To bikini competitors, the bikini competition suit is as important as a wedding dress to a bride. They think about every little thing like the color, style, and sparkly bits. It’s common to see happy tears when a competitor tries on their finished suit for the first time. Picking the right competition suit is super important and maybe today we can help you understand how to choose the perfect suit for your bikini competition.
When you hear about figure competitions, one thing that stands out is the super fancy and sparkly bikinis worn by the competitors. It’s the suit that shines a lot under the stage lights and looks really eye-catching. But how do you know which one to pick? Well, it’s important to choose the right bikini competition suit that makes you feel confident on stage.
What the right figure competition bikini should look like?
You’re working really hard on your training, so don’t go for a cheap suit. Find a bikini that has a nice shape and is made from good stuff, like thicker fabric with stretchiness. The ideal bikini competition suit should be made of a four-way stretch spandex fabric.
It should fit your body well, not just hang there. Pick a design that’s not too small on top (too little material up there can mess up your balance) or too big on the bottom (surprisingly, extra fabric can make your bottom look wider).
Federation – First, check the competition’s website for any rules about what kind of bikini you can wear, like the NPC or OCB. A lot of the time if you do not do your research in advance, you can be kicked out of the competition. All the hard work will go in vain. So, read carefully and then buy your bikini competition suit accordingly.
Color matters a lot – If you are a first timer, we can go with colors that work well on everyone. The best stage colors are blues, teals, reds, greens, and purples. These colors shine brightly under the stage lights.
If you have blonde hair blues and teals will look great on you, while people with dark brunette hair look good in greens and purple. Light colors like pink, gold, yellow, or orange might not look great on stage because they can wash out under the bright lights. But pick a color you love because its your day to shine.
One easy trick is to look on social media to see what colors and styles other competitors wear. You can compare your features, such as hair, eye color, tan color, etc with others to make the final decision.
Think about the bottom of your bikini –
You can choose from moderate coverage, brazilian cut, or pro cut.
- Moderate covers around 50% but isn’t good for the stage because you have to some of your glute growth
- Brazilian covers 25% and is popular for NPC athletes.
- The Pro cut is even smaller. It cover 20% only so you need to know your competition rules before picking this one.You can also add extra fabric to the front to avoid showing too much.
- Micro is the tiniest style. It covers 15% of your glutes this is why you need to ask your coach before selecting this style.
Cup size matters for proportions –
If you have small boobs, you can go for a smaller cup size to create the illusion of bigger boobs. You can also use padding or cutlets to help with this. It’s all about looking balanced on the stage.
Connectors – I only have a few rules for connectors, though… Choose something that makes you feel gorgeous and avoid drawing attention to yourself where you don’t want it.
These are the bits that hold your top and bottom together. Top connectors help create cleavage. Short connectors work for small boobs, and longer ones are good if you already have cleavage. Skip the back connector, so you can tie your suit super tight. Strap connectors are your choice, but most people match them with their bottom connectors.
For the bottom, if you have a thicker lower half, go for thinner connectors. Thick connectors and dangles can help create curves for those with leaner legs. Pick connectors that flatter your body type.
Crystals – Bling it up with crystals if you like. You can have a little or go all out. I like the super sparkly suits. The more crystals, the more expensive the suit. We advise adding all the stones to meet your style for what makes you happy and feel fantastic if you want the full sparkle. We’ve discovered that in contrast to other athletes who have only a few stones on their bikinis, wearing a fully embellished one will make you stand out on stage.
If you so want, the colors of the stones can add different designs and colors to the fabric of the bikini suit, making it even more unique and expressing your personality and sense of style.
I hope these tips help you shine on stage! Don’t hesitate to ask your suitmaker for advice or share your ideas with them so they can suggest what suits you best. Every athlete and every suit is different, so there’s no one-size-fits-all.
Feel free to explore different options. If you find a suit you love, show a picture of it to your suitmaker as a starting point. You don’t need to know exactly what you want, that’s their job to help you with, but it’s good to have an idea of what you like and dislike about your suit. Choosing a suit should be a fun process, and by making smart choices, you can walk away with a beautiful suit that fits perfectly.
If you are looking for some help in deciding which suit will work best for you, then you can check out competition suit shop and discuss your suit ideas with the sewing experts.
And for more valuable insights on preparing for your figure and bikini competition, don’t forget to read our previous blog, ‘Figure and Bikini Competition Day Checklist.‘