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    8 Reasons to Own a Rear Shaper

    08.18.2014-Blog-Redesign

    No matter what your shape or size, chances are you have wrestled with your wardrobe to make your butt look it’s best. It’s difficult because everyone is shaped differently. Unless you have a personal tailor, few articles of clothing are naturally going to fit well.

    That’s why every woman can benefit from a rear shaper. If you don’t have one in your dresser, here are some reasons that may convince you that you’re missing out:

    Enhance Your Rear

    Even if you work out every day, it’s difficult if not impossible to change the shape of your butt. Since very few women are naturally endowed with a perfectly round and firm shape, a rear shaper can save you a lot of fuss and make your butt look perfect in an instant.

    Shape Your Silhouette

    Your hourglass figure wouldn’t be complete without a round and smooth bottom half! A rear shaper completes the shape of your feminine silhouette.

    Help Your Clothes Fit Best

    Have you ever had the perfect pair of jeans that was comfortable and also highlighted your best features? With a rear shaper, you might discover that a lot more of your clothes fit like that! Clothes are designed to look good on mannequins, and a shaper can help your body be smooth and contoured in the same way.

    Slim Your Lower Abdomen

    One of the peskier areas in women’s figures is the lower abdomen, even if you’ve been diligently going to the gym. With most rear shapers, you’ll get the added benefit of slimming for your front too. Instant results, without the workout.

    Shape Your Hips

    It’s all part of the same package. A shaper that creates a firm and round butt also creates firm and curvy hips.

    Trim Your Tummy

    To provide a lift for your butt, many rear shapers provide coverage all the way to your waistline. So you’ll also enjoy smooth control for your tummy and midsection, for an all-around sleeker figure.

    Support Your Rear

    Let’s face it, for many women the butt can droop simply because it’s made of fattier tissue. It may not matter how firm your glutes are. Use a rear shaper and put aside your insecurities.

    Eliminate Muffin Top

    Complete your look from top to bottom with a rear shaper that provides smooth shaping starting at your midsection. You’ll never worry about any unsightly muffin top above your pants’ waistline again.

    Posted in Diet and Weight Loss, Health, Shapewear Facts and Tips

      Date Night!

      08.15.2014-Blog-Design

      Look Hot In Our Top Shaper for Summer Styles

      Summertime is an exciting season for fashion and romance. It means lots of straps, lots of skin and light and flirty fabrics. And when you’re going out in the hot weather, you don’t want to be wearing much bulk or sweating through heavy materials. Shapewear is an essential part of looking hot in summer styles!

      Got a big date coming up? Look even more amazing in our top pick for summer: the High Waisted Panty by Amia! You can incorporate this versatile shaper into all of your warm weather outfits so you will always look slim and smooth in this summer’s top trends. Here are a few ways you can look your best on date night (or every day):

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      Short shorts are sexy and draw attention to long legs and a nice bottom. The high waisted panty provides a firm lift for your rear, so there’s never a worry about how your backside looks in your cutoffs. It provides control for your midsection too, so you don’t have to worry about muffin top either!

      Midi Skirts

      Enjoy this sophisticated look that highlights your waistline and makes your legs look longer. Your midi skirt will fit smoothly like a glove over the panty shaper.

      Matching Suits

      For your lightweight business attire, the panty shaper will create a perfectly shaped midsection and rear. Fitted pants and skirts will fit smoothly and comfortably, so you’ll look professional and chic.

      Dresses

      Who doesn’t love a summery sundress? You’ll feel confident in flowing fabrics because your figure will be a smooth hourglass underneath. The panty shaper is also practical for more formal gowns and dresses, as it holds your midsection in its ideal slim shape.

      Posted in Formal Events, How To Wear

        8 Reasons to Own a Hip & Thigh Shaper

        08.11.2014-Blog-Design

        Whether you’re already familiar with the benefits of shapewear or you’re just starting to discover them, make sure you’ve got your wardrobe stocked with hip and thigh shapers. These garments are an indispensable part of perfecting your figure, whether you’re going to the gym or you’re dressing up in a formal gown.

