OUR STORY

Our why

Our purpose is to make sun-conscious swimwear glamorous and functional for women.

Our story began with a simple desire; to find a stylish rash guard that was well made and supportive for women.
Growing up next to Sydney's Eastern Suburb beaches Bondi Beach, Bronte and Clovelly Beach, my family and I spent most weekends and holidays in the ocean, so we understand the need to protect our skin from the sun's damaging UV rays.

We always had our kids in rash guards, we don't like using sunscreen because of the toxic chemicals, and in 2013 when I was on the hunt for a nicer looking rash guard for myself than the basic surfer flatlock-stitch design and one which had good bust support so I didn't have to wear my underwire swimming top under it, I couldn't find anything!

I found the rash guards with elastic shelf bras not supportive enough and would give anyone with a bigger bust that unflattering mono-boob look. I wanted proper support in a rash guard like my underwire bra, so I would feel comfortable and fully supported running along the beach or in the surf. I wanted a rash guard that would look as sexy as a swimsuit. I wanted a rash guard with beautiful, sustainable fabric. I wanted a rash guard with colours and prints that weren't just florals.

And when I couldn't find what I was looking for - and realised I wasn't alone - the idea for Wet Leopard was born.

Innovation and design

Wet Leopard rash guards and one-piece swimsuits are specifically engineered for the female figure, ensuring the perfect fit for your bust size AND body shape.
So few companies cater to the larger bust without upsizing the whole garment. So we designed a range from Extra Small to Extra Large, offering built-in underwire bra support, from B cup up to a G cup in each size.

As a woman-owned business, and with women purely in mind, we wanted to make UV swimwear really beautiful, so it was something women wanted to wear, not had to wear.
We didn't want to create just another one-piece paddle-suit or flimsy sewn rash guard with Flat-locked seams, they are available everywhere. We wanted a swimsuit that when you put it on at home, feels like a custom-made couture garment that's a perfect fit just for you, that will provide all the support you need.

We dedicated 4 years of R&D to create the first rash guard ever with inbuilt underwire support, custom fit to your bra-size, our innovation granting us standard/utility patents registered both here in Australia and the United States, so we know we have something pretty special for you. We have now also created our long sleeve and cap sleeve one-piece paddle suits with built-in underwire support too.

Our signature design of the sculptured underwire bra in a corset-shaped bodice is unique to Wet Leopard swimwear, integrated with smooth glossy zippers and bespoke French tailored seams, our premium swimsuits are unlike any other rash guards or long sleeve one-piece swimsuits on the market.

Obsessed with design and quality, we searched for the best sustainable performance fabrics, offering compression and support in the places you need, unrestricted for freedom of movement by the construction of premium compression stretch Lycra, fitting the body like a second skin.

We are looking forward to helping you find your perfect fit and style for your individual needs, whether that’s for a sporting activity or laying by the pool.
Please check our sizing chart, or ask us for help, I know it can be a bit confusing, but it's worth the effort to get a well fitted and supportive suit.

At Wet Leopard, we’ve re-defined the way women wear and feel about sun protection.

U.S. PATENT 10238154

AUST PATENT 2016247626

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