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?
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.
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!
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 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:
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.
Browse from a selection of strapless swimsuits in our curated marketplace, all created by independent artists and designers.
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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?
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.
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 boarders 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. We do however print sublimation paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.
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.
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 from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project.
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.
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.