        Here are eight reasons why these shapers should be an essential part of your collection:

        Slim Your Silhouette

        Having trouble squeezing into that cute skirt or those tight pants? Watch your lower half shrink a size or more in an instant with a hip and thigh shaper. You’ll enjoy an overall slimming effect.

        Support Your Lower Body

        Whether you spend all day on your feet or sit in an office chair, you can put a lot of stress on your pelvis, thighs and lower back. Work to fix that problem with compression fabrics that can provide support all day long. You might end the day feeling more energized and able to do what you love.

        Shape Your Thighs and Hips

        As the name suggests, these shapers mold your thighs and hips into an ideal shape. So whether you need to size down and smoothen your thighs, or give your hips a little more curve, there’s a shaper that can meet your body’s specific needs.

        Contour Your Figure

        Your figure won’t be flattened in a quality hip and thigh shaper. On the contrary, with the right shaper you’ll achieve a contoured figure with curves in all the right places. Your silhouette will never look sexier.

        Put an End to Thigh Rubbing

        Nothing makes a workout or time spent on your feet worse than the misery of chafing thighs! The solution to your discomfort is as simple as a thigh shaper.

        Slim Your Lower Abdomen

        Many hip and thigh shapers provide benefits all the way up to your waistline. Unlike some midsection shapers, these lower body shapers provide ultimate slimming effects for that pesky area in the lower abdomen.

        Correct Visible Panty Lines

        Never worry about bending over again, because with a seamless hip and thigh shaper, there’s no panty line to reveal.

        Enhance Your Rear

        You give attention to your bustline with nice bras; so why not do the same for your backside? Many hip and thigh shapers are designed to give the rear a firm and round lift. You’ll enjoy a sculpted look you might not have thought possible, perfect for those fitted pants and skirts.

        Posted in Diet and Weight Loss, Health, Shapewear Facts and Tips

          The New Rules for Party Dressing

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          Dressing Your Best for Any Night Out

          It used to be that when you went out to party, you could only wear sexy apparel if you had the right body type. And unless you were a runway model, your selection of party wear might have been limited (unless you simply chose to wear an unflattering outfit!).

          These days, more people recognize that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and shapewear enhances all of them! No matter what your body type, the key to sporting a fashionable party outfit is setting the perfect foundation with the right shaper. Here are some rules you should follow every time you dress up.

          1. Choose the Right Shaper According to Your Outfit

          Some of your sexiest apparel naturally isn’t going to work with every type of shaper. For example, if you’re wearing a halter-top, a shaper with straps isn’t going to work. If you’re going low back or backless, you may run into to problems with a lot of midsection shapers with back coverage. But don’t give up on that cute dress yet! Many shaping garments are specifically designed for wearing under those fashionable types of apparel. For your more revealing outfits, try shapers that are backless, thong, plunge bra, or strapless.

          2. Try Different Materials

          Modern shapers utilize a variety of different materials, and not all function the same way. For maximum shaping effectiveness you might want to try a garment with high compression material and side boning for extra shaping and support through the midsection. If you would rather have more comfort and flexibility while you make your moves on the dance floor, a light compression cami or high-waisted panty might be better suited for your needs. If you’re planning on wearing a tight outfit, one quality you’ll always want to look for in the fabric is a “seamless” design, so nothing shows through.

          3. Find the Right Color

          No matter what type of shapewear you’re using, you’ll always want it to be invisible. You wouldn’t wear a black bra under a white t-shirt, so don’t sport a black cincher under a light-colored top. If you’re wearing a separate bra and panties, wear a shaper of the same color. You usually can’t go wrong with nude-colored undergarments if you’re trying to be discreet.

          4. Enhance Your Best Assets

          Know yourself and learn which of your features you can show off! Shapers aren’t just made for hiding your less flattering features; they’re made for enhancing what you’ve got. Match the shaper that features your curves with an outfit that emphasizes those curves. Use cleavage-boosting undergarments for low-cut tops, butt-lifting shapers under tight skirts and pants, and torso-lengthening midsection shapers for dresses that emphasize the waistline.

          Posted in Formal Events, How To Wear, Shapewear Facts and Tips

            Before and After Sweepstake Winners

            08.07.2014-Blog-Design

             

            Hourglass Angel thanks all of the customers that shared their stories, and before and after shapewear transformation images. We would like to continue to see you reach your goals, and see how your transformation evolves. Please continue to send your before and after images to transformation@hourglassangel.com to continue building a community where women can inspire one another with their progress, and results.

