Women's Bodybuilding Stagewear

Made to Measure in New Zealand for Bodybuilders since 2002

ICN - INBA - NABBA NZ - NABBA/WFF - NZIFBB - WBFF

Bikini - Bodybuilding - Figure - Fitness - Physique - Shape - Sportsmodel – Wellness


As a female bodybuilder you need stagewear that frames your personal physique correctly for the organisation and class you have chosen to compete in. You would be forgiven for thinking that one size fits all and one bikini is just the same as the next, however, this could not be further from the truth. The difference is in the details which you get with a made-to-measure fit.

When you feel amazing, you compete your best.

At Flexiwear, your bespoke stagewear is handmade with care from premium quality fabrics to your personal measurements. Kirsty recognises that everyone is unique and there is more to designing bikinis than the basic size and colour requirements. 

Working with competitors of all ages and stages, Kirsty takes great pride in helping her clients enhance their best assets with the right style bikini or costume for their body shape and competition class.

Knowing Flexiwear clients train hard to be the best they can be Kirsty prides herself in keeping up to date with the stagewear rules and regulations for the various federations Flexiwear clients compete in. 


Stage presentation is her passion and making sure every competition bikini, posing suit or costume is designed suitable for her client’s choice of competition is especially important to her.

As a client of Flexiwear, you will work one on one with Kirsty as she guides you through the process from fabric selection to the final fitting either in person or via Flexiwear’s well-established online service.

 
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Frequently asked questions about ordering from Flexiwear

Below are answers to some of the most common questions about ordering from Flexiwear.
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Do you have any ready-made bikinis, posing suits or Sportsmodel for sale?

Flexiwear’s focus is bespoke stagewear. As a designer Kirsty appreciates each person’s individuality when it comes to body shape and this offers you creative choice and full consultation during every step of the way.

Why doesn’t your website show any prices for stagewear?

There are no prices as each piece is designed and custom-made for the individual.

At Flexiwear, Kirsty finds the best way is to work with your budget as she tailors your design to you, your style and class you are competing in.

How far out from my competition do I need to place an order?

As soon as you commit to your competition. Ideally best time to book is 4-5 months out from your competition as there are limited spots available each month.  Some competition months do fill up completely, however 9-12 weeks is usually an adequate timeframe to organise an order.

Please be aware, at times Flexiwear can be fully booked in advance.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Yes, there is a non-refundable deposit to pay to secure your spot in Flexiwear’s sewing schedule. (currently 25% of your budget or $100 whichever is greater)

Is my deposit refundable if I decide not to compete?

Your deposit is non-refundable and can only be used for the competition date you have booked for because the time in the sewing schedule has already been allocated to you.

(In extremely special circumstances you may be able to transfer your order to another competition date, this is assessed case by case).

What form of payment do you accept, and can I make payments towards my order?

Payment is by direct credit into Flexiwear’s NZ bank account.

You can pay off your order in the lead up to your competition, but your order must be paid in full 35 days before your competition date.

PLEASE NOTE: No garment will be started until payment is made in FULL, no matter when your show is or your personal circumstances.

 

Frequently asked questions about Flexiwear's design process

Below are answers to some of the most common questions about Flexiwear's design process.
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How does the designing of my bikini work?

Kirsty works with YOU to design your stagewear. She will guide you through the design process from choosing the correct style and/or design for your class, colour options, fabric, embellishments like connectors and/or rhinestones.


This can be done in person or via email and post (fabrics options will be emailed followed by a swatch card in the post).

When do we start designing my bikini?

Once you have paid your deposit, the design process starts. Together you work with Kirsty to choose your fabric, connector options and rhinestone design and colours. This can be done in person or via email and mail.

What styles does Flexiwear design?

Flexiwear offers a number different styles of bodybuilding stagewear for women.

Here is a list of each style with which federation and class it suits:

Competition Bikini

ICN Bikini Model, ICN Fitness Model, INBA Bikini Diva, INBA Bikini Mama, NABBA/WFF Bikini Model, NZIFBB Bikini, NZIFBB Wellness, WBFF Diva Bikini Model, WBFF Diva Fitness Model


Competition Bikini with Wings

INBA Angels


Competition Bikini and Themewear

ICN Angels, WBFF Diva Fitness Model


One piece Swimwear

ICN Swimwear Model


One piece Posing Suit

INBA Classic Figure


Posing Suit

ICN Figure, ICN Women's Bodybuilding, INBA Women's Bodybuilding, INBA Women's Physique, INBA Figure, NABBA NZ Shape, NABBA NZ Figure, NABBA NZ Women's Physique, NABBA NZ Classic Women's Class, NABBA/WFF Figure, NABBA/WFF Women's Physique, NZIFBB Figure, NZIFBB Women's Physique


Posing suit with Themewear

WBFF Diva Figure Model


Sportswear - Themewear

INBA Women's Sports Model, INBA Women’s Fitness, NABBA/WFF Aerobic Fitness, NABBA/WFF Women's Sportsmodel


Fitness Costumes

NZIFBB Women's Fitness

What type of fabrics and colours do you have?

