Marvell Lane – Ava & Keira – 14H & 16

My Unicorn!

You know that feeling you get when you stumble across something so fantastic, you just don’t know how to contain your excitement? That is literally me right now. Marvell Lane Swimwear is that unicorn brand I have been searching for & I can’t help but shout it from the rooftops.

Sexy, underwired, full bust swimwear!

Need I say more?

I don’t need to, but you know me, I will anyway!

Marvell Lane are a new Aussie label who are determined to show that full bust swimwear can be sexy. They only launched this month, but already everything I’m seeing & reading about them has been positive. Young women all around Australia should be celebrating, Marvell Lane has seen a gap in the market & filled it!

Even though technically I’m sized out of the range, by sending my measurements to them, we were able to find a sister size which works for me & I couldn’t be happier.

The Ava top is so dreamy. A deep plunging neckline, those ruffles & the security of knowing your boobs aren’t going to fall out while swimming are all high on my list of pros. The two section cups are lined with a strong (but not rigid) power mesh. The design gives a lovely rounded shape, while lifting & supporting your breasts. Although the mesh is firm, there is still a decent amount of stretch in it to adjust to changes in breast size. The wires are quite flexible & don’t dig in on me in any places.

You will also notice that the band ties up at the back. While most underwired swimsuits have a fixed band size with a single clip for security, it doesn’t accommodate much to change in size. Normally I wear a size 10 band, but here I am in a size 14 with no worries at all. I simply tie the back as firmly as I need to create my desired level of support.

You may also notice there are no rings & sliders on the shoulder straps. The unique design is sleek & so aesthetically pleasing. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who hates bulky swimwear sliders & all the fabric bunched into them.) Instead there is G shaped hook sewn onto the band where you can attach the loop of your shoulder strap at the desired length. In my case, I hooked onto the tightest of the 5 loops when wearing the straps as straight, & then the loosest loop to crisscross. This also eliminates the trouble of having sliders slip throughout the day. Winning!

The Keira high waisted briefs are beautifully designed too. High waist, high cut & are made using the same power mesh as the Ava top to hold in your jiggly bits. The ruching across the front panel is extremely flattering & comfortable. I’m wearing a size 16 which is a bit firm. I had to do an impressive wiggle dance/jump combo to get them up over my butt, so next time I think I should size up.

For a brand that has only just launched, they have a great size range for full busts. Hopefully we will see more from them in the future!


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