Stylish Swimwear for Older Women

Stylish Swimwear for Older Women

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

At The Shop: Maternity Suits

A question we get a lot is “Do you carry maternity swimsuits?” The answer is “Yes & No”. While we don’t carry any suits specifically for maternity, we have great collections of modest swimwear that address the fit concerns you might have with a pregnancy suit: room to grow, supportive silhouettes, coverage options, and inclusive sizes, all in a cute suit that is on trend.

Maternity Swimsuits You'll Love

The biggest benefit of buying a Lime Ricki suit in leu of a maternity suit is it will be swimwear you can love during and after your pregnancy! Just watch Nicole trying on suits at 28 weeks pregnant to see what we mean:

 

 

Shop for Maternity Bathing Suits with Confidence

Swimsuit shopping is tricky. We all know it. We all dread it at some point. But we love working in the store knowing each person that comes in has a specific goal in mind: finding THE best swimsuit, a challenge we LOVE to assist them in. Each person will have different concerns (bust, waist, hips, the right color for their skin tone, the list goes on) and it’s an exhilarating task to help them navigate their options, and ultimately find “the one”. Browse our newest products for a great selection of modest swimsuits & clothing for women.

Also, check out our size chart and measuring guide for even more fit advice!

April 10, 2023 — Claire White
What to Wear: Our Maternity Swim Guide

What to Wear: Our Maternity Swim Guide

Bringing a little bundle of joy into the world is so exciting, and with every change in your body you know your little one is growing. But there are some changes that can be hard to deal with, like having to buy new clothes and facing swimsuit season. Not to worry, though, because it is possible to look cute and be comfortable in a maternity swimsuit with your baby bump.

Best Maternity Swimsuits

Modest swimwear for pregnancy is a easy to find. Lime Ricki swimsuits are the perfect swimwear for every body. Embrace your pregnancy swim style with our one-pieces, swim dresses, and separates that provide ample room to grow, supportive silhouettes, and coverage options in a wide range of inclusive sizes. Say goodbye to the limitations of traditional maternity suits and say hello to a chic and trendy swim option that you'll adore.

 

 

When you choose a Lime Ricki suit over a conventional maternity suit, you're not just buying a swimsuit - you're investing in swimwear that you can enjoy throughout your pregnancy journey and beyond! We want you to love your swimsuit and feel confident to go out and make beautiful memories by the water that will last a lifetime.

So, here are our tips for what to wear swimming when pregnant.

1. GO UP ONE SIZE

At Lime Ricki, our suits can become a maternity swimsuit simply by ordering a size up from what you would normally wear. The suit will fit snugly and comfortably over your bump, ensuring you don’t have to be worried about it sliding up while you’re laying out. Learn more about how to find your swimsuit size and accurately compare with our sizing chart.

2. ORDER A SUIT WITH RUCHING OR SHIRRING

The gathers in the fabric will help slim you and enable the suit to fit you even better. Our wrap tankinis and one-pieces have shirring on the sides to create a comfortable and tailor-made garment that will look great on your body.

3. TRY OUT A PEPLUM

Peplums are wildly popular for maternity-wear, and that’s because they’re feminine and versatile. We have three different peplum styles this year, and any one of them will work with a baby bump. Plus, after delivery, you can keep wearing it with your post-baby body and it will cover the tummy perfectly.

4. GET A SUIT WITH EXTRA CHEST SUPPORT

Normally, you may not need to consider whether your swimsuit has wireless support or not, but if your breasts tend to expand and become heavy during pregnancy, you might need a little more structure. Combine a maternity swimsuit with underwire in a halter style suit, and you’ll have all the support you need.

5. PAIR WITH HIGH WAIST BOTTOMS

High waist bottoms will fit snugly over your growing belly and give you all the coverage and support you could need. We make them in so many different colors and prints, so you can mix and match to find the perfect suit for you. These are great for after-baby too.

6. KNOW YOUR BODY

Only you can truly know what kind of suit will work best for your body – do you need more support, bigger or smaller bottoms, or even a new suit at all? If it’s your second or third pregnancy, this will be an easier job, but if it’s your first, try a few suits until you find one that really works. We make returns and exchanges easy, so if you want to order a few different swimsuits or sizes, you can.

