5 things to think about when ordering your competition bikini online

November 05, 2019

5 things to think about when ordering your competition bikini online

There are so many things to think about when you first look at ordering your competition bikini online. It can become very overwhelming when you see how many options there are.

The first thing you want to think about it your time frame. At GlamFit bikinis we recommend ordering your competition suit anytime from 16 weeks out. This will be different depending upon the individual, how much weight they must lose and how their body will change.

If you are expecting quite a dramatic weight loss of 7kgs or more I would recommend waiting until you are closer to your show before order, as you will have a better idea of sizing at 8 weeks out.

Our standard production time is 4 weeks for standard bikinis and 8 weeks for couture WBFF bikinis. We always recommend selecting express shipping, as you will spend less time worrying about when your order will arrive. However, we understand express shipping can be expensive, so we also offer standard shipping as an option too. Make sure you allow enough time for both production and shipping when placing your order.

Thirdly, set your self a budget. No one knows how much you have spent on your bikini other than you and me. The most expensive suit in the world will not win you a show. Be realistic with what you can afford, our custom bikinis for ICN, IFBB or NPC range is price from AU$155-$650. Our Diva Design and Couture Bikinis for WBFF range in price form $550-$1500.00. The more work and crystal in your bikini the more expensive the suit. Don’t forget we also sell Swarovski crystals separately if DIY is your thing.

Next big decision is style. For ICN, IFBB or NPC we have found more traditional bodybuilding style bikinis are popular for these federations. Keep it simple and classy. If you want the extra glam to feel like a queen on the day our Glamazon styles are for you. For WBFF you can go to town on the design, anything is allowed so this is your change to get creating with different necklines and additions.

Final decision is the colour. Choosing the perfect colour online can be hard. That is why we offer the option to purchase fabric samples. Order the samples well in advance so you give yourself plenty of time to think it over without the pressure of making a rushed decision. Ask friends and family what colours they like best on you. Think about outfits you have worn that people have said you look good in; this is a great way to decide. If you are really confused on colour this normally means you like everything, that’s not a bad thing. It means you will love whatever you decide upon.

In conclusion, make sure you allow yourself time to make decisions and be organised. This will eliminate any stress you have ordering online. Reach out to us if you have any questions before ordering. We have over 5 years’ experience with selling competition bikinis online and have grown our customer base year after year, so you know you are in the best hands ordering from GlamFit Bikinis.





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Size & Style Guide

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 3 different top style to choose form. Sweetheart moulded, Slider, Bombshell diva.  

Competition Bikini Top            

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.

Diva Sweetheart Bikini Top

Our Latest Bikini cup the 'Diva Sweetheart' is designed to give you the European body building competition look.  It looks great with natural or implant busts, it comes with inbuilt push up.  If you are wanting the extreme cleavage look, we recommend sizing up and adding extra padding to your order.

 

Competition Heel Size ChartShoe size guide

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 :)