Design your own swimsuit
Buying a one of a kind, designer swimsuit does not have to break the bank. At Contrado, you are the designer and you are in the driver's seat. This cut and sew swimsuit was made to feature your customised designs. Upload a print, a photo, a photo montage, an illustration, a brand logo, whatever you want. You have the option to design the front and the back of this personalised swimsuit, making it truly special and unique. We know that not every woman is built the same, which is why we make our swimsuits to order, in all sizes ranging from petite to plus size swimsuits.
Designer Swimsuits Created By You
If you love the idea of owning a beautiful and one of a kind bathing kit , then why not create your own swimsuit? Personalised swimsuits can be a great way to show off your personal style in a truly unique way. Upload your design, make your own swimsuit, and leave the rest to us. Within a couple of days you could be strutting your stuff on the beach.
Please note: We advise to use colours and pictures to make use of the full power of custom printing and avoid leaving plain areas of white.
Cut and Sew Swimsuit Kit
If you are a keen crafter and enjoy a touch of DIY, then why not take advantage of the cut and sew swimsuit kit? This option allows you to literally cut and sew your swimsuit yourself. Our technicians print your designs onto the fabric pattern in your selected size, along with the elastic. You can then have the fun of cutting your swimsuit at home and sewing it yourself. This is a great option for anyone who enjoys spending time on the sewing machine making their own clothes. You can select this option when you click the green "Start Design" button.
Style it with
What we love most about your handmade swimsuit is the fact that it can be worn in more than one way. Create the perfect relaxed holiday look and tie one of the Customised Sarongs around your waist, to give your swimsuit an extra dimension. You can complete the look by adding a pair of Custom Made Espadrilles, and showcase your personal style from head to toe. The swimsuit can also be worn as a bodysuit and worn under jeans or Custom Leggings, creating a beautifully streamline and sleek silhouette, which is so on-trend for the season. Top it off with a Customised Baseball Cap and create a designer wardrobe filled with personality.
Your new garment is made from a high quality, long lasting fabric. Follow our care instructions to ensure it lasts for many years! Turn inside out before washing. Iron on the reverse of the printed side. 30°c wash. Low tumble heat. Do not wring. Low heat iron. Steam safe.
The Contrado promise
A talented team of makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things for you in the Contrado production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% Handmade
All your products are handmade in-house
- Speedy Turnaround
Orders are made and dispatched usually within 1-2 days
- Made to Order
Every order is made to order with no mass production
- High Quality
We use high quality materials to create bespoke products
- Personal Service
In-house customer service offers personal and attentive service
Turn your design talent into business
Whether you are looking to expand your product range or start your brand from scratch, we can help you sell your designs. We support creative brands and independent designers with our extensive experience of bespoke manufacturing on-demand. We can help you make your idea into a high quality physical product and sell your product how you want to.
Sell With Us
Frequently asked questions:
I have quite a large cup size, would this swimsuit fit me?
As we make all of your exclusive swimsuits to order, we can make them in most sizes. The current sizes range from a size 6-8 up to a size 30-32. We can create plus size swimsuits and swimsuits for petite sizes, so whatever your cup size, you should find your personalised swimsuit flattering and comfortable. If you have any concerns, please get in touch with us and we will do whatever we can to help find you your perfect swimsuit.
What is the cut and style like of the swimsuit?
A classic swimsuit design suits many body types. Your Custom Swimsuit with Straps is no exception. It features medium width straps, which are crucial for giving support to larger cup sizes. This personalised swimsuit also has a flattering high leg cut and a low scoop back, which gives it a touch of sex appeal, without having to show too much. Fitted and flattering, this swimsuit will look and feel great on many shapes and sizes. To keep the straps of your swimsuit smooth you would need to use a swimsuit hanger.
Is this handmade swimsuit easy to dry and look after?
This customised swimwear is not only a dream to wear, but it is also a dream to care for. Made from s strong and flexible Lycra, which is already water repellent, when your swimsuit gets wet, it just needs to be hung to drip dry, in the sun if possible, and you will find that within an hour or so, your suit will be dry. It also dries very evenly. Cleaning is easy too - simply wash on a 30 degree cycle and your print will continue to look crisp and fresh.
Browse Designer Swimsuits
Explore our range of unique designer swimsuits, exclusively printed at Contrado with designs from independent artists and designers.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Why is there a barcode inside my clothing?
Due to our internal processes here at Contrado, there will be a barcode printed on your garment. This is inside the clothing and will not affect your design. It is usually found towards the bottom.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric, and sewn into finished products, which gives a better finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns, but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfilment.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order and send you a dispatch confirmation via email through. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. The delivery time will be visible in the basket and check-out page.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.