7. DON’T BE AFRAID TO WEAR A SWIMSUIT WHEN YOU’RE PREGNANT

With the miracle of life, carrying a baby brings a lot of changes with your body, but don’t let those things stop you from spending time at the pool. Build yourself up for the wonder that you are, and don’t let the way your body temporarily looks define your happiness.

woman modeling a maternity swimsuit

Let’s dive deeper into some common concerns expecting mothers have about swimming when pregnant.

How much can you swim while pregnant?

For most pregnant woman there is no reason to miss out on all the fun! Once you find your perfect pregnancy swimsuit, go show off that glowing skin and gorgeous new maternity swimwear. However, as your pregnancy progresses you may need to make a few slight modifications, and you should always feel comfortable checking in with your doctor or health experts throughout your pregnancy.

Is swimming safe during pregnancy?

Yes! If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, or are beginning to swim as a new form of exercise, be sure to check with your doctor first. In most cases, swimming while pregnant is highly encouraged. The water helps to carry the extra weight, which can give your back and feet a much-needed rest, while still getting healthy exercise. Stop swimming immediately if you experience dizziness, increased heart rate, or anything out of the ordinary.

Can you jump into a pool while pregnant?

Jumping into a pool is not advisable, as the impact of your belly hitting the water could have negative effects.

How long can I swim during pregnancy?

This is something you’ll want to discuss with your doctor, but generally, if you are in fairly good shape, a 30 minute swim is appropriate during the first trimester. As you progress, you may want to shorten that time.

Is it safe to lay out in the sun while pregnant?

A little fun in the sun is great, but prolonged exposure to heat and UV rays can be damaging to both you and the baby. Be sure to always use sunscreen and try to find shade whenever possible. For a darker, sun-kissed look, try sunless tanning lotions during pregnancy.

Can you swim in pools while pregnant?

It’s okay to swim in pools. You should remain only in depths you are comfortable and never swim alone. You should also avoid unfamiliar places where you are not sure whether the water has been contaminated.

 

Don’t forget to check out all of our modest swimsuits & clothing for women and find your new favorite swim accessories from Lime Ricki too!

April 03, 2023 — Jennifer Shannon
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March 31, 2023 — Nicole Bruderer

Spring Break Style: Mix and Match

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!

March 24, 2023 — Colette Callister
woman wearing a rash guard in red and white gingham and floral bikini swim bottoms sitting on a lakeside dock

Insta Influencers We Love

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!

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March 15, 2023 — Colette Callister
Heart drawn on beach sand

We're Feeling the Love for Our New Swimwear

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!

Show-Stopping Swimwear

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!

 

February 17, 2023 — Jennifer Anderson
Mother and daughter drawing a heart in the sand with their feet.

The Secret's Out: New Collection Valentine's Swimsuits!

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!

February 13, 2023 — Nicole Bruderer
Young female embracing her self and heart with hand-writing message "Love Your Self"

Show Yourself Some Love With Our Swimwear

Here at Lime Ricki, we’re constantly adding new styles and designs to our swimwear inventory. While we love making individual suits, one of our favorite things about owning a swimsuit company is getting to create curated collections of new swimwear. There’s nothing better than getting to see your vision come to life, and designing collections of swimwear pieces that have a cohesive aesthetic lets us express our creativity in new ways. The Black Collection, the Flourish & Bloom collection and our mastectomy swimwear are all very popular, and we’re so thrilled that you all loved them as much as we did!

With that being said, we’ve been keeping a little secret … we have a brand-new drop coming soon! But this isn’t just any old collection – our very first launch of the year is Valentine’s-themed! We had so much fun creating these pieces, and we’re so excited to share this collection with you all. Get ready to celebrate the season of love with a new Lime Ricki suit from our Valentine’s Collection.

A Special New Collection

For our new collection, we wanted to take a look at some of the core beliefs that we hold as a company. We took a step back and thought about what makes Lime Ricki so special, and why it stands out among other swimwear brands. We thought about what made us want to start this company in the first place; about all those horrible swimsuit shopping experiences, and always being bombarded with messages about altering ourselves to achieve that “summer beach body.” Our goal has always been to override these ways of thinking, and instead teach women to love themselves, exactly as they are. We want to help them embrace their imperfections and recognize that there’s no such thing as finding the “right” body, because they already have it. Promoting self-love is what Lime Ricki is all about, and that’s what makes us so special.

