Fashion Tips

  • Your Sweet and Sexy Date Night

    Fabulous Fashion Ideas for Sweetest Day

    Do you celebrate Sweetest Day? If you're not familiar with it, it's kind of like Valentine's Day in fall, with sweet treats strongly encouraged. What better way to express your love and affection than a sweet and sexy date?

    Whether you're planning a special date for Sweetest Day or for any special day, you'll want to look your best. Pair a sweet outfit with a sexy shaper and you've got a combo that will keep your date's undivided attention the whole evening.

    One of our favorite date night shapers is the Hi-Waist Firm Control Brief by Va Bien. You'll enjoy powerful shaping and control for your midsection and rear with a steamy lingerie look.

    Looking for some new ideas for how to dress up for your night out? Check out some of these trendy styles:

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    Polished separates: Pair your favorite striped tee with a blazer for a stylish yet carefree evening look. Push up your sleeves and half-tuck your shirt to look laid back.

    Leather: Try leather leggings or a pencil skirt with some strappy shoes and a sexy tank for a look that really turns heads.

    Concert casual: If you're planning on something low-key, you can't go wrong with your favorite skinny jeans and a vintage concert tee. Make your outfit sexier with your favorite pointy heels.

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    Little black dress: This classic never fails. For a sweet twist, wear colored heels.

    Bold print: If you like to have fun, show it off! A boldly patterned dress will make an attention-getting statement.

    Printed leggings: Make this girly look super sexy by pairing it with a sheer top and matching bra.

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    Crop top and high waist: You can really dress up a crop top with a high-waisted midi-or maxiskirt. Just show a little skin and leave the rest to the imagination.

    Sundress and jean jacket: A casual dress transforms into a great date night look with a cute jacket and booties.

    Colored denim: This is a great way to draw attention to your legs. Don't forget your heels!

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    V-neck jumpsuit: Did you know that your collarbone is extremely sexy? Wear a v-neck jumpsuit to draw more attention to your neckline, which will look even better with your cinched midsection.

    Bright-colored dress: If the date involves dancing, try a flashy color that compliments your skin tone.

    Jeans and a striped shirt: With an outfit that's fitted and comfortable, you can look perfectly casual and perfectly sexy.

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    Flirty floral top: Wear a tasteful lingerie-inspired top for some classy flirting.

    Strategic cutouts: For a riskier but gorgeous look, try a dress with sheer illusion panels or cutouts. 

    Miniskirt: Make your legs look long! Try pairing with a tank and a blazer, along with some tall booties to add to the length.

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    Matching separates: Visually tantalizing and powerfully magnetic. The latest trend to come is the game of matching separates. Try print or pattern corresponding top to bottom for a trendy look.

    Have fun, get a little flirty and enjoy your Sweetest Day!

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  • Must-Have Lingerie for Fall

    Sexy Styles, Perfect for Cooler Weather 

    No matter where you live, you're probably noticing by now that the air is a little crisper and everyone's pulling out the layers. Even though you're showing less skin, this is no time to go lax on your lingerie! On the contrary, there are some key pieces that every fashion-conscious woman needs in the fall to continue looking sexy and sharp. With the right undergarments you can pull off some stunning, form-fitting looks.

    1. Black Tights

    It's the season for dark, black and gray skirts, trouser pants and dresses. Black tights are simply something you can't do without. For a smooth dark look, from your midsection to your calves, try the Smooth Couture High Waist Tights by Va Bien.

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    2. Thigh Highs

     

    Not every outfit needs tights up to your midsection, and thigh highs are a fabulous way to provide some sexy coverage for your legs. While you're at it, why not have a little fun with a garter? The Stocking with Lace Garter by Calvin Klein is an elegant choice.

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    3. Lacy Bodysuit

     

    Whether you're sporting a fitted suit or a gorgeous fall gown, a bodysuit is an important piece in making your silhouette flawless so those outfits will look their best. Forget about your grandmother's girdle; try a lacy garment like the Stephanie Firm Control Convertible Bodysuit by DuMi. You'll look phenomenally sexy from the inside out.