Flexiwear sources fabrics from all over the world to ensure your bikini, posing suit or themewear is made with only the best. The range includes first-grade Italian nylon Lycra, velvets, glitter velvets, holographic Lycras, metallic Lycras in many colours and shades of the rainbow.

How do I see your fabric range?

Flexiwear’s fabric range can be seen in person by appointment at Flexiwear’s private studio in Cambridge, Waikato. For distant clients, fabrics options are emailed and then followed by a swatch card in the post as part of the design process.

You can also follow Flexiwear on Instagram or Facebook for colour, fabric, design ideas and motivational quotes.

What type of rhinestones do you use?

Flexiwear’s rhinestone of choice is Preciosa Viva12 from The Czech Republic. Preciosa is well-known across the USA, Europe & UK and offers a brilliant sparkle and is top quality. It also shows amazing colour up close and at a distance. 


(Swarovski crystals are available by request however due to changes at Swarovski headquarters they will be no longer available once Flexiwear’s suppliers run out of stock)

You may also like to decorate your own (just order a base/blank bikini for you to finish with your own embellishments, Kirsty can assist with where to go for rhinestones and what glue to use).

Can you make my design from a sketch?

Yes, at Flexiwear you can provide a sketch or collection of design ideas for Kirsty to work from. To ensure she has interpreted your design correctly she will provide what the industry calls a “working drawing” for approval before any work is started.

Once I have ordered my bikini when will it be made?

The sewing of your bikini starts about 4/5 weeks out from your competition date.
(Please remember booking your stagewear in advance is a vital step in the process to ensure your place in Flexiwear’s short timeframe sewing schedule).

Do you have a size chart?

No, Flexiwear does not have a size chart because as a designer Kirsty appreciates each person’s individuality when it comes to body shape, so she uses your measurements to create your individual sewing pattern.

When and where do I measure for my stagewear?

About 4/5 weeks out from your competition date it is time to take your measurements.


At Flexiwear’s private studio you can be measured personally by Kirsty or she can email you step-by-step measurement instructions to follow. This is then emailed back with ‘un-posed’ photos that Kirsty uses to visually check your measurements.


For accurate measuring it is advised you have someone else take your measurements.

Do you offer a fitting service?

Yes, fittings are 3 to 4 weeks out from your competition date.

At Flexiwear’s private studio you can be measured personally by Kirsty or she can email you step-by-step measurement instructions to follow. This is then emailed back with ‘un-posed’ photos that Kirsty uses to visually check your measurements.


For accurate measuring it is advised you have someone else take your measurements.

What if I am unable to come to you for a fitting?

Flexiwear offers a mail-order service. Kirsty has clients all over New Zealand that she designs and makes bodybuilding stagewear for using her own specially designed distant ordering system. Depending on your order you may have a Zoom fitting with Kirsty.

Will my stagewear be lined?

Yes, all Flexiwear bikinis and posing suits are fully lined with premium swimwear lining.

 

Frequently asked questions about delivery and costume care

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When will I receive my bikini, posing suit or themewear?

Your finished stagewear is sent about 8-10 days out from the competition by trackable overnight courier to a physical address (or local NZ Courier depot for collection) and will need to be signed for on delivery.


Delivery is additional and cost will be confirmed at time of booking.

What if I receive my bikini and it does not seem to sit right?

Contact Kirsty straight away (within 24 hours of receiving your order).

She asks that you email her a couple of photos wearing it so she can visually see what is going on. As part of Flexiwear’s custom-made service if there are any alterations needed there is no additional charge (conditions apply).

Alterations or additional embellishments done after your competition are at your own expense and garments must be supplied clean or a cleaning fee of $50 will apply.

Please note: It is especially important that you follow Flexiwear’s measuring instructions carefully and contact Kirsty if you would like further clarification. She can talk you through the process on a Zoom consultation. As part of Flexiwear’s measuring instructions Kirsty asks for a set of photos so she can view your body’s proportions. Flexiwear will not be held responsible for any errors made by a client when taking their measurements.

What is your return policy?

Due to the personal nature of Flexiwear’s stagewear and your garment is custom made to your individual measurements all sales are final.

What is the best way to look after my stagewear?