Essential Swimsuit Plum - Monroe

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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.


Dispatched w/c 24th October

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  • Fits true to size.
  • 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 Monroe model Amanda is 5'10 / 178cm tall. She usually wears a UK size 14 and a 36D bra. Shown here wearing a Deakin and Blue size 14 Monroe. 
  • Two layers of super soft, high quality, sustainable Italian 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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    Denise B.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    A wonderful swimsuit

    This is my second Deakinand Blue swimsuit and once again it is so good- comfortable to wear and support in the right places! I was awre that I needed to improve my fitness ( and perhaps tone up and lose a little weight) and wanted to find some exercise that I could do. I was advised to try swimming as I have issues with arthritic joints but was put off by the thought of wearing a swimsuit after so many years. Then I found Deakin and Blue looked at your size guide and bought a swimsuit.I am now swimming regularly, have improved my fitness and feel so much better about myself. I have even had to invest in a new swimsuit because I have gone down a size. Thank you for having swimsuits that are designed for real people!

    Esther A.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Comfy, confident and crushing through the waves

    What can I say? I think I’ve found my cool. All the extra bits of me are contained in a very fetching and streamline fashion. I think I’m faster and way cooler

    Lesley L.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Excellent swimsuit

    I bought the Essential Swimsuit and have been very pleased with the fit - gives good support, yet ample freedom of movement.

    naomi m.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom

    Gorgeous costume.

    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.

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