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    4. Colorful Undergarments

     

    Are you in a lingerie rut with everything black and nude-colored? Fall is the perfect time to try some lovely alternatives, like navy blue and gray. Try The Bodysuit by Scandale in navy blue or Le Belle Bodysuit Shapewear by Scandale in silver gray.

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    5. Silk Chemise

     

    As the weather cools, you'll have some evenings where nothing sounds better than cozying up with your sweetheart. A black chemise is simply a must for those chilly nights curled up near the fireplace. Silk is especially luxurious because it helps regulate your body temperature. The Silk Satin Chemise by Mary Green is the perfect piece for a sexy night in.

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  • How to Wear Leggings in Your Fall Wardrobe

    Hot Leggings Styles for Cooler Weather Fall means cooler weather, beautiful colors, some sweet and spicy flavors, and of course a shift in fashion from sundresses and shorts to cozier styles. This season, leggings continue to be a fashion favorite, whether you're dressing to impress out on the town or just kicking back with a warm drink in a coffee shop. What's not to love about leggings? They're comfortable, warm, stylish, easy to wear and can complement a number of body types if you wear them tastefully. With a variety of tops and accessories, your options for leggings in a fall wardrobe are almost endless. If you haven't explored all the ways you can show off this style, consider some new twists on this classy look. How to wear leggings in your fall wardrobe Basic Black Leggings If you're not used to wearing leggings, black is the place to start. There are numerous ways to wear them, from workout outfits to dressy ensembles. Some attractive ways to pair leggings include:

    • With an oversized top: a big top will create balance in your silhouette. It will also cover your hips and butt so you don't have to worry about drawing too much attention there. Who says women with curvier figures can't wear leggings? Try a white, gray or black top and then accessorize with a bright purse or scarf.
    • With a short dress: if you love dresses, leggings are your best friends in the colder weather. This is a great way to wear a skater dress. Like the oversized top, a dress will help your figure balance and will cover your hips. One trend is to wear a black dress over black leggings and then a muted color like powder pink and gray for your shoes, scarf or purse.
    • Sporty: there's a whole range of sporty looks you can go for, so don't be afraid to be bold! Try a sporty cotton dress with a quilted jacket and wedge sneakers for a look that combines the athlete and the fashionista.
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    The Ponte Seam Tummy Control Leggings by Lysse are a great way to start building your wardrobe with black leggings at the foundation. Leather Leggings To step up your fashion a bit, try leather leggings and add a sexy statement to your style. You can use them as party of a flashy outfit in a couple of ways:

    • For partying: this is the most obvious use. Leather pants is the perfect compliment to a lot of dressy tops.
    • With a colorful sweater and jacket: this look is ideal for a day out on the town. Use a trendy color sweater and a statement coat. You'll add a pop of color and balance to your whole look. And while you're at it, experiment with your favorite accessories: perhaps a beanie, your most elegant black purse and some oxfords.

    Try Metallic Stretch Leggings by Espiral to achieve some of these flashier looks. How to wear leggings in your fall wardrobe Muted Color Leggings If you're ready to move beyond your basic black, branch out and use some muted colors like beige or gray. These colors can give a whole new life to your wardrobe.

    • As with black leggings, pair with longer tops like sweaters and dresses.
    • Try pairing with the same color top for a chic and stylish look. You can add some pop with your shoes or a beanie.

    The iPant Capri Leggings by Wacoal in nude can work in a number of your neutral outfits.  How to wear leggings in your fall wardrobe Printed Leggings Why should your tops have all the fun? Be bold and step out with some daring prints!

    • Printed leggings are automatically going to be the main accent of any outfit. Pair with a basic top like a long straight sweatshirt that covers up to your mid-thigh. Choose accessories that are plain with matching colors.

    The Ikat Print Fashion Leggings by Lysse are a fun way to add some flair to your outfits.

