Pro tips from our sponsored athletes for ordering your perfect bikini

July 01, 2019

Pro tips from our sponsored athletes for ordering your perfect bikini

5 minute read.

Ever wondered how pro athletes always look stunning on stage? besides determination and consistency, a part of that comes down to ordering their perfect competition bikini. We have asked our sponsored athletes to share with you, their top tips when ordering your competition bikini. Read on to get the insider info

Katya IFBB Pro

  • first of all find out what the regulations are of the federation you will be competing in. What type of bikini is allowed; things like the correct cut, embellishment, connectors ect may vary in different federation/class.

  • start thinking about the fabric colour, rhinestones combo/colour and style of connectors well ahead of your show. Checking Glamfit instagram page always helps in inspiration, check Glamfit sponsored athletes to see how different style bikinis look on.

  • while a certain colour/style might look good on one it might not always work on another person’s body. Different body types require different cuts/style bikini. Always go for the style that accentuates your best lines.
  • I would recommend to be careful when choosing light coloured bikinis like white, nude, light yellow or silver colours... stage lights are super bright and your bikini together with you might just wash off the stage and it will be hard to see.. those colours would look great only if your natural skin tone is rather dark.
  • if you are unsure just ask team Glamfit! They are always ready to help and recommend the best option for you.

  • trust the process trust the Glamfit team! Don’t worry if you can’t make the in person fitting, as long as you follow their size guide correctly, your bikini will be spot on! Team Glamfit is that good!

- Katya Nosova

@Katya.ifbbpro

Emily King WBFF Pro

Find what you truly love and a design you resonate with, stage is all about showing your personality, so be YOU! I spent some time scrolling through the Glamfit page and through my federations page and would be drawn to a particular design, from there I imagined what I wanted to be on stage wearing 💖️Matching heels are also an amazing and beautiful touch to a bikini! STANDOUT!

- Emily King

@emily_kingbodies

Amanda Matthews WBFF Pro

I’ve been very fortunate enough to live in the same state and can go in and try on every colour your heart can desire 😍
From my very first comp, I’ve been personally fitted! If you live in South Australia, take advantage of that! We are super lucky!!
In regards to colours, I just tried on lots of bikinis In different colours and picked the one that made me “pop” most!
Same thing can be done with your favourite outfit! What colour is it and how does it make you feel?!
But the biggest thing for me is trust, and I trust Claire’s opinion and she knows what looks good! I have always said “I’ll leave it up to you, you know best” when designing bikinis!!
Always take inspiration from photos you see and show them to the girls at glamfit! They can recreate anything and make it yours and unique!

- Amanda Matthews

@amandamatthews_wbffpo

Sharelle Grant WBFF Pro

🌟 You can never be too unique! Work with the girls to design a suit that showcases your character and true self, that way you will feel completely confident on stage! Also, once you get your bikini, practice your stage posing in it so you can work on the best angles to showcase all the fine details of your suit in your stage photos.

- Sharelle Grant

@sharellegrant

Naomi Glover

I always scroll GlamFit Bikinis Instagram when looking for colour inspiration, you’ll get to see all the colours come to life & is a great place to start! 
Pick a colour you know you’ll feel confident wearing! 
When it comes to a competition bikini you can never have to much bling however my top tip for fellow petite Girls - I keep my connectors very subtle & opt for the thinner band of crystals, I find this to be the most flattering on my hips & make my legs appear ‘longer’!
The cut of your bikini for the IFBB is also very important so make sure you chat to the Glamfit girls to make sure the cut you pick will be flattering to you & the look of the federation!

- Naomi

@naomi_glover

Libby Powell WBFF Pro

Make sure you pick a colour you LOVE & work out a style that you think will look amazing and that compliments your physique! Work with the GlamFit team to design your perfect bikini, they are very experienced at what they do! They can also embellish your heels to match your bikini which will just finish off the whole look! 🙌🏽💕 

- libby Powell

@libbypowell_

Cindy Arevalo

Do as many fittings as possible! (Fly in if you have to, make a day of it) Also ensuring you absolutely love the colour and pick a design that suits your physique. Certain designs may be more flattering on your body than others. Ensure you're comfortable with the cut of the bottoms and that they're not too small. GlamFit have you covered!

- Cindy Arevalo

@cindy_arevalo

Jess Coate Campus

Have a design and colour in mind and ask the professional team at GlamFit Bikinis for their advice on your choices. They are very experienced and knowledgeable with what will best suit your physique in terms of colour and design. Go with your gut decisions.     P.S. have all the bling possible and known to man kind 

- Jess Coatecampus

@jesscoatecampus

Nathalia Burmann WBFF Pro

Don't over think it, when you pick a colour, pick one you absolutely love and then the design will just make it look extra special. You want to feel confident in what you are wearing so choose the entire look from the bikini maker and of course GlamFit can match your design with ankle and wrist bracelets, as well as your accessories like jewellery and matching heels. This will make the entire look more beautiful and stand out.

- Nathalia Burmann

@nathaliaburmann

Tamara Meyer WBFF Pro

My biggest tip when picking a bikini through Glamfit is looking what would suit your height and shape. Being short and busty - I suit less bling on the bottom but then more bedazzled up top!
I also like patterns that lengthen my body -being (156cm).
The last thing is trust in Claire and Glamfit team - because so many times I have not had a clue of design and they always whip something up from just picking my brain. 
Think of colours that make you pop on stage and that will make you feel beautiful 

Tamara Meyer

@tamaramyerfitness

 

 





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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 :)