Celebrity Style

  • Spring Clean Your Lingerie Drawer

    Spring clean your lingerie drawer.

    Out with the old, in with the new.

    Cleaning out your closet is a given this time of year, but don’t forget another often-overlooked area: your lingerie drawer. Here are a few rules to help decide which items to keep and which to purge (and if it’s on the border, err on the side of purging). Unlike your closet though, panties don’t get donated—they get tossed. Only recycle bras and lingerie that doesn’t involve nether-region coverage.

    Tips for Bras

    Toss anything that has lots its shape or elasticity. This includes worn straps, stretched-out bands, misshapen cups or exposed underwires (ouch!). Another category worthy of tossing? Ill-fitting bras. If it’s new, sexy and beautiful, it’s still time to let it go if it doesn’t fit correctly (but these are great candidates for recycling). You need bras that support, lift and flatter your bust. Also, if you have a larger bust and you’re experiencing neck, back or shoulder pain, your bra might be the source. Lastly, you should never have red marks on your shoulders or strap dig-in—another sign you’re wearing the wrong size or style.

    Now, the fun part! Time to replace everything you threw out. Try this strapless bra for a superior stay-put fit:

    Seamless Molded Cup 5 Way Convertible Bra by QT

    Tips for Panties

    This is an easy one: If your underwear sags or the elastic in the waistband is shot, it’s time to say adios. Another thing to look for: any sign of holes, fading or stains. And why not replace your standard panties with shaping pieces for adding body-defining benefits? A few we love:

    Starlet High-Waisted Brief by Jennifer

    Simply Sleek Boyleg Shapewear 2-Pack by Cass Luxury

    Tips for Nylons

    Toss anything that doesn’t have a supportive waistband. And of course, any pairs with tears, snags, runs or pilling. New nylons and tights go a long way in sprucing up your look. The opposite is also true: an old pair of tights can sabotage a great ensemble. Replace your old nylons with ones that have shaping benefits and fun lace details:

    Women's Opaque Control Top Tight by HUE

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  • How to Waist Train Like a Celebrity

    Waist train like a celebrity.The corset craze sweeping Hollywood

    First popular in the 16th century, corsets are back in the headlines and creating plenty of body-defining buzz. Several celebrities have revealed waist training as their preferred way to whittle their waist—for everyday outfits, working out or slimming a post-baby belly.

    One A-lister, who is also a mom of two, recently revealed she “wore a double corset day and night for three months” to get her back into pre-pregnancy shape.

    Another star who's making waves about her midsection said she's “obsessed” with waist training and has made headlines posting pics of her results online.

    These are just a few of the many celebrities who have been reported to rely on some form waist training to keep their hourglass shape.

    Ready to try it for yourself? Thanks to a surge in popularity, there’s never been a better time to redefine your waistline using a corset. You can choose from a wide array of styles that offer different fits and degrees of slimming while you wear them.

    Two things you can count on with a good waist cincher: instant waist reduction and a healthy dose of confidence. Waist binding can even help improve your posture.

    So which waist cincher is right for you? Here are a few recommendations that all create enviable curves from the moment you slip it on.

    Ann Chery Clasica Latex Waist Cincher

    Reinforced hook-and-eye closures and high-compression support.

    Amia Classic Cincher Waist Trainer

    Adored for its simple hook-and-eye design, flexi-boning and targeted mid-section support.

    Squeem SlimVest Waist Cincher

    Maximum-strength cinching with special flex-boning support in a convenient vest-style.

    Black Cashmere Underbust Corset

    The waist cincher that doubles as flirty lingerie for a little ooh-la-la (you’ll make Dita Von Teese proud!).

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  • 3 Looks to Bring in the New Year

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    The holiday season always comes and goes like a whirlwind, so before you know it, you'll be getting ready to celebrate the New Year! Whether you've been good at all those holiday parties, or even if you've put on a couple of extra pounds, you can still look like a bombshell when it's time to party on New Year's Eve.

    Here are some classic looks that you can't go wrong with this year. If you've got a date night for New Year's, make it an unforgettable one. Customize these looks to your personal preferences, and you'll be ready to party in style.