            Winners that have been chosen have been contacted via email, please check your inbox, and junk mail to see if you have won! All garment requests are to be submitted by August 15th, 2014.

            Posted in Supporting our Community

              8 Reasons To Own a Midsection Shaper

              08.04.2014-Blog-Redesign

              Every fashion-conscious woman knows that a midsection shaper is a key component to a tasteful wardrobe. But many don’t know that midsection shapers go way beyond just making you look slimmer around the midsection. Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy from a midsection shaper. Once you add this essential shapewear to your wardrobe collection, you may wonder why you ever went without one!

              Posture Correction

              Midsection shapers help your spine to stand straight and tall. Straight posture is essential to your short- and long-term back health! When standing with good posture, you’ll not only feel more energized, but you’ll look more poised. A midsection shaper may transform the way you look and feel with posture correction alone!

              Postpartum and Postsurgical Support

              Midsection compression can be an integral part of recovering from childbirth or abdominal surgery. It can reduce swelling and aid your abdomen in regaining its shape.

              Waistline Enhancement

              This may go without saying, but nothing works better than a midsection shaper in enhancing a feminine waistline and eliminating any problem spots like love handles and muffin top. You may drop a couple of sizes as well!

              Thermal Activity

              One of the primary benefits of compression technology in shapewear is that it stimulates thermal activity in your target areas. This in turn increases perspiration and can maximize the effectiveness of your workouts!

              Back Support

              Many modern women spend long hours every day in an office chair, on their feet, and/or carrying children around on their hips. While you might be tempted to just “tough it out” when you experience the back pain that naturally results from these activities, you can instantly ease some of the stress on your body with a midsection shaper.

              Reduction of Overeating

              When you have firm compression all the way around your midsection, your stomach isn’t going to expand the way it might otherwise when you eat a lot. That means that you will notice more easily when you are full, and you won’t want to overeat.

              Building Confidence

              You know how great it feels when you know you look good. When you’re not constantly worried about how your body looks, you can focus your attention on other things.

              The Perfect Foundation for Every Outfit

              Have you ever noticed that clothes in a department always look good on a mannequin but don’t fit quite the same way when you try them on? Shapewear turns your body into a smooth, almost mannequin-like shape, so you can look great in every outfit!

              Posted in Diet and Weight Loss, Health, Shapewear Facts and Tips

                Ten Coordinating Shapers for the Perfect Hourglass Figure

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                Surefire Combos for Your Ideal Shape

                Sometimes, obtaining the ideal figure for that special dress or those form-fitting pants requires a little thoughtful preparation when it comes to your shapewear. While many garments are versatile and work well on their own, they work even better when paired with another body shaping product. Try some of these combos for the perfect look in your most flattering outfits. You can also mix and match for your own custom shaping solution!

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                High Waisted Panty by Amia with Vedette Ivana Torsette Waist Cincher

                With these two garments you can enjoy moderate control and shaping for your lower abdomen, hips and butt, in addition to firm cinching at your waistline. This combination is ideal for creating a tight and toned look from below the bust down to your hips. Both pieces are seamless, so they’ll fit together without a problem.

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                Bio-Ceramic Anti-Cellulite Shorts by Delfin with Body Slimming Anti-Cellulite Gel by Co’Coon 

                For your smoothest, firmest skin, sometimes you need to take out the big guns. Delfin’s compression shorts will enhance your workouts by increasing perspiration in your cellulite target areas, while the body slimming gel firms and improves the appearance of the surface of your skin. You’ll enjoy the confidence of having tight and toned skinned in all of your leg-baring attire.

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                Dana Mid-Thigh Buttock Enhancer with Front Closure by Vedette with Strapless Longline Bra by Dominique

                Want a full-body makeover without pulling on a whole suit? Vedette’s buttock enhancer does wonders for your lower half, resulting in a shapely bottom with smooth thighs and hips. When paired with this strapless longline bra, you’ll enjoy extra slimming and support for your waist and torso with a nice boost to the bust. It’s a perfect solution for the little black dress or any form-fitting attire.

