1980s to the trendy and diverse options we have today, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Let's dive in – starting with the 80s!

The 1980s: Making a Bold Splash

The swimwear trends of the 1980s featured bold and vibrant designs like high-cut one-piece suits and daring bikinis with neon colors and graphic prints. The era also saw the rise of athletic swimwear for active beachgoers. This decade celebrated individuality and self-expression, reflecting the energetic fashion of the time. Here’s a closer look at different options:

  1. Triangle Bikini Tops: The classic triangle bikini top was an iconic symbol of '80s beach culture. It featured triangular cups with thin straps that tied around the neck and back.

  2. Halter Tops: Halter tops were another popular swim top choice in the '80s. These tops featured straps that tied behind the neck, creating a chic and flattering look. Halter tops were often adorned with eye-catching prints, neon colors, or metallic accents.

  3. One-Shoulder Tops: Asymmetry was very on-trend in the '80s, which is seen in the one-shoulder top style. They featured a single strap or sleeve and were available in various cuts, including bikini tops and tankinis.

  4. High-Cut Tops: The '80s were known for high-cut swimwear, and this extended to the tops as well. Tops featured a deep V-neckline, creating a lengthening effect for the torso.

  5. Sporty Tops: With the rise of the fitness craze, sporty swim tops became popular. These tops often featured racerback designs, offering both comfort and freedom of movement. They were favored by active beachgoers and gave off a sporty, athletic vibe.

The 1990s: Minimalism and Sporty Vibes

In the 1990s, swimwear trends began to shift towards simpler and sportier styles. Bandeau tops became popular, as they offered a clean, minimalist look. Tankinis also evolved, now available in a wider variety of styles – women embraced racerback tankinis for their enhanced comfort. The top also expanded to include different lengths, from cropped tops to hip-length options. Here’s a quick breakdown of popular tops from this era:

  1. Bandeau Tops: Bandeau tops were common in the 1990s. These were strapless and featured a straight-across neckline that accentuated the shoulders and collarbones. They often came in solid colors or simple patterns, embracing a simplistic look.

  2. Bralette Tops: Bralette-style swim tops also gained traction during the ‘90s. These tops featured soft cups without underwire or excessive padding. They provided a more relaxed and natural silhouette, offering a balance between comfort and style.

  3. High-Neck Tops: High-neck swim tops became increasingly trendy during this decade. These tops featured a high neckline often accompanied by a halter-neck design. They provided more coverage and a sleek look, giving a nod to the era's sporty fashion trends.

  4. Racerback Tops: Reflecting the athletic influence of the ‘90s, racerback swim tops became quite the craze. These tops had straps that met in a Y-shape at the back, allowing women to move more freely.

  5. Cropped Tops: The swim crop top was introduced in this era! These tops featured a shorter length, typically reaching just above the belly button. They were available in various styles, including bandeaus, halters, and tankinis.

  6. Longline Tops: Another trend we saw often in the 1990s was longline swim tops. These tops extended lower on the torso, often reaching the hip area. Longline tops provided additional coverage and a more modest option while maintaining a fashionable appeal.

The 2000s: Retro and Contemporary Designs Combine

The 2000s brought a new wave of creativity to swimwear fashion. Swim top trends featured a mix of nostalgic styles, bold experimentation, and diverse choices. Triangle bikinis, push-up tops, and plunging halter necklines emerged as popular options, showcasing a fusion of retro influences and contemporary designs. Let’s look at a few of these styles:

  1. Classic Bikini Tops: The classic bikini top remained a staple during the 2000s. However, there was a surge in new variations – in addition to the triangle top, halter-neck bikini tops, push-up styles, and bandeau tops were now available.

  2. Halter Tops: Halter tops continued to be popular during this decade. These tops featured straps that tied behind the neck, providing a flattering and supportive fit. Halter tops often incorporated different embellishments, such as rings, beads, or decorative knots.

  3. Push-Up Tops: The 2000s also saw the rise of swim tops with push-up padding. These tops were available in various styles, including halter, bandeau, and underwire variations, providing options for different body types and preferences.

