How To Choose

March 05, 2017

How To Choose

how to choose competition bikini
After after months of discipline, training and dieting it is important you put the same effort in to choosing your perfect bikini. We know that the right bikini will give you the confidence you need to look and feel at your best on stage. 

Typically when competitors first start looking they feel entirely overwhelmed. It not just about selecting your bikini based on what is “prettiest.” That's why we have broken it down in to 3 deciding factors.


#1. Colour


What colour bikini is best suited you your hair, eyes and body type?
Hair and eye colour will be the strongest determining factors. The tan is so dark almost all natural skin tone will be camouflaged.  

Red Hair:  

The cool tones usually compliment red hair best.  Consider greens and teals. Some purples, deep red tones and burgundies also work. Colours to avoid are light pinks, whites and silvers

Blonde and platinum hair:   

Blonde/platinum haired girls you are in luck, you have the unique ability to wear gold or silver well. It also goes well with coral, lilac, red, turquoise and mint/aqua tones. Some colours to avoid are dark greens, blacks and oranges

Brown and black hair:

In order to balance out the darkness on the top, those with dark hair will do best going with a medium to dark colour bikini. Any tone of red, from lipstick to burgundy, royal blues and navies, plums, purples and black would will also be suitable. Colours to avoid are hot pinks, white and coral.

Eye colour:  

When you are up on stage, your eye colour is not as noticeable as your hair. We would recommend considering your hair colour first then eye colour. 

Please keep in mind, that these are only our opinions. If you are not comfortable wearing certain colours, don’t choose it.  What you love and feel most confident in is ultimately what we want.

#2. Style

Make sure you know the rules and regulations of your federation.  Most discourage really narrow cut bottoms and thongs.  Deciding cut boils down to your physique; you will want to consider how each cut will accentuate your curves and hide your weaknesses.

Pro or brazilian cut briefs are best for girls who have great glutes and want to flaunt it. Not so confident? Our extra cheeky or largest cut, cheeky briefs will be perfect.

Standard cut bikini briefs are suited to all federations and all body types. be sure to angle your connectors up to the back an not straight. this will elongate your legs and give the illusion of a narrower waist. If you love particularly love this look we recommend our Euro cut briefs.

Your choice of bikini top are a Standard or Sweetheart Moulded, Slider triangle, Diva or Bombshell Diva. All are halter style tops with each providing something different.

Standard and Sweetheart moulded are great for all sized bust and  have a layer of padding sewn in to help enhance and shape the bust. Using padded inserts can give the illusion of a bigger bust, or you might want your bikini without inserts if you have implants.

Slider triangle tops are designed to slide along a draw string. This allows for more flexibility in the size and coverage of the top. This style is suited to competitors with both natural and enhanced breasts. It provides a little less support it is not recommended if control or support is of high importance.

Diva bras have been a popular style for competitors who are entering fashion focused federations such as WBFF. These tops are bra shaped and are flattering on larger busted competitors. Diva tops come as a moulded bra cup and additional padding can be ordered with your bikini, adding fullness and cleavage. Not recommended for small busted ladies as this style is unfortunately notorious for gaping. 

Bombshell Diva bras are out latest addition. offering deep plunging cleavage. This design is perfect for girls who want to be a little bit more sass and sexiness on stage. This style is ideal for girls with implants or a large natural bust.

#3. Crystals

BLING is the THING.  I’m telling you… if you can afford the sparkle then add some. We use both high quality standard crystals ans Swarovski crystals. If you are budget conscious, opt for higher quality standard crystals. If you are want the professional competitor look you can not go past Swarovski crystals.

Our embellishments are suited to all federations. Draw attention up with either our Starburst or Cascade designs. Create the illusion of a larger bust with either a Glamazon gradient or Double Cascade design. If you are budget conscious our Baby glam is perfect.

Doing WBFF? We recommend one of our Diva Designs. All are perfect for fitness meets fashion stage. If you are wanting something unique we recommend emailing us directly so we can create a one of a kind couture bikini for you. bikinis@glamfitbikinis.com

The key is to pick crystal colours that will compliment your fabric choice. Add contrast coloured stones for them to stand out under stage lights, or keep it classic with crystal clear or AB stones.

 

We offer the highest level of customer service. We are here to listen to your needs and wishes and have the knowledge to answer your questions and make the best recommendations for you. We  have a passion for creativity and the technical ability to construct a quality bikini for you.  Finally if you are still not sure where to start you can always contact us directly on dee@glamfitbikinis.com

 
 
 




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Size & Style Guide

At Glam Fit Bikinis we cater for every competitor in all shapes, sizes and federations.

Please take the time to read the below to find the size and style that is best for you.

 

How do I choose my brief size?

Your brief size is determined by your hip measurement. Your hip measurement is to be taken on your HIGH HIP which is on your underwear line--NOT around your glutes or widest part. Take a tape measure and measure the full circumference of your hips 

We want you to look and feel your absolute best on stage so please make sure you check your measurements properly. Remember to order with your stage weight in mind.
If you happen to be in between two sizes then please select the smaller size on your order form as you are likely to drop size as your competition date approaches. However if you are already close to stage weight then the bigger size may be more appropriate.
Size Hip Measurement 
4 70-75cm
6 75-80cm
8 80-85cm
10 85-90cm

This sizing chart applies to ALL of our bikini brief and figure suit styles.

