Design your own bikini in all sizes
Forget one size fits all. At Contrado, we know that every woman has their own shape - as well as their own style! That is why our exclusive bikini comes as a mix and match separate. You can select your bikini top size and select a different bottom size. Whatever your shape, we are here to help you create your dream bikini, which is as unique as you are. Our sizes range from XS to 4XL and include all plus size bikinis. Don't sacrifice fashion for function or style for support. Get it all with our original bikini idea.
Style it with
A good bikini lends itself to several different looks. Our personalised bikini looks fabulous when worn alone, but why not make more of an outfit of it and style it up with some more of our customised clothing? Slip our sassy and sexy Custom Skater Dress over the top and make the bikini work as personalised underwear. Or, if you are getting a little chilly on the beach, layer on our cosy and made to order Personalised Hoodie, and create an adorable, casual summer look.
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
Our talented team of 55 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 the UK
- Quick turnaround, usually inside a couple of days
- Original and innovative products often with next day delivery
- Exceptional quality with everything made to order
- A personal service from staff who care
Turn your design talent into business
Create a brand. Create a store. Make a living. Join our vibrant community of online sellers and start earning. Our online marketplace for designers is free to join and allows your designs to reach audiences around the world. Contrado gives you access to our wide range of beautiful, handmade products, all waiting for your prints. We take care of making, printing, shipping and customer service so you can just create.
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Frequently asked questions:
I need a larger top size than bottom size. Would this bikini suit me?Women come in all shapes and sizes, so at Contrado, we have designed a made to order bikini, which is mix and match! When you start designing your bespoke bikini, you can select your bikini top size (from cup size AA to F) and select your perfect brief size (from UK size 2-4 to 30-32). Plus size bikini tops are a speciality of ours, as is making sure you receive the perfect customised bikini to suit your size and shape.
What sort of fabric is the Custom Bikini made from?Your personalised bikini is made from our beautifully soft and smooth Slinky Matt Lycra. We have chosen this Lycra fabric to make your bikini, due to its fabulous ability to stretch and fit your form with is supportive nature. It is also almost completely opaque and dries quickly when wet. The Lycra material will feel great against your skin and your designs will pop out from the stark white background.
Is the string bikini top the only top option available?We currently have a couple of options for bikinis. As well as our bespoke Bikini, which has string ties, we also have our Custom Bandeau Top and our Customised Hot Pants. The bandeau top is a fun and relaxed option and eliminates the chance of pesky tan lines! If you are looking for a little more coverage with your bikini, then a bandeau top and custom hot pants combo would be perfect for you.
You have the designs, we have the amazing products and place to sell, and together we make.
All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the hand crafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile the orders roll in and you get paid fast.
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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.
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 in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.