What do people think about bikinis?
Individual competitors should compete in whichever divisions they want to.
For my personal preference, I find bikini deeply dull (physiques aren’t trained enough for my liking). And whenever you actually attend shows, it is a huge class so takes forever. Completely understand that it’s the most marketable division though, for both show organisers and supplement companies. It’s just a bit too close to a T&A show for my liking.
Women’s physique I think was a really great innovation, and presented an outlet for still very trained but less extreme physiques than seen in women’s bodybuilding. After fitness (I like the routines), it’s probably my favourite women’s division.
Women’s bodybuilding is still great. The physiques are very extreme nowadays, but I can accept that. Sports change. I personally preferred the era from say Bev Francis to the end of Lenda Murray’s reign, but the physiques are quite a bit bigger now. I don’t think it has mass appeal now, but to be fair it has not had mass appeal for decades.
Lots of these things are just decided by money though. Bikini brings in a lot of money, due to the volume of competitors, each paying fees and so on. Even if it’s not my cup of tea, if it makes shows and federations more financially viable then that is a good thing.
As a swimsuit designer, I always think about what is it used for.
Good for tanning. If you want to catch a sun, this is the right one for you. Easily drying. In just a few minutes you are dry and don’t need to change it right away. Great for showing your body. If you were gym hard worker, you would probably want to show off a little bit. So, grab the best bikini you want and enjoy your summer and your body.
One piece swimsuit:
Profesional swimming is number one reason. One piece swimsuit can help you to swim better and faster. Is physics. For those who are not fully in loved with their bodies, right one piece swimsuit can be perfect to improve their look at the beach. Also it is great in covering some scars if you have some.
Very fashionable. Nowadays, one piece swimsuits are very popular. If you like it better – go for it!
Confidence: It’s the difference between the girl with the perfect body in a one-piece bathing suit, pulling at it and thinking she’s not thin enough or doesn’t have big enough boobs – and the girl who people call a bit overweight, but meanwhile, she’s wearing a bikini and guys are saying, “God, she’s sexy.” It all has to do with how you feel about yourself – it’s about projecting the attitude, I’m OK with who I am.
Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don’t take it off until you’re thirty-four.