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Greetings from Mavele!

by Noma Humphrey May 09, 2018

Welcome to Mavele! A fresh, feminine, fearless British swimwear brand that blurs the line between fashion for the beach and fashion for the bar and beyond. Brave and bold with a generous dose of tribal influence and a bright buffet of eye-catching prints, Mavele is inspired by our own insatiable wanderlust and inquisitive spirit.

We’re two adventurous, creative, courageous women who know a thing or two about what like-minded women want to wear and how they want to feel. Who better to design for bodies of all different shapes and sizes than women who know what makes us feel super-confident, secure in our own skins and ready to shine?  The two-piece bikini is the foundation of Mavele - flaunting a woman’s natural beauty while making her pop with effervescent patterns and contemporary, abstract motifs. This was our starting point for making a cool, care-free collection that channels our own lust for life.

In the Southern African language of Ndebele, Mavele means ‘Reveal your beauty with confidence’ and our pieces do exactly that in perfectly fitting shapes and flattering styles.

Mavele Leopard Whipray Bikini

Mavele Dirty Fox Bikini

Mavele Leopard Whipray Bikini

The Mix Animal print is one of our most iconic prints and one of our personal favourites - because with animal print it’s all about the confidence! It echoes the untamed attitude of far-flung safaris, the sandy tones of the shore and the wild side that every Mavele girl has! A luxurious combination of various animal prints, its brown, black, white and cream colouring exudes a natural feel that’s perfect with our polished gold accents. Great against solid hues as well as next to abstract painterly prints, the Mix Animal print is the perfect place to start your Mavele collection. There’s even reversible pieces for a choice of bewitching colour combos! And remember you can mix and match! Clash your animal print bikini top with an equally bright pair of bottoms in another colour or keep it classic with a matching set or by pairing with basic black. It’s never been so easy to make a strong, sophisticated statement!

Mavele Kanake Sport Bikini

Mavele Sexy Skate Bikini

Mavele Coral Leopard Bikini

Functional and versatile, Mavele pieces take the guesswork out of dressing for the day. Fashion-forward yet elegant, our styles maintain a chic aesthetic, always with an excited, ready-for-anything energy. Slip on a flared maxi skirt or a fitted mini and you’re ready to leave the poolside behind and move effortlessly on to sundowners at the nearest cocktail lounge. Try our Wild Cat one piece swimsuit for example. Shaped panels, bold animal print contrasts and mesh inserts create a sexy, streamlined effect that easily transitions from sun-lounger to dance floor. Padded cups add that extra bit of sensuality for a swimsuit that supports and enhances just like your favourite bra. It’s this kind of attention to detail and desire for a perfect fit that makes Mavele different. We make empowering and enticing swimwear for women who don’t want to compromise on luxurious cuts and sumptuous finishes, for women who want to stand out and be seen. Always unique and always distinctly you!

Mavele SS18

Noma Humphrey
Noma Humphrey


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Size Guide

Flexibility is a key aspect of our designs and so Mavele bikinis are customisable wherever possible with soft ties and adjustable straps. The table below shows our sizing guide in US, UK and EUR sizes.

 Size US UK EUR
XS 2 6 34
S 4 8 36
M 6 10 38
L 8 12 40
XL 10 14 42

 Size Bust (Inches) Waist (Inches) Hips (Inches)
XS
30-32
23-25
32-34
S
32-34
25-27
34-36
M
34-36
27-29
36-38
L
36-38
29-31
38-40
XL 38-40 31-33 40-42
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