The Laethes One Piece
The Laethes One Piece
The Laethes One Piece
The Laethes One Piece

The Laethes One Piece

Regular price $74.00 Most garments are offered on a made-to-order basis. Please allow for 3-5 weeks of lead time.
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Lorica one pieces are fully-lined and chlorine-resistant, making them perfect swimsuits. But they're also versatile enough to be worn as a bodysuit under a skirt or a pair of shorts for everyday slaying. ✨

Our Laethes design is based on the breastplate by Fillipo Negroli c. 1532-1535, made for Guidobaldo della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. This gorgeous armor features two bat-like wings that flank the torso, finely covered with scales and wildly glaring eyes. There are many interpretations of this armor's decoration, some saying it resembles written descriptions of the goddess Fame ("a vast, fearful monster, with a watchful eye meticulously set under every feather which grows on her, and for every one of them an a tongue in a mouth which is loud of speech and and an ear ever alert," Aeneid 4.181-83), others that it is based on the dragon hide armor of the Islamic warrior Rodomonte, which was covered in eyes like the wings of a seraph. Inscribed on the plaque in the center of the sternum is the Latin phrase "NVLLA BIBAM LAETHES OBLIVIA FLVMINE IN IPSO," roughly translating to "May I not drink of Lethe, for in this river lies oblivion." In Greek mythology, once spirits of the dead arrived in the underworld they would first drink of the waters of the river Lethe to forget their past lives, as well as to allow the living to forget them. This powerful phrase at once proclaims, "I do not want to forget who I was while I was alive, and I do not want others to forget me: my life is indelible." I hope you feel precisely that awesome when you wear this armor.

Our model is 5'2 and wearing a size XS in regular length.
Swimsuits

Our one-pieces have less stretch than our leggings and dresses, so when between sizes it is best to size up!

Size Bust Waist Hip
XS 30-32 in
76-81 cm
24-26 in
61-66 cm
32-34 in
81-86 cm
S 32.5-34.5 in
83-88 cm
26.5-28.5 in
67-72 cm
34.5-36.5 in
88-92 cm
M 35-37 in
89-94 cm
29-31 in
74-79 cm
37-39 in
94-99 cm
L 37.5-39.5 in
95-100 cm
31.5-33.5 in
80-85 cm
39.5-41.5 in
100-105 cm
XL 40-42 in
102-107 cm
34-36 in
86-91 cm
42-44 in
106-112 cm
XXL 42.5-44.5 in
108-113 cm
36.5-38.5 in
93-98 cm
44.5-46.5 in
113-118 cm
Swimsuits
78% Recycled Polyester, 22% Elastane
Ultrachlorine resistant
Lotion and oil resistant
Pilling resistant
Muscle compression
UV protection
Made in the USA
Shipping

We believe in "slow fashion" to reduce waste from mass production, so many of our garments are made-to-order, and we often keep little in stock. Please allow 3-5 weeks for shipment of your items with that in mind!

Domestic orders are shipped via USPS: rates will vary based on selected service, package weight, and location (we ship from Potomac, MD). Sales tax of 6% will be charged for orders shipped to Maryland.

International orders are shipped via USPS International in combination with your local postal service. International customers are responsible for all customs duties, VAT taxes, and any other applicable taxes, fees, or actions required In your country to receive your goodies.

Returns

Domestic returns are free! We offer returns within 30 days of receipt of your goodies. We can't offer exchanges, unfortunately, but you are welcome to initiate a return and repurchase another pair in the correct size or style.

If you wish to return any unworn and unwashed items, please contact info@loricaclothing.com to receive your prepaid return label (the process for international orders is the same, but unfortunately we cannot cover return postage for customers outside of the US). Please include in your email:

Order Number
Full Name
Product Name
Quantity
Size
Reason (e.g. wrong size)

After we have received the Items In satisfactory condition, we will refund the purchase amount (less initial shipping charges).

If you received a faulty or incorrect item, please email us at info@loricaclothing.com so we can make it right!

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