In our latest IGTV Rachael and Hollie sit down to chat one busty woman to another. They explore the untold voice of busty women.We want to shine light on the fact that there are issues of discrimination that busty women face in society, purely because of their bust size.
The reality is that the choices a full busted woman makes regarding her presentation are dictated by the messages that society has filtered to both women and men.
We know you've all seen what MARVELL LANE looks like on our founder, Rachael (bust: 8G, brief: 10-12) but we thought you might appreciate seeing it on a different size bust!
Meet our model, Hollie Azzopardi. Like most of our customers, Hollie has a gorgeous voluptuous figure with a 12GG bust and a size 12 brief. She wears a 12H in all our tops and one pieces!
Raise your hand if you struggle to find t-shirts that don't make you look frumpy? Good, so it's not just me!
I found two t-shirts you can currently buy which suit a fuller bust, have nice fabric and that I know will last the distance!
Your bust does not have to be seen as a burden or something to hide away.
It is a unique and beautiful expression of womanhood, femininity and sensuality.
But how can women be sexy and not sexualised? How do we navigate the over-sexualisation of women, Particularly the over-sexualisation of fuller busts?!
Well ladies, it all starts by taking a look inward.
Podcast: 'How Big Boobs Built A Business' sounds pretty apt for MARVELL LANE, doesn't it?
My dream came true and Mia Freedman invited me onto the very podcast I've been listening to for years! Definitely a career highlight for me.
Ladies, let me introduce to you the strapless bra to end all strapless bras for busty women. It's sexy (shock!), plunging (disbelief!) and dare-I-say-it - comfortable (you're lying!). You better believe it.
Jump on in and read a review of my favourite strapless bra written from the bottom of my very-busty heart!
LIVIN ~ An organisation close to my heart and how you can purchase uber cool gifts & support a badass charity all at once.
Make this your go-to gift this Christmas!
I want to leave you with (and remind you of) the powerful words of my favourite poet, Rupi Kaur:
"we are all born
the greatest tragedy is
being convinced we are not"
Seeing my how body changed also changed how I felt about certain sports. I went from enjoying and excelling at gymnastics, to developing larger hips and breasts than many of the other girls. And I hated how I looked in a leotard. So I changed sport - even though I was still very proficient. I dropped gymnastics and dance and replaced them with new sporting challenges.
I chose sports where I could cover up my curves. Netball and touch football became my go-to activities. Yes, more running which was annoying for my fuller bust, but so much fun in the team environment. And more importantly? No. More. Leotards.
Hands down, this is my favourite bra of all time. So I've reviewed* it for you.
The best way for our busty community to look after each other is to spread the word when we find a busty brand we love!
*Yes, this is an image of me wearing lingerie and showing off very specific anatomical parts... Yes, I am mortified... But I digress.
A deep-dive into how Marvell Lane is trying to do better from a sustainability perspective:
'...how [can I] consciously run a swimwear company knowing the very specific and extremely damaging effect that the fashion industry is having on climate change?'
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Quick overview of your payment options for Marvell Lane swimwear. Not our most riveting article but something people kept asking about.
Women have interests outside of fashion. Not that you can tell this from the general marketing aimed at women every day... That being said, the online world is a brilliant space where so much quality content is being produced by women, for women. My favourite magazine, Collective Hub was, and is, a major source of inspiration for me starting my swimwear line. The magazine is a brilliant starting point for anyone thinking of venturing out on their own... Enjoy. Love, Rach. xx