Fashion Tips

  • 3 Pieces of Figure-Slimming Apparel that Will Revolutionize Your Wardrobe

    Shaping apparel can revolutionize your closet.

    Transform the Way You Look and Feel

    Are you in need of a closet makeover? In your ideal wardrobe, every piece of clothing should make you look great and feel great. The secret to looking like a model everyday isn't having endless drawers of clothes; it's having just a few basic pieces that flatter your figure and can be mixed and matched with almost anything. From there, you can layer on your favorite accent pieces.

    You should look for comfort, style and versatility in those basic garments. A shaping tank for layering, body-sculpting leggings, and of course a flattering pair of jeans are a great start. Here are some of our favorite figure slimming apparel:

    1. The Scoop Skinny Shaping Top by Cass Luxury

    This isn't your ordinary tank top. Seamless stretch microfiber provides extraordinary comfort with moderate slimming that stays in place. Control your bust and midsection, down to just beneath your hips. And whether you wear this tank on its own or underneath other tops, you stay cool in breathable, moisture-wicking side panels. That microfiber also provides odor control, so you can be cool and confident all day long.

    1. Lala Moderate Control Shaper Leggings by Cass Luxury

    Leggings are a must-have for any modern woman, so why have not some that enhance your figure? Instead of layering your shapewear, sometimes it just makes sense to shape your figure with your apparel. These leggings lift and define your rear while slimming your whole midsection, hiding your muffin top and love handles. Unlike many leggings that can make you feel hot and sticky, these are constructed with moisture-wicking breathable fabric to keep you cool, with a seamless, tagless finish.

    1. Booty-Enhancing Skinny Jeans by Verox Jeans

    It's no secret we love Verox's butt-lifting jeans. They provide lift and enhancement for your backside, while smoothing your hips, thighs and lower abdomen. The secret is the stitching and cut of the pant, which provide perfect shaping. If you think skinny jeans aren't for you, you just haven't tried the right pair yet. These are the pants you'll go to again and again because they're comfortable and they effortlessly make you look sexier the minute you put them on.

    Revolutionizing your wardrobe doesn't have to be a huge process. You don't need to a ton of clothes; you need to be smarter about the basics. We hope these pieces provide the inspiration you need to transform your look every day.

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  • 4 Reasons to Use Shaping Leggings

    Shaping leggings ensure confidence at the gymLove the Way You Look at the Gym

    Don't let your workouts drag just because you're using mediocre fitness apparel. Instead of wearing baggy, unflattering clothes, get motivated by looking and feeling your best. If you're serious about fitness, one of your must-haves is a great pair of workout leggings.

    These leggings are uniquely constructed with an internal girdle, providing firm-compression shaping unlike typical workout pants. Here are four reasons you'll want to have these whether you're out walking, jogging, doing yoga or hitting the gym:

    1. Sculpt your thighs

    Slimming compression around your thighs ensures there's no sagging or dimpling. Your legs will look smooth and firm so you can focus on your performance, instead of worrying about how you look.

    1. Support your glutes

    Push your intensity higher while lifting and shaping your butt. The leggings are have unique seaming that sculpts your backside, making it look rounder, fuller and firmer. You'll feel more confident, and the leggings are so comfortable, you might find yourself wanting to wear them beyond the gym too!

    1. Flatten your belly

    Nothing is worse than muffin top in tight-fitting workout clothes. Look your best with compression in a high waist design that covers and flattens your lower abdomen. Perfect for those gym selfies.

    1. Keep cool

    Bon Bon Up's thermal reduction technology in the fabric keeps your skin feeling cool no matter how hard you sweat.

    Whatever your preferred form of exercise or leisure, these leggings have you covered.

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  • How to Choose the Right Shapewear Foundation

    Shapewear tips for every occasion

    5 Tips for a Flawless Look Every Day

    Newsflash: every woman can benefit from shapewear. Don't believe us? Even celebrities with fabulous figures rely on shapers to perfect their look on the red carpet. Shapewear isn't just for special occasions; with the right piece you can create the most flattering looks for your body every day.

    While the use of shapewear is growing in popularity and acceptance, many women are still skeptical or not exactly sure how to use it. Remember this key purpose: no matter what you're wearing, no matter what size you are, you want your foundation to be smooth, like a mannequin.

