Today's blog concentrates wholly on the most important bit of your bikini! No...not the sparkle.....the all important bum shape! If you are competing in the sports end of the fitness competition spectrum then you will want to observe this more carefully than if you are going for the pageant style of show.
This is one of the most important bikini decisions to make because it can make the difference between placing or not. Indeed sometimes it can mean the difference between being permitted to walk on stage, or not. In some sporty federations the size of the bikini bottom is specified in their rules. That's how important it is.
Most controversial of these cuts is the pro style. You cannot wear this particular cut at UKBFF and will be asked to change. It is important to also note that if you are competing in 2Bros Pro you are expected to wear a pro cut or similar coverage and shape....you will be marked down if you cover too much of your glute in this federation.
Let's first have a look at the 3 different bikini bum cuts for a normal bikini class (not bodyfitness/figure/physique).
Here I call them Pro cut, Brazillian and Moderate cut. This demonstrates how much of the glute they actually cover. Moderate covers half the glutes, Brazillain covers 30% and pro cut 20%-ish. It's worth mentioning here that different bikini companies may call these cut's different things but the general take away from here is how much bum you should be covering in terms of federation....your own personal choice may be governed by your own values of modesty and comfort and of course the shape of your own bum.
And here is my super handy breakdown of the cuts you can wear for each federation. You will note that I have only included the federations that have actually included specific rules regarding bikini suits.
I will expand this chart as more rules spring up.