Sunday, February 27, 2005

Advantage of the underwire bra

I noticed that many female competitors have never tried on a posing suit with an underwire bra. They don't know what they've been missing! Very few ready-to-wear posing suits feature underwire bras. On the other hand, almost all of my clients request an underwire bra. So what's the big deal?
Well, an underwire bra in a posing suit works just like an expensive bra—it holds everything in place and provides comfort and a perfect fit. Unless you have firm, perfect-shape implants, a regular triangle, or bikini top will not provide you with enough support, especially if you're on stage moving (which I know you will be). I've heard so many stories of bra malfunctions on stage—you don't want to be in this position.
Another advantage of an underwire bra is that it can make any size bust look great. For those with a smaller breast size, an underwire bra allows an increase of up to 2 full cup sizes, while keeping a natural shape. Try doing it with a bikini bra without it looking awkward.
Don't get me wrong, in certain situations and with certain bodies, the bikini bra will work just fine, maybe even better than an underwire bra (bodybuilders). However, in most cases, underwire bra is the way to go. Here are illustrations of both types:
Underwire Bra

Bikine (Triangle) Bra

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Check out these posing suits!

Here are one-piece and two-piece posing suits I made for Sarah Krajnik. I've known Sarah for a long time and she's been getting better and better. Here she is competing at the NPC USA National Fitness Championship in Vegas. I think these suits look great on her. What do you think?

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Matching the suit color to my skin tone?

Here's are some questions I got from Nikki from Flenton, Michigan:
I am entering my first figure competition and have no idea how to pick the right color for my posing suit to match my skin tone. I don't know if they judge you on that? How would I go about figuring out what color posing suits will be best for me?
Although the color of your posing suit is not that important when it comes to impressing judges, consider choosing one that's pleasing to the eye and complements your hair color. Also, overly bright or unusual colors may distract from your physique and focus attention on your posing suit instead. The classic colors of red, black, and blue always work well. Also, check out this interesting article about red color from National Geographic.
Try to see if the combinations below will work for you (they're not only for posing suits, but for clothes in general):