Are you talking about the leg straps that go over the obliques? I suppose it is preference, but you won't find a figure girl not wearing that style. It shows off the waistline and legs much better than a bikini cut which can make your hips look wide. The only rule for figure suits is that the bottoms must be modest (i.e. no thongs).
~-= My Training Journal...Oh snap....Meg-O's training for a Figure comp.... =-~
2012 Adela Garcia Classic -- 2nd Place Figure B
2013 Phil Heath Classic -- 1st Place Figure B
2013 NPC Jr. Nationals -- 8th Place Figure E
2013 NPC Nationals -- Call it 16th?!?
2014 NPC Nationals -- November 21-22 Miami, FL
....goin' for that Pro Card!