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Sexy yet utterly chic, our Custom Bandeau is the perfect way to add a flirtatious and bespoke piece to your wardrobe and swimwear collection. Our personalized bandeau top can be worn as a crop top or as a stylish bikini top. This versatile bandeau provides support and looks undeniably hip and cool when teamed with everything from custom bikini bottoms to leggings or skinny jeans. Made from our form-fitting Lycra, this fully lined bikini top can be totally designed by you. Wholesale discounts are available with no minimum order.
When it comes to choosing the right swimwear, a standard bikini or swimming costume might not always be your favorite style. We've created an exclusive bandeau for situations like this. So much more than a personalized bikini top, this beautiful, handmade bandeau can be worn with bikini bottoms, to create a funky swimsuit or why not make it part of your wardrobe and style it up as a custom crop top? Made from our supportive and high-quality Lycra fabrics, our designer bandeau top is a brilliant addition to your custom swimwear collection.
Slinky Matt Lycra
Soft and smooth with a silky handle, our Slinky Matt Lycra gives support and form and dries very quickly, making this the perfect swimwear fabric. Our custom printed swimwear fabric has a stark white base tone, making it perfect for printing on. Your designs will look bold and striking with great color intensity.
Lycra Soft Sheen
Lycra Soft Sheen has a pretty, shimmering face, which adds a fashion element. It is also stretchy and form-fitting, with slightly less support than Slinky Matt Lycra. Your designs won't fade away, as our dyes soak deep into the fabric, leaving a strong, permanent print. Colors look vibrant on the stark base color.
Beautiful Customized Bandeau Bikini Tops Designed By You
Why go for a standard bandeau top, that can be picked up from any store, when you can design your own bikini online? Printed, cut, sewn and made to order in-house, our bandeau will give your summer look personality and unique style. Designed by you, made by us with next day delivery available. If you have trouble finding your perfect size, then don't worry: at Contrado, size is never an issue. We make all of our unique Bandeau Tops to order, from sizes ranging from a UK 6 to a UK 32, so if you are looking for petite bikini tops or plus size bikini tops, then you can create them easily with us.
Your label, your brand
Brand your bandeau, with our custom printed labels. We’ve left space on the elasticated hem of your bandeau that you can customize with your logo or brand name. Because we make every bandeau from scratch, you can even personalize with the name of your recipient, or a personalized message. Unlike a traditional label, this printed label won’t irritate the skin or fade with washing.
Style it with
Bandeau, crop top, tube top, boob tube, whatever you want to call them, these stylish tops can really add a directional and edgy finish to your swimwear or casual clothing looks. Our original Bandeau lends itself to being worn with bikini bottoms, to create a gorgeous personalized bikini - try our Customised Bikini and mix and match your tops! Or why not switch up your party look and wear this bandeau as a customized crop top and pair it with some of our Custom Leggings and Customised Bomber Jacket layered on top?
Turn inside out before washing. Iron on the reverse of the printed side. 86°F wash. Low tumble heat. Do not wring. Low heat iron. Steam safe.
Our personalized bandeau top is made from a choice of 2 Lycra fabrics. If you are looking for a more supportive crop top, then we suggest using the Slinky Matt Lycra fabric, which is a firm favorite for custom sportswear and swimwear. The slinky drape and firm resistance, combined with its highly elastic nature, does help make our designer bandeau quite supportive, especially considering that there is no under wiring.
How can I style this top as swimwear?
As well as making a gorgeous customized boob tube or crop top, our bespoke bandeau makes a fun and sexy bikini top. As it can be made from Slinky Matt Lycra, it will dry relatively fast and provide support. You can team it with our Customized Hot Pants or Custom Bikini Bottoms, to create a range of flirty looks, which are perfect for swimwear. Best of all, as the bandeau is strapless, so you won't get any annoying tan lines.
What is the fit of the bandeau top like?
Both the Lycra Soft Sheen and the Slinky Matt Lycra fabric options fit beautifully on the body. The fit is secure and very comfortable. There is a strip of woven elastic sewn into the top and bottom hem of the printed tube top, which provides support and a form-fitting finish. For additional comfort, there is a mesh layer sewn into the lining, which gives an additional layer of comforting support.
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Find your perfect size with our customized size chart. If you can't wait, get in touch with us for further information.
Check your size
72 - 80 cm
28 - 31 "
80 - 88 cm
31 - 35 "
88 - 96 cm
35 - 38 "
96 - 104 cm
38 - 41 "
104 - 112 cm
41 - 44 "
112 - 124 cm
44 - 49 "
124 - 136 cm
49 - 54 "
136 - 148 cm
54 - 58 "
Measure around the fullest part.
Conversion size chart
Bandeau Fitting Details
This is a very tight fitting garment to ensure it does not fall down the bust. Our model Andrea is 5'9" with an 84cm bust and wears a size Small.
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 color 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 color model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color 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)
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 10 yds max to visualize the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20 yds or x4 for 40 yds for e.g.) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with abuilt 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 borders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 0.2" white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.
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 colors are used. It can be minimized 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 the colors 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 fibers, reducing the color strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colors we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation transfer 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 colors 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 colors and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Why are there slight color differences between my orders?
We work at improving our color profiles all the time. Though rare, it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight color 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 color variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric. 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.
Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage
We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Contrado, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 0.2" to 0.75" (5-20mm) of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 39.37" x 39.37", you will need to order a size of 39.96" x 39.96" to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:
Light Fabrics (0.59oz-2.95oz): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 0.24" - 0.32" / 6mm-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 0.48"-0.56""/ 12-16mm
Medium Fabrics (2.98oz-5.90oz): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.4" - 1.6" / 35-40mm
Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.5" / 35-40mm
All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage, it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
How Would you Like the Edge?
We have four finishing options for your fabric order:
As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border.
Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. We offer an overlock hem, as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to choose whichever you prefer.
Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile.
All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfectly straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bare this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you.
Please note: As we make everything by hand, all sizes may vary slightly.
For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs.
Delivery Time & Costs
At Contrado, we personally commit to our customer satisfaction with a wide product selection hand-made in our premises, a great quality, dedicated service as well as fast delivery
Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).
We print and make everything in-house
Low shipping fees
Express shipping available
If you need peace of mind or are in a rush, use our tracked 1-2 working day delivery service (after manufacturing time)
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. Since 2003, we have printed and hand-made countless personalized 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.
Here is how it works. We first hand-make your item on average within 1-3 days depending on the product manufacturing timeline and quantities. After production time, we ship your order so you can receive it very quickly, subject to the delivery type you select in your basket. You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.