L*Space: The Brainchild of Monica Wise
Open up any fashion or gossip magazine today and it's very likely that you'll find an L*Space bikini or one piece styled on some of the most recognized models and celebutantes of the day. The L*Space swimwear brand is one of the forerunners of the swim industry: celebrated by its trendsetting designs, feminine concepts, luxury fabrics, and impeccable construction, the L*Space brand has been dominating the swimwear game. How you ask? It's all attributed to Monica Wise: the genius behind the L*Space.
Ever since its launch in 1997, L*Space has continuously brought new life to the swimwear industry. By taking inspiration from exotic tropical locales, the hottest runways trends, and even her favorite pieces of artisan jewelry, Monica Wise and her dedicated team of designers have transformed swimwear into wearable pieces of beach art. They effortlessly combine feminine silhouettes with a sporty-chic flair to create the perfect beach look and bring out your inner "L*Space girl." And just in case you were wondering, the "L*Space girl" is one who exudes confidence: with salt in her hair and a killer tan, she isn't afraid to stand out on the beach and let her personality shine (with a bit of help from her awesome bikini, of course). At it's core, L*Space swimwear is based upon its ultimate versatility: each collection features prismatic prints, hot hues, and funky patterns, all designed around a base of one color pallet. This means that you can mix-and-match different tops and bottoms to create an endless array of beach looks from just a few styles. GENIUS. So basically, you are your own designer; you have the freedom to bring out your inner "L*Space girl" and be unique when it comes to your beach fashion. Because of this cutting-edge versatility, Monica Wise’s swimwear appeals to a broad range of loyal fans, including celebrities such as Cameron Diaz and Gwen Stefani to beach bums, surfer girls, and fashion followers across the globe. With its perfect blend of fashion, comfort, and beach-chic flair, L*Space will continue to stun beach-goers and dedicated bikini lovers for years to come.
From Sensual Solids to Funky Fringe: L*Space's Style Legacy
As I mentioned previously, L*Space indulges the swimwear industry with its unique concepts and playful designs that keep loyal fans coming back to the brand for their ultimate swimsuit fix. Nonetheless, the brand keeps true to its name by specializing in a few style staples that have been around ever since the company's humble beginnings in '97. These staples include their Sensual and Seamless Solids and Sweet & Chic collections, as well as their oh-so-famous fringe swimsuits.
One of the genius aspects of the L*Space brand lies behind its use of solids to create ultra-chic bikinis, one pieces, and monokinis that can be mixed-and-matched with almost any piece from the current collection. Each season, Monica Wise and her designers take select silhouettes - usually best-selling styles like the Chloe Wrap Top or the Estella Hipster Bottom - and feature them in the solid colors (or prints) of the current collection; this way, you can make your own look from different tops and bottoms without the worrying if the pieces will match! These pieces comprise the Sensual and Seamless Solids collection and are the epitome of the versatility of the brand. Aside from this, the brand offers swimsuit options for every woman - regardless of her body shape or type. As with other designer swimwear brands, Monica Wise creates swimwear with the modern woman in mind: she focuses on specific cuts that are meant to flatter your figure, enhance your curves, and bring out your inner style maven. This is why you will find an almost endless array of silhouettes in the collection, from moderate cut bottoms and itsy bitsy teeny bikinis to bralette tops and underwire bikinis for those looking for added support (or an extra push for the girls!). Another great aspect of L*Space swimwear is that many of these suits are also reversible. So, with any one set, you have the possibility of achieving multiple looks in one...more bang for your buck, if I may say!
I don't know about you, but whenever I hear the word L*Space, I think of fringe. Yes, one of the ultimate style staples of this incredible swimwear brand is how they incorporate fringe accents to their gorgeous suits. L*Space was one of the first brands to popularize the fringe trend in swimwear, and ever since then, others have caught on to the "fringe-hoopla", but haven't been able to re-create it quite like L*Space does. The genius behind the fringe is that not only does it bring a flirty and feminine touch to your bikini, but it also helps to elongate the torso and enhance the bust. Plus, who wouldn't want to go to the beach in a super cute fringe bikini? This attention grabbing, ultra-chic accent can be found on the ever-so popular Dolly Fringe Bandeau Top or the Audrey Halter, along with a few monokinis that have been a style favorite of fashionistas in the past years. Being the trendsetting brand that they are, L*Space has take inspiration from their own fringe to create "flutter style" tops; similar to the fringe, these bikinis or one pieces feature a sassy overlay (usually accented by delicate laser-cut details) of fabric that works to accentuate your torso and provide a bit more coverage than your conventional triangle top.
Making a Big Splash for 2015:
For 2015, L*Space emphasized the statement, The Water is Waiting, to promote their newest collection. If this isn't the perfect way to describe L*Space 2015, then I don't know what is! Each swimsuit and cover up from the collection is the result of an inspiration from sandy shores, sunny days, endless surf, and tropical getaways. Aside from this, one of the most notable trends emphasized in the 2015 season is the caged swimwear trend. If you're not too familiar with this, a caged swimsuit is one that features multi-strap detailing (or corset-like construction) either at the top or the bottom. These straps are meant to follow the curvature of your body, elongate the torso, and flatter the figure. You'll find the caged bikini trend in such style favorites as the Chloe Wrap top, the Wild One top, the Double Trouble Strap Back, the Low Down bottom, the Byrdie Bandeau, and many others!
Another big trend for the 2015 collection is the "sporty-chic" silhouette; in her desire to design for the modern woman, Monica Wise made it a point to create pieces that will fit an active lifestyle, especially for activities based on the beach. From paddle and wake boarding to swimming and surfing, these pieces are meant to provide support, comfort, and stability while exercising or hanging around the sandy shores. These pieces usually include racerback designs and are inspired by bralette tops, similar to ones you might use for your favorite yoga class. New favorites from this trend include the Chloe and Zoe Wraps, as well as the Savasana and Wild One tops. Because of their sports bra-like construction, you can even transition these pieces to your daily workout at the gym! Who wouldn't love two looks in one?
Crochet has also been a big hit for L*Space 2015; you'll find crochet and delicate macrame detailing everywhere, especially on their gorgeous collection of cover ups. Speaking of cover ups, you'll find an array of styles for 2015, including maxi dresses, tunics, kimonos, and beach sweaters, just to name a few. These pieces are constructed from durable, lightweight fabrics that will keep you stylish and comfortable from the beach to the streets.
The last notable trend for L*Space 2015 is the brand's use of vibrant, neon hues and ethnic prints to bring out your inner "boho-chic" beach goddess. These prints feature can be combined with solid tops or bottoms to create the perfect mix-and-match look.
It's very rare that you come across a swimsuit brand that effortlessly combines fashion, fun, & functionality all in one. L*Space is one of those rare gems; with its dedication to creating trendsetting beachwear and designing for the modern woman, L*Space has been dominating the swimwear game and keeping us excited to see what's in store for the future.
Come discover L*Space today...The water is waiting.
Tell Us Your Thoughts!
poetryman6969 on March 12, 2015:
I like crochet and lacy bikinis.