    If you want to look flawless in every outfit, then you should have several types of shapewear rotating through your wardrobe. Ready to take the plunge? Here are some ways you can ensure you're choosing the right shapewear for your needs.

    1. Choose the right size

    We can't stress enough the importance of following our size charts when selecting a garment. It's tempting to want to go smaller, especially if you're trying to lose weight, but don't do it! Shapewear that is too small is actually unflattering and will not provide the ideal results. In the case that you're in between sizes, choose the larger one.

    1. Choose a target area

    Everyone has different "problem areas," so choose which one you want to focus on. The midsection, thighs and rear are some of the most common. You can also use garments for all-over shaping.

    1. Dress for the occasion

    You're not going to wear the same shaper at work that you are for a wedding. For special occasions you'll probably want shapers that are designed to wear under gowns, while for everyday work attire you'll want comfortable all-day solutions.

    1. Choose a compression level

    How dramatic do you want you're results to be? Maximum control shapers like waist trainers can help you slim down instantly by a size or more, while lightweight shapers provide smoothing with the most breathability and comfort. 

    1. Try on and wear correctly

    Always try on your shapewear before removing the tags and be sure that you're putting it on correctly (wear panties underneath during a fitting). You should always step into it, even some camis and tanks. Be sure you've adjusted any straps; if there are hooks, be sure they are secured firmly and comfortably. Try on your clothes over your shapewear too, to ensure you're getting the results you want. Remember, you can always exchange a garment that doesn't fit quite right.

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  • Be Cool and Confident in Summer Shapewear

    Shapewear Perfect For Summer and Warm WeatherGarments That Shape You Up Without Weighing You Down

    Summer is here. If you're a shapewear fan, don't just assume that you're going to be extra sweaty – or that you'll have to go without a shaper to be comfortable. With all of the parties, festivals and other summer activities, you want to look your best, and there are plenty of cool, lightweight shapers available.

    Cotton material shapewear is a great solution for summertime shaping needs. These garments have all the power to make your figure slim and smooth with a seamless finish that looks great under light clothing. Yet the light material will keep you cool, making it the perfect solution for even the hottest days.

    Here are some of our favorites:

    Cool Definition Shape Tank by Wacoal

    If there's one item you need in your closet during the summer months, it's a shaping tank like this favorite from Wacoal. Giving a very wearable balance of control and comfort, this shaping tank trims your entire torso. This is one piece that holds its own and is also a great foundation for layering.

    Firm Control Cotton Waist Cincher by Flakishima

    This is one of our most comfortable waist-shrinking midsection shapers, ideal for those long and warm summer days. It combines powerful shaping with cotton so you'll feel slim, smooth, confident and cool all day long.

    Shape Cotton Shorts with High Waist by FarmaCell

    If you love flowing summer dresses, these cotton shorts are a must-have for smoothing out your figure underneath. They tuck your tummy, slim your thighs and create top-to-bottom smooth look.

    Smooth Couture Bodysuit by Va Bien

    For special occasions that required your hottest attire, a bodysuit can create a flawless foundation underneath. This garment from Va Bien is ideal for dramatic shaping without dramatic sweating.

    Smooth Couture Shaper By Va Bien

    Summertime means light tees and tanks, which are notorious for revealing figure flaws. Never worry about muffin top or your tummy again simply by choosing this lightweight everyday brief. You might never go back to regular panties again.

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  • Discover Denim That Acts Like Shapewear

    Sexy butt-lifting jeans

     

    Find Your New Favorite Pair of Jeans

    Have you ever had the perfect pair of jeans? The ones you go to again and again because they're comfortable, stylish and enhance your figure in all the right places? If you don't have this feeling about any of the denim in your drawers, you are missing one of the most essential pieces in any woman's wardrobe.

    Sometimes you need shapewear for that perfect look in combination with your denim, but with shaping jeans you can look flawless without any extra help. They look like regular jeans but act like shapewear!

    Here are several ways you might just love shaping denim:

    1. Lift and shape your rear

    Butt-enhancing jeans are aptly named. Without any padding, these jeans enhance the curves you already have through innovative stitching and shaping. They lift your derriere, making it look rounder, fuller and perkier. They are sometimes called "Brazilian jeans" and are incredibly popular in South America for the way they highlight sexy curves.