  4. Bandeau Tops: Bandeau tops remained trendy in this era but received contemporary updates. Along with the classic straight-across neckline, these tops started featuring additional details such as ruching, center cinches, or twist-front designs.

  5. Tankini Tops: Tankini tops flourished during the 2000s, offering a versatile alternative to bikinis and one-piece swimsuits. Modest tankinis came in various lengths, including cropped styles, mid-length options, and longer tops that reached the hip.

The 2010s: Embracing Versatility and Coverage

In the 2010s, swimwear became even more diverse and inclusive. High-neck tops, crop tops, and bralette-inspired options gained popularity, offering a mix of comfort and style. Ruffled and off-the-shoulder designs added femininity, while sporty and active-inspired tops catered to the athleisure trend. Here’s a closer look:

  1. Bralette Tops: Bralette-style tops gained immense popularity in the 2010s. These tops featured soft cups without underwires, providing a comfortable silhouette. Bralettes often incorporated intricate lace or crochet detailing, offering a stylish and feminine touch.

  2. High-Neck Tops: High-neck options became a favorite among fashion-conscious women in the 2010s. These tops featured a neckline that extended higher on the chest, offering more coverage and a modern, chic look.

  3. Crop Tops: Crop tops remained trendy in this era, now featuring shorter lengths. They allowed women to show off their midriffs while maintaining a trendy appearance. Crop tops came in numerous styles, including bandeau, halter, and tankini variations.

  4. One-Shoulder Tops: Asymmetry took center stage in the 2010s, and one-shoulder swim tops were seen everywhere. These tops were available in different cuts, including bikini tops and tankinis, allowing women to express their individuality.

  5. Sporty Tops: The influence of sportswear was evident in swimwear during the 2010s. Sporty swim tops featuring racerback designs, scoop necklines, and athletic-inspired details gained traction.

  6. Longline Tops: Longline swim tops that extended lower on the torso were a prominent trend in this decade. These tops offered additional coverage and were available in various styles, including bikini tops and tankinis.

The 2010s also brought a newfound focus on size inclusivity, and we saw brands beginning to expand their size ranges and offering swim tops designed to celebrate all body types. Sustainable swimwear options also gained popularity, causing some brands to incorporate eco-friendly materials and production practices into their design processes.

Today: Self-Expression and Individuality

In the present day, swimwear trends truly celebrate individuality and freedom of expression. Women have an abundance of options, from classic bikinis to stylish one-shoulder tops, cut-out details, and even retro-inspired swim tops. Here are some popular swim trends we’ve seen for the 2020s (so far):

  1. Sustainable and Eco-friendly Materials: In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of sustainable swimwear options. Brands are incorporating recycled materials, such as recycled nylon or polyester, regenerated fabrics, or innovative eco-friendly materials. This reflects a growing awareness of environmental issues and the desire to make conscious clothing choices.

  2. Textured Fabrics: Swim tops with textured fabrics have gained popularity in the 2020s. Ribbed, ruched, or smocked swim tops provide visual interest and add dimension to the look, elevating the piece overall.

  3. Cut-Out Details: Cut-out swim tops have also become a popular trend in recent years. These tops feature strategic cut-outs in various shapes and placements, adding a contemporary and alluring element while still maintaining a modest look.

  4. Wrap and Tie-Front Styles: Wrap and tie-front swim tops have gained momentum in this decade. These tops feature a wraparound or tie-front design, creating a versatile and adjustable fit that can cater to any style.

  5. Athleisure-Inspired Tops: Sporty-inspired swimsuit tops with racerback designs, high necklines, and supportive straps are still trendy choices, as we’ve seen throughout the decades. These tops offer a blend of comfort, functionality, and style.

