Muscle Dazzle understands that choosing the correct bikini to display your body to its fullest potential is extremely important, especially after all those months of hard training, discipline, and dieting.
Choosing the right suit will give you the confidence to look at your best and stand out in the lineup, but, more importantly, the perfect bikini will actually accentuate your strongest features and hide your flaws. To make that process easier, we've come up with quick things to keep in mind to narrow down your choices.
Cuts & Styles
We have a few options for you to choose from. Please take your time reading through so you can confidently choose the suit that will look best on you.
Brunette & black hair - To balance out the darkness, those with dark hair will be best sticking to a medium to dark color bikini or posing suit. Red tones, from lipstick through to burgundy, royal blues and navy, plums and purples, are also suitable.
Red hair - Warmer tones complement red hair best. Consider browns, tans, red/orange tones, and burgundies. Conversely, greens and teals make a great contrast against red hair.
- Blonde and light color hair - Blonde and light hair offer the unique ability to wear gold or silver well. It also goes well with coral, hot pink, red, turquoise or aqua, and blue tones.
Skin & Eye Color
Typically, hair and eye color will be the strongest determining factors for suit color but don't forget that, on the day, your skin tone will be many shades darker than usual. This provides a little more flexibility in choosing the right suit color. Please remember that different tanning products give different skin tones, so you should test your tanning product to see if your skin tone will be more gold, brown, or red.
When you're on stage, your eye color is not as noticeable as your hair. We'd recommend considering your hair color first, then eye color.
Please bear in mind that these are only guidelines. If you are not comfortable wearing specific colors, don't choose them. The color, cut, and style which make you feel most confident are the most important factors.
Federations often have specific rules and regulations regarding the cut and style of figure suits. Knowing these rules is essential as breaking them could, unfortunately, result in disqualification. After all your hard work, it would be awful not to place, so researching your division's rules is not only important… it's essential.
What Are Your Body's Strengths And Weaknesses?
To accentuate your body's positives, it is vital that you know your strengths and weaknesses. For instance, if you have a short waist, you should consider having the figure suit waist adjusted a little lower and go for a V front cut to give the illusion of a more extended waist. Conversely, if you have a long waist, you can have the waist adjusted slightly higher to give the illusion of a more proportioned waistline, and opt-in for a scoop cut or a V cut with a slightly higher front rise.