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  • 5 Ways Shapewear Can Make You Look Hotter this Holiday Season

    Holiday shapewear options

    The holidays are known for a time of eating, drinking and being merry—so why not looking sexy? Unless you’re going to an "ugly sweater" party, all of these festivities with coworkers, friends and family are a perfect time to show off some curves!

    Whether your favorite holiday style is that hot LBD or that gorgeous fitted sweater dress, we’ve got everything you need to make sure you’re showing off your curves in all the right places this season. So stop hiding behind all the layers—and say hello to the life of the party. The secret is what’s underneath it all. You can build your confidence on the flawless silhouette, perfected by your shapewear foundation.

    Here are 5 easy ways to do it:

    1. Cool and confident: the mid-thigh shaper.

    Lower body curves don’t often get a lot of love in the wintertime, and it’s truly a shame. There are so many styles of dresses, skirts and pants that can be flattering to the curves of your butt and thighs; you just need the right kind of invisible control underneath.

    One of our favorite shapewear picks for holiday styles is the Mid-Thigh Bodysuit by Amia A107. It provides firm and smooth coverage from beneath the bust to the mid-thigh, so no need to worry about saddlebags or cellulite showing up where they’re least welcome. The fabric also lays flat on your legs with an elegant lace finish. This prevents any rolling or riding up—not to mention you won’t reveal any panty lines.

    While any body type can benefit from the full-body control that this garment offers, this is especially flattering on women who are curvier on the bottom, meaning your hips are wider than your shoulders and bust. The mid-thigh shaper provides the optimal amount of shaping and control for your lower half, without flattening your naturally beautiful curves that are meant to be shown off!

    This is a favorite companion to the timeless little black dress. The straps are adjustable and removable, making this piece customizable with whatever your favorite dress style is. It’s also a great option for any kind of form-fitting dress or outfit—even those that hug the midsection. Plus you might be more motivated to lay off on all of the holiday treats when you see how sexy and slim your figure looks. And if you’re going a little more casual, this garment also provides an excellent, invisible foundation for leggings, giving a nice smooth shape to your butt, thighs and hips.

    1. Slim and sexy: the waist cincher.

    We just couldn’t imagine any holiday celebrations without an Hourglass Angel waist cincher, perhaps better known as the waist trainer. Some women save theirs for special occasions, like when they need to squeeze into a little dress or top. Others love to wear their waist trainers as a daily practice to help them on their slim-down journeys. While it might be tempting to skip out on your waist training regimen over the holidays, this is actually a great time to stick with your program religiously! Be one of those people who doesn’t go into the New Year full of regrets but feels like they had their holiday feasting under control.

    Whether you save the waist trainer for a special occasion or you wear it daily, it almost can’t go wrong. The instant you put it on, you drop at least an inch or two from your waistline and eliminate love handles and muffin top. This garment can be worn under pretty much anything. It’s a flattering look for any body type, whether you’re trying to slim down and smooth out your whole look or you’re trying to create more curves. We especially love to see the results on women with straight figures who otherwise don’t have a lot of curves to show off. They put on a waist cincher, and pop! All of a sudden, they’re an hourglass.

    Waist cinchers provide firm control for the waist with the added benefit of improving your posture while wearing them. Just that simple shift in body position can do wonders for your self-confidence, not to mention provide many hours of support for your back and your bust.

    Our top pick of the season is the Classic Waist Cincher by Amia. This customer favorite comes in nude or black and is one of our most versatile garments. It’s invisible under most attire and is a great foundation piece for dresses or dress tops. You might also enjoy trying it paired with your favorite pair of dark wash jeans and heels for a tall and slender look at your more casual events.

    1. Power curves: the full bodysuit

    Do you ever just want to go for a full-body makeover? That’s what’s amazing about all-over shapers like the Braless Minimizer Bodysuit with Latex by Leonisa 018433. Sometimes you’ve got to bring out the big guns and get firm control, slimming and shaping for all of your curves.

    The maximum compression of this bodysuit does not disappoint. It uses latex within a three-layer construction for complete tummy and midsection control. While minimizing, it doesn’t flatten the butt; special stitching ensures that your backside is round and lifted. It can be paired with your own bra so that you have a custom fit, but unlike many other styles it uses a high back to prevent any unwanted bulging at the top. To keep everything in place, the front fastens with hook-and-eye closures as well as a zipper over the top. Finally, it provides full coverage for the thighs, completing your sexy and confident look.

    This is the shaping garment you want to have on hand when you break out your fancy attire. We’re talking gowns and other formal apparel—or even pantsuits and dress suits if that’s what the occasion calls for. Whatever the event is, you won’t be disappointed with the easy control that this powerful curve-contouring bodysuit provides.

    1. Is that really shapewear? The sexy little panty shaper 

    Modern materials and manufacturing means that you don’t ever have to worry about looking like you’re wearing “grannie panties.” So many shapewear options don’t even look like shapewear; they look like lingerie! Yet they pack a punch and provide the shaping and control you need to look and feel great in your holiday apparel.

    We love the lacey look of the Vedette Scarlette Strapless Shapewear Body with Lace Trim. Don’t be fooled by its dainty appearance; it provides firm control throughout the midsection. It provides full coverage in the back over your bra line as well, making it a quite powerful secret weapon under almost anything. Wear it with straps for extra support or without, for the slimming support you need under any strapless style. It covers just below the bust so you can wear it with the bra of your choice.

    This shaper is another great option that pairs well with a little black dress (or any color), as it will create a slim and smooth silhouette throughout the torso. Anyone who wants shaping coverage throughout their torso will benefit from this piece, and it can be especially helpful if your figure is naturally rounder at the middle.

    1. Well, hello curves: the open bottom shaper

    Need a lift? Rather, does your backside need a lift? Now you can get the control of a mid-thigh shaper with super butt-lifting power—all without padding! Say hello to the Vedette Amelie Open Bottom Mid Thigh Shaper 914.

    This shaper really speaks for itself. It effortlessly enhances the curves you may not have known you already have! All while providing firm control for your tummy and midsection and smooth control for your hips and thighs. Not to mention supportive straps for an extra boost in your bustline. Who even knew it was all possible?

    This garment is a fan favorite among women with smaller or flatter curves at the rear because it seems to create a perfect butt out of thin air. If your body type is naturally straight or you tend to carry your curves on top, this can create perfect balance.

    An open-bottom garment like this works well with mid-length dresses and skirts, especially those that hug the hips. It also pairs well with pants and leggings—anything that you want to show off your new butt in!

    We hope you’re able to enjoy this holiday season with more sexiness and confidence than you’ve ever had before. So stash away those baggy pants and oversized sweaters and say hello to the hot new you! We’d love to see the way you’re showing off your sexy holiday style, no matter what the occasion and how you wear it. Share it with us on Instagram #BeTheHourglass. And as always, if you need help finding the ideal shaper for your body type and outfit, contact the expert stylists on our customer service team. Happy holidays!

