Using Firm Compression to Drop Several Inches from Your Waist
Sometimes we all need a little help looking our best, whether dressing up in a formal gown for the big event or dressing sharp for that big presentation. If you need a dramatic effect around your waistline, firm control shapewear is the surefire way to get that hourglass figure in an instant.
Not only will firm compression garments provide immediate results as foundation pieces, but with regular use they can target your weight loss! Firm compression stimulates thermal activity and perspiration, which is an effective way to mobilize the fat and toxins that are hanging around your midsection.
There are several approaches to slenderizing your silhouette with maximum control. The most basic option is to use a band or cincher, which wraps around your waist beneath your bust. The Shapeband by Squeem and the Almighty Cincher by AMIA are two customer favorites that have proven results. Wear them around your waist for eight to ten hours a day every day, and you may drop one to four inches from your waistline! These shapers are ideal following pregnancy and are effective for getting rid of the pesky “pooch!”
Another option is a vest style cincher like the Almighty Vest by AMIA and the SlimVest by Squeem. These foundations pieces effectively provide instant slimming while contributing to long-term weight loss through compression. They utilize shoulder straps for extra support and control through the bust.
For a full-body makeover, try a firm compression shaper with extended coverage such as the Love Your Body Slimming Shaper by Leonisa and the Ann Cherry High Compression Bodysuit. You’ll get that effectively slimming firm compression in your waist as well as around your hips, butt and thighs.
And of course, you can’t beat the classic look and effectiveness of a corset as a foundation piece. We have a wide selection of these sexy shapers, including practical pieces like the Vedette Valerie Firm Compression Girdle, as well as a sexy look like the Slimming Waist Cincher with Latex by Leonisa.
So whether you’re trying to lose weight or you need a dramatic instant fix for your figure, we have the perfect firm compression shaper for your needs. Browse our maximum control selection or talk to a representative for more information.
Maternity Shaping Options for Pre- and Post-Pregnancy
Relieving Discomfort and Looking Fabulous in Through Pregnancy
Congratulations, mom-to-be! Whether this is your first pregnancy or a later one, you’re undoubtedly full of a range of emotions as you anticipate the growth of your belly and your family.
One of the fun parts of pregnancy is deciding what you’re going to wear! Just because you’re going to be much rounder in the coming months doesn’t mean that you can’t look fashionable and sexy, while staying comfortable.
Before you go on a maternity shopping spree, consider that a huge factor in looking and feeling great during pregnancy is what you’re wearing underneath your maternity outerwear. Maternity shapewear and support garments are designed for maximum comfort and help your growing body look smooth and attractive. They can even do wonders relieving common aches and pains you may experience during the later months.
Maternity Bras: Giving the Ladies a Lift
One of the first things you may notice within days of discovering you’re pregnant is tenderness and swelling in your breasts. Supportive maternity bras are an investment worth making early in the pregnancy because your breasts are only going to get larger and heavier. In fact, they’re a major contributor to back and shoulder pain if you wear the wrong bra.
Good maternity bras have wide, comfortable straps and full, supportive cups. Whether or not you should use bras with underwires is a personal preference. If your breasts are particularly tender, you may want to do without them.
Camis can be your best friend when you’re layering your outfits during pregnancy. A quality top provides enough compression to give your bust and your belly a lift and smooth your bump, without sacrificing comfort. If a top is long enough, you may even be able to pull it over your unbuttoned non-maternity pants and provide shaping and support for your hips.
Compression tops are also a must-have during the postpartum period. They’ll pull in all of the stretched out areas of your belly and provide light abdominal support while you heal and regain your pre-pregnancy shape. And if you plan on breastfeeding, you’ll love wearing compression nursing tops around the clock!
As your belly grows, you’ll discover just how taxing a tiny baby can be on your body. Stretching ligaments and extra weight can cause a variety of aches and discomforts, including low and middle back pain, round ligament pain, pelvic pain, varicose veins and swelling in your legs.
Support bands and belts can provide instant relief to some of these common conditions, particularly if you’re on your feet a lot. These garments come in a wide range of designs and strengths. Strong support belts effectively redistribute the weight of your belly to lessen whatever strains you’re experiencing. Some bellybands function fashionably, enabling you to wear your unbuttoned non-maternity pants under them.
After pregnancy you might also benefit from a postpartum belt or cincher to help you regain a slender shape as your body heals.
Depending on the season and how much extra support you want, you may benefit from maternity compression panties or stockings. Most provide the same benefits as abdominal bands but go a step further with support around your pelvic area and thighs. Stockings will also provide instant relief for swelling and varicose veins in your lower extremities.
