It can be a real pain when your favourite item is out of stock in your preferred size or colour. So we wanted to take a few moments to explain why this happens and what you can do to get your hands on your preferred swimpiece as soon as possible.
Why do we sometimes go out of stock?
Whilst we are a small, independent brand we are really proud to be able to offer 21 sizes across our range - from size 8 to size 20, with three curve sizes for every dress size (our Hepburn, our Monroe and our Hendricks). Managing stock would be much easier if we just offered small, medium and large (as our warehouse manager reminds me almost daily) but we certainly wouldn't be able to offer the incredible fit that our range does through providing such a tailored set of sizes.
We manufacture all our swimpieces in London and manage our stock through small production runs. This allows us to be really nimble to demand - so when we can see that certain styles and colours are more popular we can top up quickly. This also helps us to avoid getting to the end of season with lots of unwanted stock left over - stock which, for many brands, often gets burned or dumped into landfill. (We're proud to have never yet disposed of a piece of stock or a sample - everything we've ever made has been repaired or reused).
So what does this mean for you if we're out of stock in a piece in your size?
Firstly, please tell us. We'll be aware we're out of stock (because we monitor stock levels daily) but it's really helpful to understand the level of demand (i.e. how many women are waiting for those pieces). So please let us know - either by adding yourself to the waiting list on the product page or by dropping us an email (to email@example.com). We are incredibly responsive to these requests and will be able to give you a reasonable estimation of when we are planning to have those pieces back in stock - and sometimes this can be as quick as 1-2 weeks.
Need something sooner?
Going on holiday this weekend and really in need of something sooner. Get in touch with us - all our contact details can be found here - and let us know what you're looking for. We'll be able to advise on alternative styles or colours that will suit and we'll do our best to make sure you're ready for your next swim.
Our unique sizing system was developed to offer a comfortable, sleek and sculpting fit, whatever your shape or size.
We know that no two “size 10” bodies are the same. So we developed a sizing model that 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.
Any questions or want to check your size in more detail? Get in touch via email@example.com.