BODYBUILDING POSING SUITS – FEMALE:
FEMALE POSING ATTIRE:
Female bodybuilding competitors will wear a solid colored, non-embellished, two-piece posing suit for the pre-judging round but may wear an embellished posing suit of any color for the posing routine. Female bodybuilding competitors do not wear shoes for either round of judging.
Figure is a class of physique competition judged equally on symmetry, tone, and beauty/stage presence (to include the stage walk). Judges use three rounds to assess competitors in each of these three areas.
Two-piece Figure suit: The two-piece suit must be in good taste; thongs or T-back bottoms are not allowed. The suit may be adorned with rhinestones, sparkles, sequins, etc. for added effect.
Jewelry is permitted; Body jewelry (piercing) is allowed, so long as it is not offensive. Other jewelry (earrings, necklace, bracelets) may be worn, but should not obscure the physique or be in poor taste.
ACCENTUATE YOUR PHYSIQUE – ATTIRE:
There’s no doubt that bodybuilding competition suits can be expensive, but this is one place where you should not cut corners. Look for a reputable maker who specializes in competition suits and is familiar with the lines and cuts that accentuate your physique.
Most female competitors need to pay particular attention to the bottom—specifically bikini competitors who need the perfect-fitting bottom to accentuate the fullness and roundness of their glutes.
Shelling out half the cost for a cheaper bikini can cost you in the long run. A bottom that is too large, a cheap bottom without the necessary curvature, or a suit cut the wrong way can make your glutes appear small and flat.
COLOR OF SUIT:
Yes, suit color matters! Your suit color selection should complement your overall look, specifically your skin tone and hair color.
When it comes to choosing the “right” color, there are a few generalizations that can be made, but the final selection should always be individualized.
In general: dark and solid colors look better on stage; blondes should not wear yellow; dark green looks great on olive skin tones; and black hair goes well with red or light blue suits.