At Deakin and Blue we believe all women have the right to feel confident, comfortable and included in the choices available to them. We know that finding mastectomy or post-surgery swimwear can be difficult and can often involve compromising on style, fit or support. To address this we offer a wide range of swimsuits and bikinis which we can easily adapt, adding a pocket (or two) to make the garments suitable for wearing with a prosthesis.
Recommended Deakin and Blue Swimwear Styles for Post-Surgery
Swimsuits and bikinis which sit high in the cup are most easily (and effectively) adapted for a pocket for a prosthesis. The height of the bust coverage allows us to easily attach a pocket inside which is not visible from the outside of the garment.
We recommend looking at the following popular styles where adding a pocket can be easily achieved without compromising the overall fit or style of the garment:
The Classic Reversible Swimsuit
Adding a Pocket(s) to Your Deakin and Blue Swimwear
Please follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Place your order from our website selecting your preferred style, size and colour as usual.
Step 2: Once received, try on your new swimsuit or bikini and check you are happy with the overall style, colour and fit (other than where the pocket(s) will go).
Step 3: Once you are happy email us at email@example.com. We'll ask you for details of which side a pocket (or pockets) is required and the size of the pocket required (cup size).
Step 4: Post the swimsuit to our repairs team (we'll share the details with you).
Step 5: We'll add the relevant pocket(s) into the garment and return the item to you within 14 days.
We offer this service entirely free of charge.
Please note that once a garment has been customised for you, we cannot accept refunds or exchanges unless the item is found to be faulty. (This is why we ask you to check the overall fit, colour and style of the garment before we amend it for you).
Want to Know More?
We're aware that the process of selecting and trying on swimwear might be more complicated, emotionally and/or physically, than before surgery.
Most importantly, we're here to help - if you have any questions not answered above, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.