"Guidelines to Buying the Right Womens Shapewear"
Body shapers can really give you the extra boost of confidence 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!
Got love handles that bulge out when wearing jeans? Panty girdles got you covered. Gave birth just recently and need to look trimmed down in a dress? A full body shaper will give back your post-maternal figure. Want to narrow your waist to fit better in a snug top? Then a waist cincher is your new best friend!
On this page you'll find shopping tips on selecting the right shapewear for your needs as well as advice on what styles to invest in.
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I can't tell you how much body shapers can really be your wardrobe's helping hand. They're just priceless when you want to look 10 pounds lighter in an instant!
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.
Keep reading as I've listed the various body shaper styles further down this page!
But I suggest that you secure 1-2 pair of panty girdles and 1 slip. These keep you covered when you need to look flawless in a dress or have a bloated stomach after a heavy lunch.
The shapewear essentials:
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 atleast 10% of Lycra.
Also, if you like having the freedom to move your legs around a lot, then opt for shorts (boxer style) instead of slip.
Buying the Right Style for Your NeedsYou want to make sure to select the right style that will cover your needs. So before hitting the shops ask yourself these questions:
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
Now let's check out the various body shapers and what parts of your body they target:
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Getting the Fit RightAvoid 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 body measurements using the sizing chart provided for each product at the store. If your measurements are in the limit of two sizes I recommend you to select the biggest one.
If you're bottom-heavy
(Pear body shape) and smaller on top, and you're having difficulties choosing a size for a bodysuit,
I suggest you take pick a
full body shaper that allows you to choose your own bra.
Shapewear - Celebs' Secret Weapon
Womens 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" then you'll find something that will suit your needs. From plus size shapewear,
waist cinchers, full body shaper, strapless body shaper to shapewear slip.
Time to Shop for the Latest Body ShapersNow that you've gone through my fashion tips and shopping advice on womens shapewear, it's time to shop!
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