So you have been following your training and diets plans and have decided to go all in and do a competition. Now you have the exciting task of ordering your first competition bikini. Hours have been spent scrolling over our IG page and you have a entire folder on you camera roll dedicated to bikini inspo. So where do you start? what is the next step?
There are several different federations you can compete with around the world. In this article we are going to discuss the process of order a WBFF bikini.
A GlamFit Couture Bikinis is WBFF fashion style bikinis that is designed to your specification and made especially for you. The design team at GlamFit Bikinis will work closely with you to create something truly special, limited only by your imagination and the laws of dressmaking. If this sounds like something you are wanting …read on!
Starting the process is easy, you have most likely spent hours scrolling Instagram feeds and Pinterest and have a selection of screenshots of bikinis you love. The next step is to submit your design ideas via our website and we can use the images to sketch a design we think will be perfect for you.
If there are any specific design elements that you want to include, please include these in the notes. It could be a specific colour, style, choker or shoulder piece that you want. The clearer and more concise you can be with your design the easier and faster the entire process will be. If there is anything you are unsure about don’t worry. Our design team can offer advice as we have many unique design ideas.
Now we bet you want to know how much it will all cost?
This is a hard question to answer, it’s a bit like asking how long a piece of string is. The cost of your couture bikini will depend upon how much detail and what design elements you want to add. We recommend budgeting between AU$750.00 - $1200.00 for a Couture Bikini.
We DO NOT offer payment plans for couture bikinis. We ask for a once off AU$100.00 design fee per Couture Bikini. The design fee is due upon submitting your images via our website. The full amount of your bikini in then due no later than 10 weeks out. We will email you an invoice to pay via our website. Plan and have the money ready to go.
The design fee covers the cost of our team sketching, researching materials and discussing your design. It is not refundable due to change of mind. This includes deciding not to compete or changing your design idea all together. The cost of designing your bikini is not included in the total quote.
When submitting your images online you can choose your budget. We will work to the best of our abilities to incorporate all your design ideas within that budget. If we feel that your ideas exceed your budget, we will offer you a range of alternative solutions for you to choose from. Once the design and quote have been accepted there is no change of mind. If you do change your mind additional charges might be incurred. Full payment is due at 10-8 weeks out from your competition. We accept payment via our website ONLY, an invoice will be sent to your email when due. We do not start any work on your bikini until it has been paid in full. Delay in payment may result in delayed delivery.
Now the fun begins. You have paid your bikini in full. We will then ask for all the measurements we require for your design. We take all these measurements and your design into consideration and choose the size and style we think will be most suitable to you. We know our product best and have found having us choose provides the best outcome, but if you have any specific requests upon size now is the time to say.
We know you will most likely change in size between now and your competition. To ensure a great fit we will be in contact with your around 4-5 weeks out from your competition to confirm measurements. We then size your bikini to these measurements and dispatch it quickly.
We generally require a minimum of 8 weeks to construct a couture bikini. It is possible to make it happen with less time if you’re able to provide feedback quickly, additional rush fees may apply. We recommend starting the design phase of your bikini at 12-16 weeks out from your competition. This allows plenty of time for clear and concise correspondence. Once your bikini is made, sized and dispatched you can expect to receive it 2-3 weeks before your competition.
We know it can be a difficult and overwhelming decision to order a couture bikini. And we only offer this service because we have complete confidence in our amazing team and their work. Our team come from a variety of dressmaking backgrounds and have over 100 years combined experience in the fashion industry!! No we’re not a couple of old ladies, but we are a big team and the years quickly add up! We guarantee we will work extremely hard to bring your ideas to life and create a couture bikini that you will love. If you have any questions or ideas you’d like to discuss… we’re always here to help.
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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.
This sizing chart applies to ALL of our bikini brief and figure suit styles.
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.
We offer 3 different brief styles, Standard, Euro and Figure suit.
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 like IFBB. Lots of ICN girls also love this look. We have noticed this style is becoming more popular with all federations.
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.
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.
We have 3 different top style to choose form. Sweetheart moulded, Slider, Bombshell diva.
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.
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
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.
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.