Memorial Day is just around the corner, and if you're planning on hitting the pool or beach, it's time to start thinking about what swimsuit you're going to wear. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect suit – but here at Lime Ricki, we’ve got you covered with our unique mix and match swimwear! This swim season, let us be your one-stop shop for the cutest memorial day swim style. With these adorable pieces, you’ll be ready to have some fun in the sun!
In this post, we’ll share five of our top recommendations for some seriously stunning swimsuits to wear this Memorial Day. We proudly offer a variety of styles, colors, and prints to suit every body type and personal taste. Whether you prefer a classic one-piece, a trendy high-waisted bikini, or a cute and modest tankini, we guarantee you’ll find something you love!
Cute New Suits for Memorial Day Celebrations
Memorial Day is a holiday for honoring military personnel who have passed away while serving our country. The holiday is always observed on the last Monday of May, so it’s also come to be associated with marking the unofficial start of summertime. Many people get together with their families for cookouts or barbeques, spending quality time together over the long weekend while enjoying some much-needed time in the sun or the water.
So if you’re hitting the beach, lake, or pool this Memorial Day, why not celebrate with a new Lime Ricki suit? If you need some inspo, here are five suits that we’re totally loving right now:
- Daphne Bralette + Retro Boy Short
The gorgeous Daphne Bralette pairs perfectly with our matching Daphne Retro Boy Short, and this set is fantastic for all sorts of activities. Whether you’re hanging by the pool or playing in the sand, this retro-inspired suit will keep you covered and comfortable!
Indigo Dot Swim Dress
If you prefer a suit with more coverage, or if you’re planning on being active on Memorial Day, then one of our swim dresses would be an excellent choice. The Indigo Dot design is the most stunning shade of blue, offering a pop of color without being too flashy. Plus, our swim dresses can be worn just about anywhere – rock one at the beach, gym, or during the cookout!
June Floral Scoop One-Piece
Looking for a suit that’s simple yet chic? The June Floral Scoop one-piece is truly gorgeous, and it’s great for all those Memorial Day activities. It features thick adjustable straps, plus additional support and coverage so you can stay protected no matter what. If you’re planning on hitting the waves or playing some beach volleyball with your family, check out this stunning option!
Tage Knotted One-Piece
Would this be a Lime Ricki swim-style post without us highlighting our top-selling one-piece style? We just can’t resist – this suit is too good, and it’s now available in the exclusive Tage print! So many of our customers love the knotted design of this suit, as it features a flattering scoop in the front and back, and ties in a knot under the bust for a timeless look.
Peri Stripe Shoulder-Tie Crop Top + Ultra High-Waist Bottom
If you’re looking for mix and match swimwear, our Peri Stripe Shoulder-Tie Crop Top is amazing for pairing with different bottoms. This flirty combo from our Summer House collection is perfect for soaking up the sun while lounging on the beach. Plus, with the Floral/Peri Stripe Reversible Ultra High-Waist Bottom, you get two gorgeous looks with one great piece!
Make A Splash This Memorial Day
Memorial Day offers a great opportunity for spending some quality time with family while enjoying the sunshine. Choosing the right swimwear for the occasion doesn't have to be stressful; with our wide range of styles, colors, and prints, you're sure to find something you love. So this year, welcome summer by treating yourself with a new Lime Ricki suit. Rocking our adorable mix and match swimwear is the perfect way to make a splash this Memorial Day!
At Lime Ricki, we've made it our mission to create high-quality swimsuits for women of all ages and body types. As a women-run small business, we believe everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident in their skin – this means we’re very selective about the swimsuit materials we choose for our suits! In fact, the anatomy of a swimsuit is actually super interesting, and the swimsuit design process can vary depending on whom the suits are intended for. For example, our plus-sized and mastectomy-friendly swimsuits are made with the same quality materials, but they feature a few modifications to make them more beneficial for these women.
If you want to know how our expert design team creates the newest looks each season, then this is the post for you! Read on to discover more about the Lime Ricki research, manufacturing, and editing processes we use to bring our new collections of stylish, modest swimwear to life. In addition to the behind-the-scenes of our design process, we’ll also share how we alter our basic designs to be more inclusive, focusing on our swimwear for plus-sized women and those who have undergone mastectomy surgeries.
Modest Swimwear for Every Body at Every Age
At Lime Ricki, we are proud to support and work with women of every age. We believe that by working with others, we get a better collection of swimsuits designed to support all sorts of needs. From our seasonal models to our employees, we get excited to collaborate with new people and celebrate every opportunity to represent women in the swimwear industry – that's why we still never airbrush or photoshop our models! Our designs were created to be inclusive, modest, flattering, and stylish, all at the same time.