  6. Retro and Vintage-Inspired Tops: Nostalgia for retro and vintage fashion has also been a big influence on recent swimwear trends. Bandeau styles and sweetheart necklines have a throwback vibe while still providing a timeless, feminine look. Our peplum tops are a great example, as they were inspired by the vintage look from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Inclusivity also continues to be a significant focus, with brands expanding their size ranges and embracing diverse body types. For example, Lime Ricki tops are available in a wide variety of flattering cuts, such as traditional bikinis, tankinis, one-pieces, and swim crops + bralette tops. We also focus on making swim + tankini tops that are just as stylish, even though they offer more coverage. We believe it’s important to cater to different preferences and provide options for women of all shapes and sizes.

Swimwear Trends Through The Decades: What’s Next?

That brings us to the end of our journey through modern swimwear trends! Swimwear has come a long way, especially in the past two decades. From the boldness of the 1980s to the versatility and inclusivity of today’s styles, women now have an extensive range of options to suit their style, body type, and comfort level. We can’t wait to see what trends the future will bring!

So, next time you're hitting the beach or lounging poolside, take a moment to appreciate the evolution of swimwear and how it reflects the ever-changing trends and attitudes of our society. Celebrate your unique style, embrace the diversity of swimwear choices available, and dive into the joy of self-expression. And don’t forget to enjoy the sun, sand, and waves along the way!

July 07, 2023 — Jennifer Anderson
5 Swim Style Looks for July 4th (with Accessories!)

5 Swim Style Looks for July 4th (with Accessories!)

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start prepping for a day full of barbeques, sparklers, sunshine, and of course, swimwear! If you’re searching for some swim style inspiration that can help you stand out while celebrating the red, white, and blue, then this is the post for you. In this blog post, we’ll be diving into the fantastic Lime Ricki swimwear options from this year's newest collections! We’re also excited to share our recommendations for some seriously adorable swim looks that you can easily achieve by pairing your suit with some of our swimwear accessories.

Fourth of July Mix and Match Swimwear

We specialize in mix and match swimwear for all bodies, with stylish tankinis in extended sizes and our modest swimsuit bottoms there are so many different fashionable looks you can create that can show off your unique personality. But if you’re looking for a place to start, here are five swimsuit and accessory pairings that are perfect for a day full of festivities:

1. The Classic Americana
When it comes to dressing for the Fourth of July, you can’t go wrong with simply following the color scheme. Any variation of red, white, or blue works well, and is patriotic without feeling over the top. Here at Lime Ricki, we offer plenty of options that can work for this category. We recommend anything from the High Tide Collection, as most of those pieces feature a gorgeous ocean-blue hue.

Accessorize: Pair your suit with our White Kaftan and the Red Margrethe Scrunchie, and you have yourself a perfectly festive look!

2. Playful Patterns
If you're looking to make a splash this Fourth of July, why not opt for a swimsuit that stands out from the crowd? We offer some seriously fun and playful patterns that are sure to turn heads wherever you go! From whimsical polka dots to vibrant tropical prints, there's a style for every taste. For the Fourth of July, we think our new Color Block Classic One-Piece is an excellent choice, as it features those same red, white, and blue hues in an eye-catching color block pattern.

Accessorize: Add our Ivory Shirt Cover-Up and one of our versatile bandanas, and you’ll have an adorable outfit that’s perfect for any celebration!

3. Mix and Match
Want to show off your unique sense of style? We’ve got your back with our numerous mix and match swimwear options! Create your own Fourth of July masterpiece by mixing a striped top with a solid bottom, like the Peri Stripe Shoulder-Tie Crop Top and the Pink High-Waist Bottom. Or, go for a reversible swimsuit that gives you two stylish options in one, such as the Claus/Tage Reversible Ultra High-Waist Bottom, and a matching top in either of those prints. These mix-and-match options not only offer further versatility but also let you express your personal swim style while celebrating the holiday.

4. Retro Vibes
Embrace the vintage vibes this Independence Day with retro-inspired swimsuits from Lime Ricki! These retro cuts flatter a variety of body types and are perfect for those who appreciate a timeless, elegant look with a touch of nostalgia. We recommend checking out the Daphne Bralette paired with the Daphne Retro Boy Short – the groovy floral patterns in our Day Trip Collection instantly sends you back in time.

Accessorize: Slip on a pair of our new Cushion Slides and tie your hair up in our Sherbet Stripe Scrunchie, and you’ll be ready to hit the beach, pool, or cookout in style!