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  • How Your Shapewear Should Fit & Feel

    What shapewear should feel like

    Shapewear and waist trainers aren’t your average underwear. While most women know this when they're placing their order, many are quite surprised to discover just how tight their garments can feel. They can even question whether or not they actually fit.

    Having the right expectations is crucial. To avoid doubt after you’ve placed an order, here are some tips to help you know if a shaping garment fits correctly, or if it should be exchanged for something different. 

    1. Waist Trainers

    These are by far our most popular sellers here at Hourglass Angel—and of course, what’s not to love? Virtually any body shape and size can benefit from slimming the waistline and creating hourglass curves.

    If you’re a first-time waist trainer wearer, the most surprising thing you may encounter is how tight a waist trainer feels the first time you put it on. But before you give up and decide to order a larger size, consider these factors:

    • Did you take accurate measurements?
      The most important measurement for a waist trainer is your waist size. You should measure the narrowest part of your waist, about two inches above your belly button, using a vinyl or fabric tape measure. Make sure that the tape is level with the ground and that you do not pull it too tight. You should be able to slip a finger underneath without difficulty.
    • Did you read the size chart correctly?
      It can be a little confusing at first glance. Be sure you order the size that corresponds with your waist measurement, which isn’t necessarily the same number. For example, on the Clasica Latex Waist Cincher by Ann Chery, a size 30 is made for a 23–24.5-inch waist (not a 30-inch waist!). Our size charts have been thoroughly tested and they reflect the most accurate size. So be sure to stick to the guidelines. When in between sizes, pick the larger one. Remember that waist trainers are adjustable, so you can put a larger one on a tighter setting for the best fit.
    • Did you put it on correctly?
      Waist trainers are a bit tricky if you’re not used to putting them on. We recommend starting with the bottom hook-and-eye closure on the garment, clasping them across the narrowest part of your waist. Gently work your way up the row of hooks, and finally pull the garment down over your lower abdomen once it’s completely fastened.
    • Did you choose the right garment for your body type?
      In some cases you might technically have the right size, but it just isn’t the ideal piece for your body type. This is especially common in women who are petite, tall or curvy. For petite women we recommend a regular everyday cincher with only two rows of hook-and-eye closures, or even one of our workout bands, which are typically not as long as other options. For women with long torsos we recommend waist trainers designed with more coverage. And for curvier women we recommend the Squeem brand as well as vest-style trainers with adjustable straps for maximum bust support.

    With all of those factors considered, here’s what to expect the first time you wear your waist trainer.

    Normal

    • It should feel very tight. You probably will not be able to bend very much at the waist.
    • You will sweat more around your core (this is one the reason that waist training is effective). If this makes you uncomfortable, you might want to try a cotton blend or latex-free waist trainer.

    Not normal

    • While it should be snug, the waist trainer should not pinch or restrict your breathing. Take it off immediately if this is the case.
    • While it can be tricky to put a waist trainer on for the first time, you shouldn’t have to tug or stretch to fasten it. Don’t ever force it, or you risk damaging it, which will render it not returnable.
    • With a properly fitted waist trainer, you should see obvious hourglass curves immediately. If it’s too loose and there’s not a noticeable difference in your waistline, you either need a smaller size or a different style. You should not be able to move it around at all once it’s fastened and in place! 

    Final word: How do you know when to order a new waist trainer? After several months of regular use, waist trainers can lose some of their elasticity—not to mention, your waist might be quite a bit slimmer than it used to be. You know that you’re due for a new one when it just doesn’t feel as snug as it used to, even when on the tightest setting. For most women, this is cause to celebrate! Be sure to take new waist measurements before ordering your next waist trainer.

    1. Shapewear

    Whether you go for a full bodysuit that contours every curve, or you opt for more targeted control, shapewear requires a precision fit in order to function best. Here are questions to consider when finding your perfect fit with most styles of shapewear:

    • Did you take accurate measurements?
      For most shapewear, you need to take accurate measurements of your bust, waist and/or hips. Don’t just rely on your dress size, as shapewear sizes can vary depending on the brand. We’ve tested each garment in our store and have adjusted the sizing charts accordingly. To take accurate measurements, use a vinyl or fabric measuring tape and lay it flat against your skin or over a very thin layer of fabric like panties or a light tank. Keep the tape level with the ground. Take the fullest part of your bust and hips and the narrowest part of your waist.
    • Did you read the size chart correctly?
      This can be a bit tricky, especially if one of your measurements, like your waist, corresponds with a different size than another one of your measurements, like your hips. In these cases, try to think intuitively about the type of garment you are using. What are the body parts that it is most focused on? Go with that measurement. If it’s an all-body shaper, you will probably be most comfortable in the larger size—and it will still produce very flattering results.
    • Did you put it on right?
      Don’t be that person who tries to get spandex on over her head! Shapewear garments are designed to be stepped into. Never force or yank the fabric, as this can stress the material and even damage it. Make sure that all clasps and zippers are completely loosened. Be patient and work the garment up over your curves slowly, fastening carefully.
    • Did you choose the best garment for your body type?
      Women aren’t one-size-fits-all, and they certainly aren’t one-shape-fits-all either! You might have to do a little research to determine what garments are best for your target areas. While all-over shapers are very flattering for many women, they might not be for you if you have unusual ratios between your hips, waist and/or bust. But not to worry! If you’re having trouble finding the best fit, try to pair up more than one garment (for example, a waist trainer plus shaping leggings make a killer pair). You might also want to stick with open-bust garments that can work in conjunction with your favorite bra. Also make sure that if your garment has straps that they are adjustable.

    With all of these factors considered, here’s what to expect when you’re wearing shapewear.

    Normal

    • Most shapewear should feel very tight, especially if it is labeled as high compression. If it covers your core, you might feel quite stiff in the torso.
    • Your skin may feel warm where it is covered by the garment—causing you to sweat more. If this makes you uncomfortable, you may want to consider a hosiery-weight garment or a cotton blend.

    Not normal

    • While your movement might feel slightly restricted in a maximum compression garment, you should not feel discomfort or shortness of breath. This indicates that it is too small and you should take it off immediately.
    • You shouldn’t have to force or tug the material in order to put the garment on. If you have been trying to fit into it for more than a few minutes and you’re not making much progress, it’s probably not the right size or fit for you.
    • You should feel outrageously sexy in a properly fitted shaper. If you’re not satisfied with the results it produces, it’s probably not the right size or style for you.

    Final word:Like waist trainers, shapewear can wear out after heavy use. Be sure to care for it properly and rotate several pieces through your wardrobe in order to maximize their wear. Once a shaper starts to feel loose, or if you notice that the fabric rides up or rolls over, it’s time for something new. Be sure to take new measurements every time you order!

