Design your own bandeau and custom swimwear
When it comes to choosing the right swimwear, a standard bikini or swimming costume might not always be your favourite style. We've created an exclusive bandeau for situations like this. So much more than a personalised bikini top, this beautiful, handmade bandeau can be worn with bikini bottoms, to create a funky swimsuit or why not make it part of your wardrobe and style it up as a custom crop top? Made from our supportive and high-quality Lycra fabrics, our designer bandeau top is a brilliant addition to your custom swimwear collection.
Beautiful Customised Bandeau Bikini Tops Designed By You
Why go for a standard bandeau top, that can be picked up from any store, when you can design your own bikini online? Printed, cut, sewn and made to order in-house, our bandeau will give your summer look personality and unique style. Designed by you, made by us with next day delivery available. If you have trouble finding your perfect size, then don't worry: at Contrado, size is never an issue. We make all of our unique Bandeau Tops to order, from sizes ranging from a UK 6 to a UK 32, so if you are looking for petite bikini tops or plus size bikini tops, then you can create them easily with us.
Your label, your brand
Brand your bandeau, with our custom printed labels. We’ve left space on the elasticated hem of your bandeau that you can customise with your logo or brand name. Because we make every bandeau from scratch, you can even personalise with the name of your recipient, or a personalised message. Unlike a traditional label, this printed label won’t irritate the skin or rub off with washing.
Style it with
Bandeau, crop top, tube top, boob tube, whatever you want to call them, these stylish tops can really add a directional and edgy finish to your swimwear or casual clothing looks. Our original Bandeau lends itself to being worn with bikini bottoms, to create a gorgeous personalised bikini - try our Customised Bikini and mix and match your tops! Or why not switch up your party look and wear this bandeau as a customised crop top and pair it with some of our Custom Leggings and Customised Bomber Jacket layered on top?
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.
Reviews for Custom Bandeau
based on 2 customer reviews
My customers were delighted with their order. Was a quick turnaround from order to delivery. Thank you Contrado for a brilliant service.
Everything was of a high and good quality and the order came quickly, as well as being securely packaged. Although I would make it explicitly clear what the student discount entails.
The Contrado promise
Our talented team of over 100 makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things in our London production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% Made in UK
All our products are handmade in-house in the UK
- 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:
Does the bandeau provide support?
Our personalised bandeau top is made from a choice of 2 Lycra fabrics. If you are looking for a more supportive crop top, then we suggest using the Slinky Matt Lycra fabric, which is a firm favourite for custom sportswear and swimwear. The slinky drape and firm resistance, combined with its highly elastic nature, does help make our designer bandeau quite supportive, especially considering that there is no underwiring.
How can I style this top as swimwear?
As well as making a gorgeous customised boob tube or crop top, our bespoke bandeau makes a fun and sexy bikini top. As it can be made from Slinky Matt Lycra, it will dry relatively fast and provide support. You can team it with our Customised Hot Pants or Custom Bikini Bottoms, to create a range of flirty looks, which are perfect for swimwear. Best of all, as the bandeau is strapless, so you won't get any annoying tan lines.
What is the fit of the bandeau top like?
Both the Lycra Soft Sheen and the Slinky Matt Lycra fabric options fit beautifully on the body. The fit is secure and very comfortable. There is a strip of woven elastic sewn into the top and bottom hem of the printed tube top, which provides support and a form-fitting finish. For additional comfort, there is a mesh layer sewn into the lining, which gives an additional layer of comforting support.
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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, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
For most of our fabrics, there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10m max to visualise the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20m or x4 for 40m for example) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with a built-in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.
Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?
Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or borders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 5mm white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail, 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.
What is the situation with material shrinkage?
Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary. As everything we produce is handmade to order, there may be a slight variance in the measurements.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as many fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them as you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now, this is the best choice. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into labels.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are printed using water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat 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 in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfilment.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 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 via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
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.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.