Our main goal is to help our customers find the perfect swimsuit that makes them feel comfortable and confident. When you’re browsing through all of the beautiful suits on our site, you’ll find you’ll need to make one rather important decision – do you want a once piece swimsuit, or a two piece swimsuit? The answer may seem straightforward, but there are many pros and cons to each style that you’ll want to consider. In this blog post, we’ll be comparing and contrasting the benefits of each type of swimsuit, so you can make the right choice for you. Plus, we’ll be throwing in some fun styling tips along the way!

One-Piece Swimsuits

One-piece suits are exactly what they sound like – a swimsuit that is all one connected piece rather than two separate ones. Traditionally, these suits are viewed as “plain,” but that’s not always the case. You can find plenty of options for stylish one piece swimsuits, and we have some great choices here at Lime Ricki! Let’s go over the pros and cons of this type of swimwear:

Pros of One-Piece Swimsuits

  1. 1. Activities are never limited
    Some of the main reasons people gravitate toward one-piece swimsuits are their coverage and support. When you wear a one-piece, you rarely have to worry about accidental exposure or having to readjust your suit. You can pursue any outdoor activity with confidence – whether you’re playing beach volleyball, taking a dip in the water, or simply laying out and soaking in the sunshine, you know you’ll be comfortable and protected in a one piece swimsuit.

  2. 2. Style choices are expanding
    There are numerous style options to choose from when it comes to one pieces, which is why they’re a popular choice for many people. A classic tank look is probably the most familiar style, but you’ll find that these suits are beginning to branch out with ruffled tops, wrapped fronts, and even knotted designs with stylish cutouts or open backs. The possibilities are endless, so you can easily find a suit you love that helps you show off your unique style!

Cons of One-Piece Swimsuits

  1. 1. Fashionable designs aren’t always available
    The biggest (and most frustrating) issue that many shoppers run into with one-pieces is the lack of stylish options to choose from. In the average store, these suits are often only available in plain colors or boring patterns (hello, grandma suits!). Luckily, you won’t run into this problem when you shop at Lime Ricki. Our one-pieces are just as adorable as our two-pieces, and you’ll never have to deal with ugly, unflattering designs again!

Bonus Tip: How To Style A One Piece Swimsuit

One-pieces are notorious for being a simple yet stylish choice of swimwear. Instead of worrying about finding two matching pieces, just throw on a one-piece! But there are still ways you can elevate your look while keeping things lowkey. A floppy sunhat is a go-to accessory for even more protection from those UV rays. Or, try throwing on your favorite pair of jean shorts with your suit. Now you have a complete outfit that can take you from brunch to the beach in no time!

Two-Piece Swimsuits

These swimsuits feature two separate pieces, which generally means you’ll be showing a little more skin when you’re out at the beach or pool. But that also means you have a better chance of getting a nice sun-kissed glow, and who doesn’t enjoy that? But of course, there are a few different aspects to consider. Here are the pros and cons of two-piece swimsuits:

Pros of Two-Piece Swimsuits

  1. 1. They’re extremely versatile
    One of the best things about two-piece swimsuits is how customizable they can be. Because you’re working with two separate pieces, you can mix and match colors and patterns to create a unique suit that’s your own. For example, if you buy one pair of bottoms and two different tops, you can use the same bottoms and just alternate the tops. You’ll have a totally different look without having to buy two complete suits!

  2. 2. Various styles and cuts are easy to find
    Another great thing about these swimsuits is the number of styles and cuts they’re available in. This means you get to choose the suit's pattern and how much coverage and support you need. At Lime Ricki, you’ll find two-piece tops in a variety of styles such as peplums, tankinis, bralettes, and crop tops. You can even choose from different bottoms, including the classic cut, high-waisted cut, boy shorts, and swim skirts.

Cons of Two-Piece Swimsuits

  1. 1. They might be too revealing
    When thinking about two-piece suits, the first thing that comes to mind is the traditional bikini, which can be too revealing for some people. While the coverage of a two-piece swimsuit can vary, you’re still going to be showing more skin than you would be with a one-piece. If you prefer a more full-coverage look, then this might not be the style for you.

  2. 2. They can lack support
    If you’re someone who likes being super active in their swimwear, or you have a larger bust, you’ve probably found that two pieces are a bit harder to work with. These swimsuits don’t always stay in place, so they often need adjusting if you aren’t just lounging on the beach. It can be difficult to participate in sporting activities and any swimming that’s more intense than a quick dip in the water. Luckily, we have two-piece suits that include shelf bras, so you’ll get the support you need while still enjoying a two-piece!

Bonus Tip: Styling A Two Piece Swimsuit

Two-piece swimsuits are already chic on their own, but there’s always room for more self-expression! Mix and match funky patterns and bright colors for a look that’s all your own. And when you need a little more coverage, there are a ton of stylish cover-ups out there that can easily be thrown on over a two-piece.