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                Vedette Amelie Open Bottom Mid Thigh Shaper with B.Wowd Push Up Bra by Wacoal

                Sexy perfection from top to bottom starts with an incredible bra like this push up bra by Wacoal. Flexible, seamless design creates a lovely lift in the cleavage. Pair that with this mid thigh shaper and you’ll get a smooth hourglass from the bust all the way to mid-thigh, including a head-turning lift in the rear.

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                Toning Shorts by Amia with Workout Band by Ann Cherry

                Your workouts just got a huge boost with cutting-edge compression technology from Amia and Ann Cherry. These shorts with this waistband will maximize your perspiration in your target areas, ensuring that your workout is working for you!

                 

                Posted in Diet and Weight Loss, Formal Events, How To Wear, Shapewear Facts and Tips

                  Revamp Your Summer Wardrobe

                  10 Essential Shaping Summer Tanks

                  Does your summer wardrobe need a lift? If you’re hiding behind baggy tops or you’re finding that your standard tanks provide a squeeze in the all the wrong places, then you need to revamp some of your warm-weather style!

                  All it takes is the right tank top to pull off a look that is smooth and attractive. We’ve got ten essential pieces for your summer wardrobe, so you’ll look hot (and feel cool) all season long. You can wear most of them on their own, or use them as a foundation for some stylish layering.

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                  All About Lace: Glamour Shaping Camisole by BodyHush

                  You can look elegant, long and lean with this gorgeous lacy cami. Enjoy a flat tummy and a smooth midsection under fabric that won’t slip. This looks very sexy on its own and also layers beautifully under other tops.

                  Midsection Taming: Girlfriend Shaping Tank Top by Yummie by Heather Thomson

                  This simple yet versatile top will be your go-to every time you need to head out in hot weather. Enjoy superb support and midsection shaping with a spandex tummy panel along, along with comfortable breath ability.

                  Go Strapless: Ava Convertible Shaper Slip by Cass Luxury

                  Why reveal bra straps or seams under your strappy and strapless tops when you can use this slimming shaper? Wear it underneath any of your feminine favorites, on its own, or layered underneath a jacket.

                  Scoop Neck: The Scoop Skinny Shaping Top by Cass Luxury

                  This soft and stylish design emphasizes your bust while providing seamless slimming of the torso all the way around. Light and breathable, it’s ideal even on summer’s hottest days.

                  Underbust Design: CocCoon Perfect Fit Braless T-shirt

                  Sometimes it’s hard to beat the comfort and support of your favorite bra. If you want to wear that bra with a shaper, pair it with this underbust design for custom comfort, support and midsection control.

                  Strappy: Yes Please Firm Control Tank Top by Flexees

                  Don’t want to go completely strapless but want to show off your shoulders? Enjoy comfortable but firm control and slimming around your midsection with some stylish thin straps.

                  Push-Up Combo: Candace Custom Lift Camisole by Flexees

                  Summer style sometimes includes a bit of cleavage, so bare it comfortably and confidently with graduated push-up support in this one-of-a-kind tank. It also comfortably shapes and controls your tummy, midsection and back.

                  Bodysuit Support: Mia Invisible Bodysuit by Cass Luxury

                  This looks like a sexy, strappy tank and has added support for the lower abdomen and back. Wear it on its own or layer, with or without a bra.

                  Comfortable Non-Underwire Support: Veronica Cami Shaper by Julie France

                  On those hot and humid days, you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. This ultra-stretch tank provides superb bust support without and underwire while targeting the waistline, tummy and lower back.

                  Wear it Two Ways: Stephanie 2-Way Tank by Yummie by Heather Thomson

                  Why have two tanks when you can just use one? This reversible top has a V-neck on one side and a scoop neck on the other and provides superb tummy and torso slimming.

                   

                  Posted in How To Wear

                    Tame Your Midsection Once and For All

                    Get The SHAPE

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                    If you’re like a lot of women, some of the most frustrating problem areas in your figure are probably around your waist. This is especially true if you’ve been pregnant, but even if you haven’t, you might still battle with your midsection, day after day.