5. Modest Must-Haves
Looking for a swimsuit that offers a bit more coverage without compromising style? The Sisters Collection has just what you need! With high necklines, longer hemlines, and cute details like ruffles and flounce, these swimsuits embody a unique swim style that’s both fashionable and comfortable. We think the Fresco Floral Halter One-Piece would be absolutely adorable to rock while celebrating the 4th!

Accessorize: Add our Indigo Stripe Sarong and the Pink Margrethe Scrunchie for a truly adorable look that will keep you feeling comfortable and confident during those festive activities.

Celebrate Summer in Style with Lime Ricki

We hope this post has helped inspire you to get creative with your swimsuit and accessory pairings this Fourth of July. We offer so many cute accessories here at Lime Ricki that, when paired with your favorite suit, can truly elevate your look to new heights. And if you’re interested in more swim style inspiration, check out the rest of our blog for more styling tips!

Just remember that the most important thing is to choose a swimsuit that makes you feel cute and confident. Our extensive selection of stylish and comfortable swimwear is available in a range of sizes, so there’s something for everyone. Whether you're lounging by the pool, splashing in the waves, or hosting a backyard BBQ, these swimsuits will help you celebrate in style. So happy Fourth of July – go create some unforgettable memories and get in the water with confidence in your new Lime Ricki suit!


June 29, 2023 — Lauren
Lime Ricki swimsuits being sewn together

Your Guide to Lime Ricki’s Eco-Friendly Swimwear

Are you ready to dive into a fabulous season filled with sun, sand, and stylish swimsuits? This summer, take your swim style to the next level by making the switch to sustainable swimwear! Here at Lime Ricki, we’ve always selected our swimsuit materials with careful consideration, but some of our latest designs feature responsibly made fabric for more sustainable swimwear options.

A Commitment to Sustainability

When it comes to swimwear, we often prioritize finding pieces that are trendy and flattering instead of worrying about how sustainable the materials are. What if we told you that you could have all of those amazing features while also making a positive impact on the environment? That's where Lime Ricki comes in! We’re taking sustainability seriously by focusing on four areas: our commitment to using eco-friendly fabrics, facilitating an ethical manufacturing process, only working with small-batch production, and using digital printing. Let’s take a closer look at each sustainable practice:

  1. Eco-Friendly Fabrics
    So, what makes our swimwear fabric so special? Well, for starters, many of our swimsuits are crafted from recycled materials. We work with a company called Estilmar, which takes post-consumer waste and transforms them into a high-quality, durable fabric. This eco-friendly material is called Ecowave, a fabric made with recycled ecological yarns from plastic bottles which is perfect for swimwear. By repurposing these materials, we’re doing our part in reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills or our oceans!

  2. Ethical Manufacturing
    Another aspect of our sustainable swimwear that we’re incredibly proud of is our commitment to ethical manufacturing practices. Our swimsuits are sewn in responsible factories here in the United States and in Mexico City. We visit the factories each year (often multiple times a year) to ensure our suits are sewn with the quality and care that we expect. We also prioritize working with factories that provide fair wages and safe working conditions for their employees. This ensures that every Lime Ricki swimsuit you own is sustainably and ethically made.

  3. Small-Batch Production
    All of our swimwear is produced in small batches to reduce our environmental impact. To moderate excess yardage, we avoid ordering over-stock fabric in the first place. If we do have leftover pieces, we always look for creative ways to use remnants, such as making our adorable hair scrunchies or using them for prototypes in the design process. It's important to us to be as responsible as we can throughout the manufacturing process, and this is just one additional step!

  4. Digital Printing
    Here at Lime Ricki, all of our fabric prints are digital! Unlike wet printing, digital printing eliminates the need for extensive water usage, reduces waste generation, and consumes less energy. Additionally, it offers precise ink control, minimizing waste and allowing for customization and on-demand production, which reduces overproduction and inventory waste. Overall, digital printing contributes to a more environmentally friendly fashion industry by conserving resources, reducing pollution, and offering flexibility in design and production.

