FAQ: List of the most common asked questions and answers(Custom Orders).
1. Can I use more than one code on an order?
2. How to take my hip and waist measurements?
3. What top or bottom size is recommended for me? Can I order a top only?
4. What is the difference between standard and ultimate cheeky bottoms?
5. Should I order skinny or standard style triangle top?
6. What is more adjustable? Hook or tie back?
7. Who orders higher/wider rise front coverage?
8. What can I do if my top seems a little small?
9. What can I do if my bottoms fit tight or I feel a bulge on my sides?
10. What does fabric trim exposed mean?
11. Which bottoms are NPC, WBFF, NGA approved?
12. Will my top come with padding and can I order a crystallized back connector?
13. Ravish Sands Rewards. How to become a rewards member? How to redeem points?
14. "Ravish It Yourself" Kit Process?
15. How do I enter a promo code?
16. What is molded cup versus a underwire bra cup upgrade ?
FAQ 1: Can I use more than one code on an order?
You can only enter one code per order. If you have Ravish Sands Gift Cards it will allow you to enter up to 3 gift card codes. If you have more please contact us to assist you.
Only 1 code can be used at one time on any purchase. If you have a store credit promo code and need to enter a rewards code please contact us to assit you!
Where to MEASURE the waist and hip:
(Measure the smallest part of the waist
and fullest part around the hip/glute.
This chart below is measurements on CUSTOM orders only. Stock inventory runs about 3/4 inches smaller giver or take in dimensions!
Competing at several shows with different bikini coverage requirements:
Need back up bottoms or back up top for your Ravish Sands bikini: You can use the affiliated promotion code per product description. Make sure to enter properly for no refunds are given.
Custom Figure/Physique suits: "BuyTopOnlyFigure" or "BuyBottomOnlyFigure"
Custom swimwear: "BuyTopOnlySwim" or "BuyBottomOnlySwim"
Custom Competition bikinis: "BuyTopOnlyComp" or "BuyBottomOnlyComp"
These codes will remove 50% off the suit total... Use each code accordingly ...If you only want a (top) use code "buytoponly***"....If you only want a (bottom) use code "buybottomonly****"
***excludes QUICKSHIP suits!!! ALL quickships sold as "SET ONLY"
***NO REFUNDS given if you don't put the code in correctly
Ultimate cheeky option vs Standard cheeky:
*Ultimate cheeky (no lining therefore cheeky gives deep v) IF YOU DO NOT like the dip to be right along the top crevice of your butt cheeks this may not be for you.
*Standard cheeky (full lined bikini, not deep v for girls that want a more conservative look or want more coverage along the top of the crevice of your butt cheeks.
***YOU MUST SPECIFY IF YOU WANT ULTIMATE CHEEKY (No lining on butt) for any of the custom bikini bottom cuts (mini micro, micro, brazilian, or midcoverage. ALL SUITS com Standard unless specify in order info box when you place your order.
FAQ 5: Should I order skinny or regular triangle?
Skinny triangles are an option we offer and is based off your personal taste in style. The skinny triangle is taller and finishes near the collar bone and is regularly requested for ladies with large implants for it helps to reduce under boob. Standard Triangles are made for all orders unless skinny is requested.
****Note the more crystals the less stretch of fabric****
FAQ 6: What is more adjustable(hook or tie back)
Tie back allows the most adjustment to your top. In order to get a hook back you must include your Ribcage measurement. However you only have 1inch of room to make it tighter or looser so if you lose more weight than intended you will need to get the hook taken in more by YOUR local seamstress.
All suits come standard tie back so its adjustable. By request we can do "Hook Back" (this allows about 1 inch adjustment and less string to hang) If you do not write "hook back" in notes portion it will come "tie back! Please include your ribcage measurement so we can make it to size.
FAQ 7: Who orders higher/wider rise?
Higher wider rise is a Modest coverage less commonly ordered. Ladies that have scars to cover may want to write in the request to have a "higher/wider front" If you only want it higher you may request "higher rise only"
**Are you 90-105Ibs? If so consider ordering a "Marissa Front" which is smaller and more narrow than our standard front. This will reduce bunching.
FAQ 8: My top seems a little small...what do I do?
NOT all girls need the padding! Especially if you are enhanced. Removing the thick padding allows the fabric to stretch out more and the fit will be better! Also consider how far out from show date you are. The breasts are the first to shrink so you don't want a top thats too big! You can always scrunch the sides!
FAQ 9: I received my bottoms and they fit tight. I feel a bulge on my sides.
I think my suits too small...Is it too small?
