Make your own designer swimwear
When it comes to swimwear, there are a lot of options available. High street swimsuits, designer swimsuits and the rest - they might all look great, but there is one problem - everyone else is wearing them! At Contrado, we custom make and print swimwear with your designs. You can make your own designer swimwear and showcase your talent to the world. Our Custom Swimsuit without Straps will fit, flatter and flaunt your figure. Our swimsuit is made to order and available in all sizes, ranging from petite to all plus sizes. Style has no limit, so why should the size of a swimsuit?
Design Your Very Own Swimsuit
Swimwear is always such an important purchase every year. Why not make it easy on yourself and design your perfect swimsuit with us? A personalised swimsuit is a great way of showing off your style in a fun and unique way. Once you have created your design and chosen your ideal suit, just leave the rest to us. All of our swimsuits are printed and made by hand by us, right here in our London studio and are available with a 48 hour turnaround.
Your label, your brand
If you’re looking to build a swimwear brand, then our printed labels are perfect for you. Add a custom printed label to the elastic hem of your Swimsuit, and add your brand name, logo, or images. We print the label directly onto the lycra, in full colour, at no extra cost. Give your swimwear a professional touch, with Contrado’s printed Labels.
Style it with
We make our customised swimwear with more than just swimming in mind! Thanks to the supportive nature of the Lycra, you can enjoy wearing this Custom Swimsuit without Straps as a beautiful piece of swimwear or as a form-fitting body - something, which is so on-trend! Team this sexy strapless swimsuit with jeans or our Custom Leggings, for a seamless silhouette and add our Custom Bucket Hat or Beanie for effortless summer style!
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:
As this swimsuit is strapless, will it still give support?As this Custom Swimsuit does not feature straps, we had to ensure that it would still provide some support. Made from our form-fitting Lycra, which is a naturally supportive fabric, we have sewn an extra layer of mesh fabric in the lining of the suit and an elastic woven fabric band along the top of the bandeau top, which gives support and comfort that the custom made swimsuit won't slip down.
Is this personalised swimsuit suitable for plus sizes?Absolutely yes! At Contrado, we pride ourselves on creating customised clothing and swimwear for all sizes. Plus size swimsuits are available throughout our whole swimwear range. We make everything to order, right here, so you can be confident that you will be receiving a swimsuit perfect for your body. If you have any concerns about sizing, please get in touch with our customer service team, who would love to help.
Is this swimsuit the only option for swimwear that you have?We have a range of personalised swimwear options, which we have designed exclusively in-house, to fit and flatter and suit a wide variety of swimsuit tastes. Our Custom Swimsuit without Straps is a great choice if you are looking for a one piece swimsuit with a bit of edge (and don't fancy strap tan lines). We also have our Custom Swimsuit with Straps, Customised Bikini and our Custom Bandeau and Personalised Hot Pants.
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.