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  • 5 Ways to Wear a Corset for Halloween

    Sexy Corset Halloween Costumes

    Your Guide for Spookily Sexy Costumes

    Halloween is around the corner, and if you've got any big party plans, you'll want to look hot! It's that special time of year when you can go all-out with your party attire, get a little flirty and show off your figure.

    Skip the poor-fitting attire from the costume shop and build a fabulously sexy costume using a corset!

    Here are five ways you can use corsets to put together endless costume ideas:

    1. Corset Over a Blouse

    Find a soft, pretty blouse and put a lacy corset over the top. You'll look like a saloon girl in a snap. To look like an authentic lady of the Old West, wear a flowing or lacy skirt. For a more modern sexy cowgirl look, wear with skinny jeans and cowboy boots. Be sure that the corset is long enough to cover the top of your pants or skirt.

    The Red Leather Lover Corset Set by Hourglass Angel is a great option for this costume style.

    2. Vintage Styles

    You can wear any vintage style like Marilyn Monroe or 1960s Mad Men-inspired housewife and have the perfect hourglass shape to pull it off. A lot of older styles were designed to be worn with girdles and corsets. Have no fear of the fitted bodice when you've got a corset underneath!

    Many corsets will get the job done beautifully, like the Nude Sand Underbust Corset.

    3. Formal and Bridal Style

    There are a lot of ways you can go formal on Halloween, like zombie bride or killer prom queen. A corset will perfect your shape. Use one underneath a number of formal dress styles, or as the bodice itself paired with a flowing skirt.

    You can't go wrong with a bridal piece like the Graceful Bride Longline Convertible Bustier by Va Bien.

    4. Goth Style Corsets

    This is the perfect time to go Goth. Be a sexy vampire, witch or any other dark lady. A black or dark-colored corset works best, over a long, slinky skirt -- at least knees length, but with slits if desired. Great accessories include heels and thigh-highs with garter belts.

    For Goth, choose a black corset like the Classic Sweetheart Shape Corset by Bonitaz.

    5. Burlesque Corsets

    If you've ever been too timid to try burlesque style, why not give it a try on Halloween? A corset is the foundation of any burlesque girl's outfit. To be truly burlesque all you'll need is a skimpy bottom underneath, but you can use more clothing if desired, like a lacy skirt.

    For burlesque you'll need a flashy corset like the Sparkling Silhouette Overbust Corset by Eurotique.

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  • 10 Ways to Support Your Breasts

    Bras, bustiers and breast-supporting shapewear

    Breast Support with Bras, Bustiers, Shapers and More

    Think a bra is just a bra? Think again! Any woman who's gone through dozens of bras to find the perfect fit knows that there are endless ways to comfortably support and shape your breasts underneath all of your outfits.

    If all your wardrobe contains is one or two types of bras, you're limiting yourself. But don't get overwhelmed about the different types of bras that are out there. When you break it down, most bras have just a few variances. Take a few minutes to learn about your options; then choose bras based on what you need for any occasion, any style, and any level of comfort.

    1. Basic soft cup

    This is your starting point for all bras. Soft cup bras provide support using the strength of the underband beneath your bust, along with comfortable straps. They provide minimal shaping, but enough lifting and support to feel comfortable in your casual attire.

    2. Underwire Support

    A step up from a soft cup is a bra that uses an underwire in the cups to provide more rigid shape and support. Some women find the rigidity of an underwire less comfortable than a soft cup, but the lasting shape of the bra cups is unbeatable.

    For the best of both worlds, the Ahh Divine Underwire Leisure Bra by Rhonda Shear provides the shape of an underwire bra with the support of a soft cup, as the underwire is knitted.

    3. Bustier

    Special occasions like weddings and formals require some special support. A bustier provides the "wow" factor for special occasions where you want a tall and slim torso and a boosted bust. A bustier is strapless because it carries the weight of the breasts in the body of the garment rather than in the straps.

    The Formal Chic Ultra Lift Seamless Bustier by Va Bien lifts and shapes for any special occasion.

