We recently invited six customers to come behind the scenes at D&B, to meet our Founder Rosie & learn more about our products and our plans.
What was the event?
At D&B our customers have always been at the heart of our business and our product development. So it felt right, as we celebrated our second birthday, to invite a group of customers to join us to review our adventures so far and our exciting plans for the future.
The day was a chance to evaluate our journey, get some first hand feedback and to remember and celebrate our values: collaboration, healthy body image, sustainability and fun - with the people that matter most to D&B: you.
Who was involved?
Joining us from Team D&B were Founder Rosie and our Head of Product, Lucie. Six amazing D&B customers travelled from far and wide to join us in our East London HQ - from Bristol, Brighton and even Ireland!
(From L-R: Claire, Rowan, D&B Founder Rosie, Lucie, Kate, Jane, Cat & Charlotte)
What did we get up to?
Our six wonderful customers spent the day sharing their thoughts and feedback across a range of D&B areas. They tried on swimsuits and bikinis, felt different fabrics, talked about binding and elastics and linings and seams and stitches, played with colours and scribbled on a lot of post-it notes...!
Together we talked about the importance of confidence, of feeling "contained" and "held" in swimwear, and how a brilliant swimsuit can change the way you stand, walk and feel about your own body. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, we talked (a lot) about chafing, and bust support, and bikini lines...
In what was probably our favourite part of the day, we all also shared the thing about our bodies we love the most: from being strong, to having "amazing boobs" to being able to bear children - it was an incredible celebration of womanhood and everything that comes with it.
A heartfelt thank you...
... to our marvellous customers for their time, patience, humour and more: Claire, Rowan, Kate, Jane, Cat & Charlotte - thank you!
Thank you also to the wonderful team at female founded, London skincare brand Pretty Athletic who generously gifted us with our favourite post-swim face tonic.
Want to join us next time?
Keep an eye on us on Instagram and make sure you're signed up to our mailing list - we'll be running more customer workshops and events and would love you to join us next time!
We've developed our unique Muse Measurement sizing system to offer a comfortable, sleek and sculpting fit, whatever your shape or size.
We know that no two “size 12” bodies are the same, so our sizing is tailored to three different body shapes:
Step One: Pick your usual UK dress size from 8-20.
Step Two: Pick your bust size based on our Muse Measurements system:
|BRA CUP SIZE||AA - B||C - E||F - HH|
So if you typically wear a UK size 14 and wear a 34A bra, you’d order a 14 Hepburn. Likewise if you’re a UK size 10 and wear a 30F bra, you’d order a 10 Hendricks.
All our pieces are designed to offer stretch. However, if you’re in between sizes we recommend sizing up.
If you are very long in the body, we also recommend going up a dress size to offer additional length.
Our Swimbras & Swim Crops are designed to fit snugly so that you feel 100% secure as you move. We have developed a precise Bikini Sizing System to help you identify your correct size.
|BIKINI TOP SIZING||Cup Size|
Band Size (inches)
|26-28||8 Hepburn||8 Monroe||8 Hendricks|
|28-30||10 Hepburn||10 Monroe||10 Hendricks|
|30-32||12 Hepburn||12 Monroe||12 Hendricks|
|34-36||14 Hepburn||14 Monroe||14 Hendricks|
|38-40||16 Hepburn||16 Monroe||16 Hendricks|
|42-44||18 Hepburn||18 Monroe||18 Hendricks|
All our knickers come in standard UK dress sizes from size 8 - 18.
We currently offer all bikinis in sizes 8-18 and all swimsuits in sizes 8-20.
We are very aware that our size range is still relatively limited. We’re a small independent brand, and have focused initially on offering a highly comprehensive and effective set of products to women who wear dress sizes 8-20.
However we are very responsive to demand. If you would like to see more sizes in different types of products please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org - we'd love to hear from you.
For example, when we first launched back in June 2017 we tested customer demand for our products in sizes 8-16. So many of you got in touch to say that you were interested in our swimwear but needed larger sizes that within six months we expanded our size range up to UK size 20. We're really listening to you.
Any questions or want to check your size in more detail? Get in touch via email@example.com.