As sisters who proudly belong to the women-over-50 crowd, we are also huge proponents of maintaining and prioritizing an active, healthy lifestyle. We do our best to incorporate features into our suits that make them ideal for people like us who live active lifestyles. In the past, we have designed swimwear that easily transitions to activewear, as well as various pieces that can double as both a swimsuit and exercise attire. Our swim dresses are a great example, as they’re perfect for just about any occasion. Whether your kids' activities keep you busy, or you just feel like activewear keeps you more energized, we get it and design with you in mind.
But our design process goes further than the swimsuits’ silhouettes; we spend just as much time choosing the perfect patterns and bold colors that are meant to boost everyone’s confidence. Some of our unique designs are created with color blocking, pattern mixing, or strategically draped and ruched fabrics. This creates a more balanced silhouette, which is flattering on every woman, regardless of body type. Additionally, our swim styles also offer more coverage than the average swimsuit, particularly in the hips, thighs, chest, and tummy areas. This is intentional on our end, as we aim to provide more comfort and modesty.
Ultimately, we believe that the coverage of our suits paired with the stunning designs are what makes us adored by so many women. We understand the struggle of shopping for a swimsuit all too well, and we know that the experience can be even more daunting for those of us who prefer a look with more coverage. Sure, there might be plenty of one-pieces and tankini options, but they’re never as cute as the traditional bikinis. Instead, these "blah" suits often only come in boring colors and patterns – how are you supposed to feel confident in that kind of suit? We were tired of the limited (and ugly) options, so we decided to do something about it. And thus, Lime Ricki was born; we’ve been designing the kind of swimsuits we’d want to buy ever since.
Plus-Size Swimsuits: So Every Body Can Feel Cute and Confident
At Lime Ricki, we believe that every body is a beach body, no matter what shape or size. We’re proud to offer inclusive sizing in all of our swimwear collections, carrying swimsuits up to 4X. We have designed these suits accordingly; our plus-size swimsuits are created with different accommodations in mind to meet the unique needs and preferences of plus-size bodies. Our plus-size swimsuits are not just larger versions of regular swimsuits. Instead, they are tailored to fit and flatter the unique curves of a fuller figure. These suits are made from high-quality, stretchy swimsuit materials that provide extra support while enhancing the natural shape of the body. For our swimwear, we’ve chosen a well-researched blend of nylon and spandex that offers plenty of comfort without sacrificing the support you need in a suit.
One of the key features of Lime Ricki's plus-size swimsuits is the use of adjustable straps. The straps on our swimsuits are wider and adjustable, providing extra support for those with larger busts. Additionally, the straps are designed to be comfortable and not dig into the shoulders, making them ideal for long days at the beach or pool. There’s nothing worse than trying to enjoy a day in the sun, but struggling due to an uncomfortable swimsuit. With Lime Ricki suits, you can say goodbye to your days of feeling awkward and stiff, and instead focus on what really matters – getting back in the water, and boosting your confidence in the process.
Another essential design aspect of our plus-size swimsuits is the use of strategically placed patterns and colors. These patterns and colors help to accentuate curves and draw attention to the areas of the body that the wearer wants to highlight. They are also intentionally placed to create a slimming effect, so you can feel confident and beautiful while having fun in the sun.
It’s important to note that these patterns are the same ones we use for our straight-size swimsuits – we don’t alter them for larger sizes, so everyone can enjoy the same stylish prints and bold colors that make Lime Ricki swimsuits so adored. This is a drastic difference in comparison to some of the plus-size suits you’d find in the average store. Instead of relying on dark colors and slimming designs, our goal is to provide plus-size women with the same fashionable options that are usually (unfairly) reserved for straight-sized women.
Mastectomy-Friendly Swimsuits: Designed For Women Like Us
We love every piece of swimwear that we've designed, but some collections hold a special place in our hearts. We understand that for women who have undergone a mastectomy, finding a swimsuit that is comfortable, flattering, and functional can be a seriously difficult task. As breast cancer survivors ourselves, we understand the unique needs of these strong women. Nicole was diagnosed with breast cancer three times in her twenties and carries the BRCA1 mutation that causes us to be at a higher risk. Jennifer also carries this mutation, and she beat ovarian cancer in her 40s! While Colette does not carry the mutation, she’s been by our side through it all.
Since we have such a personal relationship with breast cancer, we feel a deep connection with other women who are in the fight at well. Because of this, we used our cancer experience to design swimwear specifically tailored to meet the needs of others who have undergone the surgery. Our mastectomy-friendly swimsuits aim to provide swimwear that helps you feel secure and confident in your body while enjoying your time in the water.
There are many additional features included in the design of these suits that aren’t found in a traditional Lime Ricki swimsuit design. Our mastectomy-friendly swimsuits feature a pocketed bra with adjustable straps, providing the necessary support for prosthetics. The pocketed bra is also designed to be comfortable and not irritate sensitive skin. Additionally, our mastectomy-friendly swimsuits feature the use of the same high-quality, stretchy fabrics that provide support and enhance the natural shape of the body. While these are the same fabrics we use for all of our suits, the nylon-spandex blend is extremely soft and comfortable, making it ideal for women who have undergone surgery and may have sensitive skin.
