Sisters Molly and Lucy Cochrane Dish on Their Brand Leni Swims

Sisters Molly and Lucy Cochrane grew up loving swimsuits, and after creating their very own brand, Leni Swims, back in 2017, they've garnered tons of attention all over the globe.

The Aussie-born sisters started out hand-making their suits on the kitchen counter, and the business has quickly expanded with their manufacturing now located in Bali! Molly and Lucy are super driven and have poured their hearts and souls into Leni Swims, and trust us when we say you're going to want to spend all of your money on their site! Interested in learning more about this dynamic sister-duo? Continue below to get a look at our interview with Molly and Lucy Cochrane!

Name: Molly Cochrane
IG Handle: @molllycochrane
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Zodiac sign: Virgo


Name: Lucy Cochrane
IG Handle: @lucycochrane
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Zodiac sign: Virgo


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Fun Facts:

1. Lucy is at the University of Portland on a full scholarship for basketball and is so busy between the business, classes and practice.

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2. Molly has a business degree and is super passionate about sustainable practices.

3. TikTok helped them realize that they were obsessed with style:

"It was honestly when we created a bikini and it went (semi) viral on Tik Tok. We were sort of newbies to fashion and design, and didn't really know what our style was but everyone loved it and it made us more confident to find our own style."

-Molly and Lucy

4. Their go-to bikini this summer is the Leni Swims Zia Triangle Top ($67) and Zia Cheeky Bottoms ($67).


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5. Molly and Lucy's favorite fashion quote is by Orsola de Castro:

"Demand quality, not just in the products you buy, but in the life of the person who made it."


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6. Lucy loves wearing bold colors.

"I absolutely love some color in my wardrobe. American summers have been so hot lately and I have been able to shop some exciting new pieces I absolutely love. As I'm sure many will agree, I have been in love with Matilda Djerf and her style inspires my everyday wardrobe. Another brand I've been loving is Melbourne-based label With Harper Lu. Their floral prints and colors are stunning."

7. Molly is all about staple pieces in her closet:

"Living in Melbourne my personal style definitely revolves around wardrobe staples and pieces I can get lots of wear out of, where from time to time I can add in colourful prints or pieces I really love. I love to pair a floral or colorful dress with a plain blazer—I feel like it gives you a perfect balance."

8. Their go-to outfits usually consists of sneakers, jeans and a blazer.

9. They created Leni Swims for a number of reasons:

"We loved the idea of creating a business that had a balance of fun, exciting pieces you haven't seen before, combined with sustainably and ethically made staple pieces you won't get sick of after a wear or two. For us, when we started wearing swimwear, we would wear a piece on holidays and it would barely make it through the trip without falling apart. We wanted to create pieces that will last you not this summer, but all the ones after that, so we started designing and making them from our dining room table and it grew from there!"

-Molly and Lucy Cochrane

10. The Evie Swimsuit from Leni Swims is their favorite, most sentimental swimsuit (since it's the first one that got really popular!).


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11. Lucy is super into oversized shirts and blazers.


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12. Molly can always be seen in her New Balances.

13. Molly and Lucy are still figuring life out:

"We would love people to know we really don't have it figured out and it's all a work in progress. We will always be working and learning! When we started our brand, we had very little experience and as we grow, we are always giving new things a go. We think everyone can apply this to their everyday life, career or business."


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