What Does What?
So where do you start? What sort of shapewear should you buy?
Shapewear categories on this site made easy for you:-
It all depends on your outlook of yourself and the outfit your wearing. Shapewear & Bodyshapers are all about making you feel better, so that when you look in the mirror your muffin-top isn’t bulging above your jeans, so that your butt isn’t non existent in your nice little pencil skirt and so that, your panties don’t look like you’ve been hung, drawn and quartered with lines separating your body.
Important factors to start with, Shapewear and Bodyshapers are designed to support and control, so it is very important to pick the right size (no deceiving yourself, no picking the size below!). You want to be comfortable – let’s face it you do have to breath in this outfit, so take into account the fabric and degree of lycra involved. The Shapewear comes in different levels of support, light control to firm control and you don’t have to sacrafice comfort just because you want firm control shapewear. Read reviews for the product, let real women tell you about their experiences before you buy.
We all have problem areas that Shapewear can help. So lets give you some guidelines by setting out what items help which areas:
Butt & Thighs
Depending on the degree of help you need the Shapewear items designed to help in these areas are Slimming Shorts, Control Briefs, Control Thongs, Control Slips and Control Hosiery. If you’re looking for your Shapewear item to uplift your rear, concentrate on the Control Briefs and Slimming Shorts, both of these items will provide uplift and support, some even provide padding to emphasize your rear.
Control Slips, both full and half length, support and control the thighs right through to the bust, giving smooth lines wright up to the armpit, pulling in the tummy and uplifting the bust. Ideal to wear under your little black dress. The half slip concentrates on the thigh, rear and waistline.
Control Thongs support the abdomen and Control Hosiery takes away the problem leg area at the same time pulling in the rear and tummy, more light control.
Torso & Waist
Again the torso and waist area can be helped with a range of garments depending on your problem areas, some offer back support and help improve your posture. If it’s just to give you a defined waist then you could use a Waist Cincher or Corset, which will concentrate on the area below the bust to just above the tummy.
Pantie girdles and high waist briefs define the rear, pull in the tummy and smooth the waist up to the bust line.
Full and half control slips as mentioned above can enhance from the thigh up to the bust, less chance of any bulging overflows.
Cami tops and control bodysuits deal with the bust area and area below the bust to the waist. They come in varying control strengths with bra built in. They offer waist and bust support, especially the larger bust sizes.
This includes the full length slips that we have already mentioned and Long Bodyshapers. Long Body Shapers, also referred to as All-in-One Torsets, and again they can do as little or as much as you need them to. They can start at your ankles and finish at your bust, varying at lengths in between. They aim to give you that dazzling smooth silhouette.
To achieve an all-over slimming effect, a Full Body Shaper is the way to go. Some have built-in bras, others connect to a separate bra, some fit around a separate bra to enhance the bust lift.
With any Full Body Shaper it is essential to get the right size to ensure the right control and balance of comfort.
I can’t tell you how much bodyshapers and shapewear can really be your wardrobe’s helping hand.
Every woman should have at least one item in their drawer. A secret that’s just priceless when you want to look 10 pounds lighter in an instant!