It's getting colder, darker and altogether much harder to get up and out for a swim first thing in the morning. It's hard enough getting up in the dark and pulling on your work clothes but the prospect of a swim can seem all the less inviting when it comes at the cost of your warm bed. We know the feeling and yet we also know how great you'll feel post-swim, so we're sharing our top three tips to motivate you out of bed and into the pool.
Eating before a swim, or any workout, is a good idea and so you might as well make sure you've got something in the house that will help motivate you out of bed. A fresh bagel with some cream cheese and cucumber, or a bowl of your favourite porridge with some fresh fruit, or even just a really lovely granola. Make sure there's a portion of whatever your favourite breakfast is at the ready and treat yourself - you're about to go for a swim!
We all know that it's much harder to bail on something when you're letting someone else down too. Arranging to meet a friend at your local pool is a great way to ensure you get up and out, and don't hit snooze too many times. Meeting a friend at the pool also has the added bonus of having a chance to catch up in the changing rooms after your swim. It's a no brainer.
Of course we would be huge advocates for this but a costume that you feel fantastic in can be a brilliant motivator for getting in the pool first thing. We know that when you feel fantastic you perform well. We also know that if you dread putting something on, you might be easily persuaded out of doing so (especially from the comfort of a warm duvet). Treat yourself to a cossie that fits your body shape and gives you confidence - now that you're getting up early for a swim on a regular basis, you'll have more than earned it.
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.