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    Kim Kardashian’s Waist Training Secret Out

    The Trick to Being Shaped Like a Celebrity

    10617165_1538742499688162_293940569_nKim Kardashian made headlines last week on Instagram by endorsing waist training with an image of herself in shapewear! And she isn’t the only celebrity to rave about how much shapers can transform your body, which is why some news outlets are suddenly asking, “Are corsets making a big comeback?”

    While Kim Kardashian is famous (and certainly gorgeous), she’s also just a normal woman who’s had a baby and works hard to keep her weight down and her figure attractive. Women of her stature have access to world-class trainers and stylists, but guess what: they still need help! Luckily, waist training shapers, such as corsets, are an accessible solution for everyone.

    We’re thrilled that she and other celebrities have come clean about what makes them look fabulous, whether they’re on the red carpet or at the coffee shop. Waist training with quality shapewear isn’t something that should be a “secret” – it’s something exciting to share with all of your girlfriends!

    So does it really work? Absolutely! Women have been reshaping their midsections with corsets and other waist-training garments for centuries. These methods have stuck around because their effective. But unlike with old-fashioned corsets, you don’t have to worry about cutting off your circulation in something that your great-grandmother might have worn. Today’s waist trainers are comfortable, stylish and sexy. (Just look at the pic Kim Kardashian posted on Instagram!)

    There are several ways waist training works:

    1.  Instant Slimming: While sustainable weight loss takes time, you don’t have to wait to see the effects of a midsection shaper! You can drop a size or two the instant you put it on.

    2. Works Up a Sweat: With firm compression around your midsection, your skin will sweat in your target area!

    3. Corrected Posture: A midsection shaper helps to correct your posture so that you stand up straighter and more confident.

    4. Reduces Overeating: Do you know that feeling when you’ve eaten too much and you want to loosen your pants? When you’re wearing a midsection shaper, your stomach won’t be able to expand as much, so you’ll feel full and less likely to overeat.

    So now you’re in on Kim’s little secret! Take a look at our wide selection of midsection shapers and discover how you can transform your body to look like an hourglass.

     

    Posted in Celebrity Style, Diet and Weight Loss, Health

      5 Oscar Worthy Shapers

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      With the Oscars around the corner, many stars are waiting for all of their hard work to pay off. They’re hitting the gyms and trying last minute diets to counteract the plumping effects of red carpet cameras, but they have a secret weapon ready. Shapewear is every girl’s best friend at the Academy Awards. Try any of these five shapers to instantly take 10 lbs. off your frame and enhance your best features. Perfect for the Oscars’ red carpet… or the red line train to a movie.

      5. Achieve Amanda Seyfried’s stunning red carpet look with our Shapeband!

      For a statuesque abdomen free of bumps and bulges, try the ShapeBand by Squeem. This discreet shaper instantly carves up to four inches from your midsection, visibly reducing the waistline so you appear up to three sizes smaller. It also supports the back to reduce pain and invoke confidence through corrected posture.

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      4. Jennifer Lopez’s flawless look was completed with our Sophie Braless Long Leg Bodysuit!

      When you need to look your best from head to toe, turn to the Sophie Braless Long Leg Bodysuit by Vedette. This all-body shaper targets the abdomen while giving special attention to the hips, thighs, and legs down to the ankle. Love handles disappear! The strong hold does not come at the expense of comfort – this light weight shaper slims the silhouette without being too warm or constricting. The underbust design, which lifts and rounds the bust, makes this the perfect shaper for a plunging neckline.

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      3. Set the right foundation to achieve Beyonce’s red carpet look with our Mia Corselette Body Shaper!

      The perfect hourglass silhouette is at your fingertips (and hips) in the Mia Corselette Body Shaper. Its tri-layer lining and latex core visibly reduce the waistline so you instantly look up to three sizes smaller. It flattens the midriff and whittles the waist while shaping the hips. Viola! Your natural curves are instantly enhanced. The underbust design lifts the bust for a voluptuous look to please any diva.

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      2. Octavia Spencer’s sophisticated and elegant look was enhanced with our Strapless Slimming Shaper!

      For a firm, all over hold and contoured curves, slip into the Strapless Slimming Shaper by Ann Chery. This shaper instantly reduces the waistline, firms the abdomen, trims back bulge, and smoothes bumps throughout. This shaper enhances and celebrates your natural curves with a unique stretch material over the rear, and an underbust design that gives the bust a little lift.

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      1. For a curvaceous red carpet look like Jennifer Lawrence’s you’ll need the Alexandra Butt Lifting Shaper!

      The Alexandra Butt Lifting Shaper by Vedette has a strong hold around your curves while enhancing them. It whittles the waist down and makes you instantly look several pounds lighter. This shaper doesn’t make you pick between a toned tummy and a round derriere. The open-back design and special bands boost, lift, and round the rear without padding. The underbust design and removable straps make this a versatile number you can wear anywhere. Unmissable, irresistible curves anytime you want a no-wait tune-up for your tush and waist.

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      Posted in Celebrity Style, Formal Events, How To Wear

        Just as Nice: Recreate Your Favorite Fashion Icon Looks

        Rihanna. Jordin. Cassie. Keri.

        These first names in fashion are so famous that they don’t need a last name to inspire and enthrall. Every month, we flip the pages of magazines to see what these ladies will dare to wear next, only to have our hopes of copying their stylish curves dashed when we read the pricetag on their pretty looks.