    We love helping our customers find the perfectly fitted shapewear or waist trainers. Our stylists are trained and only recommend what they would use themselves. Contact our expert customer service team if you ever have any questions about finding your perfect fit.

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  • Interview: How this Customer Saw 'Drastic Results' from Her Waist Trainer—Even When She's Not Wearing It

    Like all interior designers, Suzie has an eye for fashion. She's conscious of how she looks, especially when she's meeting with her clients. She decided to try waist training to firm her stomach and emphasize her hourglass curves – but it did so much more than that. Read our interview with Suzie to see how wearing a waist trainer gave her the confidence and motivation she needed to achieve her long-term weight-loss goals.

    1. Tell us a little about yourself.

    I am an interior designer; my favorite hobbies are cooking and doing art projects at home.

    1. Why did you decide to try waist training?

    My goals were to firm my stomach while still having a rounder bottom half. I like to enhance my overall look.

    1. What garments did you use, and why?

    I’ve used both the Squeem cincher and Clasica Latex Waist Cincher by Ann Chery. I started with the Squeem because I wanted something basic to start off with. I had such great results with that, so I asked someone at Hourglass to let me know what they thought a step up would be.

    1. What were your first impressions?

    The first time I wore it, I really liked how snug it was – it kept me very warm (always a plus!). At first, it was hard to sit all day but I got used to it. I had no idea that it would help limit how much I ate. But I figured that out right away, which made me keep track of how much I was eating at every meal. For the Ann Chery cincher, it was shocking to see how different it was that the non-latex type, it was much tighter on my ribcage and looser around my lower stomach.

    1. What was your waist training routine?

    I wore the a Squeem cincher for about 4-5 months, pretty much all day, every day. The Ann Chery, I’ve worn for nine weeks, 5-6 days a week, all day (except when sleeping).

    1. Did the waist trainer meet your expectations? How so?

    I can see drastic results. My body has always been more of an hourglass shape, so it really helped emphasize that. I get so happy because I’ve had people tell me they really like how my waist is cinched, and that’s been when I’m not wearing one! I lost 4 inches more than I expected!

    1. What were your diet and fitness habits during your waist training journey?

    For work, I walk anywhere between 4 to 7 miles a day. I don’t work out in any other way. I try to eat healthy or at the very least make healthier choices in my every day. If I had a very active week, I will indulge because I love food.

    1. In the past, have you faced any challenges with weight-loss or fitness?

    My biggest challenge is staying motivated, I’ve signed up a few times to go to the gym, but I really hate working out. Also, weight loss seems like such a long journey when you start, and that is very discouraging. I know that it can be done because I’ve done it before. It’s just hard to gather up all of the courage and will power to stick to something.

    These garments have given me so much encouragement! I feel great every day and they gave me the confidence to pursue my fitness goals further! I am now looking in to signing up for workout classes. I smile every day because of the changes I'm seeing in my body, thanks to my waist trainers.

    1. When did you start seeing results?

    At first I didn’t really notice much – it wasn’t until friends started to tell me. At about week 4, I saw a photo of week 1 and week 5, side by side, and I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT!

    1. Has anyone else noticed your results?

    Yes—friends and family members both say my results have been drastic.

    1. What would you say to others who are thinking about trying waist training?

    I would tell them to definitely get one, but to also be realistic. It’s probably not going to help you long-term if you’re not being active or trying to moderate your diet. Although, I think that with prolonged use you will see changes regardless. But if you’re looking for real changes, you have to have a three sided plan: diet, exercise, and shapewear. Make sure to use it for at least 6 hours a day and to avoid having huge meals while wearing them because it can feel very restricting. I’m not saying that it’s like that every time you eat, but if you have a huge meal, you will feel it. Also, apply lotion before putting it on because it can dry out your skin. It dried out my skin, but I have really dry skin to begin with.

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  • Solved! How We Assisted Real Customers with Sizing Problems (and Found the Perfect Garment)

    How to Size Shapewear Properly

    Sizing issues can be a challenge when it comes to intimate apparel like shapewear. No one is shaped exactly alike, which is why it is important not only to find the perfect size, but to find the right-fitting garment for your specific body shape.

    Our shapewear stylists love working with customers and helping them find the perfect match with their shapewear. When we say we're here to help you with sizing questions, we mean it!

    Here are four customers who had sizing issues but ultimately found the perfect garments after a few pointers from our team.
    Case 1: A better understanding of the sizing chart.
    Danielle emailed to let us know she needed an exchange in size. She had used her waist measurement of 36 inches when ordering the Clasica Latex Waist Cincher by Ann Chery—in size 36.

    However, when she took it out of the package, she knew immediately that it wasn’t going to fit. She confirmed this by wrapping it around her waist and seeing that it was several inches short of being able to cover her. No way would she be able to hook this one up; she needed two or maybe three sizes bigger! How did that happen?

    We looked at the size chart together, and she measured her waist again to be sure. It was still just under 36 inches. Then we realized the problem.

    Although Ann Chery has numeric sizes, they are not equal to your waist measurement. The size 36 that Danielle assumed she needed is in fact for someone with a waist of 28.5–31 inches. The size chart shows that size 40, which fits a 34–36 inch waist, was the correct one. So Danielle exchanged her garment for the correct size and was then able to begin her waist training.
    Case 2: Choosing a better waist trainer for a petite body type.
    Jen called in explaining how excited she'd been to try out the Faja Deportiva 3 Hook Workout Waist Trainer by Ann Chery. But once she had it hooked up, she was disappointed how straight her torso still appeared. Even when the garment was cinched up on the tightest setting of hook and eye closures, she didn’t see the hourglass curves she had expected.

    We explored a couple of solutions based on what Jen told us. First, we had her measure her waist so that she could get the right size. When you start waist training with a new cincher, it’s ideal to have a garment that fits best on the loosest setting so you can size down later.

    Second, we recommended a different style of waist trainer. The 3-hook styles are designed to provide more coverage for longer torsos, but since she is on the petite side, more coverage isn’t what Jen needed. The alternative we suggested was the Active Band Waist Trainer by Amia, one of the shortest styles available. This would provide more targeted control at the small of the waist.

    After exchanging her waist trainer, Jen let us know she instantly got the curves she wanted. And she was eager to see how her waist looked liked once she moved down to the tighter setting of hooks.
    Case 3: When body measurements differ.

    Marilyn started a chat with us because she had an upcoming birthday and wanted to look flawless. Previous body shapers she tried out either didn’t shape her enough or else squeezed her too much and created bulges that weren't there before! All she wanted was to see slimming results without discomfort.

