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Fashion Tips

  • 7 Sexy Shapers for Date Night

    Date night shapewear

    What to Wear for a Hot Night Out this Fall

    If you're looking to switch it up this fall as you prepare for your date nights and other occasions, try what celebrities are loving this year: a suited, tailored look. Nothing says "strong and sexy" like a well-fitted blazer and pants. But you need the right foundation underneath.

    The key to pulling it off in a flattering way is choosing fitted apparel that accentuates your curves. And for that you need our special date night shapewear. Here are 7 of our favorites:

    Eva Extra Firm Bodysuit by Vedette

    Eva Extra Firm Bodysuit by VedetteSexy meets shaping in a lingerie-look body suit. Get the results you love from a strong-control garment with a great-looking design. Perfect under high waist pants or skirts.

    Joane High Waist Open Bottom Enhancer by Vedette

    Joane High Waist Open Bottom Enhancer by VedetteFor those form-fitting suits, you may want to give your backside a lift. This brief shaper slims and trims the midsection, giving good control around the waist and lower abdomen. The open bottom design lifts and rounds your rear into a perfect full shape, accentuating your figure.

    Glamour Shaping Camisole by Bodyhush

    Glamour Shaping Camisole by BodyhushThis lacy cami is worthy of showing off. Designed to slim your tummy and eliminate love handles, it features an interior tummy panel for firm control. For a sexy chic look, layer it right under your suit jacket.

    Sleek Curves Shaping Slip by Hooked Up

    Sleek Curves Shaping Slip by Hooked UpYou'll never have to worry about back rolls or muffin tops again with this high waist shaping slip. It smooths and contours your figure in all the right places, comfortably giving you that hourglass look under your favorite suit.

    Strapless Slimming Shaper by Ann Chery

    Strapless Slimming Shaper by Ann CherySlim up while letting your natural curves shine in this stretchy bodysuit. This light-wearing garment features a flat-belly latex panel to slim, trim and smooth your midsection, while seamless outer lining creates an overall leaner look. This works under most dress-up attire, including any type of suit.

    Geraldine Bodysuit by Ann Chery

     Geraldine Bodysuit by Ann CheryThis popular bodysuit takes inches off the waist, abdomen and hips, creating a beautiful curvy shape. Its natural bust and rear enhancements work beautifully under a pencil skirt or fitted pantsuit.

    Satin and Lace Torsolette by Dominique

     Satin and Lace Torsolette by DominiqueThe torsolette’s moderate midsection control and posture support lengthen the torso and create a slender silhouette while lifting the bust. This piece is ideal under your blouse for a slender torso underneath a suit of your

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  • 6 Ways to Lift and Enhance Your Rear

    Alexandra Butt-Lifting Shaper By Vedette

    Our Favorite Butt-Boosting Garments

    The perfect butt: we all want it, and with a little shaping help, we can all have it. Whether yours needs lifting, sculpting or smoothing, there's a butt-enhancing garment perfect for you.

    Here are six of our favorites:

    Perfect Butt Thermal Pant By Flakisima #078

    1. Shaping Short

    Keep it simple with a short that focuses on your butt like the Perfect Butt Thermal Pant by Flakisima. You'll be amazed at that transformation of your butt's natural shape with this lightweight shaper. Have these on hand for your favorite tight pants and leggings.

    Alexandra Butt-Lifting Shaper By Vedette

    1. Full Bodysuit

    We love a shaping piece that transforms your whole body into an hourglass. The Alexandra Butt-Lifting Shaping by Vedette does just that, while enhancing your rear's natural shape. This piece is ideal for special occasions so you can really show off those curves.

    Joane High Waist Open Bottom Enhancer By Vedette

    1. Panty Enhancer

    Shaping panties should be flattering, not flattening. The Joane High Waist Open Bottom Enhancer has all the benefits of a waist-slimming shaping panty while providing a boost in the back. You'll want these anytime you want to dress to impress.

    Vedette Anastasia Strapless Waist Nipper 905

    1. Bodysuit

    Some occasions require firm shaping, and the Vedette Anastasia Strapless Waist Nipper is ideal for your form-fitting tops and dresses. Tame that tummy and lift your rear for lasting contouring and control.

    Pretty Perfect Butt-Lifting Jeans By Verox Jeans 1203

    1. Butt-Lifting Jeans

    Sometimes there's no need for a shaper at all—if you use butt-lifting jeans. The Pretty Perfect Butt-Lifting Jeans By Verox Jeans are specially designed from stretch cotton-denim to redefine your derriere and slim your waistline at the same time.

    Royal Blue & Black Leggings By Bon Bon Up 1067

    1. Shaping Leggings

    Leggings are hot, whether you're at the gym or relaxing with friends. These Royal Blue and Black Leggings by Bon Bon Up are engineered with an internal girdle to smooth your figure and lift your butt, for sexy confidence no matter where you're wearing them.

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  • What to Wear Under 6 Sexy Summer Outfits

    The Right Shapewear for Summery Silhouettes

    It's no secret that one of the keys to looking sexy is choosing the right undergarments as well as the right apparel. In summer, this is especially true. Think you can't get away with wearing shapewear underneath your light summer clothes? Think again. You can certainly show off your figure without showing off your secret.

    Here are six sexy summer outfits that are made perfect with the right shapewear underneath.

     Shapewear for short dresses

    1. Short skirts and dresses + Corselette by Amia

    If your hemline only reaches mid-thigh, a thong or even a regular panty just won't cut it if you get a warm summer breeze coming your way. The corselette provides a more modest bottom with a feminine touch of lace. It also provides all the power you need to keep your midsection looking smooth.

