Q: How does the whole ordering process work?
A: First, we request that you fill out the order form completely and email it to us. Once we receive your order form, we will send out the fabric sample(s) you have selected. (You may also look at our swatch page to make your choice.) Once you have received your samples and selected one, return it with your signed approval slip. Once we receive your approval slip we will contact you for your non refundable deposit. You can pay with a check (US only), a Visa or MasterCard, or we can send you a Paypal invoice. Once we receive your deposit, we will start on your suit. The first steps are to cut and then sew your custom suit. Once it has been sewn, we will send it to you for a fitting. We will then send your suit to you for a fitting. This is done before decorating to ensure it fits properly. IMPORTANT: Please, have your trainer see you in the suit before you send it back to us! After your fitting, mail the suit back to us for decorating. At this point the remaining balance will be due. Once we receive the complete total, we will decorate your suit and send it to you finished. NO SUIT WILL BE MAILED UNLESS THE TOTAL IS PAID IN FULL, NO MATTER YOUR SHOW DATE!
Q: How long does the whole process take?
A: For figure and physique we ask for 6-8 weeks to make your suit from beginning to end. For bikini we ask for 5-6 weeks. Time frames vary depending on the time of year and may take more or less time. This also depends on how quickly you get us your information and product back to us.
Q: What are Suits by Amy Inc.'s policies on custom ordered suits?
A: Please click the link to view a full list of our policies.
Q: Is my deposit refundable?
A: Your deposit is NOT refundable, for any reason. This is a custom made suit, specific to your body.
**Your deposit expires 1 year from the date it is placed.
Q: What is Suit Stay?
A: This revolutionary material will practically eliminate the need for adhesives in the butt of your suit and will save your suit from all the harsh stains that spray adhesives leave. This material holds shape while you move and as the name suggests, will stay in place. It also gives great lift for those that need it. There is an up charge of $20.00 to add Suit Stay. Ask for it when placing your order!
Q: What types of padding do you offer?
A: We have two kinds of padding. The first is just a push up foam padding with a nipple shield. This give you a little lift and adds fullness. The second is called Super Padding. This is a full foam pad that is made as a prosthetic breast. It is shaped much like an avocado. It is hollowed out on one side and round on the other in a teardrop shape like a real breast. It will add up to 2 cup sizes to your breasts. I do not sell gels because they tend to weigh down your top and are very heavy. Push up padding is a $16.00 up charge. Super Padding is $25.00.
Q: How should my suit fit?
A: The way you should wear your suit will depend on your body type. Click the link to see what body type you are.
Q: If I get my suit for my fitting and it isn't fitting like I expected, what do I do?
A: First I ask that you send me pictures of yourself in the suit. A lot of times, you just haven't put the suit on correctly. Second, the suit should be a little small because you are still coming down in size. Be sure you are following your training schedule and eating plan. I have made over a thousand suits and know what will fit your specific body by the time of the show. I have also trained myself for my competitions and others as a certified trainer in the past. I know how the body works. I need you to do your part and work hard to get your body show ready. Finally, if alterations are needed, they will be done at no charge up to the day of your show. That is part of the service of getting a custom suit. The only time there is a charge is if you choose to go with a different style than you originally purchase.
Q: How do I clean my suit?
A: You will want to hand wash your suit in Woolite and lay it flat on a towel to dry. Gently squeeze out excess water before laying on the towel.
NEVER WRING OUT YOUR SUIT! NEVER DRY CLEAN!
Q: Can I get my suit altered?
A: If you need alterations before your documented show date, the alterations are free. It is part of your customer service. If you have worn your suit in a show and need an alteration after words for any reason, we will alter it for a fee. The fee starts at $25.00 and goes up depending on the alteration needed. Please wash any worn suit before sending it back to me for alterations. If the suit comes to me dirty, you will be charged a $50.00 fee for cleaning your suit. You wouldn't want to touch our dirty underwear and we do not want to touch yours!
Q: Can you alter a suit from another designer?
A: Yes! I have no problem with altering any suit. Please wash any worn suit before sending it back to me for alterations. If the suit comes to me dirty, you will be charged a $50.00 fee for cleaning your suit. You wouldn't want to touch our dirty underwear and we do not want to touch yours!
Q: Can I have you add stones to my suit even if Suits by Amy didn't make it?
A: Absolutely! Adding stones to a suit goes by a price per 100 stones. Contact us to find out latest pricing. Please wash any worn suit before sending it to me for adding stones. If the suit comes to me dirty, you will be charged a $50.00 fee for cleaning your suit. You wouldn't want to touch our dirty underwear and we do not want to touch yours!
Q: Why am I paying an up charge for having DD sized breasts?
A: I must charge an up charge for breasts size DD and larger since it takes double the stones to decorate compared to a size C. It also takes twice the time to decorate. [Be aware that we may give you a quote before we have knowledge of your breast size.] A new quote may be issued if your cup size is a DD or larger.
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