    The key to getting the best results is to choose the right size and garment. We had Marilyn take current measurements for her waist and her hips. She had been looking at various styles by Vedette and narrowed it down to two choices: the Vivian Strapless Boyshort Bodysuit with Frong Closure 126 and the Lilian Strapless Body Shaper 123.

    Here is what we discussed with each garment: The latex core in both efficiently compresses the waist and hips by an inch or more. The boy short design shapes the rear, plus the removable straps would work well with her outfit. Marilyn’s hip measurement put her at an XL, but her waist measurement put her at a 2XL. Marilyn was used to ordering size Large clothing and was skeptical that the size 2XL would provide any results. We know that the brand Vedette runs small and further that with all shapewear it is important to go up in size instead of down. She ended up ordering both, one in size XL and the other in the 2XL. When she tried them out, she found she could not put the XL on without a struggle and the 2XL went on smoothly and slimmed her in all the right places!
    Case 4: Sizing butt-lifting jeans.
    Kate was a bit frustrated, as she found herself debating about three different sizes for one pair of jeans, the Midnight Lift and Sculpt Jeans by Amia. She didn’t want to go through the hassle of trying out a pair and returning it if it didn’t fit right. So she called us for answers.

    The size chart showed that her hip size would put her between sizes 11 and 13, but her waist size was in between sizes 9 and 11. She emphasized she needed a tight fit; she didn't want her butt-lifting jeans to be at all baggy. She usually wore a size 11. We assured her that the correct fit in the jeans would indeed give her butt the lift and enhancement she was seeking.

    So what was the correct size? For Kate, the middle ground was the size 11. The jeans have some stretch and were able to accommodate her hips—which worked well considering that she wanted a tighter fit. Unlike shapewear, you do not always have to choose the largest size when fitting jeans. The size also worked because these jeans do not have a high-waist design—so the waist measurement wasn’t as crucial to getting a precise fit.

    Ordering a new brand without having an idea of the sizing can seem more complicated than it is, but we do our best to simplify it for customers like Kate!

    Have sizing questions? We’re here to help you find the best-fitting garment for your body’s needs. Please contact our stylists and we’ll be happy to guide you.

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  • 5 New Lingerie Rules to Live By

    The best lingerie for your figure

    When you take a peek into your lingerie drawer, how does it make you feel? Are you inspired by the possibilities? Do you put much thought into it? Or do you still wear that same pairs of cotton panties that are starting to fringe at the edges?

    Even if no one sees what you’re wearing underneath, your lingerie is the foundation of everything you wear! Whether you’re lounging around at home or dressing to impress, don’t you want to look and feel your very best?

    Don’t just save your pretty panties for special occasions. Know this: beautiful, confidence-building lingerie isn’t just about impressing that special someone. It’s about feeling sexy simply because you love every inch of yourself! That’s empowering to many women, because the way you think about yourself extends to the world around you.

    Not only will you feel more sexy and confident in good lingerie, but your clothes will fit the way they’re designed to, no matter what your body type.

    Oh, and of course, it doesn’t hurt to look good in the bedroom too. J

    If your panty drawer could use a serious overhaul, we’ve got five essential rules you should follow to ensure you’re doing it right.

    1. Sculpt the figure you really want.

    Stop envying the girl with the perfect hourglass figure. As we like to say, be the hourglass. Only a small percentage of women actually have the coveted hourglass proportions—and even those who do can struggle with keeping it all smooth.

    The solution for any body type is a shaping bodysuit that slims, sculpts and lifts in all the right places. Need a little boost in your rear? Try an open-bottom suit to enhance your natural curves. Need more support in your bust? Most bodysuits come with an open-bust design so you can pair them with your favorite supportive bra. Use a garment with straps for maximum support. Other problem areas? Bodysuits target your midsection, hips and thighs as well.

    One reason that some people like to save bodysuits for special occasions is because some styles make you feel warm. So for a lighter option, go with a hosiery-weight bodysuit. And for bedroom-worthy feminine style, a lacy corselette.

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re dressing for a wedding or want to wear your favorite casual maxi dress; bodysuits are a must-have for creating that smooth and sexy silhouette underneath it all.

    1. Let your panties work in your favor. 

    Okay, be honest—are you guilty of buying the cheap “pack” panties? You know, the ones that come in five pairs, wrapped in plastic, which you probably found on clearance? They might be comfortable at first, but…are they actually doing anything for you?

    While you’re pondering that, imagine panties that are so much more than a flimsy layer between you and your jeans. Panties that tuck your tummy and eliminate any possibility of muffin top. After you’ve tried shaping panties for the first time, you’ll wonder why in the world you ever wore anything else.

    And contrary to what you might think, these aren’t like your grandma’s girdles. Shaping panties come in a variety of cuts, fabrics and colors, so you can make them work for your personal preferences and shaping needs. Get them in thong styles and varying levels of compression.

    1. Go strapless with confidence.

    Showing off your shoulders can be tastefully sexy—if you do it right. Nothing is more annoying than having to constantly adjust your strapless bra, whether you’re in a gown at a wedding or in a tube top at a summer barbeque.

    Longline bras, also called bustiers, aren’t just for weddings and formals. They provide that extra level of support for your bust as well as tummy-slimming benefits—all in one piece. You can choose a sexier bridal look, or a very functional black or nude-colored seamless bustier that will be your best friend all summer long.

    1. Say goodbye to back issues.

    Curvy girls, we feel your pain. Your back pain, specifically. Being larger chested is a challenge when it comes to lingerie because not only is it difficult to find a comfortable, supportive bra, but even when you do you can still suffer from back pain. Larger breasts can lead to more hunching and slouching, which puts pressure on your back muscles.

    And one more annoying issue: the dreaded “back bulge.” Even if you have a decent bra, the band and straps can dig into your back in an unflattering way.

    The solution to these back issues is relatively simple: a vest-style waist trainer. When most people think of waist trainers they focus on the waist-slimming benefits. But your back will thank you too. The compression around your midsection will help you hold your torso straighter with better posture—which can reduce back pain. And the strapped design will provide additional support for your bust. Finally, vest-style trainers provide full back coverage, meaning whatever issues you might have with the back bulge will be completely concealed!

    We carry several vest styles—and if you’re a curvier girl we recommend the Squeem brand, which comes in plus sizes and has adjustable straps.

    1. Tame your thighs.

    Got curves below the waist? Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you. The must-have pieces in your wardrobe are shaping shorts. Choose a style that either enhances your butt or helps control from waist to mid-thigh.

    Spanx are a customer favorite when it comes to control and slimming your hips and thighs. And if fitness is a big part of your life (which we hope!), then you’ll definitely want a couple of pairs of workout shorts that tone and lift. Maybe they’re not technically “lingerie” in the traditional sense, but they’re a lot sexier than baggy sweatpants!

