Hooray for boobs! Big busts, small boobs, wonky, droopy, post-breastfeeding, post-menopause, post-mastectomy, post-surgery – we’re celebrating all the joys, challenges and differences of having breasts. Finding bust-size swimwear isn’t just about fit, it’s also about comfort, support and adaptability - and it's the duty of swimming costume and bikini brands to make sure their products are up to the job.
Throughout our lifetime, our boobs change more than any other part of our body. Even within a single month, our breasts can increase or decrease by a cup size, becoming smaller and softer when we have our period. Then from puberty to post-menopause, things like pregnancy, hormone-changes, weight gain and loss, skin changes and gravity affect the size and shape of our breasts. And then some of us have breast surgery or face adversities such as breast cancer.
Having bigger breasts can be a challenge when it comes to buying swimwear. With this in mind, we developed a unique sizing system that allows you to find swimwear that fits your bust size – and takes into consideration the way our breasts change over a month or over the years.
We’ve put together our favourite bust-fitting styles.
Our curve size Hendricks fits cup sizes F-HH. Having a range of cup sizes means that your Deakin & Blue swimwear will accommodate changes in your breasts, not only through each month, but also as you go through changes such as menopause and pregnancy. By pairing your curve size with your dress size, you can get exactly the right fit for your beautiful body.
The Signature Swimsuit
When it comes to style and support for bigger busts, you can’t beat The Signature Swimsuit. The tailored shape and thicker, bonded fabric support you making sure that your boobs are held while you swim. You can even jump the biggest waves in this swimsuit with no risk of a wardrobe malfunction.
We love:The sophisticated shape and clever tailoring that give such great support.
Top tip:On first try, The Signature Swimsuit takes some wriggling into, so don’t worry if it feels snug at first.
The Long Sleeve Swimsuit
Finding a swimsuit with sleeves can be a challenge when you have a bigger bust size. But our Long Sleeve Swimsuit is tailored to offered support for your boobs. It’s also carefully graded so that the circumference of the sleeves will fit you well.
We love:The beautiful mesh sleeves that give us a bit of extra protection from the elements.
Top tip:Pair with The Swim Shortsfor extra coverage.
The Essential Swimsuit
Some women with bigger boobs want coverage, while others want support and definition. Our beautiful Essential Swimsuitgives you fabulous shape and support, while having a lower v-shaped neckline – perfect for sunbathing and swimming on holiday.
We love:The beautiful plunge neckline that makes us feel super-confident.
Top tip:If you love a two-piece, try The Essential Tankini.
Going through breast cancer and a mastectomy is hard enough without struggling to find decent swimwear – especially when your weekly swims are so important for your mind, body and soul. So, it’s crucial that you can get swimwear that makes your feel confident.
We love:That we can fit secret, subtle pockets to give you a little confidence-boost post-surgery – and that it won’t cost you anything extra.
Top tip:Make sure you’re happy with the size and fit of the swimsuit before sending it us to be customised.
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.