    4. Straps

    If there's one variable you need in your bra collection, it's different types of straps! There's no need to worry about showing your straps when you can select from racerback, criss-cross, halter, traditional and even strapless bra styles. Many bras also come with convertible straps for maximum versatility.

    5. Padding

    There's an amount of padding ideal for different attire and breast sizes. Use minimal padding to conceal the nipple and provide a smooth shape, like a t-shirt bra, or use lots of padding to enhance your cleavage, like a push-up bra.

    6. Cup Coverage

    Bra cups provide varying amounts of coverage. Full coverage cups offer the most comfort and support, while demi cups, which cover about half of the breast, produce the most cleavage and are ideal for low-cut styles.

    7. Underbust Design

    Some support and shaping garments don't cover the breasts at all! The Bodysuit by Amia is an example of a body shaper designed to be paired with the bra of your choice, so you can customize your ideal shape and support.

    8. Built-In

    If you're wearing a form-fitting strappy or strapless top, it's almost impossible to wear a bra underneath without showing straps or seams. That's why quality tops will utilize a built-in shelf bra.

    9. Bra Shaper

    Sometimes you just want an all-in-one garment that supports your breasts, minimizes your midsection and shapes up your rear. The Wacoal Try A Little Slenderness Hidden Wire Body Briefer is a shaper that does it all comfortably.

    10. Support Levels

    Some bras are better than others at providing lasting support for a full day of wear. Full-support bras generally provide full breast coverage, use wide straps and are designed for everyday use. They may be more comfortable than push-ups, demi cups and various strap designs, particularly if you have a full bust. Sports bras are also very supportive and can make your exercise routine much more comfortable.

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  • Say Goodbye to Regular Panties Forever

    Our Top 5 Shaping Panties That Will Transform Your Wardrobe

    Have you ever wondered why some apparel that looks perfect on the mannequin at the store doesn't quite fit the same way on a real person? It's because most women are not naturally shaped like mannequins! Not even celebrities are perfectly shaped and smooth under their finest designer clothes.

    Looking attractive in any outfit starts at the foundation – what's underneath. Your undergarments can make your outfit look fabulous, or they can make you look awkward. The best underwear will shape your body into a smooth shape, so the fabrics fall and fit in just the right way. And it all starts with your panties!

    Forget about those cotton panties you buy in bulk or even the lacy ones from the department store. To truly bring out the best in your shape underneath your favorite apparel, you need high-quality shaping panties.

    Here are five of our customer favorites, which provide various shaping solutions:

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    1. Enhancing Panty Girdle Leslie 203 by Vedette

    This panty works double duty to flatten your tummy and trim your midsection while lifting and sculpting the hips and butt. It provides moderate hip reduction while enhancing your rear instead of flattening it. This panty is ideal for everyday use as well as special occasions with a comfortable boy short design.

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    2. Ultimate Gold Everyday Shaper by Bodyhush

    Say goodbye to the muffin top, love handles and your tummy in a snap with this comfortable everyday panty. It's a high-waisted bellyband and a panty in one that keeps your entire midsection in check. Made in Italy, the innovative fabric is lightweight yet firm and even has a fresh scent built in.

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    3. Joane High Waist Open Bottom Enhancer by Vedette

    Combine firm control for your waistline with a butt-lifting design and you've got a garment that's perfect for showing off your figure all the way around. The waistband and control panel on this panty work to trim inches off your midsection while creating volume in the rear to fully enhance your natural shape.

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    4. Everyday 365 Control Panty by Bodyhush

    You'll never go a day without feeling sexy and confident in every outfit when you're wearing one of the most versatile panties we offer. Enjoy the comfort of a normal panty with powerful figure shaping. With this panty's waistline-reducing control panels on all sides, you can enjoy looking a size or more smaller every day!

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    5. Caboost Padded Panty

    Never suffer from sagging pants again with an instant booty boost from this padded panty. It's like a push-up bra for your behind, with two inches of padding that create a full and round look. This panty also provides ultimate comfort and can be ideal as maternity and postpartum wear.