    Whatever your style, body type, or shaping needs, there is a variety of shaping lingerie suited perfectly for you. Keep these rules in mind as you revolutionize your wardrobe from the inside out. And if you need guidance, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team, which is staffed with expert stylists who are passionate about helping women feel confident and sexy.

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  • How to Order Shapewear Online for the First Time

    Tips for online shapewear orders

    When it comes to ordering shapewear online, some of the most common questions are related to how to get your order right. We understand that the choices can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re new to shapewear.

    But don’t worry! By doing a little homework you can get exactly what you need with an online order—even if it’s your first time. Pay special attention to these tips to ensure that you’re choosing the right garment in the right size. Our goal is to help you love the way you look, and it all starts with your foundational garments.

    1. Choose the Right Size

    Shapers are precision-fit garments. If they don’t fit, they don’t work! Some of the common feedback we receive is when shapewear doesn’t fit correctly, and it's almost always because the garment is the wrong size. There are several ways to avoid this.

    • Follow our sizing charts exactly. Every single item in our shop has been carefully curated and tested, and we’ve altered the brands’ size charts to reflect any nuances in sizing (if they tend to run small, for example).
    • Don’t get a smaller size in an attempt to get a firmer fit. The results will be uncomfortable and unflattering (think: spillover effect). Instead, choose a garment with firmer compression to achieve maximum sculpting power.
    • Take accurate measurements! Don’t rely on your dress, bra or pant size. Use a fabric or vinyl tape measure and make sure that the tape lays flat against your skin—the fullest areas of your bust and thighs, and the slimmest part of your waist. See here for more measurement instructions.
    1. Shop for Your Body Type

    Just because your BFF loves a particular shaper doesn’t mean it’s the best option for you. If you never have before, take some time to consider your body type and what areas you’d like to target. For example…

    • If you’re curvy on top, you may want a garment that provides extra bust support and has adjustable straps.
    • If you’re straight-figured, you may want shapewear that helps create curves in your butt rather than slim them.
    • If you’re tall or have a long torso, you may want to consider waist trainers and other shapewear designed for taller women.
    • If you are curvy on bottom, you may want a shaper that provides fuller butt and thigh coverage and control.

    To help you find the perfect garment for your body type, try shopping by solution:

    1. Choose Your Compression Level

    As mentioned above, the amount of compression you choose affects how much sculpting your shapewear can do.

    High-compression garments produce the most dramatic results through contouring and sculpting your curves. They include waist training cinchers and corsets, as well as many body shapers designed for formalwear. These garments usually contain higher levels of spandex and/or nylon for the firmest results (latex waist trainers and steel-boned corsets generally produce maximum slimming power).

    Medium compression garments are ideal for everyday use and are comfortable yet effective. A lot of compression activewear like leggings fall into this category (although some of the high-compression activewear like workout bands will help you sweat harder).
    Shapewear with light compression is effective primarily for smoothing you out but not necessarily helping you drop a few inches from your waistline. Light compression garments include shaping camis and other shaping apparel, which add a nice finishing touch to your look.

    1. Pick the Right Material

    This can be one of the more difficult decisions online, simply because you can’t touch the garments before you order them. But no worries—here are the most common preferences when it comes to material.

    • Latex or no latex: waist trainers are our most popular sellers, and they work because of the firm compression that latex provides. But some people have sensitivity to latex. That’s why there are alternatives like steel-boned corsets and latex-free waist cinchers.
    • Heavy or lightweight: some of the firm compression shapers work because they make you sweat more, but if you’re in the dead heat of summer, this might not be ideal for you. Choose a lightweight option instead, often constructed with cotton.
    • Style: do you want to show it off or keep it secret? Some women love our workout bands, which come in a variety of Instagram-worthy colors and prints. But if you want your shapewear to be more discreet, choose a color that you can hide under clothing. Check also to see if it is designed to be “seamless,” so that you won’t have any lines showing underneath your tighter outfits.
    1. Dress for the Occasion

    Some shapers can create the wow factor for weddings and formal events, but unless you’ve got a very particular lifestyle they’re not really designed for everyday use. However, many of our shapers provide incredible results, yet are comfortable enough to be worn every day. The best example is our waist trainers. With daily use they can help you lose inches from you waistline, yet they are durable and can be worn every day (although there is an adjustment period to help you get used to them).

    Also consider that there are many shapewear options designed especially for workouts. From workout bands to shaping leggings, they help you get the most out of your fitness routine and look your best at the same time.

    1. When in Doubt…

    Every now and then, what looks like the perfect garment online doesn’t work out in person. No worries! We have a 100% guarantee: if it doesn’t work out, you can return or exchange it.

    To ensure that we are able to process your return, your order needs to come back in its original condition. You can try your garment on but don’t wear it for more than 5–10 minutes. For hygienic reasons, always wear panties underneath. Start your return within 30 days of purchase, using the original packaging to send it in. See here for more information about our return policy.

    Please note: any item marked “final sale” does not qualify for exchange or return.

    1. Any Other Questions?

    We want to help you get it right! Our customer service team consists of stylists who are passionate about helping you look your best. They are shapewear experts who only recommend products they would use themselves. Hourglass Angel stylists will help guide you in your shapewear purchase decisions, so don’t hesitate to start a chat or give us a call.

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  • Interview: Full-Time Nanny Shows How Waist Training Shrunk Inches from Her Waistline

    8-Week Waist Training Journey

    Desire is a full-time nanny who has always struggled with the obstacles of losing weight and exercising. But all that changed when she tried her first waist trainer, the Clasica by Ann Chery. As it turns out, it was psychological hurdles that she needed to get over. Once she put on her waist trainer and saw what her waistline could look like, she was motivated to reach her weight-loss goals. In our interview with Desire, she shares her experience and shows what's possible when you stick to a consistent waist-training routine. 

    1. Tell us a little about yourself.

    My name is Desire and I'm 24 years old. I'm a full-time nanny for three boys, from ages newborn to 7 years old. Some of my favorite things to do on my free time are shopping, drawing, baking and exploring new places.

    1. Why did you decide to try waist training?

    Through daily posts on social media of women shaping their body through this practice led me to try out waist training. Once I began waist training I started noticing some changes in my waist, lower stomach and back. With my lower stomach being my trouble area I found that waist training helped a lot.

    1. What garment did you use, and why?

      My first garment was the "Classica Latex Waist Cincher" by Ann Cherry. I did a lot of research before I purchased my first garment. I found that a lot of women were using any latex garment due to the fact that it makes you sweat more. Personally, I love the latex feeling because it's tight and doesn't more around. I also love this cincher because it comes with 3 bracket levels. As you begin to lose inches from your waist, your cincher becomes looser. With the 3 rows of hook-and-eye closures, I was able to find more use it in rather than purchase a new cincher every couple of months.
    2. What were your first impressions?