 

Crotch Measurement

Your crotch measurement is an optional measurement you can offer when placing your order. Our pattern will fit the vast majority of sizes but you may feel free to add this measurement in your order notes if you have a c-section scar you wish to hide or if you want your bottoms to sit higher or lower than usual.

 To find your crotch measurement, take your tape measure to your back and hold the end of it at the top of your underwear. Pass the tape though your legs and take note of the measurement of where you would like your suit to sit at the front. Somewhere between 35-50cm is considered normal. Please contact us if you have any troubles.

Competition Bikini measurement

 

 

How do I choose my Brief Style?

We offer 3 different brief styles, Standard, Euro and Figure suit. 

Competition Bikini

Standard style briefs is our original and most popular cut. These bottoms are suitable for All bikini and fitness federations. They sit around the hips and have a butterfly shaped scrunch bottom to accentuate the glues. 

Fitness Competition Euro Russian Cut

 

The Euro Cut briefs have a V shape with a scoop front and butterfly scrunch bottoms. It is designed to sit high over the hips to give a flattering look to your midsection and create the illusion of elongated legs and smaller waist.These briefs are best suited to European competitors and federations like IFBB.  Lots of ICN girls also love this look. We have noticed this style is becoming more popular with all federations.

Competition Bikin

Our figure suits come with a high V-Shape front and back. The briefs and are designed to sit high on the hips. The straps are adjustable and criss-cross on the back, which clips onto the top.They come in all our different cuts. Pro, Brazilian, Extra Cheeky and Cheeky and DO NOT have a scrunch bottom unless requested otherwise. Model wear Size 6, Brazilian Cut.

You can choose Standard Moulded, Sweetheart Moulded or Slider style tops. We do not offer Bombshell Diva cups with figure suits due to poor bust support and  possible gaping from the chest.

How do I choose my brief cut?

Each of our 3 brief styles come in 4 cuts. From smallest to largest they are Pro, Brazilian, Extra Cheeky and Cheeky. 

Pro Cut: If you have great glutes and want to show them off. then the 'Pro' cut is perfect for you.

Brazilian: Our most popular cut is our ‘Brazilian’ it is a great all rounder and is suitable for most federation.

Extra Cheeky: For federations that require 1/3 coverage we recommend the ‘Extra Cheeky’ cut.

Cheeky: For federations that require 50% coverage the ‘Cheeky’ cut is your best option.

 

Competition Bikini Cuts

 How do I choose my top size?

We have 4 different top style to choose form. Standard moulded, Sweetheart moulded, Slider, Bombshell diva. 

Competition Bikini TopStandard Moulded GlamFit Fitness Competition Bikini

Our Standard Moulded competition bikini top is a triangle top. It is our original top style and has a layer of padding sewn in to help enhance and shape your bust. This style is best suited to competitors with natural breasts. Add extra padding for extra lift and support. Our sizes run small. We recommend ordering your current size and not the size you anticipate you will be. 

Model wears DD Slim Coverage

 

Competition Bikini TopSweetheart moulded GlamFit Fitness competition Bikini

Our most popular cup is the 'Sweetheart' Moulded top. These scooped bra tops have a layer of padding sewn in to help enhance and shape the bust. This style is a great all-rounder and suits competitors with natural or enhanced breasts. This top style has been popular with girls with smaller busts as it adds fullness and cleavage whilst adding curves to your look. The shape of the cup also hugs the chest, preventing gaping and provides plenty of support. For natural competitors who want to control excess skin from breastfeeding or a huge weight loss, the sweetheart cups are great as they can help stop any ‘spillage’. The shape also helps to add an extra cleavage boost, especially when extra padding is added. For competitors with implants this style is great as it moulds to in implant perfectly and sits nicely under the bust to hide any scaring from surgery.

Model wears DD Slim Coverage. 

 

Competition Bikini TopSlider glamfit fitness competition bikini

Our Slider style top is a traditional triangle bikini, they are designed to slide along a draw string. This allows for more flexibility in the size and coverage of the top. This style is suited to competitors with implants.  For our smaller busted girls, this top is not the most flattering because it is not padded or moulded. Slider bikini tops come with a thin layer of padding to avoid ‘high beams’. 

Model wear DD Slim Coverage

Competition Bikini Top

Our newest design the 'Bombshell Diva' top has one continuous underwire which peaks in the centre. This style is suited to WBFF, IFBB and other fashion focused federations. It is a deep plunging bra that creates the perfect cleavage. It is best suited to most girls with implants or a large natural bust. We do not recommend these cups if you are smaller than a natural B cup.

Model wear DD Size.

If you need assistance with finding your size, please contact us BEFORE placing your order on +61409699270 or by emailing bikinis@glamfitbikinis.com, we are here to help :)