How To Choose A Competition Bikini To Suit Your Body Shape

If you've spent many hours working-out in the gym preparing for a competition, you'll want to wear a bikini that really highlights all your hard work.  There are plenty of online retailers offering competition bikinis for sale, such as Fuchsia By Alex, but how do you choose something that really suits your body shape?  Read on for some helpful tips.

What is your body shape and what competition bikini style would suit you best?

There are six main categories of body shape:

  • curvy
  • pear-shaped
  • big-busted
  • modest-busted
  • athletic
  • apple-shaped

By identifying your body shape, you can choose a bikini style that emphasises your best assets and plays down the less than perfect bits.

  1.  Curvy

    If you're curvy, you'll enjoy a voluptuous build with a full bust, bum, thighs and hips.

    You can keep the attention on your neckline and waist and away from your excesses by choosing halter-style tops and high-waisted bottoms in matching colours and plain fabric designs.
  2.  Large-busted

    If you are blessed with a generous bust, choose bikini tops with wider straps for comfort and moulded, underwired cups to give you the best shape.  Simple, plain colours can help to balance out your top and bottom, whilst fringing on the bottoms draws the eye away from your upper assets.
  3.  Modest-busted

    If you have a small bust, you can create an illusion of extra size by choosing underwired, plunge cut tops.  Triangle shaped, string tops work really well, especially when enhanced by ruffling and padding.  For additional eye-catching appeal, choose a competition bikini embellished with crystals.
  4.  Pear-shaped

    Pear-shaped ladies have a small bust and curvy hips.  To create a more balanced picture try choosing a brightly coloured or metallic top adorned with plenty of decoration and playing down the bottoms with a dark coloured, plain fabric.
  5.  Athletic

    If you're blessed with an athletic build, you will have less in the way of curves and a less obvious waist. 

    The trick of making the most of this body type is to draw attention to both your top and bottom.  You can achieve this by choosing a competition bikini in a bright or metallic fabric and with plenty of eye-catching decoration to both parts.  Triangle bikinis work especially well with this body type.
  6.  Apple-shaped

    Apple-shaped body types tend not to have much in the way of a waist, and enjoy more of a straight up and down figure.

    You can give the illusion of a more balanced physique by choosing a bikini with high-waisted bottom and a top with moulded cups and broad straps.  Go for something with lots of embellishment to draw attention to your top and bottom, rather than your middle.

In conclusion

There are many different styles of competition bikinis available to choose from.  To make the most of what you've worked so hard to sculpt, use the tips given above to identify your body type and choose a competition bikini that shows your assets off to best advantage!