The truth is bombshells, all of us need oodles of self-confidence sometimes. This is a crazy Instagram led world, where each moment of the day is up for social scrutiny. In this scenario, even the most confident of women sometimes need a little bit of help to feel fabulous. But help is at hand in the form of shapewear. From maximum control cinchers that create a dramatic change to leggings that reduce the appearance of cellulite, shapewear is quickly becoming a wardrobe staple that can tackle a variety of problem areas and perk our self-esteem. If you have yet to unlock the magic that is shapewear, prepare to have your world rocked. It’s like someone took an iron to you and smoothed out every lump you have. It’s like Photoshop for your living, breathing, three-dimensional body. It works so well that most celebrities wear shapewear on the red carpet.
There’s just one problem with this genre of wonder-garments: shapewear has gotten so popular that it now comes in a seemingly endless array of styles and fabrics. How do you decide which will work best for your body and your wardrobe? First, here are four reasons why we all should wear shapewear and dress shapely.
1- Stomach Bulge GONE: Compression is a good thing when you’re shopping for a shaper. Shapewear is an easy way to get rid of that muffin top and unwanted bulges. But, while you are wearing a garment for these reasons, the one area you may not want to compress is the bottom. In fact, many shapers feature special rear rounding designs that are meant to lift your tush, while reducing back and stomach bulge.
2- Reduces waistline by 1-3 inches & slims: Got a special occasion that you have been planning your outfit for, but haven’t had the time or the determination to have hit the gym to tone up those abs? Fret not, because bodyshapers have been invented to help you with just this problem. A Good quality body shaper will have a firm latex midsection lining to hold that tummy bulge in & tuck in the waist, to give an appearance of an hourglass figure. In fact, one can go down a dress size just by investing in this miracle garment! looking for this in the construction of shapewear is a good place to start. It will reduce your midsection by 1-3 inches immediately, allowing you to look up to three sizes thinner.
3- Provides Bust Support & uplifts: Next time you are shopping for shapewear, choose an underbust style garment. Underbust shapers like the Margret Latex Vest rise to the area just below your bra. This style of shaper has several benefits that you might not have thought of. First, the garment supports your bust, giving an instant lift and push up effect. Secondly, the result is an overall leaner and longer look.
4- Helps With Weight Loss: Yes! You read that right. A good quality shapewear with a built-in weight loss support can actually help you lose upto 4 inches from the stomach & waistline. Choose the right garment and the shaping may last longer than you think. Garments with thermal latex panels that provide thermal compression can increase thermal activity in the core, increasing blood flow and moving toxins. And because you sweat, you lose inches. And they are comfortable enough to be worn up to 6 hours a day because of cotton lining. And the best news is that you can wear them around the house doing daily chores and lose inches- without going to the gym! Studies have shown sustained loss of inches with long-term use. Check out the Kim Kardashian waist trainer to give this trend a try. It is the secret to Kim’s sexy curves
THE thumb rule while choosing any shapewear:
Stick To Your Size: Women sometimes try to size down for extra firmness. Going down a shapewear size, however, won’t help you zip yourself into a smaller dress. But that makes you look bigger because it can cause bulges, and it can be uncomfortable. So stick to your normal waist & hip size while choosing your shapewear and the let the magic garment do the nip and tuck for you!
A quick, handy guide to pairing your shapewear with your outfit (you can thank me later)
High-Waist Shorts: High-waist shorts are the most popular form of shapewear, due to the coverage it provides and because all of us need help with our tummy & butt. This product instantly tones and firms the waist, buttocks, and thighs, offering the highest amount of control. A form-fitting garment, such as Taraji P. Henson’s black form-fitting dress at the2017 Academy Awards works well with this shapewear iteration. Check out the perfect butt-lifting, high-waisted, compression shorts, here
Tip: Try a short that isn’t mostly nylon to avoid a “swishy” noise when your thighs rub together as you’re walking.
High-Waist Panty: Kerry Washington paired her lace Dolce & Gabbana dress with a black high-waist panty, at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards and it was perfect. Although it’s visible, the panty doesn’t distract from the garment. This shapewear offers control in the core and rear, starting above the belly button and ending at the top of the thighs. The fabric also adds some comfort in embellished dresses.
Ultimate Upper-Body Shaping Vest/ Tank: This is a game changer. Jumpsuits or an outfit which needs upper body shaping, call for a slimming top. Take my word and substitute your average black tank top for a shaping tank. Bye- bye batwings and muffin-top!The product instantly tones the core further into an hourglass shape, offering control throughout the day -the result is total oomph because of this shapewear which lifts & controls in the right places. Everyone needs one of these.
Full Control Bodysuit: A good body shaper offers firm control over tummy, waist & thighs. It is great for tight, body-hugging outfits. No wonder celebrities like Kim Kardashian confess this type to shapewear to be a wardrobe staple. The bodysuit is popular because it creates a head-to-toe streamlined shape, saving you the trouble of finding a separate top and bottom pieces that work. Which mean a slim, hourglass silhouette in minutes! The all-over coverage is a plus for us women because we can wear the bra of our choice while the midsection & thighs look stunning. The added advantage is that a bodyshaper is seamless with no panty lines! Wowee!
Suggested Read: 13 Instant Slimming Hacks: http://www.waistshapers.org/instant-slimming-_fashion-hacks/