Marvell Lane: Valentina Review

Review of Marvell Lane by Freya Bennett 

I am back with another Marvell Lane swimwear review and I hope to make this a yearly tradition whenever Rachael brings out a new style! Although, I am also aware that I should be supporting her value of slow fashion and wear my current bathers for many years to come.

I was sent the Camilla one piece in the Valentina print in a 10H and my oh my it fit like a glove. Rachael has worked so tirelessly to create the perfect fit for busty babes and I can guarantee she’s done it! As someone who is a size 10/12 but has an H cup bust, finding a one piece is pretty much impossible, let alone a stylish and beautiful one. But since finding Marvell Lane, I have accepted Rachael as my lordess and saviour.

The Camilla one piece has a beautiful plunge (usually only reserved for small busted babes) which allows you to feel youthful but because of the hidden underwire, without fear of falling out. The tie front feature is amazing for giving you extra support and lifting those boobies into place and you can use it as much or as little as you want. For me, it’s as tight as possible!

Ramona is a huge supporter of small, female-run businesses and Rachael of Marvell Lane has not only created amazing quality bathers for bodies that aren’t usually catered for but she is very concerned about the impact of her business on the environment. You can read more about Marvell Lane’s sustainability here.

While Marvell Lane may cost a bit more than your local k-mart one piece, it’s important to remember we vote with our dollar. Paying the people (and usually women) who make your clothes a good wage is extremely important to help close the gender pay gap. If your clothes and bathers are cheap, think about how little the person on the other end is making. Marvell Lane creates bathers that are not only ethical, but are built to last so it’s worth spending a little more.


Freya Bennett

Freya Bennett is the Co-Founder and Director of Ramona Magazine. She is a writer and illustrator from Melbourne, Australia who loves dreary grey days, libraries and coffee.
With a passion for grassroots activism and creative community, Freya began Ramona Magazine as an alternative to boring, image-obsessed media. Ramona Magazine is founded upon Freya’s core values of creative expression, equality, kindness and a little bit of feminist rage. You can follow her @thecinnamonsociety

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