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  • What To Wear Under Your Wedding Dress

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    On your wedding day, all the attention is on you, the gorgeous bride! You want to look your very best, from your hair and makeup to your accessories and shoes. And of course THE DRESS. In order to look the best in your dress, you need to have the perfect foundation underneath.

    We have an extensive selection of bridal lingerie uniquely designed for the special day. Trying to determine what lingerie you need can be a confusing task, so here are some tips to help you find the perfect garments based on your dress.

    Fitted Around the Midsection

    A lot of wedding gowns are designed to cling to your midsection, which is why many brides find themselves exercising like crazy! You'll have nothing to fear if you have a midsection shaper like a corset, girdle or bustier, all of which will keep your tummy flat and your torso smooth. If you struggle with your lower abdomen, choose a girdle or high-waisted panty with extra support for that area.

    Plunging Neckline

    Got a low-cut gown that shows off a bit of cleavage? It's important to find a garment that invisibly gives your bust the support it needs. Choose a bra or bodysuit with a u-shaped plunge design in the front.

    Strapless Neckline

    Don't skip out on a great bra for the big day! Choose a strapless bra or bustier that fits, possibly with some padding for an extra boost if you're small-chested. You can also use a longline bra, which extends like a corset down towards the abdomen to stay in place and provide additional support.

    Tight Around the Hips

    If you have a mermaid cut or another style that highlights your hips and rear, choose a shaper that provides shaping and lifting for your hips, butt and thighs. Try a bodysuit, shaping panties, or rear-enhancing pant.

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  • How to Prevent Your Shapewear from Rolling Down

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    Getting the Most Flattering and Comfortable Results

    When you're dressed to impress the last thing you want is your figure-enhancing shaper to migrate out of place! If yours is rolling, bunching or sliding, you're either not wearing the right size or you're not using the ideal garment for your figure.

    This problem can easily be prevented when you know what types of shapewear works best for you. Equip yourself with some basic shapewear knowledge and you'll never have to battle with roll-down again.

    Wear the Right Size

    While it might be tempting to try a size too small in order to slim down a bit more, you'll find that it has the opposite effect! If your garment is rolling down or compressing you in an unflattering way, it might be because it just doesn't fit correctly. For the best results, use a shaper true to your size; if you're in between sizes, then go a size up. You'll still achieve smooth and slim results, without bunching and discomfort.

    Choose an Ideal Control Level

    Shapers come in several levels of control. Maximum control garments use up to three plies of fabric, heavy support stitching and/or boning. If they fit correctly, they're not going anywhere. Strong control garments are a step down from maximum control, typically with two plies of fabric and sometimes boning. Likewise, they are unlikely to shift out of place with the correct fit. Where you can run into more problems is in light control garments, which typically use one ply of soft, stretchy fabric. If your light control shaper isn't staying in place the way you want it to, it might not be the ideal level of control for you. But if you prefer the level of comfort and flexibility that light control garments provide, try a different size or style.

    Choose Your Most Figure-Flattering Style

    There is no one-size-fits-all shaping solution, which is why it's important to determine what style of garment is going to enhance your figure the most. In particular, if you're trying to shape your midsection, you'll want to use a garment designed to prevent muffin top. Try a shaper that provides coverage all the way up to your bra line, which either uses strong control or shoulder straps to keep it in place. Bodysuits, cinchers and high-waisted panties are all great waist-shrinking solutions, but you might prefer one over the other for your body's needs.

    Shop according to your shape!

    Try a Variety

    It might take some trial and error to figure out what works best for your body, so we recommend trying a variety of solutions! Worst case scenario, if you're dissatisfied with a shaper's performance, send it back and try something else. But chances are, you'll find several styles that are ideal for you that you'll want to regularly rotate through your wardrobe.

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  • The Best Activewear for an Active Life

    Fashionable & Effective Apparel in the Gym and Out

    If you're an active woman, what you wear during your workouts is just as important as your professional, dressy, or casual attire. Activewear that effectively enhances your performance is essential, and it's all the better if it's stylish and highlights your body's best features.

