How to choose the right Brief cut for me?!

June 06, 2019

How to choose the right Brief cut for me?!

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.

    AU 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.

    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)

    Competition BikiniFitness Competition Euro Russian CutCompetition Bikin

    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.

    Competition Bikini Cuts

    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.

    Competition Bikini measurement

    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. 





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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 :)