We had a wonderful day last Sunday at The Henley Mile - an annual swimming event in which ~1000 men, women and children swim a mile or half a mile along the stunning River Thames in Henley.
The weather was picture perfect and we spent the day chatting with individuals taking part and exhibiting our first collection at the Outdoor Swimmer Show - taking place along the banks.
We were delighted that Contributing Editor for Outdoor Swimmer and Author of A Lotus Rises, Alice, was wearing our Coral Onepiece for the event. Alice wore the suit for some coaching in the endless pool and for the Henley Mile swim itself. We grabbed her as she came out of the water for a quick verdict. She said: "10/10!"
Here we share some of our favourite snaps from the day...
A clear blue sky all day over the River Thames
Our First Collection set up and looking lovely at the Outdoor Swimmer Show
It's all about the details... our new labels looking smart!
The D&B Team in action
Underwater action... Alice wears our Coral Onepiece in the Endless Pool
Lots of Swimmers...
D&B Team Member Jess tests our Lily Swimbra & Regulars in the Endless Pool
A post Endless Pool swim debrief...
Our Coral Onepiece glows in the water - there's no missing you!
Alice coming into the finish of the Henley Mile in our Coral Onepiece
Alice & 2016 This Girl Can Swimmer Alison
The D&B Team and our new poster girl, Alice!
We had a fantastic time at the Henley Mile. We loved the range of individuals taking part in the day. From 8 to 80+ and a mixture of individuals going for PBs, others enjoying their first outdoor swim race and others just jumping in and enjoying it.
For anyone new to Outdoor Swimming this is a well organised and friendly event open to swimmers of all abilities, and a perfect place to try your first outdoor swim.
We had a great time chatting to swimmers - both elite and newcomers alike, about Deakin and Blue, who we are and what we're doing. We loved hearing your thoughts and feedback on our first collection and enjoyed seeing many of you in it too!
We look forward to seeing you at the Henley Mile again next year.
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 email@example.com - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.