We took this theme of self-love and thought about ways we could incorporate it even further into our designs. And then it hit us: Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day has always been a special time for people to express their love and affection for their significant other. While we love romance, this season, we wanted to shift the focus to self-love. After all, is there a better way to show yourself some love than by rocking a brand-new swimsuit that makes you look and feel good? And with so many adorable colors and patterns associated with the holiday, we just knew we had to take advantage of the opportunity. And thus, the Valentine’s Collection was born!

This brand-new collection will be hitting the site soon, so make sure you keep an eye out!

Swimwear Designed With Every Body In Mind

As you all know, we put a lot of time and effort into designing our swimwear. We intentionally create each piece to provide women of all shapes and sizes with the swimsuit of their dreams – one that checks all the boxes and makes them feel confident in their own skin. With a Lime Ricki suit, you know you’re getting comfort, quality, and style all wrapped into one gorgeous piece of swimwear. When we’re designing suits, we consider every body, from mastectomy swimsuits to plus size swimwear, we're making sure each collection includes a variety of styles and cuts. You’ll find everything from full coverage swimsuits and sporty boy shorts to high-waisted bottoms and stylish crop tops. Above all, we want our customers to feel comfortable and confident, so they can enjoy a worry-free day in the sun.

As you can see, we’re so excited to share this upcoming launch with you all. We’re literally counting down the days! In the meantime, if you want to stay in the loop on all things Lime Ricki, make sure to follow along with us on social media. We’re constantly posting new photos and videos, so you’ll be the first to see the new collection when it drops. Plus, you’ll get to see special behind-the-scenes content that you won’t find anywhere else.

And don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletters – you’ll get access to special deals and be notified about upcoming sales before anyone else. This is the best way to keep up-to-date on all the important events and new swimwear launches we have planned for Lime Ricki! Just enter your email in the sign-up box on our website, and you’ll be the first to know about everything (including the new Valentine’s Collection!).

February 06, 2023 — Colette Callister
2023 written in sand ocean wave washing away 2022

2022 In Review: Swimwear Trends, Giving Back, and More

How is it possible that we’ve already made it through another year? We’ve been pretty busy around here, and it’s all thanks to you! We’re incredibly thankful to have had such a successful year – we’ve watched as swimwear trends continue to evolve, planned some exciting upcoming collections, and teamed up with our wonderful customers to give back to our favorite charities. As a thank you to you all for everything you do for us, we’d like to share and reminisce on all the aspects that made this such a fantastic year. So let’s get started – here’s our 2022 in review!

Swimsuit Trends That Dominated 2022

Swimwear trends are always changing, and it’s exciting to see the next popular style. In 2022, one of the trendy pieces was the tankini top, which made a pretty big comeback. At Lime Ricki, one of our best-selling swim tops this year was the May Flowers Double Cinch Tankini Top, so we definitely agree with this trend. Knotted one-pieces took the swimsuit world by storm in 2022, and they were a big hit with all of you as well!

Based on our favorite swimwear of 2022, we found that the shoulder-tie styles were well-loved by our customers. You all loved this style so much, you put it on the list twice with the May Flowers Shoulder-Tie and the Hillside Floral Shoulder-Tie! It’s such a customizable design, due to its adjustable tie straps, so we can see why it was a fan favorite.

Lime Ricki Gives Back

Year after year, your continued support is beneficial to more than just Lime Ricki. Your purchases have helped us tremendously in our mission to give back to causes that are important to us, and this year was no different. Thanks to you all, we’ve been able to make a difference and contribute to helping others!

A portion of each purchase made this year went to Charity Water, which is an organization that brings safe, clean drinking water to developing nations. We love this charity and everything they stand for because we believe every human deserves access to clean drinking water. With each purchase you made, you did more than just buy a swimsuit; you contributed to an important cause!

In 2022, we were also lucky enough to team up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and donate a portion of the sales from our Flourish and Bloom Collection. We have a personal connection to this cause – Nicole was diagnosed with breast cancer three times in her twenties and carries the BRCA1 mutation that causes our family 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 and is our biggest cheerleader and advocate. We mean it when we say that we are so thankful to be able to donate to a cause that we care so deeply for, and you’ve made it possible to continue giving back by supporting Lime Ricki.

