Mapalé Resort and Swim Product Review
It’s no shock that this Miami-based company knows how to make a sexy and flattering swimwear.
“OOh! I love this!” I said with amazement as I slipped on the navy lace-up one-piece swimsuit from Mapale. It’s no shock that this Miami-based company knows how to make a sexy and flattering swimwear but yet I was excited.
After unpacking the rest of the Mapalé haul, I greedily put on each of the styles I received. Reviewing lingerie and swimwear is a pretty sweet gig, but these goodies from Mapalé made the work delicious. I received styles #8286, a two-piece lingerie set; style #7172, a long sleeve teddy style and my favorite swimsuit, style #6920.
Mapalé is a unique brand that combines ease and affordability without taking away from quality and design. Even before I tried on the garments, I could tell they were made to last. The laces were soft, the swimsuit had a great weight (no worries of accidental sheerness and wardrobe malfunctions) and the two lingerie pieces had several hook and eye options to customize the fit. It’s important to note that Mapalé products are made in South America using only Colombian and American fibers and fabrics.
On the luxurious packaging were glamourous photos of the Mapalé pieces on models. The swimwear packaging was made of a nice reusable plastic and I plan to use it as my swimsuit bag when traveling!
Seeing lingerie on models can be anxiety-inducing when trying on the same garments on my decidedly non-supermodel body. Furthermore, I’ve had that popular online let down of loving the fit of a style on a website and then finding out the item looks/fits nothing like the images on the store’s websites. Mapalé delivered on the look shown in their images and there were thankfully no surprises in the fit or color of the items when tried on in person. I’m always grateful to brands that make sure their lookbook images match the actual color and fit of their garments!
I love this lacy black set and feel like it could work for a variety of seasons and occasions!
Style #8286, a two piece style features a very fun and naughty open bottom panty with a corset-inspired lace up detail. The cheeky (forgive my pun) piece features luxurious gold hard-wear pieces and adjustable straps to optimize the fit so it it’s as flattering as possible. The corset lace-up on the panty is also adjustable so it can fit a wide range of shapes. Both the panty and bra for style #8286 are available as split size and I tried their S/M and it fit fabulously!
The bra also features a lace-up corset inspired front detail with an adjustable halter top. The bra is wireless but features a genius shaping elastic to serve as an almost-underwire to provide a little lift and shaping. The bralette also features two rows of hooks and eyes to accommodate those with varying back-sizes. I love this lacy black set and feel like it could work for a variety of seasons and occasions!
It’s officially the era of the bodysuit! This style has truly become a staple for lingerie brands and has even made its way to ready to wear for a chic lingerie/athleisure inspired look.
It’s officially the era of the bodysuit! This style has truly become a staple for lingerie brands and has even made its way to ready to wear for a chic lingerie/athleisure inspired look. Bodysuits are no longer made to act as a restrictive shapewear, they can be sexy and decorative just like Mapalé’s style #7172. Available in a fun turquoise color (so great for someone like me who is always looking for new colors to add to my huge lingerie collection), this lacy bodysuit reminds me of a sexy Jennifer Lopez and American Apparel combination (stay with me!).
The simple and sexy lace design echoes the cult-favorite American Apparel brand during the days of the early 2010s and it’s sexy plunging neckline with the lace-up details is very Jennifer Lopez during the glamorous “Bennifer” days. Made with a combination of nylon and elastan, this bodysuit never bags or smothers your curves. The lace-up strings in the front can also be loosened or tighten to give you a little side push to make the most of your décolletage. For those looking for a more classic look, style #7172 is also available in black. I wear a dress size 2/4 and the size small fit me like a glove!
Ahh, the swimsuit! Haven’t I gushed enough about it? I honestly loved all the pieces I received from Mapalé but this swimwear has me dreaming of a glamorous trip on a yacht. This navy nautical-inspired lace-up and wire-less swimsuit slips on easily and features a cheeky, Brazilian inspired cut to make the most of your beach-bum. The contrasting adjustable rope side-ties and plunging neckline are fun and unique and add a bit of sparkle with the gold accents woven into the rope detail. The sexy one-piece is double-layered and is made of a stretch microfiber and works to show off your curves and smooth over the tummy. The lace-up detail for the bust provides a little shape and lift for this swimsuit and even gave me a little cleavage without any bulky underpinnings! Truly a dream of a swimsuit.
My experience with Mapale lingerie was AMAZING. As a first time reviewer for the brand, I was astonished at the great design, quality and price-point for their styles. I’ve heard of Mapale for a while now, but this was my first time trying the brand and I can honestly say that the items are just as beautiful and well made as their lookbooks show. They have definitely made a fan out of me. I look forward to seeing what 2018 has in store for this lovely US-based brand!