Body Shapers Your New Best Friend
Body Shapers are also known as “body slimmers” or “shapewear” are the essentials very woman needs.
Shapewear is one of the most clever fashion quick-fix tools ever invented. What I love about shapewear is that it is a temporarily eliminates your worries about how you look in a fitted dress. I believe that every gal should own at least one or two shapewear in her wardrobe. The right shapewear can give you curves on all the right places by slimming down the lumps and bumps as well as lifting and accentuating the parts that need more “oomph”
Body Slimmers today are more versatile and comfortable because most of them are made of Spandex. Spandex is a fabric that “compresses” your body as well as letting it breathe and move around.
Body shapers can give you the extra boost of confidence for when you want to look trim and slim in fitted clothes. They smooth out the lumps and bumps, which is a huge plus if you have a muffin top or extra weight carrying around the hips and thighs, without cutting off your blood circulation!
Why Body Shapers Are the Best
Shapewear rocks because it
Makes your figure look sleek and sexy
Smoothes out those lumps and bumps around the tummy, hips and thighs for better fitting skirts and jeans
Eliminates panty lines
Shapes and lifts your bottom
Banishes bloated stomach
What Shapewear to Invest in?
It depends on your needs- if you carry some extra weight then it’s natural to buy shapewear in various styles for your daily activities and other special occasions.
That means make sure the undergarment has a reasonable percentage of Lycra. It’s a fabric that makes clothes stretch and comfortable. So look for at least 10% of Lycra.
Buying the Right style for your Needs
You want to make sure to select the right style that will cover you needs.
What do I want it to do for me?
What part of my body figure do I want to enhance or camouflage?
If you want something to really hold you in, choose compression based shapewear. It’s made of Lycra (Spandex) and Latex. It provides full firming support.
If you need something basic that will smooth out your legs then choose hosiery shapewear. This light body shaper is made of a light hosiery fabric such as nylon/cotton mixed with Lycra.
Various Types of Body shapers
This is great for wearing underneath your dresses and skirts. It slims your torso, hips and thighs.
You can find slips in tank and skirt styles, so you can decide if you want to slim your upper or lower body only.
Full Body Slip
This shapewear is a must if you want to smooth out the bumps and achieve an overall slimmer figure in a light or clingy dress.
Keep the neckline of the dress in mind!!This is available in a strapless body style also.
These tuck in the lumps from your waist and down, depending on if you select the shorts or full leg style. They're super convenient and a practical choice for your legs to move around in, whether you're wearing a dress or a pair of jeans
Panty girdles are excellent in tucking that extra flab around the hips, butt and thighs when you need it - fast. Compared to the old days, women’s girdles have today become more refined and not least comfortable.
You can wear pantyhose and tights shapewear with your skirts and dresses, and also with your shorts if you don't mind creating a layered look. They're made to be worn as hosiery so they aren't obtrusive in design. Hosiery shapewear is made of a light hosiery fabric such as nylon/cotton mixed with Lycra.
Full Body Shaper
It works as a suit and targets your whole body - reducing, shaping and toning all around. You can find full body shapers in various sleeve styles (eg. sleeveless, 3/4) If you're smaller on top and big on the bottom (Pear shape) simply purchase a full body shaper that allows you to choose your own bra.
Waist cinchers trim your waist only. Good for plump tummys and for targeting muffin tops. Wear it to create that sexy burlesque look - and because your tummy gets narrower in a waist cincher, it will create and emphasize curves on top and bottom.
It's a 'heavy-duty' shaper that uplifts the bust line and effectively trims down your waistline and hips. Depending on your needs, a compression shapewear can also help lift your butt. It really gives you the curves on all the right places!
Plus Size Shapewear
Body shapers made for the full figure woman - wearing size 12 or greater in clothes.
Buying the Right Style for your Needs
You want to make sure to select the right style that will cover your needs. So before hitting the shops ask you these questions:
"What do I want it to do for me?"
"What part of my body figure do I want to enhance or camouflage?
For example if you want something to really hold you in, choose compression based shapewear. It's made of Lycra (Spandex) and Latex (and of course the usually nylon and/or cotton fabric). It works as a compressor, providing full firming support. Or if you need something basic that will smooth out your legs in a skirt then go for hosiery shapewear. Such light body shaper is made of a light hosiery fabric such as nylon/cotton mixed with Lycra
Get the Right Size
Avoid buying body shapers in a smaller size just so you can be tightened enough or to achieve a better result. Instead, select your correct size based on your body measurements using the sizing chart provided for each product at the store. If your measurements are in the limit of two sizes select the biggest one.
Tighter doesn't mean it will control you more. They're already made to fit snug. Too-tight shapewear can reduce the comfort and make it excruciating to wear. Not to mention that it can create extra flab around the edges. However, if a shapewear is a little too big, it won't give the maximum effect so you will notice that it doesn't pull in as much as described.
Women’s shapewear is available in a variety of styles to serve every body part on your body. Whether you need something to define your waist, complement a strapless dress or just give your body an instant “tuck” you can find something that will suit your needs.
So let’s take a moment to acknowledge the real MVP in life…Shapewear, because it allows for real life photoshop!!