But our mastectomy swimsuits are more than just a comfortable line of swimwear. We really wanted to create stylish suits that would boost the confidence of women who have or are currently battling cancer. These styles include higher necklines, adjustable straps, comfortable fabrics, and additional support. The swimsuits feature patterns and colors that are both trendy and timeless, making them a great choice for women of all ages and styles.
As you can see, this is a cause that’s very close to our hearts, and we’re incredibly proud of our mastectomy-friendly swimsuit collection. If you’d like to check out our adorable options, feel free to browse the Flourish and Bloom collection – a line we created in partnership with our friends at Stage. These swimsuits were designed to celebrate strength and joy in every stage of life. Plus, a portion of every purchase from the collection is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in support of women and families searching for a cure.
Behind-The-Scenes of Our Design Process
Now that we’ve reviewed the basics of how we create inclusive suits for all bodies, let’s take a closer look at our swimsuit design process. The general design process at Lime Ricki begins with a team of designers who come up with various ideas for new swimsuits. These ideas are then presented to the rest of the team, including our product development and marketing members, for feedback and refinement. Our design team also takes into account feedback from customers, including their preferences for colors, patterns, and styles.
Once the design is finalized, we create a sample of the swimsuit, which is then tested for fit, comfort, and durability. Lime Ricki is committed to creating swimsuits that fit well and feel comfortable, so we always ensure that each swimsuit is designed with the customer in mind. For this process, we pay close attention to three aspects: materials, fit, and style.
We use a variety of materials in our swimsuits, including nylon, spandex, and polyester. These materials are chosen for their durability, stretch, and comfort. At Lime Ricki, we also use eco-friendly materials, such as recycled polyester, whenever possible. We’re always trying to reduce our environmental impact as often as we can!
Additionally, one of the unique features of Lime Ricki swimsuits is the use of UPF 50+ fabric, which is a specially-treated material that protects from the sun's harmful UV rays. This feature is particularly important for customers who spend a lot of time outdoors or participate in water sports, but it’s beneficial for anyone who’s going to be exposed to the sun. For more information about our materials and our SPF swimwear, check out another, more in-depth post for your guide to our swimsuit materials.
The Perfect Fit
At Lime Ricki, fit is a top priority. We proudly offer a wide range of sizes, from XS to 4X, to ensure that every customer can find a swimsuit that fits well and feels comfortable. In addition, we also design a wide range of swimsuits in various styles, including one-piece, two-piece, and tankini. This allows us to accommodate different body types and preferences, allowing every woman to find their dream swimsuit from Lime Ricki.
To make sure our customers find the perfect fit, we provide detailed sizing information on our website, including exact measurements for each size we offer. Additionally, our Fit Finder quiz is a resource we provide to aid our customers in finding the right swimsuit size. This quiz was designed by a professional bra fitter and uses measurements from thousands of real women. Based on your response, we’re able to recommend different sizes and styles that will work best for you. Customers can also contact our customer service team for assistance with sizing and fit!
Wide Range of Styles
Here at Lime Ricki, we’re best known for our stylish and colorful swimsuits. We offer a wide range of prints and patterns, including florals, stripes, and solids, to appeal to different tastes and preferences. We also have numerous designs in a variety of styles, including high-waisted bottoms, halter tops, and off-the-shoulder tops, to accommodate different body types and styles.
In addition to our regular swimsuit collections, we also feature limited edition collections, which include unique prints and styles that are only available for a short time. We love designing these collections because they’re a great way to keep our brand fresh and exciting while also appealing to our lovely customers who are looking for something unique and special.
Our suits are made in responsible factories right here in the United States. We value the long relationships we have built with our factories and consider them not just partners in our business, but also friends. We visit the factories each year (often multiple times each year) to ensure our suits are sewn with the quality and care that we expect and to make sure conditions and practices are safe and ethical for all of the sewers and workers.
We’re proud to share that all of our swimwear is produced in small batches to reduce our environmental impact. We do not order over-stock fabric so we can reduce excess yardage, and we look for creative ways to use remnants, like making hair scrunchies or using them for prototypes in the design process. It's important to us to be as responsible as we can during the manufacturing process.
We hope this post on the anatomy of a swimsuit has provided some interesting insight into our design process. Whether you're plus-size or have undergone a mastectomy, we have a swimsuit that will fit and flatter your unique curves! Lime Ricki swimwear is made from high-quality, stretchy fabrics that provide support and enhance the natural shape of the body. Specialized designs also feature adjustable straps and pocketed bras, providing the necessary support for larger busts and prosthetics.
