Finding a swimsuit that’s flattering and makes you feel supported is hard, and it feels like the task just continues to become more difficult as we age. Mature swimwear targeted at older women always seems to be a gamble – will it offer enough coverage without looking frumpy? Will it be supportive and flattering, or will it show off all our insecurities? And the biggest issue of all seems to lie in the style itself. When you’re shopping for swimwear over 50, you don’t always have the same cute options that are geared toward younger women. In fact, most swimwear for older women is often only available in boring colors and unflattering silhouettes.

At Lime Ricki, we believe that all our swimwear can work for women of all ages - so we don’t need to have a separate line of swimsuits for older women. Instead, we designed many two-piece and one-piece styles that offer different levels of coverage. We have popular pieces like our high-neck tankini tops that comfortably cover the stomach area and long sleeve rash guards to help protect your skin from the sun. We also have different swim bottoms, from classic bikinis and ultra-high waist bottoms to swim skirts. Your swim style should be based on your needs and what you feel most comfortable in.

We know how discouraging swimsuit shopping can be, and we want all our customers to feel comfortable and confident in their skin. So that’s where Lime Ricki comes in!

Our mission is rooted in self-love and body positivity, so we’re not here to tell you that you need to hide your imperfections. Instead, we want you to celebrate your body by continuing to do all the activities you love, including hitting the waves and lounging on the beach. You don’t have to sacrifice style for support in your favorite Lime Ricki swimsuit! We are proud to offer a wide range of swimsuits in various styles, which we thoughtfully design with all body types in mind. Plus, our modest and stylish swimwear also defends against harsh UV rays, so your skin is protected in and out of the water. In this post, we’ll be sharing our favorite Lime Ricki pieces that are perfect for older women looking for a bit more coverage.

Our Favorite Swimwear Options for Older Women

If you’re over 50 and you’re looking for swimwear, you might want some inspiration as you start your search. We can definitely help with that! Here are five of our favorite swim-piece combos that would be perfect for older women. We chose swimwear combinations that offer various levels of coverage, so no matter how much skin you feel comfortable showing, you’ll find a suit that works for you!

  1. Tankinis + High-Waisted Bottoms
    Our modest tankinis paired with high-waisted swim bottoms make a comfortable combo that provides plenty of coverage without going into one-piece or swim skirt territory. The tankini offers full coverage of the stomach area, which is also obscured by the high-waisted bottoms. Our tankinis are available in a wide range of styles, from the bright colors and bold patterns of the Lars collection to the dainty florals found in our Summer House Collection. You’re able to choose from different cuts as well, including square neck, double cinch, boat neck, one-shoulder, and more.

  2. Crop Top + Swim Skirt or Shorts
    Looking for more coverage around the hips and thighs? Our modest swim skirts and shorts offer the perfect solution! Pairing these sporty bottoms with one of our modest swim crop tops and bralettes makes for a fresh look while still offering the support and coverage you’re looking for. We have many different styles of crop tops, so feel free to mix and match colors and patterns to find the perfect suit to compliment your unique personality! (If you want more coverage, you can swap the crop top for a tankini.)

  3. Square Neck Crop + Boy Shorts
    If skirts aren’t really your style, but you still want more coverage on your bottom half, we think you’ll love our boy shorts. Available in a variety of colors and two different lengths, these swim shorts are great for all kinds of activities. They pair perfectly with any of our tops, but we recommend checking out the square-neck crops, as they feature thick straps, a built-in shelf bra, and plenty of coverage. Try pairing the Peri High-Waist Boy Short with the Garden Party Square Neck Crop – we think you’ll love it!

  4. One-Pieces
    Feel more comfortable in a one-piece? We have plenty of modest one piece swimsuits in fun patterns and designs, so you never have to settle for a boring suit again! Some suits like our Knotted One-Piece design, feature a small front cutout underneath a tie that knots under the bust. This is our most popular one-piece design, as its thick straps and flattering silhouette look great on all body types. But if you aren’t into the cutout, our Sunset Stripe Ruched One-Piece offers a flattering pattern with the addition of textured ruching around the stomach area.

  5. Swim Dresses
    You might be weary when we say the words “swim dress,” especially if you’ve ever struggled shopping for swimwear as an older woman. But these aren’t your typical boring swim dresses – Lime Ricki dresses offer even more coverage than our one-pieces, but they’re just as comfortable and flattering! These dresses are also perfect for wearing out and about, so whether you need to run a few errands before hitting the beach or get a quick workout in, you can rock a swim dress for every activity. Check out the Claus Swim Dress – and you can even purchase the matching Claus Bandana to go along with it! – both pieces are part of our new Lime Ricki x The House that Lars Built Collection.

Get In The Water at Any Age

We hope this post has helped some of the lovely older ladies out there who have struggled with finding a swimsuit. We know the feeling all too well, so we decided to do something about it by creating our own line of inclusive swimwear. No matter your size or age, you’ll find a Lime Ricki suit that makes you feel confident and supported while doing the things you love!

April 12, 2023 — Nicole Bruderer

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