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. Our 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.
Style it with
What we love most about our 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 our Customised Sarongs around your waist, to give your swimsuit an extra dimension. You can complete the look by adding a pair of our 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 our Custom Leggings, creating a beautifully streamline and sleek silhouette, which is so on-trend for the season. Top it off with our 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
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.
Open a store
Frequently asked questions:
I have quite a large cup size, would this swimsuit fit me?As we make all of our exclusive swimsuits to order, we can make them in most sizes. Our current sizes range from a UK size 6-8 up to a UK size 30-32. We can create plus size swimsuits and swimsuits for petite sizes, so whatever your cup size, you should find our 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. Our 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.
Is this handmade swimsuit easy to dry and look after?Our customised swimwear is not only a dream to wear, but it is also a dream to care for. Made from our 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.
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.