it's time once again to suit up for summer. i must admit, i was worried about doing a swimwear review as i am wary of acquiring swimsuits online, without seeing them in person. (and i only post about products that i really do indeed love.) i'm picky about swimsuits and their features because–lets face facts–i'm not thirteen anymore. i need, um, support (hello?! what's with suits with nothing more than a lining?), sturdy construction, comfortable and flattering fit, darling and fun and something that not everyone is wearing. i'd hate to be in the line of fire when it comes to who wore it best? side by side comparisons, poolside edition.
i am delighted (and relieved) to report that i am smitten with lime ricki's swimsuits. due to my fickle nature in picking a specific style, the company kindly sent me three different options to choose from. i suited up as soon as i got home from nyc (disregarding the fact that all those nyc indulgences added up). shockingly, i liked all of the swimsuit options! each were flattering, comfortable and offered a great fit (i followed their size chart and the suits fit perfectly). it was difficult to narrow down my top pick.
my favorite choice (possibly because i've been on a hunt for a cute one-piece for awhile now) is the flirty polka dot delancey suit. this suit exceeded my expectations. (if i had a little girl, i would be tempted to get her the coordinating mini suit! a.dor.able.) the delancey suit is slightly retro and the shirred design is completely flattering, in all the right areas. it would be perfectly suitable for any age. i appreciate that there are two pieces of material to help create the shirring effect. which means the material does not pull taut across the belly (revealing unfortunate lumps and bumps) like most one-pieces do. i also love that it's sporty and modest enough for scrambling after a little one on the beach. once i became a swim mama, i realized that my swimsuit has to have its act together. or else. gone are the days of lounging with a magazine. my attention has to be on much more important things than if my suit is in place. my second favorite suit is the auburn tankini. i liked the fit, the shape and the darling flower fabric. all the suits were comfortable, with high quality stitching and fantastic fabrics. i am overjoyed that my seasonal swimsuit hunt is over. thank you, lime ricki.
bonus / enter discount code MARTA10 to receive 10% off your lime ricki swimwear purchase.
grand prize giveaway /
comment on this post by may 15th to enter to win a swimsuit of your choice! a winner will be chosen at random. tell me what you love about summer and how you prepare for it. any seasonal must-haves? (mine is an oversized straw bag to toss everything into.)
p.s. for the record, i'm also in love with swim skirts. so happy they are here to stay.