Save The Planet with a Stylish Lime Ricki Suit

If you're on the lookout for stylish swimwear that's both fashion-forward and environmentally friendly, check out Lime Ricki! We’ve been working hard to prioritize our commitment to sustainability through the use of eco-friendly fabrics, our ethical manufacturing process, small-batch production practices, and the use of digital printing. So when you shop for new sustainable swimwear with Lime Ricki, you can feel comfortable and confident about what you're wearing, knowing you’re helping us make a positive impact on the planet – one swimsuit at a time!

For more information on how our swimwear is made, check out our guide to Lime Ricki swimsuit materials.

June 27, 2023 — Lauren Nielsen
Portrait of female friends at pool

Women’s Swimwear Across the Decades: How Swimsuit Designs Have Evolved

Swimwear has come a long way since its modest beginnings, acting as an interesting reflection of societal changes, fashion trends, and the liberation of women over the years. From the 1800s to the 1900s, women's swimwear styles witnessed a remarkable transformation, influenced by shifting attitudes towards modesty, athleticism, and even personal expression. Today, we’re going to embark on a captivating journey through time, identifying the popular swimwear styles that have graced beaches and pools across the decades. Let’s explore the fascinating evolution of swimsuit materials and styles, and see for ourselves how swimsuit design has changed over time!

The 1800s: The Dawn of Bathing Machines and Bloomers

Swimwear in the early 19th century prioritized modesty and coverage for women, focusing on practicality rather than fashion. Swimsuits resembled long-sleeved dresses with skirts that extended below the knee. Fabrics like wool and flannel were commonly used, although they became heavy when wet. Women also wore bloomers underneath for additional coverage. Mobile huts on wheels called “bathing machines” were popular due to the privacy they offered, which allowed women to enter the water discreetly. Overall, early swimwear styles were reflective of the conservative societal attitudes towards modesty, which limited participation in swimming as a recreational activity during that time.

The 1900s: Embracing the One-Piece

As the 20th century dawned, women's swimwear started to shed some layers, evolving from the conservative styles of the previous century to reflect the start of a change in societal norms and attitudes toward women’s fashion. While Victorian influence remained, swimsuits became slightly less cumbersome. One-piece swimsuits emerged, which featured puffed sleeves, high necklines, and ankle-length skirts, and still catered to the prevailing emphasis on modesty. Additionally, swimwear fabrics transitioned from heavy wool and flannel to more lightweight materials like cotton. Ultimately, the 1900s marked a transition towards more practical and athletic-inspired swimwear, setting the stage for further transformations in the decades to come.

The 1910s: Athleticism and Simplified Silhouettes

In the 1910s, women’s swimsuits underwent a significant transformation, departing from the heavily modest styles of the previous century. The swimwear of this era showcased a shift towards more practical and athletic designs. One-piece swimsuits continued to prevail, now featuring tank-style tops and knee-length hemlines as opposed to the long, restrictive swim skirts of the past. Additionally, these swimsuits were often constructed from lightweight fabrics like cotton or jersey. The silhouettes were less constricting, allowing for greater freedom of movement, while still maintaining a level of modesty compared to contemporary styles. Colors and patterns also became more prominent, although modesty was still the priority.

The 1920s: The Roaring Twenties and the Rise of the Modern Swimsuit

The 1920s brought about a revolutionary change in women's swimsuit styles, reflecting the societal shifts towards liberation and the spirit of the Roaring Twenties. Swimsuits in this decade embraced a more daring and revealing aesthetic; one-piece suits became shorter and often featured hemlines rising above the knee and sleeveless or halter-neck designs. The iconic flapper style also influenced swimwear, as new loose, unconstructed silhouettes that allowed for greater freedom of movement became common. Swimsuit materials shifted to jersey and silk, due to their lightweight and clingy properties that also accentuated the female figure.

