Frequently Asked Questions
1, When should I order my bikini?
You will need to pre-order your bikini as soon as you know you need it. Placing your deposit secures your bikini. Due to the massive number of bikini requests we receive only those secured by a deposit are guaranteed. The deposit, once placed is non returnable.
2, What if I need a bikini at short notice?
You MUST order your bikini at least a month in advance of your show, otherwise we simply will not have time to complete the order.
3, What happens if I change my mind?
The deposit is non – refundable and not be returned except in extenuating circumstances, and at Chrissie's discretion . You can either use your deposit money to make an alternative purchase or we will hold it for a period of 1 year towards your next bikini.
4, When will I come for my studio appointments?
Usually you would come for your first measurement two to three months before your competition, you will then have a follow up fitting a month after that and then a final fitting two to three weeks before your competition. If your bikini requires radical re-fitting or changing further appointments may be necessary.
5, What if I live too far to come to the studio for measurement and fitting?
I cannot stress enough the importance of in-house measurement and fitting to make the bikini perfect...postal fitting is a poor substitute for the personal expertise of a personal fitting. However, if necessary you can send us your measurements and book a postal fitting where you will have the bikini fitted at your discretion and post it back to us for alteration. Miss C Bikini cannot guarantee the perfect fit of your bikini through being given incorrect measurements or poor guidance on how to alter the bikini.
6, How can I pay for my bikini?
We have several methods of payment available. You can pay directly through bank transfer, or cash in person. You can also pay by PayPal.
7, When will I get my finished bikini?
You will have your finished bikini between 1-2 weeks after your final fitting so please allow for this when arranging your final fitting. If any problems occur with regard to this timescale Chrissie will contact you directly.
Terms and Conditions
Advance notice required:
Please order your bespoke bikini well in advance of your show date. We will not accept new orders within one month of your competition date as there may not be enough time to complete the order. No orders will be accepted within this time unless specifically agreed with Chrissie and a rush order charge will be applied.
A deposit of half the amount of your commission is taken prior to the undertaking of the commission. This deposit covers the costs of design work and materials. The deposit is non returnable, and will not be returned except in extenuating circumstances and by prior agreement with Chrissie, minus charges covered for time spent on design and construction and materials purchased.
We believe strongly that the fit of your bikini is of paramount importance and prefer to do all fittings in house by our trained staff who can advise you on the alterations you require. If you cannot make it to the studio for fitting we can do a postal fitting but please note that we cannot guarantee the perfect fit by this method. You will also incur extra postal charges for the outgoing and incoming bikini.
All our made to measure bikini's are made from scratch and can take 4 weeks plus to make and embellish. Upon ordering you will be contacted by e-mail to advise you on delivery times. If you have a specific date in mind or need it for posing practice please advise us upon ordering so we can keep to your specified deadline.
We only post Royal Mail Guaranteed , which is a next day service and will need to be signed for upon delivery. We have never had anything go missing with this service, and believe it to be the safest and best option.
We prefer you collect your theme-wear directly from the studio, as most items are large and bulky and delivery charges are prohibitive....but we can arrange to have the item(s) couriered to you at your own risk and cost. We take no responsibility for items lost or damaged in transit and fixing or replacements will be charged for.... but will do everything within our power to remedy any problems incurred. We endeavour to post items as soon as they are made.
We aim to post out our bikini's within 1 week of final fitting so please allow enough time for this when you book your final fitting with us as we have a first come first served policy for fitting and bikini completion.
We do not accept returns of bespoke commissions as they are made just for you.