We love meeting you, our amazing customers old, new and future. That's why we'll have a pop-up shop at Henley Swim Festival on Sunday, July 9th. You'll be able to try on swimwear, get fitting advice and buy with a special Henley discount.
What is Henley Swim Festival?
Organised by Outdoor Swimmer Magazine, Henley Swim Festival is a huge celebration of open water swimming on the banks of the River Thames. We love it for its iconic setting and inclusivity - it has a variety of swimming challenges covering different distances for swimmers of all ages and abilities.
Open water swimming is still growing around the world because it has such amazing physical and mental health benefits. We love that the Henley Swim Festival is so family friendly - eight-year-olds and up can take part. The event organisers are also doing their best to make the event as inclusive as possible for people with disabilities offering transport to and from the start and finish lines.
We'll be camping overnight in the camping field before setting up our pop-up shop in the festival village alongside other retailers, food and drink outlets, information... and the promise of celebrity swimming legends!
Team D&B in the Unlimited Relay
We will also have a squad of incredible women, loyal D&B customers and change-makers swimming in the ULTD Relay. Team Deakin & Blue, dressed like super heroes in their matching X-Back Swimsuits in Teal will take it in turns to swim as many miles as they can during the day. We'll be celebrating women's brilliant bodies and how moving through water makes us feel strong and joyful. Athleticism doesn't belong to one body type - and we're about empowering all women to come to the water feeling like the beautiful, badass queens that we are.
Team Deakin & Blue is:
Ella Foote, Editor of Outdoor Swimmer magazine and supporter of D&B since the very beginning. She probably also has more D&B swimsuits than anyone else.
Michelle Walker puts poo on the map - literally. As Technical Director at the Rivers Trust, she does fancy stuff with data, like mapping sewage spills. She also leads Citizen Science projects.
Minreet Kaur uses her skills and enthusiasm to introduce members of her South Asian community to the joys of swimming. Journalist and swimming teacher, Minreet took part in our Diversity Outdoors photoshoot.
Dr Mary Clewlow-Self. Mary has many personal and professional achievements under her belt. She was a member of the first team of people with disabilities to swim the gruelling, jellyfish-strewn North Channel from Ireland to Scotland - in her D&B Signature Swimsuit, of course.
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.