    Shapewear for pencil skirts

    1. Pencil skirts +Sleek Curves Shaping Slip By Hooked Up

    Get the support and coverage you need with a full-body slip. This garment makes you look 5-10 pounds slimmer and won't slide or roll out of place, which is a particularly comfortable and effective option for career attire.

    Shapewear for midi-skirts

    1. Loose dresses and skirts + Hi Cut Brief Panty by Wacoal

    If you have a lot of loose fabric and there's less to worry about, go for comfort. This panty provides easy everyday coverage and support.

    Shapewear for T-Shirt Dresses

    1. T-shirt dresses + Thong Shaper by Amia

    A t-shirt dress is cute but may seem difficult to pull off. This shaper discreetly provides firm shaping for your waist and back while remaining hidden even under the lightest of fabrics.

    Shapewear for dress pants

    1. Tight bottoms + Dayanna Butt Booster Body Suit by Vedette

    The whole point of tight pants is to show off what you've got. This body suit helps you do just that by lifting and rounding your natural curves, without a visible panty line of course. It also smooths your midsection so you can avoid muffin top too.

    Shapewear for sheer bottoms

    1. Sheer or floaty bottoms +High Waisted Thong

    The key to making a flowing dress look right is to define the waist while creating a smooth foundation. Nothing does it better than a high waisted thong.

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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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  • 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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  • Sexy Shapewear You’ll Want to Show Off

    Sexy Shapewear to Show Off

    Not all shapewear is created equally.

    Who said shapewear is for hiding? These sleek styles slim and smooth your silhouette in an instant. Plus they’re so stunning and flirty, they double as lingerie too. Here are 4 to try for your next special night.

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    The Bust Shaping Slip by Nancy Ganz

    Soft and silky, you’ll love the way this slip feels against your skin. This feminine favorite sculpts and smoothes your tummy in seamless style. And the two contour cups along the bust adds the perfect touch of ooh-la-la.

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    The Glamorous Shaping Slip by Bodyhush

    Designed to highlight your curves, this body-loving style features elegant lace inserts and a luxurious satin finish. A flattering way to dial up glamour, the sensuous slip has an interior tummy panel that slims your midsection and creates an hourglass shape. Pair it with your favorite black bra and prepare to wow.

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    The Elegant Bustier by Felina

    This seamless style takes glamour to the next level of irresistible. The feminine sweetheart neckline and low back create flattering lines you’ll love. Plus the padded bust gives you a beautiful décolletage boost. This tantalizing lingerie even improves your posture so you’ll look as confident as you feel.

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    The Lacy Bodysuit by Vedette

    Seduction is guaranteed in this jaw-dropping style. This corset-inspired shaper delivers strong control throughout your waist, tummy and hips. It’s the lust-worthy details that set this one apart, like romantic Valencia lace panels and seductive front closures. Plus, it comes with a matching boy short panty with a hook-and-eye opening.

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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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  • Your Shapewear Questions Answered

    Q&A About Fashion and Shapewear

    So you've got questions about shapewear. There are hundreds of pieces to choose from; where do you begin? What shapers, bras and panties are ideal for different types of outfits? What will show through and what won't? What's the most flattering choice for your figure?

    At Hourglass Angel we get a lot of these types of questions, and we have the answers! Here are some of the most frequent questions we get, followed by our recommendations:

    Fashion and shapewear Q&A

    Q. What type of bra can I wear with a low-cut dress?

    A. A deep plunge bra.

    This type of bra, designed for your sexiest styles, will provide the lift and support you need in your bust without revealing any part of the bra's cups on your lowest necklines. The Secret Boost Deep Plunge Bra by Fashion Forms features a U-plunge underwire and it is also backless – no one will ever know it's there.

    Fashion and shapewear Q&A

    Q. What type of shapewear should I use with a sweater dress or jersey knit dress?

    A. A shaping slip.

    With clingy dresses you'll want an all-over smoothing effect, and nothing does that better than a shaping slip. One of our favorite options is the Sleek Curves Shaping Slip by Hooked Up, which has a unique hooking system design to work with any bra so you won't have to fuss with it slipping or pinching above the waistline. Another option is the Smooth Silhouette Shaping Slip by Yummie by Heather Thomson, which has a built-in bra.

    Fashion and shapewear Q&A

    Q. What can I wear under a short dress?

    A. A corselette

    Short dresses can be tricky with certain girdles because you don't want anything to poke out underneath. A lingerie style corselette like the Corselette by Amia provides powerful shaping and smoothing for your hips and your midsection while looking like sexy boycut shorts on the bottom.

    Fashion and shapewear Q&A

    Q. What shapewear can I wear under pants without showing any lines?

    A. Mid-thigh shaping shorts.

    You don't want to give a visible panty line a second thought if you're wearing tight pants or light fabrics, so choose a shaper that sculpts through your thighs. The Second Skin ActivWear Bike Shorts by Shape and Slim firm up your waistline, hips and thighs. If you want a style that lifts your butt while slimming your waist and thighs, try the Amie Mid Thigh High Waist Open Bottom Enhancer by Vedette.

    Fashion and shapewear Q&A

    Q. What type of bra should I wear under form-fitting shirts and sweaters?

    A. A t-shirt bra.

    There's a type of bra designed just for this purpose: to provide a curvy, smooth, seamless look under t-shirts and light sweaters. The Porcelain Lace Molded Seamless Underwire T-shirt Bra by Panache is one of our favorite solutions for full-figured women, as the cups won't spread apart and you'll see nothing but smooth through your favorite tops.

    These are just a few of the questions we receive. If you're looking for shapewear for your unique fashion needs refer to our FAQ page or contact our customer service for personalized support.

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