Upcoming Collections to Watch For

As each year ends, we always love looking back on our favorite collections. We had some truly stunning patterns that debuted in 2022! Some of our favorites were Flourish and Bloom, Cactus, Cactus Stripe, and Hillside Floral. We’re always working to design new styles and looks, and we’re very proud of how these turned out.

We want to let you in on a little secret – we have some exciting new pieces on the way in 2023, so keep an eye out! The new year will bring even more options for you to add to your Lime Ricki swimwear collection, and we think you’ll love them just as much as we do.

 

Follow Lime Ricki on Social Channels

If you want to stay up to date on all things Lime Ricki, you should definitely be following us on social media! We’ve had so much fun connecting with everyone online this year and can’t wait to continue to do so in 2023. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and even Spotify. We’re continuously adding new content to our socials, so you’ll always be in the loop about upcoming drops and sales.

We’re truly so grateful to our amazing customers. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to continue doing what we love: designing stylish and supportive swimsuits for everyone to enjoy. It’s been an incredible year, and it’s all because of you! So, thank you 2022, and we’ll see you next year!

 

December 22, 2022 — Nicole Bruderer
woman in floral swim top and solid swim bottoms

Our Favorite 5: The Most Popular Lime Ricki Swim Tops This Year

Another year is coming to an end, and what a wonderful one it’s been! We decided to spend some time looking back at our new looks and trendy styles so we can bring you the highlights - our favorite swimwear of the year. These stunning swim pieces have stolen our hearts, and based on our stats, you all feel the same way. So without further ado, we present to you, your top 5 swim pieces of 2022!

  1. 1. May Flowers Double Cinch
    This adorable swim top has consistently been one of the most-loved pieces out of our entire collection, and for good reason! With its adorable floral pattern and vibrant display of bright, cheery colors, the May Flowers Double-Cinch Tankini Top definitely deserves its spot on this list. This type of swim top is also one of the earliest styles that we designed, so it’s pretty special to us. It features a high neckline and crisscrossing double straps, which provides ample bust support and coverage. This is a great option for anyone who wants functional swimwear that’s as stylish as it is supportive. We truly love this swim top and clearly, you do, too!

  2. 2. May Flowers Shoulder-Tie
    You all loved the May Flowers pattern so much, you put it on the list twice! The May Flowers Shoulder-Tie Crop Top is an absolute dream, and we can definitely see why it was so popular this year. This top features the same vibrant floral design, but it’s paired with a sleek and stylish cropped silhouette this time. You still get plenty of coverage and comfort, especially when you pair this top with high-waisted bottoms. The tie-shoulder straps are a fan-favorite because they’re so customizable – you can adjust them however you’d like to create the right amount of support for your needs. It’s easy to see how such a versatile top made the list of our favorite swimwear!

  3. 3. Poppy Dots Peplum
    Over the years, we’ve found that what many of our customers seek the most in a swimsuit is support, and that’s what the Poppy Dots Peplum top does best! We have numerous peplum styles to choose from, but the Poppy Dots design has been one of our all-time favorites for a while now. This swim piece continues to be popular from year to year, and we don’t plan on seeing it go anytime soon. It features a subtle and simple floral design that’s truly timeless, and the peplum style is extremely flattering on all body types. We’ve always had a soft spot for the Poppy Dots, and we’re so glad you all are loving this piece as much as we do!

  4. 4. Poppy Dots Bralette
    We’re sensing a pattern with these Poppy Dots! We’re big fans of this design, and by the looks of it, you all are, too. The bralette silhouette is a classic, so we’re not surprised to see that you loved the look and fit of the Poppy Dots Bralette this year. Remember how we said everyone wants a supportive swimsuit? This is definitely the one! This top is so supportive, it can even be worn as a sports bra. Amazing, right? We think so! We have a feeling this swim top will continue to be a fan favorite as we enter the new year.

  5. 5. Hillside Floral Shoulder-Tie
    You really seemed to love the shoulder-tie style this year! Last (but certainly not least) on this list of our favorite 5 swim pieces of 2022 is the Hillside Floral Shoulder-Tie Crop Top. This swim top comes in another floral pattern, but the design is a stunning combination of blues, greens, yellows, and pinks. The result is a gorgeous look with an earthy feel that pairs nicely with almost any swim bottom. The tie-shoulder straps allow you to adjust the support to your needs, so you can be comfortable and confident when you hit the waves!