The 1930s: Elegant Lines and Functional Designs

The 1930s witnessed a blend of elegance and practicality in women’s swimsuit design. One-piece swimsuits continued to dominate, now featuring elongated, streamlined silhouettes that became more form-fitting and tailored compared to the previous decade. Halter necklines, low backs, and modest leg openings were popular, as well as decorative elements such as ruching, bows, and sweetheart necklines. The use of synthetic fabrics like latex and rayon introduced stretch and improved fit. Swimwear of this era embodied an understated glamour, reflecting the fashion trends of the time while providing both style and functionality for beach or pool outings.

The 1940s: War-time Austerity

Swim styles of the 1940s were influenced by the prevailing societal circumstances of World War II. With fabric rationing and a focus on practicality, swimwear designs became more modest and utilitarian. One-piece swimsuits remained popular, now featuring higher necklines and fuller coverage. However, the two-piece "tankini" did emerge, introducing high-waisted shorts paired with a top that covered the midriff. Due to fabric shortages, swimsuits were typically made from blended materials such as cotton and rayon. Prints and patterns became less common, and solid colors prevailed. The swimwear styles of the 1940s reflected a sense of patriotism and resilience, with women adapting to the limitations of the time while still enjoying beach and pool activities.

The 1950s: The Bikini Revolution

The 1950s were a transformative period for women's swimsuit styles, embracing a more glamorous and feminine aesthetic. Bikinis gained popularity and became a symbol of liberation and confidence. The two-piece swimsuits featured high-waisted bottoms and structured tops, often with halter necklines or bandeau styles. Polka dots and floral patterns were very popular, adding a playful and youthful charm. One-piece swimsuits were still common, with designs often accentuated by ruching or strategic cut-outs. This era exuded elegance and embraced the hourglass shape, reflecting the cultural shift towards a more refined approach to fashion.

The 1960s: Swinging Sixties and Experimentation

The 1960s brought a period of experimentation and liberation in swimwear. Bikinis continued to be popular – bottoms featured lower waists and higher leg cuts, while tops ranged from modest halter necklines to more revealing bandeau styles. One-piece swimsuits also transformed, with the introduction of cut-out details and innovative designs. Vibrant colors, psychedelic prints, and geometric patterns were prevalent, capturing the essence of the Swinging Sixties. This decade celebrated freedom and self-expression, representing the growing influence of youth culture.

The 1970s: Freedom and Individual Expression

The 1970s marked a distinctive era for women's swimsuit styles, characterized by a fusion of bohemian and athletic influences. One-piece swimsuits remained popular, with high-cut legs and low-cut backs, often adorned with colorful patterns and graphic prints. Additionally, the emergence of the bikini continued, featuring variations such as string bikinis and high-waisted bottoms. The influence of the boho-chic aesthetic introduced crochet details, macramé accents, and tie-dye patterns, adding a free-spirited vibe. Swim styles of the 70s encapsulated a sense of individuality, embracing the trends and cultural movements of the time.

The 1980s: Fitness and High-Cut Leg Openings

The 1980s brought a vibrant and bold evolution in swimwear styles, reflecting the era's emphasis on glamour, fitness, and self-expression. Bold neon colors, metallic finishes, and geometric patterns were popular, as well as high-cut legs and high-waisted bottoms that accentuated the legs, creating an elongated silhouette. Bikinis continued to dominate trend-wise, and popular styles included string bikinis, bandeau tops, and high-impact designs adorned with ruffles or decorative details. Additionally, the influence of aerobics and fitness culture introduced high-performance swimwear, often featuring lycra or spandex fabrics for stretch and support.

The 1990s: Minimalism and Versatility

The 1990s marked yet another shift in women's swim styles, embracing a more minimalistic and laid-back aesthetic. Swimsuits of this decade embodied a sense of simplicity and functionality. One-piece swimsuits featured sleek and streamlined designs, often with high-cut legs and low-cut backs. Bikinis often boasted minimalist triangle tops, low-rise bottoms, and string ties. Solid colors (especially black) became fashionable, reflecting a more understated and sophisticated look. Swimwear styles of the 90s exemplified a blend of comfort, versatility, and a pared-down aesthetic, capturing the essence of the era's casual and effortless fashion.