      Putting the garment on for the first day was the biggest struggle at first. My first thought was "oh great, I ordered the wrong size." When putting it on I found it helpful to buckle the first button on the top. I then fold up the bottom half of the waist trainer and buckle it from there. Once it was completely buckled I would then fold down the bottom half. After finally putting the trainer on, I felt like a million bucks. I loved how it enhanced my waist and how much slimmer I felt.
    1. What was your waist training routine?

    When I first started waist training, I only used it at the gym for about 1-1.5 hours a day. As I got comfortable I started using it 8 hours a day. During my 9-hour work days I would wear it under my clothing.

    6. Did the waist trainer meet your expectations? How so?

    My Classica Latex Cincher met my goals in just 2 months. In those 2 months I was ready to drop down to the level 2 bracket. My lifetime goal is to have a smaller waist. I mean, who doesn't want that? I found that using the cincher daily helped me reach those goals quicker.

    1. What were your diet & fitness habits during your waist training journey?

      My eating habits during waist training didn't change that much. I'm currently working on eating clean and watching what I put into my body. No fried foods, junk food or candy. I noticed when I first started this practice that I couldn't finish my food. After a few weeks of wearing the cincher my body started getting used to eating smaller amounts then I was used to. I also made sure that I was getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. That would include Zumba, walking, or weight lifting. I found that drinking lots of water helped too!

    2. In the past, have you faced any challenges with weight-loss or fitness?

    My entire life I struggled with weight-loss and fitness. I never was one to pay attention to portions or find a way to be active. My first garment mentally helped me feel better about myself. I started loving what I saw in the mirror when I had the garment on. It was like I couldn't go anywhere without my waist trainer on.

    1. When did you start seeing results?

    I started to see results in just 5-10 weeks. My waist started shrinking in inches and I noticed I was having better posture in my back. I also found that my lower stomach had less of a sag.

    1. Has anyone else noticed your results?

    I have had people comment on my change. They've said many things like "Have you lost weight?", and "Your waist is more curvy."

    1. What would you say to others who are thinking about trying waist training?

    For anyone who is thinking about trying out waist training I would encourage them 100% to do it. I know a lot of people who are unsure of this practice but you never know what something could do until you try it. There is as many critics as there are supporters. You can choose to be a critic and not see the results, or become a supporter and see the results on your own body. It's never too late to work on reaching your goals.

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  • A New Mom's Guide to Shapewear & Waist Training

    Shapewear Guide for New Moms

    Creating a new life is a beautiful thing. But unfortunately, most women are unhappy with their bodies—and a lot of times it’s because of the weight gain, the stretch marks and other changes that come with pregnancy.

    A lot of new moms turn to shapewear and waist training after pregnancy as a way to boost their confidence. Obviously, we are in favor of that and we want to provide you with the inspiration to feel great about yourself. But before we delve into some ideas to inspire you, there’s one caveat: true confidence and beauty starts from the inside out. We hope you love and embrace your post-pregnancy body no matter what stage you’re at, because your body has done a miraculous thing. True beauty has no size or number on the scale.

    Having said that, shapewear and waist trainers are a fast, simple and effective way to enhance your natural beauty and confidence—not to mention be a part of your health and fitness journey after baby.

    So if you’re ready to take control of your health and feel great about yourself, here are the best tips to help you get started. We’ve included inspiration from celebrities who embrace their post-baby bodies and have unabashedly used shapewear to help them do it. Use this guide to inspire and motivate your personal journey.

    Crash Course in Postpartum Waist Training

    If you’re not up to speed on this method, a waist trainer is a waist-cinching garment that instantly slims your waistline while you wear it and can be used in conjunction with your post-baby weight loss journey.

    New moms love waist trainers because they conceal the “baby pooch” while they get back into shape—they also improve posture while you wear them and provide great motivation to eat well and work out.

    For a waist trainer to be most effective, you should aim to wear it daily for at least eight hours. While we recommend the gentle compression of a postpartum belly binder for the first several weeks postpartum, you can switch to a firm compression everyday waist trainer once the initial swelling following childbirth has decreased (check with your doctor).

    If you’ve never worn a waist trainer before, you might be surprised by just how tight it feels when you first put one on. But as long as there’s no pain or pinching, there’s no cause for alarm—it just means that it’s working! The firm compression will stimulate thermal activity in your core and help your midsection sweat more.

    Daily waist training requires an adjustment period, so we recommend that you start out wearing your garment for an hour or two a day at first, slowly adding a little more at a time. You should be able to wear a waist trainer for 8–12 hours a day after about 3 or 4 weeks of dedicated wear.

    We also recommend using a workout band during your fitness routines in addition to your everyday waist trainer. You’ll find that you’ll maximize the effectiveness of your workouts by sweating hard—which is what you want in order to effectively lose weight! Be sure you’re doing extensive core-strengthening exercises to make the most out of your workouts.

    Most waist trainers are constructed with 2–3 rows of hook-and-eye closures so that you can size down as you slim down. If you’re in the early postpartum period and still have a lot of weight to lose, you might prefer three rows so that you have more room to size down. Always make sure that your waist trainer is properly sized. If all goes well, you may need to order a smaller one after a few months.

    Get the Look: Celebrity Mom Waist Training Inspiration

    The stars are unashamed when it comes to waist training, and why wouldn't they be? In additional to all the belly-shrinking benefits, waist trainers are seriously hot! Here are our favorite looks (and how you can imitate them).

    1. Kim Kardashian and the Workout Band

    Kim Kardashian Waist Training Ann Chery

    This pic is almost iconic now: the blue workout band on this mama with those incredible curves. You can imitate Kim’s look with the Workout Waist Trainer by Ann Chery 2026

    1. Jessica Alba and the Waist Cincher

    Jessica Alba waist training corset

    Jessica wasn’t shy admitting that she loved wearing waist trainers to help her maintain that tiny waist after baby. You can get her look with the Classic Waist Cincher by Amia.

    Other big names rumored to love their waist trainers after pregnancy include Kourtney Kardashian, Jennifer Garner and Gwyneth Paltrow.

    Crash Course in Postpartum Shapewear

    In addition to waist-slimmers, new moms also love the variety of body-shaping options available. Unlike waist training, you don’t need to follow a regimen to get the most out of other shapewear. Instead, we recommend you understand your body type and focus on getting shapers that target your specific trouble spots. Here are some suggestions for different target areas:

    1. Tummy-slimming: besides waist trainers and corsets, you can create a smooth midsection with shaping camis.
    1. Butt-enhancing: to add some more curves to your backside, try butt-lifting shapers and panties.
    1. Bust support: to enhance and support your breasts, try cincher vests, which also work as waist trainers. You might also enjoy braless shaping tanks and camis.
    1. Thigh-slimming: Control your thighs and hips, while eliminating muffin top with thigh-slimming shapers.
    1. All-over enhancement: for special occasions you might love the all-over support and slimming you get from full-body shapers.

