Lyssé, a twist on the French word for ‘smooth’ (and pronounced Li-SAY) was born from the idea to combine clothing with shapewear. In late 2009, our founder, Beth Gold-Cohen was faced with a wardrobe dilemma. Her favorite wardrobe staple, leggings, were missing something. No matter what brand or price, each pair created an omnipresent muffin top by the waistband. The solution hit one day while wearing an otherwise perfectly good pair: why not combine her favorite leggings with a high-waist control top undergarment! She set to work sewing by hand the very first pair and the result was stunning: No more roll!
Launched with that one revolutionary legging, Lyssé quickly became a favorite topic amongst fashion editors and stylists. Encouraged by their immediate success, Lyssé has since expanded into a range of silhouettes including tops, tanks, wraps, and of course - leggings. Constructed with a double layer of control fabric inside the waist, our 3S™ technology Slims, Smooths and Shapes with hidden panels that eliminate “the roll” and flatters each woman’s shape. Women love that they feel confident while looking fabulous wearing Lyssé!