Like much maternity shapewear, compression bottoms additionally work well in the postpartum period, improving your circulation and providing support as your body regains its shape.
Mom Bloggers Share Personal Success with AMIA’s Almighty Cincher.
Are you among the ranks of moms who experience endless frustration trying to regain their pre-pregnancy bellies? Whether your child is six months or six years old and beyond, regaining your figure and your self-confidence after childbirth can be downright difficult.
Diet and exercise are essential, but sometimes you need a little boost. These mom bloggers tried on The Almighty Cincher by AMIA and experienced incredible results! Here are their stories:
Manhattan mom Bryce from The Luxury Spot writes in “New Mom Essential for Every Stage” lists the Almighty Cincher as an essential item for new moms:
“Consider it a mommy corset that you wear around the house, while grocery shopping, breast feeding, whatever… It requires no real effort, and doctors have long suggested corseting to help train the uterus to more rapidly return to its upright and original position (with its tray table also stowed).”
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Sunny from Vegan Beauty Review shares her personal success in “The Corset Diet: Does it Work?”:
“OK, this is the part where I tell you how utterly smitten I am with the Cincher. As soon as I put it on, I looked MAD FOIN – seriously, I looked teeny tiny, and every piece of clothing I tried on while wearing it looked super flattering. It gave me a delicious hourglass shape, like va va voom to the max!”
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Ilaria from AKAMom writes about every mom’s battle in “The Return of the Waistline!”
“Luckily, finding a corset that works for you doesn’t have to feel like rocket science. With a mission to promote self-esteem and a positive body image, HourglassAngel.com not only sells corsets and cinchers that are quality, they also help sustain weight loss, improve posture, and boost overall confidence.”
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Thanks to these moms for sharing their success with others! Have you tried a cincher like The Almighty Cincher by Amia after pregnancy? Let us (and other moms) know in the comments how it helped you regain your pre-pregnancy silhouette.
Bikini season is around the corner, ladies. If you take the opportunity during the colder months to surgically fix up your midsection or backside, you’re going to need some compression shapewear to help your body heal and look its best.
Don’t just grab any type of shapewear. You’ll find that many pieces on the market are designed for “stage one” and “stage two” after surgery. You will need both for the duration of your recovery.
Initially after a cosmetic surgery like a liposuction, tummy tuck or buttocks lift, you’ll experience swelling and drainage, depending on the type of surgery done. During those tender first days post-op, a stage one compression garment will help your body drain the fluids that collect beneath your skin. This is important because it minimizes bruising and the chances of infection. Compression flushing will also reduce swelling as your tissues heal, reducing the amount of pain you feel and leading to a shorter recovery period. Stage one garments are different from stage two because they provide gentle pressure and are sized slightly larger.
For stage one, we recommend the First Stage Marena Suit with Suspenders and No Leg by Comfortwear FBA. This comfortable garment provides the gentle compression you’ll need to recover immediately after surgery. It zips on and off easily and has a hook-and-eye closure gusset for bathroom convenience. Constructed from F5 certified (high quality compression) fabric, its durability will last through the duration of your early recovery.
Once most of your post-op swelling has reduced, you can switch to a stage two compression garment. The stronger compression and tighter fit will contour and shape your body, helping your tissues to adhere properly in their new positions. As scar tissue forms, particularly following a liposuction, ongoing compression will help subcutaneous tunnels stay collapsed – maintaining a smooth contour on the surface of your skin.
For stage two, we recommend our best-selling Contour Shaper by Leonisa. This comfortable shaper provides moderate control from under your bust to your hips. Since you’ll be returning to your normal lifestyle during this phase of your recovery, this garment goes on and off easily, is breathable, and provides smoothing and control in all the right places.
Ask your doctor about any compression specifications you’ll need following your cosmetic procedure. After surgery and using the right shapewear, you’ll feel more confident than ever in your own skin.
A few months ago, I began to think about my New Year’s resolution and how I would go about achieving my goals. I have never kept a resolution – so this year I started planning early and thought of practical and realistic methods to achieve what I want. Right around that time, I invested in my first shaper. My New Year’s resolutions include changing my eating habits, develop a fun and productive exercise regimen, and simply feel better!
I stand at 5’3”,weigh 135 pounds, and consider my trouble area to be around my belly. I decided to incorporate an abdominal shaper into my plan simply because it provides instant results. Select shapers contribute to long-term weight loss results, and the only reason I didn’t have one yet was due to a ridiculous notion that it is for older women.
