I’ve been so excited about this giveaway for some time now; as evidenced by the length of this post. Lime Ricki provided our entire family with swimsuits this year & I’m completely sold on them. So sold. Lime Ricki is a local company started a few years ago that provides the world with comfortable, no-fuss swimwear. I think I went to high school with the sisters that started the whole thing. I couldn’t tell you for sure.
These suits are designed & manufactured in the U.S. with great attention to quality & detail. My incredibly talented friend, Alma, is the woman behind all of the bright, fantastic prints. The suit I have just screams Alma! I love that I have my very own Alma Loveland print in my wardrobe. And may I add, it’s a pipe dream of mine to have my designs on clothing. I’m so excited that Alma’s already there!
Hands down, this is the best-fitting suit I’ve owned since I spent all of my allowance money on a teal striped suit from Gap when I was 9. I love that LR has suits for every female figure from flat to curvaceous to pregnant. Just this year they’ve introduced a girl’s line AND a men’s line! The girl’s line offers a range of different tops, bikini bottoms, rash guards and shorts (I bought shorts for Felix!). The men’s line is simple and ingenius; they offer a range of lengths from board shorts to euro trousers. Ever since our excursion to Brazil several years ago, I’ve been sold on short shorts for men. Chris has awesome legs, so I like it when he shows them off.
I love that P & F are both looking at us like, “what? you do that still? Gross.”
My suit is fabulous and fully-lined (as are all of their suits). I never have to adjust the bosoms & I feel perfectly covered & secure. The shorts are AH-mazing. Last year I was plotting to make my own high-waisted boy shorts, but that never happened. While these have yet to be high waisted (that would be such a fab option, next year perhaps?) they’re the perfect length. They’re longer than most boy shorts & cut off just below the most unflattering part of the leg. The waistband is incredibly comfortable & perfectly constructed. I honestly LOVE my suit. No need to hide behind a cover up in this baby. I still made one anyway, though. Like it? (I’ll post better pics later)
Penelope’s suit is equally fabulous. The bottoms stay put as does the top. I love the orange & pink color combo! She loves wearing it, too.
Chris’s swim trunks are the best length. I originally got the square cut shorts for him, but Chris has very burly thighs from doing crazy heavy squats & deadlifts 3 times a week. I’m sure the 180lb Chris would’ve loved them, but the 210lb Chris found the legs to be a bit too tight. So an FYI, if your hubby has brauny thighs, go for the mid-length suit. Even then, Lime Ricki offers free shipping on all exchanges. They really stand behind their suits, as do I.
Since I loved their suits so much, I picked up a pair of boy shorts (made for girls) for Felix. I figure the red color makes ’em pretty gender neutral. They fit him perfectly. He’s my mini euro hipster with his little ‘speedo’.
Their separates are available for $30-$40 per piece which can be a splurge at $60 per suit, but they’re well worth it for the quality, style & original prints! If you’re an occasional swimmer like me, they’re the suits that last a few swim seasons. Currently they have some of last year’s swim pieces on sale in the $10-$20 range, which is a steal. My honest advice: even if you’re not going the tankini route this summer, be sure to stock up on their bottoms. You’ll be glad you did.
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