Essential Swimsuit Black - Hepburn

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A swim-wardrobe staple combining a flattering soft V-neckline and our signature mesh in a sculpting black swimsuit.  

Our Hepburn shape is designed to fit AA-B cup busts.


Expected dispatch w/c 3rd June

Not sure about size?
  • Fits true to size or ever so slightly big. 
  • This style is slightly longer in the body than other styles. If you're short in the body, go down a dress size.
  • Low-cut under the arms for active use without chaffing.
  • Medium cut on the leg with flattering but full bottom coverage.
  • Our Hepburn model Kat is 5'11 / 180cm tall. She usually wears a UK size 12 and a 34B bra. Shown here wearing a Deakin and Blue size 12 Hepburn.
  • Super soft, high quality, sustainable Italian bonded Lycra® with neckline and hips highlighted in soft & sculpting Italian powernet mesh.
  • Lycra® made from a recycled yarn called ECONYL® - made from regenerated waste such as old fishing nets and industrial plastic scraps.
  • Durable and designed to last. Our chosen Lycra® is twice as resistant to chlorine, salt water and oils than standard Lycra. Full UV protection.
  • Designed and manufactured responsibly in London, UK.
  • Rinse after every use and hang to dry. Machine wash at 40° after every 2-3 uses. See full details on how to care for your swimwear. 
  • 78% Recycled Polyamide, 22% Elastane.
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    Essential swimsuit black - hepburn

    I love it, love it, love it

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    It's a fantastic swimsuit. I would never normally spend as much money on a costume but it is definitely worth the price. The material is thick and substantial and it holds everything in very well. An excellent product.

    Catherine R.
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    Review of Essential Hepburn Black

    I recently had a second mastectomy so now breast free and bra free! With the help of the staff I tried both the Essential and Signature Swimsuits - the Essential fitted perfectly and great to swim in - much better than my old pocketed swimsuits ! I feel good in it and would fancy another maybe in red

    samantha m.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Replacement for my much worn much loved original D&B costume.

    I had one of the original lily design swimsuits and I’ve worn in non stop in salt, chlorine and lake water. It still fits and looks good but it’s faded and worn in places after four years of constant wear. I bought the black classic and the fit is fabulous! I love this costume so much.

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