I selected a best-selling garment from Hourglass Angel, the Squeem Compression Panty Shaper. This is a maximum compression shaper infused with latex, and the inside is lined with cotton so it makes the shaper very comfortable. It’s a step-through garment that I will say is difficult to get on the first time, and can even leave you feeling that you ordered a size too small a size. That feeling goes away quickly as you become accustomed to the compression.
The Compression Panty Shaper really feels comfortable and fitted while you’re actually wearing it, snug like a glove. My first day of ever wearing a shaper was Thanksgiving Day while I ate a large meal with family. Best or worst day to try it? I cannot complain, I must say it did not interfere with my indulgences, but did help me control the amount that I ate. The compression of the garment helped me in that it left me feeling full once I had ate a sufficient amount.
The Compression Panty Shaper by Squeem was designed with adjustable and removable straps for extra support, and the whole thing stays in place no matter what I did in it (cooking, working, cleaning, shopping, dancing, walking the dog, and everything else). The underbust design gently pushes up the bottom of my bra and gives me the lift of wearing a pointed bra without the pointy shape. Otherwise, it is completely invisible under clothes so the shaper is my little secret. I look naturally leaner and toner!
Simply put, Squeem delivers on its promises! I wore the Compression Panty Shaper as instructed, about 8-10 hours a day and my waist has reduced by 1.75 inches. This is due to garment increasing your thermal activity that helps you burn off extra calories. I did not feel hot or sweaty what so ever, which was a concern of mine. The Compression Panty Shaper pulls in the waist and flattens the tummy, which helped me keep my abdomen engaged all day working my core muscles. It also corrected my posture, which is not only for appearances, but relieves back pain. I feel stronger and more confident, and it shows!
I feel confident about my resolutions this time because I have already invested in a helping hand to get me where I want. – M. James
HourGlass Angel sells a large variety of shapewear and so many options can make it all confusing. What is the difference between these products, and which is best for you? If you’re looking for a slimmer waist and tighter tummy with posture support, try a cincher or vest (especially if you’re a postpartum mommy looking for extra support for a changing body).
For women with long or short torsos, you should stick with a cincher. Although vests come with adjustable straps, most are unable to accommodate atypical torso sizes and can end up riding up and shifting. Cinchers are typically the more versatile choice. The Almighty Cincher by AMIA slims the tummy and waist while lifting the chest with its underbust design. Its FlexiBoning supports your back, improves posture, and elongates the torso. The Almighty Cincher by AMIA provides long-term results with customers reporting a one to four-inch waist reduction after wearing the shaper eight hours per day for 30 days.
Vests can also provide instant slimming while delivering long-term results. Shaping vests provide extra support via its straps and gives your bust an extra lift. In addition to smoothing out any back or underarm bulges created by a bra, vests can prevent rolling or sliding. Vests are also a wonderful tool in supporting a large and back for the ultimate relief during a long day. However, vests cannot be worn with strapless or thin-strapped tops like the cincher.
The Almighty Vest by AMIA uses PoweLatex and FlexiBoning to sculpt inches from your midsection by increasing thermal activity in your core. This also supports long-term results, as customers have reported dropping up to four inches from their waists after a month of wearing as instructed. The Almighty Vest has extra fabric at the armholes to prevent any spillage or bulge from the bra.
Mustering the desire to go to the gym is a workout in itself – too bad it’s not exercise. And you’re not helping your cause by utilizing old summer camp t-shirts. You go to the gym to feel great and look your best, so why not exercise in clothes that look good, feel good, and actually contribute to your effort? Hourglass Angel is your home for hot workout gear that will make you want to exercise just to wear it!
The Workout Band by Ann Chery is an Hourglass Angel best seller. The workout band offers midsection control instantly via FlexiBoning while also promoting long-term results. The workout band is safe to wear during exercise in order to increase thermal activity in the core. This mobilizes fat cells and stimulates perspiration to whittle inches off your shape.
The Tummy Tightener by Delfin Spa is also an exercise aid that tones the tummy. This adjustable workout band features bio-ceramic material and neoprene construction that reduces stretch marks and visibly minimizes the appearance of cellulite. It detoxifies the skin and increases thermal activity via infrared technology. The Tummy Tightener can help women heal after a c-section, and similarly supports a changing abdomen during weight fluctuation. Delfin also created matching Bio-Ceramic Anti-Cellulite Capris to extend these revolutionary results to the hips, rear, thighs, and legs for a fully effective gym session.
Proper workout apparel is important to focus on the exercise and prevent discomfort. Just like you need proper athletic shoes to workout you need a quality exercise bra! The Full-Busted Underwire Sports Bra by Panache was designed for the full figured athlete and therefore accommodates a larger bust for maximum bounce reduction. This clinically proven bra has wide non-stretch straps that won’t cut into your shoulders, and moisture wicking fabric so you can comfortably keep going, and going, and going!
