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Mavele's Most Iconic Swimwear Looks of All Time

by Karen Louis June 11, 2019

From Bond girls to candid celebrity shots on the beach, there are stand-out swimwear moments that will go down in history. Our favourite seaside films would be nothing without the bikini-clad starlets that made them shine, and neither would cult TV shows like Baywatch! Here is Mavele's list of the most unforgettable swimwear seen on the silver screen - and how to recreate these must-have looks!

Deborah Kerr, From Here to Eternity (1953)

The Oscar-winning film, From Here to Eternity is over 65 years old and still manages to inspire us with its chic swimwear! Deborah Kerr is the height of sophistication in a number of classic one-pieces that bring out the ladylike appeal of the time. Who could forget Kerr and Burt Lancaster entangled on the beach, with the waves crashing over them in one of the most romantic kisses in film history? We definitely can't - or the beautiful bathing suits that accompanied it! Capture the film's nostalgia in our Wild Cat one-piece with retro halter straps and a sweetheart neckline.

Deborah Kerr Mavele Wild Cat one-piece

Deborah Kerr & Mavele Wild Cat one-piece

Halle Berry, Die Another Day (2002)

Halle Berry is one of the most memorable Bond girls as agent Jinx Johnson in this 2002 James Bond film. Halle pays homage to Ursula Andress in her iconic scene from Dr. No - she was the first to enchant us by emerging from the ocean in a breathtaking white bikini. This version in a punchy shade of bright orange is a super-modern piece that we love for its boldness! Recreate the eye-catching appeal of this look in the stunning yellow Sunshine Fox bikini.

Halle Berry Mavele Sunshine Fox bikini

Halle Berry & Mavele Sunshine Fox bikini

Angelina Jolie, Tomb Raider (2001)

This action-adventure set the tone for a wardrobe full of sporty outfits with a fearless feel! Angelina Jolie is the perfect real-life version of the original video game's Lara Croft, in a black bikini that's as timeless as it is contemporary. Our lives may not be as physically demanding but this athletic-looking bikini is one of Mavele's favourites! Channel this look with our Midnight halter neck bikini.

Angelina Jolie Mavele Midnight halter neck bikini

Angelina Jolie & Mavele Midnight halter neck bikini

Brigitte Bardot, Manina, the Girl in the Bikini (1952)

This French film was one of the first to showcase the bikini in all its glory! It made this itsy bitsy bit of beachwear super popular around the world and left ladies everywhere wanting their own. Of course the beautiful Brigitte Bardot had a lot to do with the success of its seaside scenes - as well as its swimwear! One of our favourite sets is a floral printed bandeau bikini with a youthful feel and a chic mood. Our Noir Peony bikini is a great way to steal its sophistication, while adding a modern spin.

Brigitte Bardot Mavele Noir Peony bandeau bikini

Brigitte Bardot & Mavele Noir Peony bandeau bikini

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Karen Louis
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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.

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)
XL 38-40 31-33 42-43
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