Lime Ricki swimsuits are designed to provide comfortable, supportive, and flattering swimwear options that help you feel confident and comfortable in your body. What makes our swimwear perfect for you? Let us know and tag us in your posts on TikTok or Instagram!
When you’re running errands or headed for the beach on those long, hot summer days, the last thing you want to do is carry around multiple different outfits to change into. What if we told you that we created the perfect solution with the Lime Ricki swim dress!? This versatile piece is a great example of skate style – clothing that has multiple functions or can be worn for different purposes. As experienced swim designers, we take pride in knowing that our suits are made to be comfortable and practical, making it easy to transition from one activity to the next.
In this post, we’ll be sharing a few of our recommendations for how to style your favorite Lime Ricki suits to be suitable for everyday wear. We’ll be giving you styling tips for our swim dresses, highlighting one of our most versatile collections, and showing you how to accessorize your swimsuit to go from the beach to the store without stressing about what you’re wearing.
How To Style Your Favorite Swim Dress
Lime Ricki swim dresses are a great option for anyone looking for a multipurpose swimsuit. Featuring a dress on the outside and a one-piece suit underneath, this suit is ideal for a variety of activities. Whether you’re swimming in the ocean, getting a workout in on the tennis court, or grabbing a bite to eat after a day at the beach, you’ll stay supported and comfortable in this swimsuit. Plus, since these dresses already look like “acceptable” everyday attire, you don’t have to worry about modifying them for different activities. You can head from the pool straight to the farmers’ market, just as you are! Of course, if you want to dress up your look, you can always add accessories. We’ll share more of our tips for elevating your swimwear in this post.
Product Spotlight: The Tennis Court Collection
Our Tennis Court Collection is your one-stop shop for all the versatile swimwear you need. For this collection, we were inspired by two themes – the bright, bold colors of 80s preppy style, and the retro vibe of our favorite summertime sport, tennis! We wanted to create stylish pieces that could easily be worn on and off the court (and really, everywhere in between). For example, the cycling-inspired design of our bike shorts pairs perfectly with our bralettes and knotted crop tops, letting you go from your workout to the beach with ease. These suits are perfect for all your favorite activities, but they’re also great for daily wear – especially the Garden Party Bike Short and the Garden Party Swim Dress!
Elevate Your Look With Accessories
One of the easiest ways to make your swimsuit look more presentable is to accessorize. For example, most of our swimsuit tops can double as everyday tank tops when paired with a pair of shorts or a skirt. Throw on a colorful bandana or a sun hat, and you have the perfect beach-to-town outfit with minimal effort. If you’re looking for some accessory inspo, check out our Women’s Accessories page. We have a variety of t-shirts, bandanas, crewnecks, and cushion slides in bold colors for you to choose from, so you can add your own flair to any outfit!
Find More Style Tips on Our Blog
We put a lot of effort into designing swimwear that’s practical and versatile while still being stylish and comfortable. We hope you’re able to take these tips and try them out for yourself, so you can enjoy all the amazing benefits that your Lime Ricki swimsuit has to offer, both in and out of the water. For more information on styling our suits, check out our blog! One of our stylists shared her expert advice on a variety of style-related topics. Read our posts on Style Notes: How To Wear Your Swimsuit Out & About and Style Notes: Mix and Match for more tips and inspiration to get the most out of your swimwear!
Design: Supportive and Flattering
Lime Ricki swim dresses offer a unique two-in-one look that’s perfect for wearing in and out of the water. On the outside, you’ll first notice the dress, which features adjustable straps for easy customization. Underneath, you’ll find a one-piece bathing suit complete with built-in bust support, including a double-lined shelf bra and sewn-in foam cups (except for size XXS, which has no padding). Our swim dresses are available in an inclusive range of sizes XXS to 4X and are flattering on all body types. Lime Ricki swim dresses were designed with your comfort in mind, but they still offer plenty of support and coverage as well. Beyond having a supportive design, our swim dresses are available in a variety of colors and patterns. Bold patterns such as Garden Party and Claus are perfect for making a statement, but if bright colors aren’t your thing, you can find the same dress in Black, for a neutral look.
Material: Comfortable and Protective
The Lime Ricki swim dress is made of 80% nylon and 20% spandex, so it’s super comfortable, making it perfect for a variety of activities. The nylon and spandex combination also allows the suit to maintain its original shape after each use/wash. These suits are designed with UV 50+ protection in the fabric, so you can stay safe while enjoying a day soaking up the sunshine. No more worrying about getting burnt through your suit! Lime Ricki swimsuits feature fabrics designed to protect against SPF damage, so you don’t have to worry about your suit becoming discolored from your sunscreen. There’s nothing worse than having your favorite swimsuit get ruined by a sunscreen stain, so we make sure all of our suits are protected from the beginning.