The Roll Down Layering Leggings by Hard Tail Forever are capri length leggings found in yoga studios and workout facilities across the globe. These leggings feature a roll down waist, which may be worn up or down. The close fitting shape hugs the silhouette perfectly, ideal for layering or stand-alone activewear. The soft stretch cotton is a joy for practicing yoga or running, and anything else you do to get healthy.
Confidence is a major factor in success, don’t overlook your outlook when you set out to achieve your goals. Whether you’re striving for weight loss or a job promotion, the right shaper can boost your confidence and support you physically.
The Vedette Candice Double Layer Waist Cincher with Zipper provides maximum control and maximum curves as it slims the midsection, smooths the back, whittles the waist, and may even take you down a clothing size. Your phenomenal silhouette via this double layer waist cincher can do wonders for your attitude, but the real power comes from its rod boning and underbust design. This cincher supports the spine and improves posture while gently lifting the bust so you can take on the day looking tall, shoulders back, and best of all, at ease!
Step in to the firm control of the Sophie Braless Long Leg Bodysuit also by Vedette for a helping hand from top to below the bottom. This all-body shaper lets you look your best by controlling the hips and lower tummy, eliminating love handles, and creating lean legs and thighs. The underbust design supports the chest, but still lets you wear the bra that you feel flaunts you best. Polish up and smoothen out your look to put the very best, toned foot forward.
Revolutions succeed when you make a commitment and work for it each day with a positive attitude, confidence, and self-assurance. Slip into an Hourglass Angel shaper to go after what you want!
You have a plan to look good in 2014, but what are you doing to feel good? When considering how to slim down, don’t forget to tone up! Hourglass Angel has the tools you need to make this year your healthiest and happiest.
The Space Dye Toning Resistance Pant by Fila are designed to give your workout a boost. The shaping pants instantly trim the lower abdomen, thighs, and legs via Resistance Poly Lycra compression panels. The idea behind the whole line is that supporting the confidence and comfort of the wearer of a high performance garment encourages activity, leading to an overall healthy lifestyle and body. Wear these toning pants to the gym or as you vacuum or go to the grocery store to get some secret resistance training, tone up your muscle, burn fat, and promote overall health.
Slip into the Alana Seamless Bio-Crystals Dress by Co’Coon to improve your circulation and overall heart health. The shaping dress works with your body’s chemistry to create incredible results. The unique bio-crystals (built right into the fabric) reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve your circulation, which has a multitude of health and beauty benefits. In addition to tackling cellulite and circulation, the body shaping dress instantly trims your tummy and thighs, smoothes away love handles, and naturally lift your breasts.
Stress is the primary cause behind health issues and weight gain so start at the root and make time for relaxation. The Summer in Tuscany Organic Soy Candle by Mambino has an aromatic blend of pomegranate, red grapefruit, and wild berries to calm and relax. The candle has a lead-free cotton wick that burns clean for approximately 50 hours. Originally designed for tense pregnant mothers, the Summer in Tuscany Organic Soy Candle was formulated with organic plant oils, herbs, and extracts, and it is paraffin and GMO-free.
This season don’t just make resolutions to lose weight – revolutionize your lifestyle with help from Hourglass Angel!
By far the most common New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight. The hardest resolution to keep is to lose weight, as it is any time during the year. Instead of struggling for results, why not give yourself a hand up? This New Year, start a revolution with HourGlass Angel at your side (and tummy, and thighs…) every step of the way.
In addition to implementing a balanced diet and exercise routine, reach your goals of a permanently trimmer physique with the Thermal Reducing Vest in Latex by Leonisa, a firm control shaping vest that promotes long-term weight loss. This thermal reducing vest instantly slims the midsection while activating thermal activity in your core in order to promote weight loss and remove toxins from the body. Wear the Thermal Reducing Vest in Latex by Leonisa for three hours per day for one month as you go to work, run errands, and step out for a night on the town, and instantly expedite the results of your slim-down plan.
The iPant Anti-Cellulite Hi-Waist Long Leg Shaper by Wacoal also provides midsection control while smoothing from the waist to mid-thigh. It reduces the appearance of muffin tops, bulges, and lumps. This high-waist thigh shaper is made with Novarel Slim microfibers and infused with caffeine microcapsules, vitamin E, Retinol, ceramides, and aloe vera to promote long-term weight loss, visibly reduce cellulite in the thighs and rear, detoxify skin, and mobilize fat cells.
Stock up your arsenal at HourGlass Angel to achieve your New Year’s Revolution!