OK, we make Competition suits. Therefore unless you are competition suit stage ready 365 out of the year your bottoms should be snug when you receive them. Consider how much more weight you are suppose to lose before you hit stage. Consider peak week and water depletion! If your suit fits you perfect 3-6 weeks out it will be TOO LOOSE come competition day. However in most suits there is extra fabric inside the bikini along the connectors (depending connector length). A local seamstress can always let it out or bring it in (tighten it) if needed! Obviously wait closer to your show to make that decision for your body is transforming throughout this whole experience!
Standard Crystallization on bottom of competition suit packages 199$ and up!
FAQ 10: We now offer option to "Leave exposed Fabric trim" on heavily crystalized packages" per request. Its an option during checkout for select suits. If you have less crystals and want "Fabric Trim Exposed" simply type it in the order notes as your request. See picture reference for style.
FAQ 11: Which bottoms are NPC, WBFF, NGA, etc approved?
Honestly all sizes are ordered for all shows in the USA. Our most popular ordered bottoms are Brazilian cheeky however if you are extremely tiny in size you may want to go micro cheeky if you want to show off more of the glutes. We recommend you purchase Bikini Bite or any other suit fastener to glue your bikini in place for show day that way it doesn't ride up.
***INTERNATIONAL SHOWS IN CANADA, AUSTRALIA, AND REST OF WORLD MAY BE REQUIRED to wear Mid-coverage or even Pageant cheeky since the shows are more strict about coverage.
Competition suit cuts (micro cheeky/brazilian cheeky/midcoverage cheeky) If you want smaller than micro cheeky we can do a 'Mini Micro' upon request but we are not responsible if your show disqualifies you.
MINI-Micro is best for girls 105 or less! On frames larger than 105 it WILL fit like a thong!
FAQ 12: DOES PADDING COME WITH SUITS?
Yes we include COMPLIMENTARY padding in all Competititon suit and there's a removable slot so you can add or remove padding!!!
Do you have the option to add crystal connectors to the back of the suit straps?
Yes we offer connector 2 or 6 as back connectors with the choice of hook back or string ties!!! You would purchase "Back connectors" under the Connectors, swatches, & upgrade tab and add this upgrade to your cart for $20. Depending your ribcage will determine how much silver string will show. Model has short connector so normally an extra 2 inches longer!
Do you make underwire and if NO...What options do I have to get Great CLEAVAGE ?
We do not do underwire HOWEVER a "non-sliding triangle" is a great alternative!!! You must request this in your order notes when you checkout. We will simply sew the triangle down closest to the center connector and it then acts like a push up bra bringing you upright and center!!! Double padding is included in all suits as well however if it is not needed you simply remove it!
Bikini Bottoms: Measure your waist around the smallest part of your waistline. Measure your hips around the fullest part of your hips, usually about 7-8" below your waist, straight and firm, but not tight. In between sizes, order the larger size.
Care instructions for your bikini:
Novalty Fabrics: Please be aware that all suits that are made up of a metallic or light colored fabric may be ruined by any applied oils and tanner. Ravish Sands is not responsible for suits that are improperly cared for.
DO NOT Wash Your Suit in a Washing Machine or Dry Clean!
Do NOT soak suit in detergents for Metallic and/or crystals may loose grip. Lightly take a soft cloth and gently blot areas from inside of suit to remove as much tanner as possible
How do I join Ravish Sands REWARDS?
Customers with store accounts are automatically enrolled. If you don't have one, create a store account to join today.
How do I earn points?
Click here to see different ways to earn points.
How do I check my balance and redeem rewards?
Log in to your store account and go to the Redeem Rewards Page which can be accessed through the Rewards Widget located at the bottom of the store.
How do I use my rewards?
Rewards are issued as discount codes that can be applied on the payment page during checkout (only one discount code per order).
How to submit to become a Ravish Sands sponsored athlete:
What we are looking for in our athletes:
The process of being selected to be a sponsored Ravish Sands athlete:
Selecting athletes can take anywhere from 2-12 months. We will monitor your account's activity and if we see you are a perfect fit to add to our team we will personally email you with the announcement.
Below you will find the infographic for your Ravish It Yourself Kit!
Below you will find infographics for how to enter a promo code on your desktop and mobile device.
MOBILE DEVICE INSTRUCTION:
FAQ #16 MOLDED CUP VERSUS BRA UNDERWIRE STYLES
***THE BELOW IN BLUE/WHITE PRINT IS THE MOLDED CUP STYLE (NO BRA UNDERWIRE IN THESE)
***THE BELOW IN BLACK IS THE BRA UNDERWIRE STYLE AVAILABLE WITH A BUILT IN PUSH UP OR SIMPLY A THIN UNDERWIRE CUP DEPENDING ON THE OVERALL LOOK YOU WANT.
DARE TO TURN HEADS!!!