    1. Slim your hips and thighs

    Do you steer away from a skinny cut because you're self-conscious? No need to worry in shaping jeans, which create slimmer, smoother legs and hips. Try any slimming jeans from Caribbean Shape for a slimmer, firmer look.

    1. Control your tummy

    Nothing's worse than muffin top or a poochy belly when wearing otherwise fabulous jeans. Shaping jeans jeans come with varying degrees of high waist finishes, helping you create a slimmer waistline and emphasizing an hourglass shape.

    1. Be sexy AND comfortable

    Think those loose, baggy jeans are your best option for the weekend? Just try shaping jeans for a day and you'll change your mind. Not only will you look much more attractive in jeans that enhance your figure, you may just find that they way they mold to your shape makes you feel more comfortable too.

    1. Choose your style

    At Hourglass Angel, we have multiple washes, colors and styles of denim to choose from, so you can customize your look for any day of the week. You might just want to have a few so you can look your best in any outfit.

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  • Best Tips for Buying the Right Body Shaper

    Shapewear Selection GuideShapewear Selection Guide: The Basics 

    Welcome to the world of shapewear! Whether the concept is new to you or you already have your favorites, there's always more to learn when it comes to how to look your slimmest and sexiest, and strengthen your confidence every day.

    This selection guide will help you determine which garments meet your unique needs, for any outfit. Choose your ideal shaper based on the following guidelines.

    First, you'll want to consider what occasion you're dressing for:

    Special Occasions

    For special occasions, there are a variety of shapers designed to transform your whole silhouette so you can look spectacular in formal apparel. Often your best bet is a bodysuit like the Vedette Scarlette Strapless Shapewear Body With Lace Trim 134, which will slim your midsection while helping to emphasize your curves, all with a sexy-smooth finish. A shaping slip like the Contour Slip Dress By Prima Donna can produce similar results for a slimmer finish around your rear and hips. If you really want to slim down and define your waistline, try a maximum compression shaper like the Geraldine Bodysuit By Ann Chery 1018. We also have a selection of bustiers and other shapers ideal for brides and bridesmaids.

    Everyday Enhancements

    If you're looking to perfect your everyday look, some essential items to keep in your closet include panty shapers like the High Waisted Panty By Amia A109 and shaping camis like the Candace Custom Lift Camisole By Flexees. These are comfortable solutions that layer well, and you'll never have to worry about muffin tops or other lumps and bumps showing up.

    Many women also like using shapewear to enhance their professional wardrobes. There are many options for the career woman depending on your style and how much enhancement you want, but you usually can't go wrong with the basic shaping panties and slips.

    And if you're interested in started a waist-training regimen, we have a wide selection of waist training corsets to meet your needs.

    Working Out

    Whether you're an athlete or are just beginning to get in shape, there are many shaping options designed to intensify your workouts by increasing your perspiration, including workout bands like the Workout Band Waist Trainer By Ann Chery 2026, toning shorts like the Toning Shorts By Amia A105 and shaping leggings like Jade Blue & Black High Waisted Leggings By Bon Bon Up 1066. Plus, these garments make you look great at the gym!

    Next, you'll want to consider your personal preferences and your body's shaping needs:

    Body Type

    We all have different target areas, so choose a garment that focuses on yours. If you need some guidance for your body type, choose "Shop by Solution" on the "Shapewear" tab at the top of the page.

    Be sure to pay close attention to sizing if you're browsing full-body shapers. If your top is a dramatically different size than your bottom, consider looking at separates or focusing on shapers that you can pair with the bra of your choice.

    Compression Level

    The more compression, the more dramatic the results. The less compression, the more flexible. High-compression garments include cinchers and girdles, while low-compression garments include hosiery-weight items like the Women's Opaque Control Top Tight By HUE.

    Full Figure

    We have a great selection of styles created especially for women with full figures. Find styles for your individual needs and goals: bust support, controlling curves, perfecting your hourglass figure and other solutions.

    By now you may have figured out that if you want to revolutionize your wardrobe, you'll want to have several types of shapers on regular rotation. So go ahead; take the shapewear plunge and watch your figure transform in every outfit, on every occasion.

