FAQ

I'm new to this. Where do I start? 

If you are brand new to competition bikini shopping, it can be hard to know where to start. If you don't have any bikini style in mind, we firstly suggest getting some inspiration from our Instagram account, @glamfitbikinis. As well as talking to your coach to discuss what kind of style will work best for you and your chosen federation.
It is also very important to look at the style and size guides before placing an order.

 

How Do I Buy a Bikini?

We have a few different options for purchasing a bikini on our site.
CUSTOM BIKINIS and DIVA DESIGNS, Build your own dream bikini from scratch in any colour, size, style and embellishment design using the interactive easy to use order form. Please note that since these are all custom made, we require a 4 week turnaround for these for domestic orders and 6 weeks for international. 
QUICK BUY is the best option if you need a bikini right away. They are all pre-made and ready to be sent next business day. Sorry but we do not alter these. 
It is expected that you read the size guide and galleries before purchasing ANY of our bikinis! 

 

How long before my competition should I order my bikini? 

You can order as far in advance as you like! The more time the better, it is always good to be prepared. We like 6 weeks for Australian customers and 8 weeks for overseas customers. If you are wanting a couture or a Diva Design please place your order well in advance. These bikinis are very time consuming as each crystal is hand sewn or glued onto the bikini, so please avoid leaving your order to the last minute.   
During peak season if you order a bikini within 4 weeks of your competition date, you WILL be contacted to pay a Rush Fee. 

 

I need a bikini NOW! Help!

If you are needing a bikini in less than 4 weeks, you can purchase one of our ready-made bikini from our Quick Buy section. Or you can place a custom order, additional charges will be applied to jump the que and have your bikini prioritised.

 

Do you make figure suits?

We sure do :) Just like our standard bikinis, we can custom make ANY design in a figure suit, including our Diva Designs.

All you need to do to purchase a figure suit is select 'Figure Suit' in the Brief Style option on the order form. Our Figure suits are an extra $30.00. They come with a criss-cross back and a deep V-Cut bottom. The bottoms are not scrunch bum. We can provide a scrunch bottom upon request.

 

Do you use Swarovski crystals?

We use both standard and Swarovski crystals. You can select from either Swarovski or standard crystals on your order form. Swarovski is an extremely high quality stone and is ideal for the ultimate bling!

Just because our standard crystals are not Swarovski does not mean they are not beautiful. Most of our bikinis use standard crystals, which are made from high quality glass and resin.  They shine beautifully and are more budget friendly. 

 

I am competing in WBFF. How do I order a Couture Bikini?

A couture bikini is a unique, one of a kind bikini. Since it is so unique, and the design possibilities are endless, you cannot use the ‘Custom Bikini’ function to purchase a Couture bikini. You will need to work alongside Claire, owner and head bikini maker to discuss your concept and submit a design. You can submit a couture bikini enquiry here.

 

How Much is a Couture Design?

Couture designs start from AU$750.00 plus postage and range typically from AU$800.00-$1200.00, depending on how elaborate it is. If this is out of your budget, your best option is one of our beautiful Diva Designs.

Sorry but we cannot work with a budget less than AU$700.00 for a Couture Bikini.

 

When should I order my Couture Bikini?

We know you girls are super excited and want to be organised. We recommend contacting us in advance (12-15 weeks out from your show) to discuss your design. As places are strictly limited, please be aware an AU$100.00 deposit will be required to secure your spot. Once your design has been accepted and before a sketch of your design is provided.

The remaining balance is due before work starts on your bikini. As we require no less than 8 weeks to complete designs, full payment is due no later than 10 weeks out.  A link to make payment via our website will be emailed to you for ease of payment.

 

The Quick Buy bikini I want it not in my size. What do I do?

The bikinis on our Quick Buy collection are pre-made and ready to go. If you found one you love but you want to change the colour, cut or style, the best option is to CUSTOM ORDER your bikini using the Quick Buy bikini product details.  We do not alter these bikinis, they are sold as-is. 

 

Where do I find your prices?

You can easily find the price of Custom Bikinis here or Diva Designs here, and start selecting any options you would like to customise. Once you start selecting options, the total price will add up down the bottom of the product. The price of each option is also clearly written to it in to avoid confusion.

 

Do you ship internationally?

Yes. If you have an address, we can send you a bikini! We offer international express postage with DHL. You will be given a tracking number. Postage normally takes 2-5 business days. After we ship your bikini and it leaves Australia we have no control over it, please be aware that sometimes parcels can get held up in customs. This is rare. American girls--Please no APO's. DHL requires a fixed address. We lodge your parcel and take care of all the paperwork, duties and taxes for you, so your bikini will arrive with no fuss.

 

How do I measure myself? 

Please view our size guide, this contains all the information you need to make your bikini fit like a glove.

 

 Does my bikini top come with padding?

All of our bikinis come with a foam lining to prevent 'high beams'. There are pockets in the top to allow for additional padding. You can add extra padding for AU$10.00 on your order form for extra boost.

 

I plan to lose a lot of weight before my show, how will my sizing work?

We ask that you order with your stage size in mind as our bikinis are designed to be worn when competition lean, and your current size will most likely vary from your stage size. We use your current hip bone measurement along with your nominated bottom size and competition date to make your bottoms fit perfect.

If you are sitting between two sizes, we would recommend you select the smaller size if you predict to lose more weight. If you are already close to stage weight, then choose the larger size.

If you predict that you will continue to drop weight or if you are ordering in advance, we recommend selecting 'Confirm Hip Measurement 4 weeks Out' on your order form. We will then contact you to confirm your final hip measurements and adjust as needed prior to sending your bikini.

We ask that you order your current cup size according to our size guide as our top sizes run small.