Performance: Versatile and Swim-Approved
The best thing about these swim dresses is that they can be worn just about anywhere! The dress design offers plenty of coverage, so you can wear it straight from the beach to dinner without worrying about changing outfits or finding a cover-up. Need to pop into the store before hitting the pool? Swim dresses are perfect for running errands! Having this kind of versatility in a piece can be extremely helpful, especially when the weather gets so warm that you can hardly stand being out of the water. Swim dresses let you go about your day without worrying about what you’re wearing. Plus, they’re so comfortable, you won’t want to take them off!
Even though swim dresses provide more coverage than a traditional two-piece suit, you won’t feel held back or restricted in them. In fact, you might actually appreciate the extra support the dress has to offer! The combination of nylon and spandex provides just the right amount of support and flexibility, so you can continue to participate in your favorite activities, both in and out of the water. We really love this piece, and we think you will, too!
Q: Can I wear a swim dress as a regular dress?
A: YES! Wear your Lime Ricki swim dress just like you would a regular dress. You can change up your look with accessories and feel comfortable all day (and night!), that's part of what we love about our swim dresses.
Q: Do you wear anything under your swim dress?
A: No. The swim dress has swim shorts underneath the skirt bottom and you should not wear underwear under your swimsuit.
The search for the perfect swimsuit is easier with our swimsuit buying guide! Our incredible range of size-inclusive swimwear is all about embracing your gorgeous curves while keeping your comfort and support in mind. So get ready to dive into summer with confidence in Lime Ricki swimsuits, including our stunning collection of plus size swimwear!
Modest, Supportive, and Comfortable Swimsuits
Finding a swimsuit that ticks all the boxes can be a challenge. But we’re all about celebrating every body type and creating swimsuits that are designed with your needs in mind. Whether you're lounging by the pool, catching a wave, or simply strolling along the beach, our swimwear is here to offer the perfect blend of modesty, support, and comfort. We believe that these are the most important elements to look for in a suit, so here’s a breakdown of how we design our suits around here:
• Modesty Matters: We get it – not everyone wants to show some skin. That’s why our modest swimsuits are designed to make you feel confident and fabulous without compromising your comfort zone. From stylish one-pieces with trendy prints to tankini tops that offer a little extra coverage, you'll find a wide range of options that let you flaunt your style and hit the waves while feeling comfortable in your own skin.
• Support You Can Count On: We believe that every body is a swimsuit body, and everyone deserves a swimsuit that offers the support they need. Our collection of size-inclusive swimwear has special features like built-in bras, adjustable straps, and underwire options to keep you feeling secure and confident no matter how active your day gets. Say goodbye to constant adjustments and hello to worry-free fun in the sun!
• Comfort to Dive For: When it comes to swimwear (especially plus size swimwear), comfort is non-negotiable. We understand this better than anyone, which is why our swimsuits are crafted from soft, stretchy, and breathable materials that move with you. Whether you're building sandcastles with the kids or enjoying a leisurely swim, you'll feel comfortable and confident in one of our swimsuits!
When you shop with Lime Ricki, you know that no matter which suit you choose, you’re getting a piece designed with your comfort, support, and modesty in mind. However, we also understand that you may want some additional help with choosing from our numerous style and fit options. Luckily, you can use our Fit Finder quiz to easily find the right fit for your swimwear. Simply enter your measurements and receive personalized recommendations just for you!
Modest Swimwear with Inclusive Sizing
Beyond the fit of your swimsuit, the next most important factor we’re going to cover in this swimsuit buying guide is style. We offer a wide range of options that cater to every taste and preference. Whether you’re looking for a sporty rash guard or a supportive tankini, you’re sure to find the suit of your dreams from Lime Ricki. Here are some of our favorites as inspiration for your shopping:
• Flattering One-Pieces: One of our favorite pieces is the classic one-piece, which gets a modern update with our playful prints and flattering silhouettes. With additional tummy control features like ruching, our modest one piece swimsuits are designed to accentuate your curves while providing ample coverage. Our knotted one-pieces are also super cute with a knot detail right below the bust!
• Supportive Tankinis: Tankinis are the ultimate blend of style and coverage. You can easily mix and match tops and bottoms to create your own unique look. Plus, the tankini tops come with built-in bras to ensure you're supported. This makes them perfect for anyone wanting to have an active beach day without sacrificing style. Check out our complete selection of swim and tankini tops today – we have some seriously adorable styles right now that we think you’ll love!
• Mix-and-Match Separates: Our mix and match swimwear allows you to create a customized swimsuit that fits you perfectly in all the right places. Choose from a variety of tops and bottoms in different colors and prints, and have fun mixing and matching until you find your ideal combination. Try pairing one of our swim skirts with a knotted crop top, or a bralette with bike shorts/high-waisted bottoms!
