The Laethes One Piece

Regular price $74.00 Sale

This garment is offered on a made-to-order basis. Please allow for 3-6 weeks of lead time.

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, regular length, in "Worn."

78% Recycled Polyester, 22% Elastane
Ultrachlorine resistant
Lotion and oil resistant
Pilling resistant
Muscle compression
UV protection
Made in the USA

Our one-pieces are created with performance fibers derived from post-consumer plastics. Compared to making "virgin" polyester, these recycled yarns offset using new petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gases and conserving water and energy in the process.

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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