By Rachel Debling
While exact specifications will vary for each federation, here is your look at who needs to wear what, care of Colleen McConnell of The Crystal Suit.
Bikini and fitness model: Two-piece (similar to swimwear style) with heels.
Figure: Two pieces connected in the back, with heels.
Fitness: Figure suit for posing round with heels, as well as a gymnastic-style costume for the floor routine.
Women’s Physique: Figure suit for floor posing routine, but heels are not required.
Women’s Bodybuilding: Suit is similar to women’s physique, but embellishment depends on association.