Can swimsuits be tailored?


Swimsuits are an important part of any woman's summer wardrobe. However, the fit of most swimsuits can be a little bit off. So, keep reading, whether you're looking for a new swimsuit or want to make your current one fit better! In this blog post, Ishine365'll talk about how you can tailor your swimsuit to make it fit perfectly. We'll also discuss tips on finding the perfect swimsuit for your body type.


  Feeling Myself Bikini Top

Feeling Myself Bikini Top



Bathing suits are a necessary staple for spring and summer. However, finding a bathing suit that fits properly can be difficult. There are a few common problems that many women face when shopping for bathing suits. First, bathing suits often gap at the chest. This is especially true for women who have smaller chests. Second, bathing suits can be too loose on the waist. This is a common problem for women who have lost weight or who have gained weight in their hips and thighs. Third, bathing suits can be too tight on the hips and thighs. This is a common problem for women with larger hips and thighs. Finally, bathing suits can be too short in the torso. This is a common problem for women of all sizes. If you encounter any of these problems when shopping for bathing suits, don't despair! There are ways to solve each problem. For example, you can try shopping for bathing suits online or in stores specializing in plus-size clothing. You can also look for new suit tops with built-in support or bottoms with high waists. With a little effort, you're sure to find a bathing suit that fits you perfectly!

Can you alter swimwear at home?


 Sakia Cheeky Bikini Set in Ebony Black

Sakia Cheeky Bikini Set in Ebony Black


With summertime comes swimsuit weather, and for many of us, that means facing the unpalatable truth that our beach bodies are not quite ready for prime time. If you find yourself in this situation, don't despair! There are a few basic changes you may make. Do it at home to help your swimwear fit better and look more flattering. For example, if the straps on your bathing suit are too loose, you can sew a few stitches along the inside edge of the strap to make it tighter. Or, if the waistband of your suit is too big, you can sew a zigzag stitch along the inside edge of the band to take up some of the excess fabric. So don't wait – get started on those alterations today! With a little time and hard work, and creativity, you can easily take care of any fit issues and be ready to hit the beach with confidence.

How to alter a swimsuit that is too big?

Do not put your swimsuit into the donation box until you are ready to give. If a swimsuit is too big, there are a few things that can do to the swimsuit, and thus it can adjust separately:

  1. The tie can be tightened or replaced with a smaller tie.

  2. The waistband or legs can be stitched to make them tighter.

  3. The altered bathing suit can make the swimsuit smaller.

These changes should be made gradually so that the swimsuit does not become too small. Once the desired fit is achieved, the swimsuit can be worn and enjoyed.

How to change a swimsuit that is too small?

The size of your swimsuit should be smaller but not bigger. Unlike other garments with an internal seam allowance, swimsuits do not contain extra layers. You must be creative – so you must understand the concept of panels. Paneling can change the style or shape of a swimming suit, but this is certainly not a bad idea - a wise choice. Sheer and lace panels can be beautiful, bringing style and personalization to the outfit. Oh, yes, there is some breathing room!

How to alter swimsuit straps?

Most modern swimsuits come with straps that are adjusted separately, but sometimes the straps can become worn out or stretched, resulting in an ill-fitting suit. In addition, straps that are too loose can cause the suit to sag, while straps that are too tight can be uncomfortable and dig into the skin. If you find yourself in this situation, there are a few easy ways to alter your swimsuit straps.

  • First, try tightening the existing strap.

  • If this doesn't provide enough support, you can add a strap. This can be done by sewing on a new strap or simply tying a piece of string around the existing strap.

  • Finally, if you're still not happy with the fit, you can always replace the entire strap with a new one or take the help of the safety pins for perfect fitting.

You can ensure that your swimsuit fits perfectly with a few simple modifications.


Gene Top in Leopard Print

Gene Top in Leopard Print


Can you alter the swimsuit bottoms?

Swimsuit bottoms can be easily altered to create a custom fit. Most swimsuit bottoms have a band that goes around the waist, which can be shortened or lengthened to adjust the fit. Additionally, the legs of swimsuit bottoms can be trimmed to create a shorter look. Finally, the seat of swimsuit bottoms can be taken in or let out to create a snugger or looser fit. Altering swimsuit bottoms is a simple way to create a custom look that is perfect for any body type. With a few simple alterations, anyone can enjoy a perfect fit and great look when hitting the beach or pool.

Altering swimsuit legs

Changing leg openings can make things sexier and less intimidating. Before you get to sewing, it is worth identifying the things that need changing. Occasionally the leg itself will not always require modification. Try the swimsuit for size and evaluate the problem. There could be faults with the leg opening, but it could also be due to the side not being comfortable or the front not raising enough.

Too baggy at the front

Do you have any problems with horizontally folded clothes on your pants? Is he going to slip? Do I have constant tugging on the bottom after every dip? The bikini bottom is too large. Changing your leg is beneficial, but reducing the overall size is necessary to achieve the perfect length.

Too baggy at the back

If you have quite enough gap in your swimsuits and a large excess fabric on the back, it will probably be obvious how difficult the bottom is when wet. Adjustable legs may be necessary though it may require a smaller amount of weight to achieve the desired length.

Your swimsuit bottoms may be too long in the groin area if they seem too huge, overly broad, and continuously slide down or fall off entirely after a swim.

Too wide at the front

Does your bikini bottom wrinkle? Are your legs causing you pain? You might find that your bikini bottoms are too narrow. Altering the legs may reduce the chaff, but it may also require reducing the width of the bottom sections.

