Last week we had the pleasure of hosting five D&B customers in a photoshoot designed to celebrate the launch of our Spring Summer 2020 collection (coming soon...) in collaboration with our biggest inspiration: the D&B woman.
The shoot featured five different customers: Ameera, Laura, Rabiah, Naomi & Sophie, and celebrated their diversity of character, shape, size, race, age and more.
We gathered at a beach hut on Brighton Beach – the celebrated home of diversity in the UK and home also to the cold sea which many of these remarkable women swim in and visit on a daily basis. This shoot told their stories, what swimming means to them, who they swim with and their multi-faceted relationships with their bodies – and how those relationships have changed through swimming.
It was an incredibly moving and inspiring day – and a complete privilege to be in the company of these smart, articulate and brilliant women.
We’ll be releasing the images from the shoot over the coming weeks but, for now, enjoy our pick of our favourite behind the scenes images of our brilliant all-woman team in action.
Products ready for our five customers
Some light hair and makeup touches
Laura bravely battling the elements...
Our favourite "keeping warm between takes" outfit yet!
Ameera in action in the beach hut
Yoga teacher Sophie on Brighton Beach
Heading for the sea in style (Naomi wears our new Liberty print...)
Soaking up the spring rays, Rabiah wears our new plunge swimsuit
DryRobe hugs between takes for warmth!
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.