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    The Best Activewear for an Active Life

    Fashionable & Effective Apparel in the Gym and Out

    If you’re an active woman, what you wear during your workouts is just as important as your professional, dressy, or casual attire. Activewear that effectively enhances your performance is essential, and it’s all the better if it’s stylish and highlights your body’s best features.

    We’ve got what you need to be fashionable at the gym as well as at the park, on the trail, or anywhere else you want to show off a sporty look. Plus, you’ll be working your muscles to their fullest potential and targeting stubborn body fat.

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    Sweat It Off Anti-Cellulite Tank by Delfin Spa paired with Ultimate Performance Racer Back Sports Bra by Game Gear HT260

    A good workout can turn into a great one when you have upper body support that aids with your form and posture. This anti-cellulite tank helps you amp up your perspiration so you can make the most out of your workout, while the sports bra keeps your chest area feeling dry and your back muscles uninhibited. Together they provide ultimate shaping and support for your torso so you’ll look hot no matter which way you move.

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    Bio-Ceramic Calf Sleeves by Delfin

    Are you envious of women with great calves? These sleeves will help you maximize the effectiveness of your calf workouts by creating compression and thermal activity. These are a great option whether you’re an avid runner or gym-goer and you want to improve your performance.

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    Curve Appeal Black Body Shaping Leggings by Bon Bon Up

    Your collection of activewear wouldn’t be complete without a pair of great leggings. These shaping leggings discreetly sculpt your waist, hips, butt and thighs so you’ll feel confident and attractive. They’re ideal whether you’re lifting, running, doing yoga, or even running errands.

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    Mineral Motion High-Waisted Capris by Delfin Spa

    Boost your workout with mineral-infused fabric! The unique compression technology helps you sweat, which can improve circulation. You’ll also look smooth and shapely from above your waist down to mid-calf, making these capris ideal for casual wear as well.

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    Toning Shorts by Amia

    Work out harder and increase your caloric burn with these cutting-edge compression shorts from Amia. You’ll feel the burn and look fantastic by shaping your waistline, butt, hips and thighs.

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    Essentials Crop Shapewear Pants Plus Size by Miraclesuit

    If you’re tempted to go to the gym hiding your figure in baggy clothes, these pants were made for you! Enjoy a smoothly contoured body including your waist, butt, hips and thighs, while benefiting from compression fabric to increase caloric burn. The control waistband keeps everything in place so you’ve got no worries no matter which way you bend and twist.

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    Weather Endurance Compression Pants by Game Gear

    If you’re inspired to work up a sweat when the outdoor elements aren’t so inviting, these compression pants are a must-have. They’ll keep you warm and dry while improving your circulation. Rain, snow or shine, you’ll be ready to gear up and enjoy the weather.

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

      8 Reasons to Own a Rear Shaper

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      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!

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        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):

        Shorts

        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

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          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

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              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

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                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

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