A swim-wardrobe staple combining a classic swimsuit shape with flattering powermesh neckline and hips. Made from lined, ultra-soft Italian fabric for ultimate hold and comfort. The Essential Swimsuit features built-in bust support so you can feel fantastic wherever your swimsuit takes you.
Our Monroe shape is designed to fit C-E cup busts.
I bought the Essential Swimsuit and have been very pleased with the fit - gives good support, yet ample freedom of movement.
Love this. It is my fourth costume from D&B and as always it is fabulous. Great fit,good coverage and good quality. I’m a Uk 10/12 mostly, 32 F and the 12 Munro is perfect. Plum colour is gorgeous. British made ethically. It’s a win win and worth the money every time. Thank you again.
At Deakin and Blue we're reinventing swimwear: developing pieces that are transformational in how they feel, how they move and how they are made.
FEEL BETTERMary’s body story
"I was approached by a fellow swimmer who is also an amputee. He had this ambitious plan of swimming the North Channel as a relay team of disabled individuals, which had never been done before.
So, on June the 22nd 2022, we completed the swim and became the world's first disabled team to swim the North Channel."
MOVE BETTERA confidence essential
Designed to give you confidence whether your surfing, swimming or simply sun-soaking. Here's how:
1. Super supportive & sculpting bonded fabric
2. Wide straps and a soft V-neckline flatters a range of body shapes
3. Buttersoft powermesh elongates your legs
4. Full bottom coverage for ultimate confidence
Do betterWhat we’re made of
All our swimwear is made from ECONYL® - a 100% regenerated nylon fibre made from post-consumer waste such as old fishing nets and industrial plastic. So our cossies are ocean friendly, too!
We only work with Oeko-Tex® certified suppliers and environmentally responsible partners who pay fairly, use chemicals safely and minimise waste.
Our award-winning swimwear has been featured in The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, Women’s Health & more
Here for a good time and a long time; our swimwear is thoughtfully designed to last season after season, swim after swim
We have over 500 5* reviews for our products on our website, Google & Facebook - our customers love what we do!
We offer free delivery and returns in the UK on all orders over £100: even more reason to treat yourself
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.