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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