• High-Waisted Bottoms: Embrace the retro vibes with high-waisted bottoms that offer a little extra coverage where you want it. These modest swimsuit bottoms are not only stylish but also incredibly flattering, giving you a confidence boost with every wear. Our high-waisted bottoms come in a wide range of colors and patterns, so they are great for mixing and matching. Plus, they’re reversible for even more options!
• Sporty Suits: If you're planning on an active day at the beach, check out some of our sportier options. Rash guards and supportive swim tops like our bralettes can help you enjoy those fun water sports without worrying about constantly adjusting your suit. Even our swim dresses are great for hitting the tennis court and the beach on the same day!
Swimwear for Every Body
There is a lot to consider when you go swimsuit shopping, but the most important thing is to make sure you feel comfortable and confident in whatever you decide to wear. If you feel amazing in it, it’s the right swimsuit for you! Here at Lime Ricki, our swimwear has everything you need to enjoy your time by the water with confidence. From modest one-pieces to mix-and-match tankinis, our range of styles ensures that you'll find a swimsuit that not only fits like a dream but also makes you feel amazing. And if it takes a little while to find your perfect bathing suit, that’s okay too! Just make sure you remember that you’re worth the time and energy that it might take to find something that makes you feel amazing.
Browse modest swimsuits and clothing for women to see our newest products. We hope this swimsuit buying guide has been helpful, and we can’t wait to see what you pick!
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!
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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!
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.
- 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!
If you’ll be spending your Spring Break at the beach, pool, or lake this year, why not treat yourself to some new mix and match swimwear from Lime Ricki? After all, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of putting on a brand-new suit and running down to the water or lounging on the beach with your toes in the sand. No matter how you like to soak up the sunshine, we have everything you need to make this a Spring Break to remember. From coastal-inspired pastels and bold retro hues to classic neutral patterns, you’ll find the perfect pieces to bring along for your much-needed break.
In this post, we’ll share a few options for mixing and matching pieces from our latest collections: the Summer House Collection, the Tennis Court Collection, and the Black Collection. Plus, we’ll highlight some of our favorite pieces from the Lime Ricki selection in some stunning colors, like Cactus and Indigo. We truly love these pieces, and we hope you will, too!
Mix and Match Swimwear: Our Top Picks
Lime Ricki swimwear is designed to be extremely customizable. We specialize in bright colors and bold patterns, so you’re sure to find something that fits your unique personality. You can choose from a wide variety of tops and bottoms, and you’ll find the same pattern is available in different styles and silhouettes. Check out our selection of tankinis and swim tops along with our modest swimsuit bottoms to see our complete collection of two-piece options. But if you’re looking for some inspo for mixing and matching our pieces, here are some ideas and recommendations from our newest collections:
1. Summer House Collection
The Summer House Collection is one of our most recent drops, and it has some adorable pieces! Inspired by the nostalgia of summertime in Cape Cod, this is the ultimate collection to rock for Spring Break. If you’re looking for versatility, try pairing the Peri Knotted Crop Top with the Painted Floral/Peri Stripe Reversible Ultra High-Waist Bottom – you’ll get three looks in one! Or, choose the Painted Floral Shoulder-Tie Crop Top with the Peri High-Waist Boy Short. The Peri shorts are the perfect shade of blue!
2. Tennis Court Collection
The Tennis Court Collection has all the retro vibes you could ask for. These bold colors and funky patterns are perfect for making a splash on spring break, and they’re super easy to mix and match! The Pink Gingham Knotted Crop Top looks fantastic with the Clover Floral High-Waist Bottom. Or try the Clover Floral Shoulder-Tie Crop Top with the Garden Party/Pink Gingham Reversible Ultra High-Waist Bottom for another three-in-one look. This collection features some seriously gorgeous pieces, and they just scream summer!
3. Black Collection
The last collection we want to highlight is the Black Swimsuit Collection. You might not think there’d be much mixing and matching happening with such a neutral collection, but you can definitely still customize your look. Mix and match the Black Gingham Knotted Crop Top and the Black Cage Bralette with pieces like the Black Gingham Bike Short and the Black Classic Bottoms. If you’re looking for a suit that can be worn with anything, we highly recommend these pieces. It doesn’t get more classic than a black-and-white look!
4. Cactus and Indigo
We want to show you one last way you can mix and match your swimwear this Spring Break. The Cactus Daisy Square Neck Tankini Top would look stunning with the Indigo High-Waist Boy Short. Or you can go with the Cactus High-Waist Bottom paired with the Indigo Lace-Back Crop Top.
Switch It Up & Share Your Style On Spring Break
There are so many different colors and patterns that you can mix and match swimwear this season. So go ahead and reward yourself for working so hard this year by choosing a few of these pieces to add to your swimsuit collection. You know you deserve it!
We hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation, and that you get plenty of rest so you can come back and finish out the year strong! As always, if you have any questions about our swimwear, go ahead and give us a call. And don’t forget to tag us in any pics you post on social media. We can’t wait to see how you style your Lime Ricki – and those gorgeous ocean views, too!
The popularity of social media is both a blessing and a curse – and our experience on platforms like Instagram has everything to do with the creators we choose to follow! We love supporting swim style influencers who create motivational and inspiring content. In this post, we’re going to be sharing five of our favorite influencers we think you should follow. Many of these lovely ladies have modeled for us in the past, and their radiant personalities always light up the room. So if you want to enhance your social feed with some new style inspiration, check out these accounts!
Your New Favorite Swim Style Influencers
1. Danielle Klappoth @dani.klappoth
Danielle is a plus-size model sharing fashion, fitness, and motherhood content. You’ll find plenty of style inspo on Danielle’s page, as she’s partnered with brands like Baltic Born and The Bridal Studio to share some gorgeous looks. And if you’re a book lover, she’s your girl! You’ll find plenty of bookish content here, including reviews and recommendations. We’ve been lucky enough to have Danielle model our Lime Ricki swimwear, and she’s always glowing!
2. Stefani Nicole @hellostefaninicole
Stefani is another plus-sized model who shares fashion inspiration, DIY hacks, and lifestyle content through her vibrant feed. You’ll often find her modeling a beautiful, flowy dress or rocking her favorite swimwear. Stefani works with some amazing brands that focus on providing inclusive sizing for all, which we believe is so important. If you want to see more gorgeous, inspiring women while you’re scrolling through Insta, Stefani is a fabulous person to follow!
3. Jessica Torres @thisisjessicatorres
Jessica is an NYC-based influencer who shares travel, fashion, beauty, and fitness-related content. She takes her followers along as she rediscovers what it means to move her body for joy instead of punishment, experimenting with different activities and fitness classes to find what makes her feel best. Plus, she’s always sharing her favorite beauty products and travel tips! We love how Jessica always shows her authentic self through her posts, and we think you will, too.
4. Jazmine Rogers @thatcurlytop
Jazmine is another NYC-based creator who uses her platform to share sustainable fashion and lifestyle content. She even founded the website Sustainable Baddie, which is described as a “place for fun and optimistic content surrounding imperfect sustainable fashion and living.” Jazmine is known for her colorful vintage-inspired style, which you’ll notice right away when looking at her feed. If you’re interested in learning how to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, you’ll find plenty of inspiration from following this lovely lady!
5. Shauna Grow @chicover50
Shauna is a fashion/style influencer based out of Utah who aims to inspire women of all ages to feel confident in their own skin. On top of running her Insta page and personal blog, Shauna also runs her own clothing company! You can shop Chic Over 50 for all your wardrobe needs, from comfortable athleisure sets to adorable tops for a night on the town. Follow her page for style inspo, makeup and skincare advice, fitness tips, and motivational content!
If you haven’t checked out these ladies’ pages yet, you definitely should. And while you're at it, make sure you follow Lime Ricki on Instagram too! We promise you’ll feel so much better about scrolling through social media, now that you’re following influencers who create positive and uplifting content!
Wow, where do we even begin? We’re blown away by the response to our new swimwear launch! Our first collection release of the year was a major success, and it’s all thanks to you, our amazing customers. We knew you’d love our Valentine’s Collection, but we never imagined we’d have these impressive results! You all dove head-first into this gorgeous collection of heart swimwear, and we couldn’t be happier. We’re really feeling the love, and we’re so excited for swim season to arrive so we can see you in your Lime Ricki suits!
The Valentine’s Collection: A Celebration of Self-Love
This collection was really special to us because we believe it captured the essence of our brand perfectly. We’re all about body positivity around here, and we believe that loving yourself is just as important as showing love to others. Women are constantly being bombarded with messages about their bodies, especially when it comes to swimsuit shopping. They’re told they need to find a “flattering fit” or should “slim down” for summer. We’re told we need to dress for our body types, especially if we don’t have an acceptable “beach body.” All of these expectations can really take a toll on someone’s body image, and we were simply tired of hearing them! That’s why we make these swimsuits. Our mission here at Lime Ricki is to help women realize that they already have a perfect body, just the way they are, and that self-love is the most important love of all. This new collection represents our mission perfectly, and we’re so glad you loved it!
There were so many adorable pieces of new swimwear in this collection. If it were up to us, we wouldn’t be able to choose a favorite! However, we wanted to take some time to showcase some of the show-stopping swimsuits that dropped in this collection. Based on our successful launch, here are a few of the pieces you all loved the most: *insert details about specific suits and styles*
From The Bottom Of Our Hearts, Thank You!
