We're delighted to introduce this much loved style in a bright, bold Cobalt. 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 swim-wardrobe staple.
Our Hendricks shape is designed to fit F-HH cup busts.
I’ve waited to write this review until I’ve had sufficient use from the costume. I’ve now been using it most days in my 4 months of travelling. It has still kept its shape (in and out of the water) and the top is comfortable and supportive. I love the colour. My only slight criticism is that the bikini area is a bit narrow and when getting in and out of the water I feel I need to adjust the costume so I don’t expose anything! This doesn’t happen on the plunge costume. There is also one small area that has puckered slightly. Overall, I’m pleased and feel the costumes I used to buy would be out of shape and ready for the bin by now.
I have bought three of the Deakin and Blue cross back swimming costumes. I love swimming in the sea and try to swim at least once a week every week of the year. I live on the East Anglia coast so much of my swimming is in the North Sea. The seas can be rough and tides and currents strong. The Deakin and Blue cross back style is perfect in every way. Sturdy enough for the wildest of seas and yet attractive enough to grace any holiday beach. The fit is extremely flattering and I even like looking at myself wearing it (and that takes some doing for me as I’m carrying a good two stone more weight than I should). The number of people who have commented how flattering the style is and asked where I bought the costume continues to grow. The fact that the costume is made by a UK company and is environmentally sensitive are the icing on the cake for me. Bring on wild swimming anywhere I’m ready in my Deakin and Blue costume.
Most excellent purchase - looks good and provides support where required !
So pleased to find supportive swimwear that looks good and doesn't have an underwire. Really comfy and gives me a lots of confidence. I was apprehensive because of the price but its been a great investment!
Love the colour of this swimsuit. It's comfortable, easy to takes on and off and looks great.
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 BETTERAli's body story
"Wild swimming is such a personal experience and everybody is there on their own mission. I noticed that passers-by would stop and talk to us but they didn’t see me as a woman with one boob, they saw me as a woman that was getting into cold water, doing this amazing thing – getting out there and swimming.
As the weeks went on I became more and more confident with my new body – the outside is different but it’s still me."
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 email@example.com - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.