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  • How to Build a Shapewear Wardrobe

    4 Essential Shapers Every Woman Needs
    Having a stylish, flattering wardrobe starts at the foundation. You wouldn't wear the same panties or top every day, so why would you wear the same shaper? If you want to perfect your look on a daily basis, you need to establish a versatile shapewear wardrobe.

    Don't know where to start? With these four shapewear essentials, you're well on your way to looking slimmer, sexier and more poised, whether you're at work, at a picnic or at a party. Start building your shapewear wardrobe so you can look flawless in every outfit, every day.

    1. Shaping Briefs

    P1P2When you're building some of your staple outfits, it just makes sense to have panties that are working for you. You can regularly go to a pair of shaping briefs like the Poupoupidou High-Waist Control Briefs by Prima Donna for comfortable slimming and control for your midsection, rear and thighs. And you'll never have to worry about the dreaded muffin top again.

    2. Shaping Vest 

    p3P4We've got your back—literally. Sometimes you need to smoothen your bra line, and this is where a shaping vest like the Sculpting Vest Waist Trainer by Amia works beautifully. It's ideal for your slimmest styles and lightweight fabrics, so your back can look sleek and smooth. It also provides firm shaping for your whole midsection and enhances your bust, for an all-over torso makeover.

    3. Waist Cincher

    P6P5Pretty much everyone wants a slimmer, firmer waistline, especially in form-fitting or formal attire. That coveted hourglass shape is possible with one of our most popular styles, waist cinchers like the Classic Cincher Waist Trainer by Amia. Wear it regularly to look stunning every day, or just pull it out for special occasions.

    4. Shaping Leggings

    p7P8No wardrobe is complete without a few pairs of leggings. This is great news because with the right leggings you can shape up and smoothen your figure from your midsection down to your calves. The Rachel Shaper Leggings By Yummie By Heather Thomson are great for casual wear and are also perfect for layering under professional or dress-up attire.

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  • How to Give Yourself a Body Makeover

    Get a full-body makeover with shapewear

    Shape, Enhance and Transform Starting at the Foundation

    We like to talk a lot about getting makeovers; there's something refreshing and exciting about changing your whole look. While on some occasions you might go for new makeup, a new hairstyle or a new style of clothing, when it comes to your body you need to start at the foundation.

    A shape makeover might be just the thing you need to transform you figure, your posture and your confidence. If you really want to look and feel great day after day, there are a variety of options that are ideal for every occasion.

    1. Waist cinchers and corsets

    Items that target the waistline like the Ultimate ShapeBand Waist Cincher By Squeem are great for everyday use and help you define your waist and improve your posture. You'll also want one of these if you're interested in daily waist training. And if you want to mix it up, try a vest style like the Sculpting Vest Waist Trainer by Amia. 

    1. Bodysuits

    On some occasions it's helpful to have all-over body slimming and smoothing, and this is when bodysuits like the Stephanie Bodysuit by Vedette are helpful. The all-over compression is ideal for use under form-fitting styles including dresses and suits.

    1. Shaping panties

    If you're someone who wrestles daily with a belly or muffin top, the solution can be as simple as switching to different panties like the Wacoal Womens Sensational Smoothing Shape Brief. Smooth away that midsection just like that. You might never go back to regular panties again.

    1. Shaping slip

    For those evenings you're going out, it's especially important that you feel confident in your attire. There are a variety of shaping slips available that provide all-over smoothing and shaping under your favorite dresses. The Sleek Curves Shaping Slip by Hooked Up hooks directly into your bra for reliable coverage and comfort.

    1. Shaping camis

    When you want to be casual and relax, there's no need to worry about letting too much of yourself go. A shaping cami can be just what you need for comfortable shaping and support. The CoCoon Perfect Fit Braless T-Shirt is a great option for pairing with your own bra so you can enjoy comfortable yet reliable waist slimming.

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  • 5 Waist-Cinching Bodysuits that Reshape Your Whole Figure

    Bodysuits with built-in midsection panels

    How to Transform Your Silhouette in a Bodysuit 

    Having trouble deciding between on a waist-shrinking cincher or corset and a bodysuit that redefines your whole silhouette? Why not have both?