    Get the Look: Celebrity Mom Shapewear Inspiration

    It’s no secret that celebrities loooooove their Spanx. Here’s how you can pull off some of their stunning styles:

    1. Tyra Banks: “You put 'em on, it sucks you up, baby.”

    Tyra Banks in shapewear

    Try these: High Waist Spandex Shorts by Spanx

    1. Carrie Underwood: Her secrets? “A stylist and Spanx!”

    Carrie Underwood in Shapewear

    Try these: High Waist Control Panties by Spanx

    1. Tina Fey: “Spanx are a gift from God.”

    You may recall her hilarious strip-down to her Spanx as she said farewell to David Letterman. No shame!

    Tina Fey in Shapewear

    Try these: Tummy Control Shorts for Everyday Wear by Spanx

    We hope this guide has gotten you motivated and inspired to embrace your post-baby body and boost your confidence! Be sure to check out more tips on our blog or contact our customer service team to guide you through your post-baby slim-down journey.

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  • Waist Training Corset Buying Guide

    Waist trainer corset buying guide

    When it comes to waist trainers, there are so many options! And while it can be fun to shop for them, you might also find it a little overwhelming. How can you pick just one? (Or even two?)

    Whether you’re a newbie to waist training or you’d just like to change it up a bit, we’ve put together all the tips you need to find the perfect cincher or corset for your waist training journey.

    Some of the main factors to consider when finding your perfect waist trainer are your lifestyle, preferences, body shape and goals. Here's how to narrow your options.

    Lifestyle

    Waist training can work for any lifestyle, but different garments are designed with different needs in mind. Consider which categories your personal lifestyle falls into…

    1. Career woman

    You work in an office environment daily, and you want to look sharp and confident while on the job. You might spend long hours in front of a computer, or on your feet. For you, a waist trainer will improve not only your waistline, but also your posture – and it will also help your clothes fit better, improving your style and poise significantly. When you’re at work you’ll want an everyday trainer like the Classic Waist Cincher by Amia or the Clasica Latex Waist Cincher by Ann Chery. You might also enjoy the dramatic results you get from a durable steel-boned corset.

    1. New mom

    You’re recovering from pregnancy and you want to slim down to your pre-baby body. A waist trainer can help you boost your confidence and reach your goals. You might want an everyday waist trainer with three rows of hook-and-eye closures so that you have more space to slim down with one garment. Try the Clasica Black 3 Hook Latex Waist Trainer by Ann Chery or the Metallic Edition Waist Trainer 3-Hook by Ann Chery for your workouts.

    1. Fit and active

    We hope everyone fits into this lifestyle! A waist trainer designed for high-intensity workouts can aid your health journey tremendously by helping you sweat harder during your fitness routines. Some women even like to wear them outside the gym, but they are really designed for workouts. Some popular options include the Active Band Waist Trainer by Amia and the Workout Waist Trainer by Ann Chery.

    Preferences

    There are also some style and construction options you should also consider when choosing your waist trainer:

    1. Color

    Most waist trainers that you see celebrities showing off come in bright colors and patterns; these are typically workout bands designed to be flaunted at the gym and beyond. If you’d like to be more discreet about your shaping goals and wear your waist trainer under clothing, try one like Perfect Waist by Squeem in black or nude.

    1. Material

    Most waist cinchers are made with latex to provide superior compression for the best waist-slimming results. However, if you have sensitivity to latex, other options include the TrueShapers latex-free line. And, some people pass on the cincher style altogether and use a steel-boned corset instead.

    Body Shape

    Not everyone is built alike, and that is one of the reasons we offer so many different solutions. Your size and shape can be some of the biggest contributing factors when picking the perfect waist trainer. Take note if any of these body shape characteristics apply to you:

    1. Petite

    If you’re shorter than about 5’2”, you may find that some of the everyday waist cinchers are uncomfortable because they are too long. Consider using a workout band for everyday wear, since they are generally shorter in the torso.

    1. Tall/long torso

    If you’re taller than about 5’8” or you think you have a longer than average torso (see the chart in this post to be sure), you may want a waist trainer that provides additional abdominal coverage such as the Long Torso Sporty Exercise Band by Caribbean Shape. You might also want to pair your favorite pair of shaping leggings with a waist trainer for better coverage on your lower abdomen.

    1. Plus size

    Not all waist trainer brands are designed to fit a curvier build. Customer favorites with sizes up to 5XL are Perfect Waist by Squeem and the Miracle Vest Waist Cincher by Squeem.

    1. Full bust

    If you’d prefer extra support in the bust, you might enjoy the comfort and control that a vest-style cincher provides. Note that some vest styles have adjustable straps while others don’t. If your waist measurement is significantly lower than your bust, you will probably want adjustable straps to ensure the best fit.

    Goals

    How much do you want to slim down? How committed are you to daily waist training? These are questions to consider when picking your waist trainer and will guide you in sorting through various features. These features include:

    1. Compression level

    If you want maximum slimming power for the most dramatic results, you will want a garment that provides maximum compression. For this we recommend Ann Chery brand waist trainers or steel-boned corsets. Even if you’re not using a daily waist training regimen, these garments will also give you the maximum results for special occasions.

    1. Size-down capability

    How much do you want to drop from your waistline in the long term? If you are planning to lose more than a couple of inches, you may want a garment with three rows of hook-and-eye closures so that you’ll be able to wear it longer before sizing down. Steel-boned corsets can also size down significantly before they are too loose to wear effectively—but it depends how much weight you hope to lose. You may still require a smaller size at some point.

    1. Comfort

    If you’re more concerned with comfort than maximum compression, you might enjoy alternatives like the Defining Moment No Closure Waist Cincher by Leonisa, which just slips on. You might also prefer the cool feel of the lightweight Firm Control Cotton Waist Cincher by Flakisima.

    1. Durability

    If you use a waist trainer daily, you’re going to wear it out faster than with just occasional use. Be sure to choose a garment designed for everyday wear so that you can wear it for a few months. Spandex does lose its elasticity over time, so also be sure that you are taking proper care of it. The most durable garments of all are steel-boned corsets.

    We're here to help!

    As always, please contact our customer service team if you still have questions about particular garments or if you need further advice about finding your perfect waist trainer.

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  • Ann Chery Sizing Tips & Customer Reviews

    Common sizing questions with Ann Chery waist trainers

    Ann Chery waist trainers are some of our most popular waist-cinching garments, and it’s easy to understand why. The Ann Chery brand uses quality material and construction to produce waist trainers that provide the strongest compression—not to mention, they are some of the most stylish that you can find.