The 2000s: Retro Revival and Bikini Dominance

The 2000s saw a diverse range of swimwear styles, influenced by a mix of fashion trends, pop culture, and a focus on individual expression. This era also witnessed a resurgence of retro styles, with vintage-inspired swimsuits making a comeback. Bikinis often featured bandeau tops, halter necklines, and push-up padding. Low-rise bottoms became a trend, and the use of bold prints, patterns, and embellishments became more prevalent. In contrast, there was also a rise in minimalist swimwear, featuring clean lines and solid colors for a sleek and sophisticated appeal. The swimwear of the 2000s showcased a fusion of trends and personal preferences, highlighting the diversity and freedom of choice that characterized the era's fashion landscape.

The 2010s and 2020s: Embracing Inclusivity and Individuality

Over the past two decades, we have witnessed yet another shift in the world of swimwear. These eras have been characterized by a celebration of diversity, body positivity, and a focus on individual style. Swimsuit designs have become more inclusive, accommodating different body types, and offering a wide range of styles and options for people to express their unique personalities. Let's explore some of the styles that have become popular during this period:

  1. High-Waisted Bikinis
    The high-waisted bikini made a comeback during the 2010s and continued to dominate the swimwear scene into the 2020s. This style harkens back to the vintage silhouettes of the mid-20th century while offering a contemporary twist. High-waisted bottoms provide more coverage and support around the midsection, accentuating the natural curves of the body. They have been embraced by many, as they offer a flattering and comfortable option for those who desire a bit more coverage without sacrificing style.

  2. One-Piece Swimsuits with Cut-Outs
    One-piece swimsuits transformed in the 2010s and 2020s with the introduction of cut-outs. These strategically placed openings add a touch of allure and style to the classic one-piece silhouette. Cut-outs can be found around the midriff, sides, or back, allowing for creative and eye-catching designs. This style offers a balance between modesty and fashion, appealing to those who seek a unique and fashionable swimwear option.

  3. Athletic-Inspired Swimwear
    The rise of active lifestyles and athleisure fashion influenced swimwear trends in the 2010s and 2020s. Athletic-inspired swimwear emerged, featuring sporty details such as racerbacks, mesh panels, and performance fabrics. These swimsuits are designed to provide both functionality and style, catering to those who enjoy water activities, such as surfing, paddle boarding, or beach volleyball. The focus is on practicality, comfort, and the ability to move freely while maintaining a fashionable look.

  4. Mix-and-Match Separates
    These decades witnessed a surge in the popularity of mix-and-match separates, offering endless possibilities for personalization and self-expression. This trend allows individuals to create their own unique swimwear combinations by pairing different tops and bottoms. It empowers people to choose styles, colors, and patterns that suit their preferences and body shapes. Mix-and-match separates provide versatility and the ability to create a perfectly tailored swimsuit ensemble.

  5. Bold Prints and Patterns
    Vibrant prints and patterns have become a hallmark of swimwear in these eras. From tropical florals and geometric designs to animal prints and abstract motifs, swimsuits have embraced bold and eye-catching visuals. These prints add elements of playfulness and personality to swimwear, enabling individuals to make a fashion statement while enjoying their time in the sun.

  6. Inclusive Sizing and Body-Positive Designs
    One of the most significant changes in recent years has been the increased emphasis on inclusive sizing and body positivity. Swimwear brands have recognized the need to cater to a diverse range of body types and have expanded their size ranges accordingly. Additionally, swimsuits with features like adjustable straps, ruching, and shirring have gained popularity as they provide comfort and flatter various body shapes.

  7. Sustainable Swimwear
    In response to growing environmental awareness, sustainable swimwear options have gained popularity. Many brands now offer swimwear made from recycled materials or fabrics with reduced environmental impact. These eco-friendly options allow people to enjoy their time at the beach or pool while minimizing their ecological footprint.