    What we love about many of the bodysuits we carry is that they do the double duty of a waist cincher and a bodysuit. In other words, they have waist-shrinking midsection panels built right in. Put one on and enjoy a smaller waistline with the added benefit of all-over smoothing and shaping.

    Here are some of our favorites that get the job done whether you're dressing up for a special occasion or need some extra support in your office attire.

    1. Vedette Gitta Strapless Bodysuit With Front Closure

    Go for elegance in this bodysuit, which provides firm shaping for your midsection as well as support for your lower abdomen and rear. The result is a smooth and feminine silhouette from your bustline to your hips. This garment is strapless but you can add the straps if desired for additional support.

    1. Vivian Strapless Boyshort Bodysuit With Front Closure

    This bodysuit comes with all of the shaping power of a cincher, with the added benefit of a sexy boyshort bottom. Enjoy a flat belly all the way through the lower abdomen, as well as a smooth and slim figure from your bust to the tops of your thighs. Straps are adjustable and removable.

    1. Mia Corselette Body Shaper By Vedette

    This is a favorite piece for graceful shaping , perfect for any special event. The maximum control latex core keeps your midsection in check all the way around and through the lower abdomen, while the lace adds a sexy finishing touch to your silhouette. This piece is ideal for form-fitting attire.

    1. Ann Chery Powernet Bodysuit

    If you want to have just one shaper, this is the one that really "does it all." Using powernet material, it provides firm compression for your midsection and kees everything smooth and in place. It controls the lower abdomen, hips and thighs, while lifting and rounding the natural curve of your rear. You really can transform your whole figure from your bustline to your thighs with just one piece.

    1. Exquisitely Chic Black Body Shaper By Ann Chery

    If you're looking for a versatile and comfortable body shaper, this garment from Ann Chery might be the solution. It focuses moderate compression on your whole midsection for all-day support. The panty bottom keeps your lower torso in check, so nothing is ever out of place.

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  • 4 Easy Fixes for Formal Dresses

    Figure fixes for formal attire

    Enhance Your Figure for Weddings, Proms & Special Occasions

    Formal season is about to be in full swing, and it's a time to make memories and look your finest. Finding that perfect dress for your special event doesn't have to be stressful. We all have our little "problem areas," but there is a shaping solution for each one. If you know where you need a little help, you'll want to have what you need as a staple in your formal wardrobe. For the best results we recommend taking your favorite shapewear along with you for your fittings.

    Here are four easy fixes for common issues in formalwear:

    Need #1: Fuller Bust

    Solution: Invisible Breast Enhancers

    It can be frustrating to try on a dress that is loose around the bustline, even if it's the right size. Ideally you can simply wear your favorite push-up bra, but with some dress styles that's all but impossible. Enter one of our favorite products for formal attire: breast enhancers like Magicups by Braza and NuBra Invisble Breast Enhancer. These adhere to your breasts and give them a natural boost without revealing any straps or seams. These are especially useful for plunging necklines and backless styles.

    Need #2: Slimmer Midsection

    Solution: Waist-Slimming Corset

    When you want to look stunning in a gown, you don't want to draw attention to any bulk in your midsection. Nothing works like a classic corset, which pulls tight to make your waist slimmer, while smoothing out bumps. You may even find that while wearing a corset you drop a size or two in the dress! For bridal gowns and other special occasion attire we recommend the All Laced Up Underbust Corset by Timeless Trends, which can be paired with the bra style of your choice. This is a great option for a form-fitting dress style like mermaid; it can also help if you're trying to fit into a smaller size.

    Need #3: Fuller Butt

    Solution: Padded Panties

    Many form-fitting dresses give you the opportunity to show off your backside. Think you don't have the curves to pull it off? You do now with some padded panties that will round and lift your rear. The Roundabout Booty Booster String Bikini Panties by Fullness will provide the curves to fill out your dress.

    Need #4: Slimmer Thighs

    Solution: Thigh-Slimming Bodysuit

    Dreaming of smooth and sexy legs as part of your silhouette under your gown? Even if your thighs are a problem area, you can tame them with the right thigh-smoothing bodysuit. We recommend the Mid-Thigh Bodysuit by Amia, which creates a slimmer, smoother silhouette from above your waistline to mid-thigh. It ends in lace that lies flat, so you can feel feminine and not worry about revealing any lines.

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