    1. Little Black Dress

    This one goes without saying on New Year's, but we'll say it anyway. If there is just one day a year where it's a good time to rock the LBD, this is it! For a little personal flair, add some flashy accessories or some brightly colored pumps. If you've got a full figure and haven't found the perfect dress that accentuates your curves, check out the Mae Dress by SWAK Designs. We love the way this dress naturally brings out curves using a combination of compression and ruching, all built right into the dress design.

    2. V-Neck Dress

    Whether it's black or a brighter color, a V-neck dress draws attention to some of the most attractive feminine features: your collarbone and chest. This is an especially breathtaking look if you're a pear shape and need to balance out the curves in your hips. You'll want to be sure you're sporting the right shapewear in order to wear a V-neck tastefully. The Simply Smooth Cami by Co'Coon paired with a plunge bra will create a slim and smooth midsection. If you need smooth control for your hips, thighs and butt to balance out that gorgeous top, the Control Freak Moderate Control Long Pear Leg Shaper by Wacoal is designed to provide sleek curves from your waistline to mid-thigh.

    3. Flirty Top with Leggings

    If your party plans are a little less formal, skip the dress and go for a sexy top with some leather and/or colored leggings. Lacy, lingerie-inspired tops can be flirty but not too racy. Be sure to wear the right bra (especially if you're planning on a lot of dancing). The Molded Strapless Bra by Elila is a great option for anyone full-figured who wants firm support without revealing straps.

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  • The Dos and Don'ts of Waist Training

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    How To Safely and Effectively Shrink Your Waistline

    You've probably heard of the waist training trend by now; gorgeous celebrities like Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian proudly swear by it. Jessica Alba revealed she used a waist-training corset for 3 months after pregnancy to trim off her baby weight. Kim Kardashian admitted she's "obsessed" with waist training and showed off her own shaper on Instagram.

    But does it really work? Is it safe? Before beginning any waist-training regimen, it's important to first gain an understanding what waist training is, what results to expect, and how to wear the garments properly.

    Waist training can be beneficial to many people. You can reference the hundreds of reviews on our most popular waist trainer, the Cincher by Amia. The key to the best results is to do it consistently. Results will vary depending on your body as well as your dedication to the practice. Note that changes you see in your waistline, which can be dramatic, won't be permanent if you stop wearing your waist trainer. However, if you use a waist trainer to complement a healthy diet and exercise, you may see more lasting results.

    As far as safety is concerned, the science behind modern waist training is similar to sauna suits, which athletes use to sweat off extra weight. The latex in cinchers boosts thermal activity and increases perspiration. Like any fitness regimen, the main safety concern is to stay hydrated and listen to your body's cues.

    Follow these tips in order to safely enjoy the benefits of a waist training regimen!

    Waist Training Dos

    Do start out slowly and work your way up. You might feel very restricted at first, so wear your waist trainer for a few hours at a time every day.

    Do add more time wearing your waist trainer as you start to feel more comfortable. Ultimately you'll want to be wearing it at least eight hours a day.

    Do be dedicated. If you want the most impressive results, commit to waist training daily for a few months.

    Do use a garment that fits! Use our sizing chart to determine what size you need for the best results.

    Do workout your core muscles if you want the best results. Some waist trainers are even designed for exercising in so you can maximize your workout's effectiveness.

    Do eat nutritious food in small portions. With the help of your waist trainer, you'll become fuller faster and with less.

    Do listen to your body. If you're feeling uncomfortable, take your waist trainer off.

    Do stay hydrated.

    Waist Training Don'ts

    Don't continue wearing your waist trainer if you experience any numbness.

    Don't continue wearing your waist trainer if you have sharpness of breath.

    Don't continue wearing your waist trainer if you experience sharp stomach pains.

    Don't continue wearing your waist trainer if you feel any pinching.

    Are you ready to try out what everyone is raving about? Choose from our wide selection of waist trainers to find your waistline's new best friend.

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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.

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  • 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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  • 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!

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  • 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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  • 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!

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