Shop Timeless, Inclusive, and Sustainable Swimwear from Lime Ricki

The history of women's swimwear is a fascinating reflection of societal shifts, changing attitudes towards modesty, and the pursuit of personal expression. From the modest bathing costumes of the 1800s to the daring bikinis of the 1950s and beyond, swimwear styles have evolved alongside women's increasing freedom and empowerment. Each decade has contributed to the rich tapestry of swim fashion we see today, showcasing the ever-changing landscape of culture, fashion, and women's liberation. As we dive into the future, one can only anticipate the exciting and diverse swimwear trends yet to come.

In the meantime, if you’re on the hunt for a timeless swimsuit and want to support a brand that focuses on inclusivity and sustainability, look no further! Here at Lime Ricki, we’re always coming out with adorable new swimsuit designs, including mix-and-match swimwear, stylish one-pieces, and supportive high-waisted bikinis. Shop our modest swimsuits & clothing for women today to find your new favorite suit, and take on summertime in style!

June 17, 2023 — Jennifer Anderson
woman sitting beside pool in blue swimsuit and straw hat

How To Elevate Your Beachwear With Accessories

Summer is just around the corner, which means it's almost time to hit the beach or pool and soak up some sun! And while we all know that finding the perfect swimsuit is crucial for summer prep, why not take your beach look to the next level with some adorable swimwear accessories? Whether you're rocking a two-piece, one-piece, or swim dress, Lime Ricki has you covered with some fabulous pool and beach style accessories to elevate your beachwear!

In this post, we’ll be sharing our style tips for using pieces like sarongs, bandanas, scrunchies, t-shirts, and cushion slides to accessorize your beach ensemble. We have a wide range of swim accessories available here at Lime Ricki, so let us show you how to use them!
  1. Sarongs
    Sarongs are a staple when it comes to swimwear accessories. These lightweight, flowy pieces of fabric can be worn in countless ways to enhance your swim look; tie one around your waist as a stylish skirt or wrap it around your torso as a makeshift dress. You can even use it as a cover-up for lounging by the pool. Choose vibrant patterns and colors that complement your swimsuit, and you'll exude effortless elegance!

  2. Bandanas
    Bandanas are super versatile accessories that add a playful touch to any swimwear ensemble, while also protecting your hair and face from the sun! Tie a bandana around your head for a retro-inspired look, or use it as a hair accessory by wrapping it around a ponytail or bun. You can also tie it around your wrist or ankle for a bohemian vibe. We suggest selecting patterns and colors that match your swimwear or a contrasting shade to make a bold statement.

  3. Scrunchies
    Scrunchies have made a huge comeback, and they are perfect for adding a touch of charm to your beach look. Plus, they're gentle on your hair, preventing those annoying hair tie creases when you take a dip in the water! Use a scrunchie to tie your hair up in a high ponytail or a messy bun, giving you a carefree and fun look. We recommend opting for scrunchies in vibrant colors or bold patterns to create an eye-catching contrast with your swimwear!

  4. T-shirts
    Who says T-shirts are just for casual wear? A well-chosen tee can transform your beachwear into a trendy ensemble. Knot a graphic tee at the waist and pair it with high-waisted bikini bottoms or wear it over your swimsuit as a stylish cover-up. Look for tees with quirky beach-themed prints or go with oversized shirts for a relaxed and boho-inspired look. Experiment with different t-shirt styles to find the perfect match for your swimwear!

  5. Cushion Slides
    When it comes to beach footwear, cushion slides are all the rage. They're practical, easy to slip on and off, and provide excellent comfort and support for long beach days! These comfortable slip-on sandals are not only perfect for strolling along the shore, but also add a chic touch to your swimwear. Here at Lime Ricki, we have adorable cushion slides in all sorts of vibrant colors, so you’re sure to find a pair that will match your favorite suits.

Accessorize in Style with Lime Ricki

Elevating your swimwear with pool and beach accessories can enhance your beach style and make you stand out from the crowd – in the best way! By adding a gorgeous sarong, timeless scrunchie, or retro-inspired bandana, you can create endless looks that showcase your personality and make you feel confident. So if you’re looking for some stylish new swimwear accessories, check out our selection of adorable beachwear and womens accessories today!

June 07, 2023 — Colette Callister