How to choose the right competition bikini bottom cut ?!
Getting the right cut for your personal physique is a unique experience for everyone, a lot goes into determining design and size - the best place to start is your brief size.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.
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This sizing chart applies to ALL of our bikini brief and figure suit styles.
Now to we move on to the Brief front style, we have 3 standard options available in our custom bikini builder - which are standard bikini front, Euro cut and Figure suit. (read on for custom briefs)
HOW DO I CHOOSE MY BRIEF STYLE?
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.
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 that allow the V shape. We have noticed this style is becoming more popular with competitors.
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.
We can also adapt these styles if you require a custom brief design, many competitors have had custom briefs for many reasons e.g. body transformation or weight loss, covering scars etc. This is something to mention in the additional notes section of your order, or contact us directly before finalizing your purchase. We want all our GlamFit bikini competitors to shine on stage.
Lastly we need to select the right brief cut!
HOW DO I CHOOSE MY BRIEF CUT?
We offer 4 standard brief cuts. From smallest to largest they are Pro, Brazilian, Extra Cheeky and Cheeky. Your brief cut is also heavily dependent on your federation's guidelines. Please ensure your do your homework and read up on the rules and regulations. Also talk it our with your coach, they know your body composition best and how your physique is shaping up during your preparation.
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.
Extra Cheeky: For federations that require 1/3 glute coverage we recommend the ‘Extra Cheeky’ cut.
Cheeky: For federations that require 50% coverage the ‘Cheeky’ cut is your best option.
If your Glutes are quite dominant, you may opt to go for more coverage so as to achieve a nice overall balance.
The last aspect of your brief design to consider is your crotch measurement.
WHAT IS A CROTCH MEASUREMENT?
Your crotch measurement is an optional measurement you can offer when placing your order. Our standard 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. if you are quite tall, providing your crotch measurement will ensure the correct coverage.
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.
In conclusion, brief style and size is an individual choice, many factors play a part. First check with your federation's guidelines, assess your physique with your coach and go with what makes you feel confident on stage.