                    Few things can be more frustrating than trying to look fashionable and attractive when you’re combating an uncooperative tummy, sides and back! But you don’t have to give in to “love handles” and “muffin top.” We have four fabulous midsection garments designed to shrink your waistline, so you’ll always look smooth and slender around the middle – and maybe even drop a couple of sizes!

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                    1. Cincher by Amia

                    There’s a reason this waistline-targeting garment is one of our bestsellers. Wear it and instantly benefit from a flatter tummy and a smooth and trim midsection all the way around, from below the bust to your hip bone. You may be able to wear a size or two smaller just by putting it on. Using Amia’s signature PowerLatex fabric, it provides all day firm control, while FlexiBoning ensures unbeatable comfort. While you’re wearing it, compression technology works to stimulate thermal activity and perspiration.

                    2. Black Cashmere Underbust Corset

                    When it comes to controlling your waist, it doesn’t get much more classic – or effective – than a corset. This customer-favorite corset provides maximum compression all the way around the torso for an all-day tall and lean look. Adjustable lacing ensures a perfect fit every time, while steel boning keeps your figure firmly in place all day long. Customer’s favorite garment to use for waist training, simply tighten the laces as you size down.

                    3. Vest by Amia

                    Unbeatable compression technology meets ultimate comfort and support with Amia’s popular vest. Slim your midsection dramatically in a snap when you put on this maximum strength shaper, complete with PowerLatex fabric. The vest’s design ensures full coverage and support up the back and over the bra line. As with all of our maximum strength midsection shapers, instantly notice a reduction of 1-3 inches in the midsection.

                    4. Compression Panty Shaper

                    For no-fail tummy flattening, this panty shaper provides slimming and coverage from above the waist to down over your pelvis, which is particularly effective at taming your lower abdomen or love handles in the back. Maximum compression ensures that you’ll enjoy a smooth and slim silhouette from from your hips up to below the bust.

                    Posted in How To Wear, Maternity, Shapewear Facts and Tips

                      Getting in Shape & Staying in Shape

                      5 Ways Shapewear Helps Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

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                      You already know that quality shapewear can make you look great, as it discreetly shapes your figure to look like an hourglass. But did you know that certain shapers can contribute to an all-around healthier lifestyle?

                      In fact, shapewear encourages a healthy lifestyle and promotes weight loss in five key ways! If you’re trying to eat better and get more active – while ensuring you look great at the same time – be sure to include shapewear in your routine. Here’s why:

                      1. Shapewear discourages overeating

                      You’ll notice that when you’re wearing a garment that provides firm compression around your midsection, your stomach can’t expand as much. And that means you’ll eat less. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be hungry, but it does mean that you can have a stronger handle on compulsion eating, which is key for healthy weight loss. You’ll be more likely to simply eat when you’re hungry and stop eating when you’re full. This is an essential component to long-term weight loss and lifestyle change.

                      2. Shapewear motivates you

                      One of the great benefits of compression technology is that it produces noticeable results instantly! If you’re using a midsection shaper, you’ll quickly notice a reduction in inches. Nothing motivates to keep you going like real results.

                      3. Shapewear boosts your confidence

                      Even if you haven’t met your fitness goals yet, shapewear helps your clothes fit better, so that you look great no matter what your current size is. Feeling positive about your self-image is key to sticking with your lifestyle changes. With the ongoing confidence boost that shapewear provides, you’ll want to stay on track and see your goals to the end.

                      4. Shapewear paves the way to permanent change

                      If you’re serious about transforming your lifestyle habits, lasting change takes a lot of time and patience. Shapewear helps you enhance whatever progress you’ve made, whether you’ve got one more size you want to drop or four. You might want to be in a size 6 someday, but in the meantime you can still look fabulous in a size 8, size 14 or higher.

                      5. Shapewear helps you measure your progress

                      Speaking of sizes, did you know that shapewear helps you drop a size or two instantly? So go ahead and buy those smaller size clothes. You’ll enjoy fitting into them more naturally as you progress with your fitness plan. And if you’re wearing your shaper on a regular basis, your weight loss will be even more obvious to you. Those “Wow!” moments are super motivating!

                      Posted in Diet and Weight Loss, Health, Shapewear Facts and Tips

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