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. Your custom swimsuit is designed as a fashion garment, you have a choice of high quality lycra fabrics, all of which have amazing stretch qualities suitable for leisure 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 our 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 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.
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 Swimsuit
based on 13 customer reviews
I am more than delighted with how my swimsuit design has turned out...the printing is clear and the colours exact and vibrant. The sizing is good and the quality of fabrication excellent. I couldn't be happier with service and turn-around time...top marks Contrado!
Always impressed with the quality of the garments and the speed of the delivery. Is there a complete tutorial for using the site? Still having issues with disappearing templates (outlines) for 1 unit of fabric and for the rug. Otherwise, given lots of time, I've gotten customer service that helped. Thank you. AP
Came out very well - bit of guesswork in placing the images exactly. This is the second swimsuit I've ordered and there's quite a big jump in size between the 10/12 and the 14/16 It would be great if you could also offer a 12/14. Impressed with fabric quality, lining and speedy delivery also the chatline help. Keep up the good work. Alice
Excellent I love the colour and the print it’s perfect and will be on ITV for the Ninja warrior UK series 5, as I have made the auditions! I will tag your company if I get some good shots of it on tv!
I ordered a swimsuit for my friends hen party with her fiancees picture on it. Brilliant service and an excellent quality swimsuit! Delivered lots of laughs :)
The swimsuit was lined, fits well & appears to be well made. It wasn't much more expensive than a good swimsuit costs anyway but this one has our own design on it. Really pleased.
My second order and arrived equally as quickly as the first. I'm very impressed with the service and quality. Haven't actually tried this on yet, but it looks amazing.
I bought two swimsuits and they are awesome! Although the same size in shiny effect is more tight then the other but...wow thank u!
Swimming costume with pineapple print - v efficient speedy service. Love the design & all other prints in this collection, really eye catching. Bit disappointed with colour. Looks vibrant on website & described as deep turquoise but in reality much duller.
So efficient. Thought this kind of thing would take weeks to make and be sent across to me but took 3 days for the whole process. Also loved the back and forth regarding the design, showing that they really want you to get the best product possible. Would definitely recommend
Really fast service and couldn't be happier with the end product - the colour came out brilliantly.
High quality, excellent service
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:
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. 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?
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.
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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)
What is gsm?
Grams per square meter (gsm) is the unit of measurement used to measure the weight of a paper or fabric. This measurement uses the weight of one square metre (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a fabric. We classify fabrics of 10-100gsm as light (fabrics for summer, fine silk), fabrics of 101-249gsm as medium (most fabrics for clothing) and fabrics of more than 250gsm as thick (upholstery and other specialised fabrics).
What is the bleed area?
When creating your product, it is important to make sure that your image is a little wider than the size needed. In printing, the bleed area allows you to obtain a borderless print. We would advise filling the blead areas, maked with a red checkered area, to ensure you don't end up with white edges. You should make sure that you do not put important details within the bleed area as these will quite likely be lost.
What is crocking and why might it occur?
Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colours are used. It can be minimised by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.
Why do my colours appear lighter on organic fabrics?
Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibres, reducing the colour strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colours we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Can you perfectly join two separately printed panels?
We always try to provide the utmost precision in printing and manufacturing. However, due to unavoidable stretching or movement of the fabric at the time of sewing, we can not guarantee a perfect alignment of the pattern on the seams of the garment. Generally we are accurate to 2-3mm, which is sufficient for most reasons but can pose minor problems with patterns or geometric designs.
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.
Is it possible to print your own label?
Most of our clothing is made with a label space. You can print your label and add information about your brand. If you want to sew your own labels, we offer customizable labels of different sizes.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our 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 like you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment no, 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. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.
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.
Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?
We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric; natural fabrics tend to have more muted colours than their poly alternatives. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes.
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.