The bikini-style outfit consisted of leather boots, two golden bracelets, hair fasteners, burgundy veils that were attached to two skirt plates, and a brass brassiere fastened over the neck and behind the back with a thin string. The veils were made of lashaa silk, a luxury cloth that was used in fine clothing. The leather boots were made from jerba hide, a Tattooine beast of burden. From the time of her capture to the battle over the Great Pit of Carkoon where she finally killed her repulsive master, Leia was forced to wear the revealing outfit, keeping Jabba the Hutt constantly aroused. Like other scantily-clad dancers previously in his service, the imprisoned Leia was forced to lay before Jabba, kept in place by a chain held by the Hutt. Jabba kept her in this submissive position in front of all his subjects and henchmen as a means of humiliating the princess. However, Leia would later use the same chain that enslaved her to strangle Jabba the Hutt to death.
Leia's whole costume was made from the finest materials that Hutt owned her bikini, the veils/skirts, the gold in the costume, the bracelets, the boots, the earrings, the jewelry and the makeup were all made of rare or priceless materials. The outfit symbolized she was a sex slave but it also symbolized (and mocked) her status as royalty, unlike Oola's netting, which barely covered anything. Leia's outfit was slightly more modest, whereas Oola's symbolized she was a cheap prostitute, a slave, a whore and a slut.
Princess Leia was obviously humiliated and disgusted that she would have to wear the outfit Jabba had picked out for her, as it demonstrated an early submission to his power and authority over her as her new master. The bikini-like qualities of the outfit were designed to show off her body to the Hutt and his guests. While the gold material and overall look of the outfit reminded everyone that even though this girl had once been a rich and elegant princess, she was now the property of Jabba the Hutt, and Jabba's favorite slave girl.
Since Leia did not choose to wear the outfit, she was embracing her future as a sex slave to Jabba. Due to its nature in bringing attention to the curves of her body and her toned, muscular stomach, it constantly reminded her that she was the fat Hutt's pleasure slave, a thought that revolted her. She also hated the bikini because it was extremely easy for Jabba to remove it from her body, ensuring that the Hutt could thoroughly enjoy her beautiful nude form whenever he desired, either when he was feeling lustful or if he wanted to punish her through public exposure of her body.
The bikini was also physically uncomfortable for Leia to wear, since the bra and skirt plates were not lined and she was forbidden to wear any panties under the skirts under threat of public nudity and humiliation, leaving her feeling vulnerable and exposed, and extremely susceptible to the cold. This would cause her vagina to go numb as the metal plate pressed against it, making her feel very uncomfortable. However, she preferred wearing the outfit over wearing nothing but empty air, her only other option as his slave girl.
Jabba had the costume made for Leia to accentuate her feminine figure, and as such it aroused and excited him.
He designed it to be as revealing as possible, removing any possibility of major bodily coverage so as to fully enjoy the sight of his new sex slave's body. The gold inlay signified she was a princess, yet her exposed state showed she was under his control. He would often remove parts of it to enjoy his slave's body, such as her brasserie to enjoy touching or licking her breasts, or even strip her completely naked in public, though this was usually for punishment or cases of extreme arousal. All in all, Jabba loved Leia in his bikini, and planned to keep her that way as long as he wished.