    We've got what you need to be fashionable at the gym as well as at the park, on the trail, or anywhere else you want to show off a sporty look. Plus, you'll be working your muscles to their fullest potential and targeting stubborn body fat.

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    Sweat It Off Anti-Cellulite Tank by Delfin Spa paired with Ultimate Performance Racer Back Sports Bra by Game Gear HT260

    A good workout can turn into a great one when you have upper body support that aids with your form and posture. This anti-cellulite tank helps you amp up your perspiration so you can make the most out of your workout, while the sports bra keeps your chest area feeling dry and your back muscles uninhibited. Together they provide ultimate shaping and support for your torso so you'll look hot no matter which way you move.

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    Bio-Ceramic Calf Sleeves by Delfin

    Are you envious of women with great calves? These sleeves will help you maximize the effectiveness of your calf workouts by creating compression and thermal activity. These are a great option whether you're an avid runner or gym-goer and you want to improve your performance.

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    Curve Appeal Black Body Shaping Leggings by Bon Bon Up

    Your collection of activewear wouldn't be complete without a pair of great leggings. These shaping leggings discreetly sculpt your waist, hips, butt and thighs so you'll feel confident and attractive. They're ideal whether you're lifting, running, doing yoga, or even running errands.

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    Mineral Motion High-Waisted Capris by Delfin Spa

    Boost your workout with mineral-infused fabric! The unique compression technology helps you sweat, which can improve circulation. You'll also look smooth and shapely from above your waist down to mid-calf, making these capris ideal for casual wear as well.

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    Toning Shorts by Amia

    Work out harder and increase your caloric burn with these cutting-edge compression shorts from Amia. You'll feel the burn and look fantastic by shaping your waistline, butt, hips and thighs.

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    Essentials Crop Shapewear Pants Plus Size by Miraclesuit

    If you're tempted to go to the gym hiding your figure in baggy clothes, these pants were made for you! Enjoy a smoothly contoured body including your waist, butt, hips and thighs, while benefiting from compression fabric to increase caloric burn. The control waistband keeps everything in place so you've got no worries no matter which way you bend and twist.

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    Weather Endurance Compression Pants by Game Gear

    If you're inspired to work up a sweat when the outdoor elements aren't so inviting, these compression pants are a must-have. They'll keep you warm and dry while improving your circulation. Rain, snow or shine, you'll be ready to gear up and enjoy the weather.

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  • Date Night!

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    Look Hot In Our Top Shaper for Summer Styles

    Summertime is an exciting season for fashion and romance. It means lots of straps, lots of skin and light and flirty fabrics. And when you're going out in the hot weather, you don't want to be wearing much bulk or sweating through heavy materials. Shapewear is an essential part of looking hot in summer styles!

    Got a big date coming up? Look even more amazing in our top pick for summer: the High Waisted Panty by Amia! You can incorporate this versatile shaper into all of your warm weather outfits so you will always look slim and smooth in this summer's top trends. Here are a few ways you can look your best on date night (or every day):

    Shorts

    Short shorts are sexy and draw attention to long legs and a nice bottom. The high waisted panty provides a firm lift for your rear, so there's never a worry about how your backside looks in your cutoffs. It provides control for your midsection too, so you don't have to worry about muffin top either!

    Midi Skirts

    Enjoy this sophisticated look that highlights your waistline and makes your legs look longer. Your midi skirt will fit smoothly like a glove over the panty shaper.

    Matching Suits

    For your lightweight business attire, the panty shaper will create a perfectly shaped midsection and rear. Fitted pants and skirts will fit smoothly and comfortably, so you'll look professional and chic.

    Dresses

    Who doesn't love a summery sundress? You'll feel confident in flowing fabrics because your figure will be a smooth hourglass underneath. The panty shaper is also practical for more formal gowns and dresses, as it holds your midsection in its ideal slim shape.

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