    That said, because of the high compression of Ann Chery garments, it is very important to find the right size in order for a waist trainer to fit well and produce the best results. We thought it would be helpful to examine some of the common sizing issues with these popular waist trainers. Below are real reviews from real customers, along with some tips on how to avoid the same issues with your order.

    Ann Chery Latex Waist Shaper Vest 2027

    Reviewed: Ann Chery Latex Waist Shaper Vest 2027

    “I took my waist measurement and went by the chart. The only place it was tight was on my ribs and way to loose in the back. On the up side boy did it make me sweat so I will be using it for the gym. I'm extremely curvy so I think no matter what size I get it won’t be able to fit my ribs and small waist so I will purchase a real corset. For ladies who have a larger belly I think it will work great to pull everything in.” –Shawna baby

    We love this honest assessment! This customer is correct: if you are very curvy, a typical vest-style waist trainer might present some fit issues. Fortunately, the solution is quite simple! Order a vest with adjustable straps like the Ann Chery Semichaleco Faja Reductora 2028 and the problem should disappear. While you could go with a strapless cincher or corset, you might not get the same support that you would with the straps.

    As a side note we’ll also add—yes, any waist trainer will make you sweat (that’s how it works). BUT, we also highly recommend that you only use a workout band designed for high intensity so that you won’t damage the material.

    Clasica Latex Waist Cincher By Ann Chery

    Reviewed: Clasica Latex Waist Cincher by Ann Chery

    “I wear a 32D bra size and a size 26 jeans and the size guide did not help me purchase an accurate size for myself. I will have to exchange.” –Rosa

    When sizing for a waist trainer, it’s important to understand that the most important measurement is your waistline. (It would be helpful if we were all the same cooker-cutter shape, but we’re not -- and it’s beautiful to all be different, right?) So don’t worry too much about your hips and bust measurements, because with a strapless waist trainer like this one, they don’t really matter.

    For an accurate waist measurement, use vinyl or fabric measuring tape and measure the natural waist. This is typically about two inches above the belly button, where there is a natural bend when you lean to one side. Make sure that the tape is level with the floor and isn’t pulled tight. It should rest as flat as possible on your skin, but you should be able to fit a finger underneath.

    Sometimes you might find that your waist measurement lands you in between sizes. In this case, we always recommend using the larger size instead of the smaller size, for the best results.

    Workout Waist Trainer By Ann Chery

    Reviewed: Workout Waist Trainer by Ann Chery 

    I bought this item thinking that it will fit. I am a plus size woman. My size is 40 waist. It fit around my waist but I was bulging at the top and bottom. Would love this item if it was longer. - Lady Millz

    It’s important to know that most workout bands are typically shorter styles of waist trainers. This allows for more freedom of movement during exercise. While this works great for many sizes, it can create problems if you are plus size or very tall.

    While the waist measurement on a shorter trainer like this one might technically fit, it’s important for you to take note of the length of your torso. If you are taller than about 5’8”, we recommend looking into a waist trainer designed for the longer torso, like the Long Torso Sporty Exercise Band by Caribbean Shape 9490. This waist trainer also happens to come in plus sizes (up to 4XL), so it should have you covered.

    If you’re unsure about your torso length, you can also take a torso measurement. Find someone to help you as you run measuring tape full circle from your shoulder at the neck, over the fullest part of your bust, down between your legs and back to the starting point. See the chart in this article to determine if your torso is longer than average.

    Faja Deportiva 3 Hook Workout Waist Trainer By Ann Chery 2023

    Reviewed: Faja Deportiva 3 Hook Workout Waist Trainer By Ann Chery 2023

    “I'm disappointed. It doesn't fit. I tried to force it and the hook broke. I'm sad I wasted my money.” - AshaNtim

    Oh no! We hate to hear stories like this. One way to prevent this from happening, remember to never, ever force a garment on! It can be tempting to do it because you know a waist trainer is supposed to be tight. However, the hooks are not invincible, especially if you stress them beyond their capacity.

    Keep in mind that if you order a garment and it doesn’t fit, we have a very easy exchange policy. Our 100% guarantee ensures that you can return unused items in their original condition and packaging within 30 days for a free exchange or prompt refund. We’ll repeat that: we have a 100% guarantee that you will find the right size (at no extra cost if you have to exchange an item). See here for more instructions about exchanges and returns.

    Reviewed: when sizing works out perfectly…

    “The size chart allowed me to pick the right size. Fit perfectly. Combined with the high quality and quick shipping - hard not to love the purchase. Took about an inch or so off my waist and took me from a boy figure to one with some shape/curves. All my clothes fit better with it on and it didn't show through which was one of my fears. Will likely buy another one someday.” –MJ9J

    We want this to be everyone’s experience! While everyone’s body type is different, we test all of our products in order to produce customized sizing charts—so you can be pretty confident that what you order is going to be the best fit for you.

    To ensure that we get your sizing right, be sure to follow these tips:

    • Take accurate measurements. Remember that the waist measurement is the most important when it comes to waist trainers. Measure your natural waist, keep the tape level with the floor, and don’t pull it too tight.
    • Follow the custom size charts for each garment. Don’t simply go by your dress size, pant size or bra size. Note that different brands will differ in sizing, even though the products are very similar. Remember, with high compression garments like those manufactured by Ann Chery, a precision fit is very important. When in between sizes, always go a size up for the best results.
    • Consider any unique characteristics about your body type. Are you very curvy, plus-size, tall, or short? You’ll want to do your research and find the best option for your needs. Curvy women may enjoy the extra bust support that a vest style provides (remember about adjustable straps if necessary!). For shorter torsos you might want to stick to a sporty waist trainer, while there are specially designed waist trainers for longer torsos and plus sizes. Here are recommendations for long and short torsos, and here is our plus size collection. If you need more specific recommendations, you can always contact a stylist on our customer service team. We’re happy to help!
    • Read the reviews. These can help you identify any sizing issues you could potentially encounter. Look for reviews that provide very specific information about what worked and what did not for the most helpful advice.
    • Try your garment on carefully. Remember, you shouldn’t have to force it. Waist trainers in particular can be a little tricky to put on if you’re not used to them. Fasten them from the bottom up, holding the hooks above your waist. As you work your way up the row of hooks, slide the waist trainer down over your midsection. It should feel very tight, but you shouldn’t experience any pinching or discomfort. In order to return it in its original condition, make sure you don’t keep it on for more than 5–10 minutes.

    We hope you found this discussion helpful as you try to find the best size. When the fit is right, Ann Chery waist trainers definitely do not disappoint! Thanks to all of our customers for sharing their honest feedback—it truly helps us to better understand how to meet your needs and serve you best. In fact, if you’ve never left a review, please do so! You’ll help us help others to find their best fit too.

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