We truly are so grateful for your continuous support. We couldn’t do what we do without our amazing customers, and we can’t thank you enough.! You’ve supported us since that very first drop back in 2007, and you’ve stuck around as we’ve continued to change and grow as a brand. Over the years, we’ve learned so much about designing swimwear that is fashionable, but still comfortable and well-fitting. We’re always working to bring you brand-new styles and patterns, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for future drops! Just know, when you shop at Lime Ricki, you’re supporting an all-women company who are passionate about what they do. Your support allows us to continue to evolve as swimsuit designers, and we’re truly so thankful!
Where Will You Wear Your Lime Ricki?
Now that you’ve gotten your hands on our latest collection, we can’t wait to see where you’ll wear it! Do you have a special Valentine’s Day trip planned, so you grabbed one of these festive suits for the occasion? Maybe you’re preparing for the upcoming swim season and wanted some new swimwear for summertime. No matter where you go in your Lime Ricki, we want to see it! If you snap any cute pics in your Lime Ricki suit, make sure to share them with us on socials. Like most of you, we're always on Instagram, so don't forget to tag us! We love seeing our suits on real bodies, and we can’t wait to see how you style them!
The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here – the launch of our new Valentine’s swimwear collection! This drop is so special to us, and we’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for its arrival. These gorgeous suits have it all; you can enjoy the signature Lime Ricki comfort and support in brand-new styles. These suits come in stunning shades of pink and red that are perfect for the love-filled season. And we know you’re going to fall in love with the heart swimsuit! Keep reading this post to learn everything you need to know about the new collection, and to get the inside scoop on ways you can save on swimwear this season.
The Valentine’s Collection
Our Valentine’s swimwear is no different from other collections – everything was designed with intention. In an earlier blog post, we went into detail on the “why” behind this new collection – explaining our thought process behind the theme and what it means to us as a brand. But if you happened to miss that post, we’ll do a little recap here. At its core, our Valentine’s Collection is all about promoting self-love. We believe everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin, but we also know that it’s easier said than done. Practicing self-love can be difficult, especially when you’re having to override all the negative thoughts you’ve had in the past about your body. It’s definitely not a one-step process – building confidence takes time, but there are small things you can do along the way. That’s where our swimsuits come in!
The Valentine’s Collection is our brand-new line of stylish swimsuits that are as fashionable as they are functional. In this new line, you’ll find suits with fresh patterns and designs in our same signature bright colors, but this time, they’re Valentine’s-themed! These suits are available in a variety of styles, so you can choose the one that’s best for your favorite activities. Whether you’re lounging on the beach, swimming, or playing beach volleyball, these swimsuits will give you all the coverage and support you need. No more worrying about your suit sliding around! There’s something for everyone in this collection, and we hope you love it as much as we do.
Enjoy Special Savings Early This Season
Ready to take the plunge in a brand-new Lime Ricki suit from our Valentine’s Collection? How exciting! You’re going to love your new suit, and we can’t wait to see how you rock it. The collection is live on the site right now, so go ahead and start shopping! Plus, take advantage of special savings during our Valentine’s Day Sale. You can snag some swimwear at a discounted price now, so you’ll be ready to hit the waves when summer arrives! If you have any questions, or you need assistance finding the perfect suit for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help, and we’re so excited to be part of your self-love journey.
Swimwear With A Purpose
Each of our launches is designed with a specific intention in mind. But what do we mean by that? Let’s take a look at some of our previous drops. The Black Collection is a recent launch that’s all about simplicity. It takes the classic style of an all-black look (and the occasional black-and-white pattern) and applies it to some of our best-selling styles. The result is a collection of extremely versatile pieces that make great staples for any wardrobe. The Flourish & Bloom collection launched in October as a celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a cause that’s very important to each of us here at Lime Ricki. These suits were made to celebrate strength, joy, and overcoming through every stage of life, no matter the circumstances. Finally, we have our Mastectomy-Friendly Suits collection – a line of swimwear specifically designed to make women who have had breast surgery feel comfortable and confident in a swimsuit again. Each collection has a different purpose, and we put a lot of thought and effort into designing the perfect pieces, so they can achieve that goal.
Something as simple as finding the perfect swimsuit can really help kickstart your self-love journey. It might seem like a small thing, but you’d be surprised how much of a difference you’ll notice when you’re wearing a suit that you feel confident in. Our swimwear is created to make you look good and feel good, and that’s what you’ll find in the new collection.
Show Off Your Lime Ricki Swimwear Style On Socials
Did you grab a suit from our new drop? We want to see it! Be sure to tag us in your Instagram pics so we can see how you’re styling your Lime Ricki suit. We’re always sharing new styles and the latest news, so make sure you follow along and stay up-to-date on what we’re doing here at Lime Ricki! Don't forget to follow along for an update on the next collection. Or sign up for our email newsletter to get a super secret sneak peek at new looks and info on exclusive sales!