Autumn has arrived. That golden light and those crunchy leaves. Even in the heart of London it's hard to ignore mother nature doing her thing and sprinkling little shards of yellow and orange all over the place.
It's easy at this time of year to coup up, to dive back under the duvet, to stay in, to make stews and to eat all the potatoes. Oh, just us? And yet we know that making the most of these autumnal days is not just good for your Instagram, it's good for your heart and your mind too. So here are five ways to enjoy the autumn sun this year...
Easy to do on route to the train or as an activity in its own right. Crunching leaves is at the top of the autumn checklist and for good reason. Not just satisfying on the eyes and underfoot but also on the ears - who couldn't smile and feel good listening to that delicious sound. We prefer our leaf-crunching walks followed by a swift pint of cider in the local pub.
Towel optional. There are few places greater than the seaside on an autumnal day. If you're not brave enough to nip in the water (and we don't blame you) then a lovely stroll soaking up that blustery sea air followed by fish and chips is a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Lidos are a glorious way of enjoying the outdoors year-round. We'd personally opt for the heated variety (and there are plenty nationwide) but heated or unheated, enjoy floating and swimming in the outdoors with all the safety and comfort of a lifeguard, showers and a changing room.
When did you last make time to sit and read a good book? Whether you're perched in a window basking in the light or braving the outside (cup of tea and warm coat to hand) take some time to immerse yourself in a well loved book. We suggest early afternoon on Sunday just pre-sunset as the best time for reading light.
If you're lucky enough to have a garden, then planting bulbs and building bonfires are a cracking way to spend a lazy afternoon at this time of year. What's more, there's nothing better than that feeling of wholesome tiredness after an afternoon well-exerted.
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.