Size Table & Glossary of Materials


Mava Lou Salsa- und Tangomode - Größentabelle


Mava Lou size table women:

Size Breast Waist Hips

78-82 cm

31-32 inches

65-69 cm

26-27 inches

88-92 cm

35-36 inches


83-87 cm

33-34 inches

70-74 cm

28-29 inches

93-97 cm

37-38 inches


88-92 cm

35-36 inches

75-79 cm

30-31 inches

98-102 cm

39-40 inches


93-97 cm

37-38 inches

80-84 cm

32-33 inches

103-107 cm

41-42 inches


Mava Lou size table men's:

Size Breast Waist Hips
48 94-97 cm 84-87 cm 96-99 cm
50 98-101 cm 88-91 cm 100-103 cm
52 102-105 cm 92-95 cm 104-107 cm
54 106-109 cm 96-99 cm 108-111 cm
56 110-113 cm 100-104 cm 112-116 cm


“What exactly is viscose and why is the lining made from acetate?”

We often get questions about the textiles and fabrics we use. This lexicon will help explain and define them:

Acetate (CA)

As opposed to viscose and modal, acetate is not made from pure cellulose, but from cellulose bonded with acetic acid. 

Dissolved in ateton, acetate infuses into textile pulp.

Material comprised from acetate have a mild semi-gloss, a sure and firm hold, and falls quite elegantly. It’s comparable to natural silk. 

semi-gloss Stoffe aus Acetat haben einen edlen mattschimmernden Glanz, fülligen Griff und eleganten Fall, vergleichbar mit der Naturseide. Because the seam is elastic, the form of the material retains its shape, and folds are evident.

Acetate is very heat-sensitive and thus requires ironing and pressing at rather low temperatures. 

Acetate is processed either alone or in combination with natural or synthetic fibers.

Seams and liners are very often produced from acetate, as well as dresses and blouses.

Acetate characteristics:

  • soft and fine lightweight fibers
  • extremely pleasurable fit and feel
  • easy to care for: very washable and fast-drying
  • impervious to mild moisture 
  • lovely sheen

Elastic Fibers

The elastic revolution.

Elastic fibers represent a milestone in synthetic fabric production. Not surpisingly, elastic’s singular innovation is an extraordinary elasticity.

Elastic is employed where the highest level of elasticity is required: hosiery, sportswear, bathingwear, , Sportbekleidung, Bademoden, corsages, as well as woven or knitted wear. The material always contracts after stretching back to its orginal form.

Elastic is therefor a prerequisite for fashionable and functional Damit ist Elastan eine Voraussetzung für modische und funktionelle apparel that should hug the body but also be extremely comfortable.

Elastic’s characteristics:

  • a mere 2% Elastic is all that is required to ensure form-fitting
  • Elastic can be stretched as much a sevenfold and still return to original form
  • extremely fast recovery from creasing
  • immune and insensitive perspiration, cosmetics, suntan oil or seawater

Polyester Fabric

The leading synthetic fiber in the world.

Polyester was a huge discovery in the 1940s and since 1947 has been used in the melting spinning process. Polyester has proven extremely popular as it lends itself to almost every kind of textile need. The fiber can be can sectioned in round, oval or angular shape, for a firmer hold. The material’s surface can be treated to be semi-glossy and/or glittery. 

Elastic is very prevalent combined with cotton wool and with pure new wool.

Polyester’s characteristics:

  • used for extremely light and fine fabrics
  • mixes well with natural fibers
  • easy to care for: very washable and fast-drying
  • excellent ventilation capacity 
  • high stability and unusually high stress-resistance

Viscose (CV)

Like cotton wool, Viscose is made from natural fibers.

Following rules of textile descriptions, viscose, when processes with synthetics, may not be described as a natural fiber.

Viscose is processed either alone or in combination with natural or synthetic fibers. It’s end-use is highly individualized.

Viscose can be spun as extremely fine and evenly-dstributed fibers, resulting in a soft fit and flowing form.

The fiber’s highly absorbent nature (much higher than cotton wool) makes it ideal for bold colors and patternsGarments constructed of viscose and generally much more intensively colored than garments from pure cotton wool.

Viscose’s resistance to moisture and its economical price makes it extremely suitable as linings.

Viscose characteristics:

  • material is snug and soft
  • smooth to the skin and highly moisture-resistant
  • very washable when mixed with cotton wool and/or polyester
  • silky and satiny shimmer and elegant fall of the fabric
  • composed of natural material
  • excellent color and intensity permanence