Let’s have a look at some of the most popular types of shapewear and their most basic functions. Lingerie that can help you achieve a toned, slimmer body is becoming more and more popular each season. And for a good reason. With the right shapewear, it’s super easy to always look amazing, even in the most demanding outfits.
If you would like to flatten your abdomen area, Waist Trainer would be your best option. They will not only make your waist appear smaller, but will also take care of one of the most problematic areas – your tummy – making it look flat and toned even underneath tight-fitting dresses or skirts.
Another great option for girls is a body shaper buttock lifter. This type of shapewear is suitable for the gym and for any other type of workout and will give your body all the necessary support it needs. Now you can fully enjoy your training session while looking and feeling super good.
First of all, make sure that you choose the right size of your shapewear. As many retailers use their own size charts that may slightly differ from each other, always take your current measurements and choose the size accordingly. That way you will be sure that your chosen piece of lingerie fits you perfectly and does its job.
Shaper shorts are another great option for women. To prevent them from rolling down, choosing the right size is also super important. If you need full tummy control, opt for shorts with high waist and double layer of fabric. That extra support will make your shaper shorts comfortable to wear and will prevent any unwanted wardrobe malfunctions.
What you can do as well, is secure your shaper shorts to a bra by using a special hook.
Main function of shapewear is to give your body a better shape by slimming down some problematic areas such as your tummy or thighs, making your waist look smaller, and adding some curves and definition to your butt. Depending on your needs and the type of clothes that you are going to wear, you can choose to wear just one piece of shapewear (for example shaper briefs) or go for more support by selecting a full bodysuit.
Remember that certain types of shapewear require a bit of preparation and planning if you want to combine them with your clothes. For example, if you select an off-the-shoulder top or bodycon dress, make sure that the straps of your bodysuit are easy to remove and won’t be visible underneath your clothes.
Another rule worth considering while choosing your shapewear is the right colour. You can never go wrong with neutral colour palette. Shorts or a bodysuit in nude, beige or cream will always look good underneath clothes that are slightly see-through or have a very light, delicate colour.
Remember that shapewear offers various levels of compression and support. While a lower level of compression provides a light, smoothing effect, higher compression pieces are equipped with heavier fabrics (sometimes even two or three layers) in order to sculpt and shape your body.
To help you distinguish between various levels, some producers also describe them as “light”, “medium” and “high” (extra firm) control. Once you
get more familiar with various types of compression and learn how they work, it will be easy to choose shapewear lingerie that is most suitable for your needs.
We highly recommend trying various pieces in different shapes and colours as this is the best way to discover what suits you best and what you feel most comfortable wearing. Achieving that slim, sleek effect, with no need to tag or pull, takes a bit of practice and experimenting.
In case you find it difficult to make the selection yourself, you can always ask a shapewear specialist or a styling consultant for a piece of advice. They can not only help you take correct measurements and select your size, but also choose the right item of shapewear that will address all your needs.