BINDING OR PIPING
A narrow tube or band of fabric used to finish a seam or hem of a swimsuit.
Different colored material sewn together in large blocks.
Any swimsuit made specially to fit a particular bra size. The sizes usually are C, D, or DD cups.
Anything that enhances the appearance of a suit, but which has no functional purpose – such as hardware, embroidery or shirring.
Ornamental needlework on fabric either by hand or by machine.
Item added to swimsuits, usually rings, metal, zippers, buckles, plastic or wood.
Special treatment on the underside of a swimsuit to provide support or shape.
A name, symbol, or trademark designed for easy, rapid and unmistakable recognition, especially one borne on a single printing plate or piece of type.
A swimsuit specially designed for women with long torsos.
French term used in the Swimwear Industry for a one-piece suit (pronounced “MY-YO”)
Tops and bottoms sold as individual pieces for a customized fit.
Gathering of fabric, usually draped down the front or sides of a suit.
Identifies the shape of a suit (triangle top, tank, monokini, etc…)
Girdle fabric used inside the suit to minimize the tummy and waist.
A one-piece swimsuit with a scoop neck that usually comes with wide shoulder straps.
A one-piece suit with a horizontal seam just below the bust line in the front. This suit will enhance the bust and also minimize attention on the lower body.
A one-piece with a high neckline. This style is perfect for a woman with a large bust, narrow shoulders and long torso.
A one-piece suit similar to a tank but with seams running down each side of the swimsuit front. Princess seams flatter all figures by creating the illusion of a slimmer waist, and they usually come with a tummy tamer.
Shirred fabric exclusively over the bottom front of a swimsuit.
A one-piece tank with a square neckline – a great style for a large bust line.
A one-piece swimsuit, shaped like an A-line dress, with a panty sewn inside.
A top that is similar to a tank, available with or without construction; an appropriate style for a customer who wants to wear a two-piece while maintaining almost the same coverage as a one-piece.
A top similar to a Cami Tankini but with a horizontal seam running across the front just below the bust line. This style is perfect for accentuating the bust.
A top with molded cup. Giving excellent shape and support, this top will create an illusion of curves particularly for the woman with a small bust.
A top that has been built with a wire under the bust.
HIGH WAIST PANTY
A full coverage swimsuit bottom that comes up below the belly button and provides great support for the tummy.
A thick-sided swimsuit bottom that lays low on the hips, this style offers extra full rear coverage and is often the choice of both junior and missy customers.
An overskirt sewn at the waistline of a regular swimsuit bottom. This style covers the hips while still revealing the outer thigh.