        If you’ve ever wished you could recreate your fashion she-roe’s look at a fraction of the cost, you’re not alone. And that’s why we created this guide to getting the style of the stars on a real-world budget. So let’s dig right in!

         

         

        Cassie: The centerpiece of her structured menswear look is its bustier-typer base. Re-create Cassie’s look with a bold blazer, slacks and the Satin and Lace Overbust Corset and Thong Set by Hourglass Angel.

         

         

         

         

        Jordin: Maximize your curves like Jordin by pairing a similar on-trend maxi skirt and the Satin and Sparkle Overbust Corset and Panty Set by Hourglass Angel 5206-2.

         

         

         

         

        Keri: Create Keri’s corset-inspired look with the Longline Smooth Strapless Bra by Dominique and a satiny capri and cardigan.

         

         

         

         

        Rihanna: Redo Rihanna’s red-hot look with the Nightflower Overbust Corset and Thong Set by Hourglass Angel, a pencil skirt and nude pump.

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          The Hourglass Within: Curves For Every Body Shape

          A couple of posts on our Facebook page from this week sparked an interesting discussion. A study recently made the rounds in the press showing that there were far more shapes of women than often thought. Notably (and hysterically), broccoli and butternut squash were added to the list. It’s worth mentioning that we have always known that women come in sizes and shapes a lot more complicated than apple and pear. It’s also worth noting that no matter what shape of woman you are now, you contain within you the potential for an hourglass… your own special hourglass.

          We wanted to share an example of this idea of the unique hourglass. Check out this image of Nicki Minaj. Nicki is a natural pear shape. Her bust and waist are proportionally small compared to her hips and bottom: the classic beautiful pear. However, her shapewear inspired bodysuit (and, we suspect, cincher) enhance her figure, while following the lead of her natural body type. And this brings home a point that is crucial when talking about shapewear. Nicki isn’t changing who she is in this image. She is amplifying it. You needn’t completely erase your natural shape (whatever that is) to highlight your hourglass curves. Whatever your shape is, there is a body shaper that is perfect to find your beautiful curves and show them off.

          And that’s just what we’re here to do!

          Posted in Celebrity Style, How To Wear, Inspiring Stories, Shapewear Facts and Tips Tagged , , ,

            Tyra Takes on Shapewear!

            We really like this video from TypeF.com which gives Tyra Banks’ unique, funny and candid take on shapewear. If you’re like us, you might feel good knowing that even models like Tyra utilize shapewear to sculpt their bodies and get ready for big events. Check it out!
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            Posted in Celebrity Style, How To Wear, Inspiring Stories

              Shape-Shifters: Adele’s Cinched Look

              Adele shows that her curves are as powerful as her voice in this stunning Vogue pictorial. The cinched waist look is a winner for women of all shapes and sizes, highlighting the hourglass shape in dramatic fashion. If you’d like to try Adele’s look, consider investing in a genuine heirloom quality corset such as the Black Cashmere Underbust Corset. You can layer it with a dress or fitted shirt and showcase your stunning silhouette!

              Posted in Celebrity Style, How To Wear, Inspiring Stories, Shapewear Facts and Tips Tagged , , ,

                Dress to Thrill: Alicia Keys

                Optical illusion dresses are a huge trend in spring fashion collections everywhere. These garments utilize a darker contrasting color at the sides of the dress to create a slimming look rather than slimming by compression or some other means. The dress Ms. Keys is wearing in the picture is a great example of this style, with its black border coming in at the waistline and creating an hourglass shape for the eye. We think she looks chic and slim.

                What do you think about this trend?

                Posted in Celebrity Style, How To Wear, Inspiring Stories, What's New Tagged , , , ,

                  Michelle Obama: More Than A Style Icon

                  michelle obamaMichelle Obama is an amazing woman. We love her strength, her leadership, and the active role she is taking in making America healthier and saving our children from obesity. We think she’s a wonderful mother who obviously cares a lot about her daughters. No doubt, she’s a supportive wife!

                  Not Afraid To Wear An Off The Rack Dress

                  We also love Mrs. Obama’s personal style. Remember the $148, off-the-rack, black and white dress she wore for her appearance on The View back in June 2008? That was probably our first clue that Mrs. Obama has her own sense of style, and that she’s not afraid to show it. That dress looked so pretty and fresh, we can’t imagine a designer outfit costing ten times as much would have looked better.

                  Celebrating Her Curves

                  Michelle Obama is a tall, pretty woman. We love that she’s not skinny and is not trying to be – she obviously takes care of herself and works out (look at those amazing arms!) but she goes with her natural body shape and doesn’t try to fight it, or to hide it. Mrs. Obama has narrow waist and wider hips, and she makes no attempt at concealing her hourglass figure or making herself appear thinner. Which we absolutely love!

                  Mrs. Obama loves to dress in clothes that show off her beautiful arms and shoulders. She wears body-conscious clothes that acknowledge – one might say celebrate – her curves, but are never too clingy. Instead of trying to camouflage her bottom part, she celebrates it. Her choices are markedly different from former First Ladies in that they are much more casual and much less formal and restrictive.

                  A Style Icon, And So Much More

                  While Michelle Obama has certainly become a style icon, she is so much more than that. Mrs. Obama is an incredibly smart, talented woman. She obviously wants to leave a legacy that goes beyond “she had a great sense of style,” and this reflects in her campaign against obesity as in other initiatives.

                  Michelle Obama is a beautiful woman, inside and out.

                  Posted in Celebrity Style, Health, Inspiring Stories Tagged

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