Too big on the back

If a swimsuit comes with a single-layer or 2-pack, the seams show if the back has too many layers. Alternatively, the leg hole can also be modified by removing excess fabric and the hems.

Options for Shrinking a Swimsuit


  Naija Palm Bottom

Naija Palm Bottom


The problem with shrinking swimming suits is that the garment keeps its form. Bathing suits are generally constructed from synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon. They have been designed to be flexible to the wearer's body shape without damage, thus preventing shrinkages. Generally, nylon/polyester suits are not sized less when used in laundry. Some bathrobes are manufactured in thinner extra fabric though most have a design aimed more towards fashionable than functional. It may be possible for the fabric to be smaller for photo shoots.

There are a few ways to shrink a swimsuit. One way is to put the swimsuit in the dryer on high heat for about 30 minutes. Another way is to boil the swimsuit in water for about three minutes, but it shouldn't be cold water. Check the care label on the swimsuit before shrinking it, as some materials can be damaged by heat or boiling. If you are unsure how the fabric will react, it is always best to test a small area first. In addition, be sure to check the fit of the swimsuit after shrinking it, as it may be too small to wear comfortably. You can easily shrink a swimsuit to fit your body with a little care and effort.

Altering a bathing suit

Have you ever tried a bathing suit altered? Altering a bathing suit is easy to achieve the perfect bikini body. There are a few different ways to alter a bathing suit. The most common way to alter a bathing suit is to take in the sides. This will make the bathing suit smaller and more flattering. Another way to alter a bathing suit is to take up the hem. This will make the bathing suit shorter and more flattering. The final way to alter a bathing suit is to add cups. This will give the bathing suit more support and lift. These alterations are easy to do and can be done at home with a sewing machine.

Use lace to transform your bikini into a luxurious loungewear piece.

Most people think of bikinis as beachwear, but with creativity, they can also be transformed into luxurious loungewear. Adding a lace overlay is an easy method to do this. Lace is elegant and sophisticated, and it can instantly transform the look of your bikini. Plus, it's a perfect way to cover up any imperfections on your bikini body. If you wish to be more inventive, you can use lace to create a new bathing suit. Add some cute lace trim to an existing bathing suit, or even create a completely new bathing suit from scratch using lace as your fabric. Whatever approach you take, lace can help you turn your bikini into a luxurious piece of loungewear.


 Serene Top in White and Nude

Serene Top in White and Nude


Add Finishing Touches

Just be creative. With a little ingenuity, you can give your bathing suit a boho makeover that is sure to turn heads at the beach. So go ahead and add some embellishments to your bikini body - it's the perfect way to show off your unique style.

Make a high-waist bikini out of your one-piece.

While bathing suit trends come and go, the high-waist bikini will always have a place in our hearts. Not only is it ultra-flattering, but it's also surprisingly easy to make. All you need is a one-piece bathing suit and a few supplies.

  • First, cut off the bottom of the bathing suit so that it falls just above your natural waistline.

  • Next, use a sewing machine or needle and thread to create a new seam along the sides of the bathing suit. Be sure to leave a few inches of fabric at the top so you can tie the strings into a knot.

  • Finally, try on your new bikini and enjoy your perfect figure!

For added security, change your tie-back bikini.

It's no secret that the right bathing suit can make a big difference in achieving the perfect bikini body. But finding a bathing suit that fits just right can be challenging, especially if you have a larger bustline. Luckily, there's an easy way to alter your tie-back bikini to create a more secure and flattering fit. Simply add silicone bra inserts to fill out any extra room in the bustline, hem the straps so they sit just above the hip bone, and add a hook and eye closure at the ends of the ties. With these simple alterations, you'll be sure to turn heads at the beach or pool.

Is it possible for tailors to alter swimsuits?

Certain swimsuit modifications are simple enough, but there's no shame in admitting defeat, especially when working with swimsuit material (a notoriously challenging fabric that can make even the most experienced home seamstress cringe).

Calling in the pros is perfectly acceptable – and often even suggested – if you have a trusted tailor, a particularly difficult change to make, or simply no time and even less patience.

How Much Does a Swimsuit Alteration Cost?


Desert Top Dark Teal

Desert Top Dark Teal


The cost of tailoring will depend on the complexity of the job. If the prospect of customizing your swimsuit is too daunting, hiring a professional to handle the work for you might be wise. Just bear in mind that you will be charged.

The ultimate cost will be determined by the type of adjustments required, as well as if the swimsuit contains a liner, in which case the liner will need to be altered separately from the swimsuit, adding a few pounds to the final price.

Minor tweaks, such as changing the straps, will not save you a lot of money and should cost no more than $10. Expect to pay up to $60 for extensive adjustments, such as reconstructing the bodice or completely changing the design, size, and fit, which, in certain situations, might be much more than the cost of the swimsuit alone. However, it's always best that before starting, always get an estimate of expenses upfront — unless the swimsuit is especially valuable, you could find it cheaper to buy a new one.


While swimsuits may not be the most forgiving pieces of clothing, they can be tailored to fit your body type. Have you ever tailored a swimsuit before? If not, give it a try – we promise it's worth it! With a little effort and know-how, you can have a swimsuit that fits like a glove and makes you feel confident in your summertime beach look.


Cleo One Piece in Dark Teal

Cleo One Piece in Dark Teal


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With love, the Ishine team.