In late 2009, I was faced with a wardrobe dilemma: leggings, my favorite staple, were missing something. No matter what brand and price, each pair of leggings created an omnipresent “muffin top” by the waistband. The solution hit me one day while wearing an otherwise perfectly good pair: I could combine my favorite leggings with a high-waist control top undergarment! I sewed the two together by hand and the result was stunning: No more roll! An avid shopper and former buyer for Macy's NY, I was soon on a mission to see if this design was available in stores. After an extensive search, I found no facsimile of my idea. I quickly resolved to create them myself. And so Lyssé®, pronounced Li-SAY, was born.
Over the next few months, I was determined to design a garment that would fit perfectly and become a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. In addition to appealing to women of all ages and sizes, I thought it equally important to offer an affordable product. I fulfilled each of these requirements and Lyssé® leggings were introduced to many retailers in February 2010.
My initial two styles of Lyssé® leggings became an overnight sensation and reorders poured in on a daily basis. Encouraged by their immediate success, I have added many new styles, colors and fabrics to the collection. Lyssé® has become a favorite topic amongst fashion editors and stylists. Lyssé® leggings and tops are available at many upscale specialty and department stores throughout the US and abroad. Please feel free to call us at 877-59-LYSSE (877-595-9773) for personal service to find a retailer near you.
I am THRILLED to share my Lyssé® collection with you!
Peace Love & Great Legs!