 

How do I know what cut to get?

This depends on the size of your glutes and how revealing you want your suit to be. We recommend the Brazilian cut for most bikini competitors. If you are competing in with a federation that requires 50% coverage get the cheeky cut. View our cuts here.

IFBB NZ Girls, we strongly recommend you order the Cheeky cut.

Please check with your coach or your local federation co-ordinator to confirm the appropriate cut for your competition as we cannot be held responsible if you order the wrong cut.

 

I ordered my suit and decided I want to change the colour, connectors, or cut, what are my options?

We do not allow any changes to be made to the style, cut or colour. We strive to maintain the fasted turnaround time possible to ensure you get your suit as soon as possible. Depending where your order is up to in the production process we may be able to make changes to the connectors or crystals. Extra charges may apply

Please make sure you are confident with your colour, cut, and connectors before you submit your order. Depending where your order is up to in the production process we may be able to make changes to the connectors or crystals. Extra charges may apply

 

What happens if I receive my bikini and it needs to be adjusted?

We always ask that you order with your stage weight in mind, however if you receive your bikini and it does not fit please DO NOT PANIC! Simply email or call us clearly explaining your problem and we will do our best to help you.

Bikini Briefs: If your bikini briefs are either too big or small they can be easily adjusted from the back of the brief connectors by a professional dressmaker. This is normally the most time effective solution.

Girls who have never worn a competition bikini before might be initially shocked by the lack of coverage of a competition bikini. This is normal, your bikini bottoms will be smaller than your regular underwear as it is designed to show off your glutes.

Bikini Tops: Usually the tops will sit better once you have adjusted the back straps to sit firm across the back. Also adjust the neck straps to be nice and firm. Ladies don’t be afraid to lift your boobs right up into the bra, Noone likes pancakes as boobs. Our bikinis are designed to sit firm.

The cup size and bottom coverage cannot be altered easily so PLEASE be sure to check our size chart as well as checking coverage requirements with your federation to ensure you are selecting the correct coverage, cup and bottom size as you will need to purchase a replacement set if we cannot easily alter your bikini.

If you are ever unsure please contact us FIRST before ordering. If you are in Australia you can mail your bikini back to us to be altered upon request. Please include a self-addressed express post bag. Fees Apply. 

 

What if my bikini breaks? 

We have spent a long time searching for the best connectors on the market and we stand behind the quality of our products. Our connectors are strong and given that you are taking good care of your bikini and putting your bikini on carefully, it is HIGHLY unlikely that your connectors will break. Sometimes heavily embellished bikinis will be harder to put on as lace and crystals can reduce the stretchiness of the fabric. In this case it is advised to put your bikini on slowly, one leg at a time. Do NOT 'yank' your bikini. It is a stage costume and not regular swimwear. Take your time and put it on SLOWLY.

Use your common sense--if you are laying down on the floor while back stage or pumping up, be mindful of your connectors! Treat your bikini and its connectors like a fine piece of jewellery!

Do not allow your connectors to twist as this will weaken the connector. Drape connectors naturally have a tendency to twist so you will need to be extra careful with these. Store your bikini with the connectors laying flat. Avoid storing your bikini with other items to prevent it being crushed.

We understand that sometimes, breakages can happen. If your connectors break or if you wish to replace them, you can post it back and have it repaired, or we can post replacement connectors for you to attach at your expense. Unless there is a manufacturing fault, we will not replace connectors for free. You can purchase spare connectors here for peace of. Please remember that if your bikini has been worn please wash it before posting it back for hygiene reasons. We recommend wearing a different bikini while practising posing to ensure your stage bikini is not damaged before your big day. 

 

If I Choose 'yes' to confirming my hip measurements 4 weeks out, will my bikini arrive on time?

Definitely! Once we have your final measurement, we will adjust and send within 1-2 business days. Postage is via Australia post or DHL and will normally arrive within 2-5 business days, so your bikini will arrive safely with plenty of time spare.

 

I found a photo online of a bikini that I really like from another company. Can you make it for me?

In short, no. We are originals in this industry! Not copy cats. Each bikini company has their own creative design and we respect the artwork of others, just like we expect others to do the same and respect our artwork. We will make our version of the design, but it will look different and be made according to our pattern with our products.

 

Can you send me a photo of my bikini?

We get asked this ALL the time! While we do our best to take photos of our creations please remember that we physically do not have the time to take photos of each individual bikini, especially during peak periods. 

 

How long does it take to receive my bikini once I have ordered it?

After your order has been confirmed production time is 2-4 weeks. Once completed your bikini will be dispatched immediately unless otherwise specified. Postage within Australia takes 1-3 days. Overseas postage takes 2-5 business days. If you have opted to confirm your measurements at 4 weeks out, you can expect to receive your bikini within 2-5 working days from the date you send through your new measurements.

 

How Much is Postage?

We use express post or ALL order. Within Australia we use Australia post. Express postage ranges form $10.50-18.00 depending on the weight and size of your order. For all international orders we use DHL express. DHL is one of the safest and quickest postage service and your order will arrive quickly once dispatched. Postage costs does depend on your country. Postage is normally between $50.00-85.00 AUD.

 

What is your return policy?

We custom make every bikini for you and make your bikini to your measurements therefore we have a very strict NO REFUND policy due to change of mind. This includes if you decide not to compete, for whatever reason. In the rare instance that your bikini is faulty we are happy to repair, remake or refund at our discretion.

 

How do I wash my bikini?

Hand wash in cold water with a mild detergent, dry flat in the shade. DO NOT soak for longer than 5mins or expose to direct sunlight. DO NOT DRY CLEAN. You will get step by step instructions included with your bikini.

 

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