So there you have it – our list of the 5 favorite Lime Ricki swim pieces of 2022. As you can see, you all really loved the May Flowers and Poppy Dots patterns this year, as well as the functional yet stylish shoulder-tie styles. We must say, you have great taste! We’re excited to see what swimwear trends the new year will bring, and can’t wait to see how this list changes when we get to this time of year in 2023. And who knows? Maybe some of these pieces will be so popular, they’ll make next year’s list of our favorite swimwear, too!
December 08, 2022 — Lauren Nielsen
Black Friday Sale

Our Upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Everybody loves the holiday season and all of the joy that comes along with it, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be overwhelming at times. This year, you can avoid the hassle and get a head start on your holiday shopping by taking advantage of our upcoming black Friday deals! But the fun doesn’t stop there – we’ll have plenty of jaw-dropping cyber Monday deals to follow.

Now, we can’t give away much info about our upcoming sales, but we can do our best to get you in the holiday spirit! In this blog, we thought we’d talk a little bit about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and the history behind the two iconic shopping days. Keep reading to find out how these events have changed over the years, and how you can prepare for this year’s sales!



What Is Black Friday?

You probably know what Black Friday is, but if you don’t, here’s a brief breakdown. Black Friday is the term commonly used in the United States for the day after Thanksgiving. Black Friday has been seen as the official marker of the start of the Christmas shopping season. During this sale, many stores offer their products at extremely discounted prices. There’s often a significant amount of promotion regarding Black Friday sales. You’ll see a ton of commercials, advertisements, and promotional emails when it gets closer to the date. This is no ordinary sale – many in-person stores open early on Black Friday. They usually open their doors at midnight, or sometimes even on Thanksgiving Day.



Where Does the Name for Black Friday Come From?

If you’re like us, then you’ve probably wondered where Black Friday got its name from. The origin is actually pretty simple – it comes from the standard recording process that many businesses use. In general, businesses have traditionally recorded their numerical losses in red ink and their gains in black ink. Many retailers report some of their highest profits of the year on this date, so it has since been dubbed “Black Friday.” Modern accounting software still uses this color-coding method, so even though technology has evolved, the name has stuck.

Times Are Changing.

It’s no surprise that Black Friday sales have changed over the years. One of the biggest changes is the duration time of these sales. For example, Black Friday used to strictly be a one-day sale. When stores only offered their sales for a limited amount of time, it encouraged people to shop as much as they could during that time. However, in recent years it’s become more common for stores to offer their black Friday deals for more than one day. Some Black Friday sales begin the day before (on Thanksgiving), while others can start as early as the Monday before. This gives customers more time to get their shopping done, but it means that Black Friday itself is no longer the biggest sale day of the year for in-person stores.

With such an increase in online shopping, the in-person aspects of the sale aren’t quite as intense anymore. People used to stand in line for hours outside of their favorite shops, just hoping that they’d get inside early enough to snag the items they had their eye on. While there are definitely still plenty of opportunities for in-person Black Friday shopping, many shoppers have decided to forgo the long lines in recent years. Instead, they opt to do their shopping online, which ultimately resulted in the creation of Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday Sales Hit The Scene.

So what exactly is Cyber Monday, and when did it join Black Friday as another holiday shopping sale? If you didn’t know, Cyber Monday is the term used to describe the first Monday after Thanksgiving. It’s similar to Black Friday, except cyber Monday deals take place completely online. It’s often seen as an extension of Black Friday, except on Cyber Monday, customers can do all of their shopping from the convenience of their homes. Many people prefer taking advantage of this sale because they can avoid all of the chaos of in-person shopping.


Tips For Shopping Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

This holiday season, you can expect to see some amazing deals for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday here at Lime Ricki. As we get closer to Black Friday, keep an eye out on our website for any new information regarding these sales. We also encourage you to subscribe to our email list. That way, you’ll be the first to know about any of our upcoming deals. You can find the sign-up information on our website!

While we can’t give away too much about our upcoming sales, we can offer you some tips for shopping during the events. If you’re interested, go ahead and check out our Flash Sale blog post. In that post, we spill all of our tips and tricks for making the most of an online sale. Most of those suggestions apply to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales as well, so if you’re looking for ways to prepare for this holiday shopping season, it’s a great place to start!

November 18, 2022 — Tiffany