Our modern take on a classic swim piece. Our flattering x-back swimsuit in teal is designed to adapt perfectly from lengths and laps to holiday lounging. With built-in bust support and a flattering scoop back for maximum tan, this piece is fast becoming a summer staple.
Our Monroe shape is designed to fit C-E cup busts.
I had been deliberating over buying a D&B swimsuit for ages. The ads and reviews looked good, but the price is quite high for something that you can't touch or see in person, but bit the bullet one day and ordered one. I love my teal cross-back swimsuit, I've taken it in the sea and pool, and no issues. It feels like really good quality, and something that should last years. I now plan to buy the long sleeved swimsuit for winter. As others have said in reviews, go up a size if you're longer or slightly wider in the torso/hips. I'm 5'4" pear shaped and the swimsuit is a snug fit. I love my new swimsuit, and look forward to purchasing the next one!
I love this swimsuit and the colour is glorious. Unfortunately the fit wasn't quite right but the customer support was excellent. Good advice on alternative sizes and a super easy returns process. I shall definitely be back!
Fits well and beautiful colour.
I spent ages looking for a new swimsuit - I needed it to be practical for wild swimming, flattering for a post menopausal body and pretty to make me smile! The Monroe X back swimsuit in the gorgeous teal colour fits the bill perfectly. I was put off by the price initially but decided I was worth it and I’m so pleased I did! The quality of this swimsuit is in a different league to the off the peg ones I’d been considering. It holds everything firmly in place and is very flattering. I prefer my swimwear to have full bottom coverage and followed the suggestion to order a size up. I worried that this would then be too big for the rest of me but it’s a perfect fit in all areas! Well done and thank you Deakin & Blue, it’s 5 happy stars from me.
Love my new x-back scarlet swimsuit. Fits like a glove with very good support. The purchasing process was straightforward and customer services were super friendly and helpful. The sizing method is innovative - but it works! I was happy to be a 14 Monroe - I felt like Marilyn!
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 BETTERNatasha’s body story
"I love that I can go for a 10 mile hike before breakfast. I love that I can be active for my family and keep up with them. My body allows me to bond with other like-minded people and share these activities together.
And my body has enabled me to have children. So I may be a little overweight but I am so incredibly grateful for the body I have."
MOVE BETTERThe X(-Back) marks the spot
Designed to give you confidence for swimming, surfing or simply sunbathing. Here's how:
1. Soft, supportive double-lined fabric
2. Built-in bust support & shape
3. Flattering scooped X-Back
4. Smart panelling for a sculpted shape
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.