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  • Ten Coordinating Shapers for the Perfect Hourglass Figure

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    Surefire Combos for Your Ideal Shape

    Sometimes, obtaining the ideal figure for that special dress or those form-fitting pants requires a little thoughtful preparation when it comes to your shapewear. While many garments are versatile and work well on their own, they work even better when paired with another body shaping product. Try some of these combos for the perfect look in your most flattering outfits. You can also mix and match for your own custom shaping solution!

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    High Waisted Panty by Amia with Vedette Ivana Torsette Waist Cincher

    With these two garments you can enjoy moderate control and shaping for your lower abdomen, hips and butt, in addition to firm cinching at your waistline. This combination is ideal for creating a tight and toned look from below the bust down to your hips. Both pieces are seamless, so they'll fit together without a problem.

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    Bio-Ceramic Anti-Cellulite Shorts by Delfin with Body Slimming Anti-Cellulite Gel by Co’Coon 

    For your smoothest, firmest skin, sometimes you need to take out the big guns. Delfin's compression shorts will enhance your workouts by increasing perspiration in your cellulite target areas, while the body slimming gel firms and improves the appearance of the surface of your skin. You'll enjoy the confidence of having tight and toned skinned in all of your leg-baring attire.

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    Dana Mid-Thigh Buttock Enhancer with Front Closure by Vedette with Strapless Longline Bra by Dominique

    Want a full-body makeover without pulling on a whole suit? Vedette's buttock enhancer does wonders for your lower half, resulting in a shapely bottom with smooth thighs and hips. When paired with this strapless longline bra, you'll enjoy extra slimming and support for your waist and torso with a nice boost to the bust. It's a perfect solution for the little black dress or any form-fitting attire.

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    Vedette Amelie Open Bottom Mid Thigh Shaper with B.Wowd Push Up Bra by Wacoal

    Sexy perfection from top to bottom starts with an incredible bra like this push up bra by Wacoal. Flexible, seamless design creates a lovely lift in the cleavage. Pair that with this mid thigh shaper and you'll get a smooth hourglass from the bust all the way to mid-thigh, including a head-turning lift in the rear.

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    Toning Shorts by Amia with Workout Band by Ann Cherry

    Your workouts just got a huge boost with cutting-edge compression technology from Amia and Ann Cherry. These shorts with this waistband will maximize your perspiration in your target areas, ensuring that your workout is working for you!

     

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  • Tame Your Midsection Once and For All

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    If you're like a lot of women, some of the most frustrating problem areas in your figure are probably around your waist. This is especially true if you've been pregnant, but even if you haven't, you might still battle with your midsection, day after day.

    Few things can be more frustrating than trying to look fashionable and attractive when you're combating an uncooperative tummy, sides and back! But you don't have to give in to "love handles" and "muffin top." We have four fabulous midsection garments designed to shrink your waistline, so you'll always look smooth and slender around the middle – and maybe even drop a couple of sizes!

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    1. Cincher by Amia

    There's a reason this waistline-targeting garment is one of our bestsellers. Wear it and instantly benefit from a flatter tummy and a smooth and trim midsection all the way around, from below the bust to your hip bone. You may be able to wear a size or two smaller just by putting it on. Using Amia's signature PowerLatex fabric, it provides all day firm control, while FlexiBoning ensures unbeatable comfort. While you're wearing it, compression technology works to stimulate thermal activity and perspiration.

    2. Black Cashmere Underbust Corset

    When it comes to controlling your waist, it doesn't get much more classic – or effective – than a corset. This customer-favorite corset provides maximum compression all the way around the torso for an all-day tall and lean look. Adjustable lacing ensures a perfect fit every time, while steel boning keeps your figure firmly in place all day long. Customer's favorite garment to use for waist training, simply tighten the laces as you size down.

    3. Vest by Amia

    Unbeatable compression technology meets ultimate comfort and support with Amia's popular vest. Slim your midsection dramatically in a snap when you put on this maximum strength shaper, complete with PowerLatex fabric. The vest's design ensures full coverage and support up the back and over the bra line. As with all of our maximum strength midsection shapers, instantly notice a reduction of 1-3 inches in the midsection.

    4. Compression Panty Shaper

    For no-fail tummy flattening, this panty shaper provides slimming and coverage from above the waist to down over your pelvis, which is particularly effective at taming your lower abdomen or love handles in the back. Maximum compression ensures that you'll enjoy a smooth and slim silhouette from from your hips up to below the bust.

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  • Target Your Problem Areas

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    Finding Shapers Designed Just for Your Body

    Every woman is beautifully different. You have diverse shaping needs, which is why you have hundreds of options in shapewear to choose from!

    Here are some tips to help you find the ideal shaper depending on your goals and trouble areas.

    Midsection

    The options for trimming your waistline are almost endless. For a basic start, try a cincher that provides compression all the way around your torso and a smooth silhouette between the bustline and hips. You can also try one of our many selections of waist-training garments that are designed for sustained slimming with regular use. Body shapers and corsets also effectively flatten your tummy and slim off inches. For more casual control, try shaping camis or high-waisted shaping pants and leggings.

    Shop: Midsection Shapers

    Back

    You don't have to worry about a pesky muffin top or any other embarrassing bulges on your back with the right smoothing shapewear. Try a bodysuit, corset or cincher with a high back so you can look smooth all the way around your torso. If you're choosing a below-the-bust or open bust shaper, make sure the back goes over your bra line for completely smooth coverage.

    Shop: Back Shapers

    Hips and Thighs

    Curvy hips are something you should flaunt confidently with the right smoothing and control. Try a bodysuit that extends to the thighs. You can also try compression panties, shorts or pants/tights. For dressing up, a shaping slip can do just the trick! We also have a variety of anti-cellulite garments that use compression technology to visibly improve the appearance of your skin.

    Shop: Hip and Thigh Shapers

    Rear

    Need a boost in the rear? Try a variety of butt-lifting products including jeans, shorts and panties with extra support and padding for that round and lifted look. Many of our bodysuits also have rear-enhancing features that will provide your natural curves with a lift. If you want to decrease the attention to your rear, choose a garment with full coverage compression around your rear.

    Shop: Rear Shapers

    Legs

    Compression pants come in a variety of lengths so you'll enjoy long and sexy legs. Choose from garments that go to mid-thigh, knee, calf, or ankle. Anti-cellulite shorts and pants can also do wonders. Finally, have your tried working out in compression pants? It's a great way to provide your muscles and skin with some extra toning.

    Shop: Leg Shapers

    Arms

    Yes, we have solutions for arms too! Try a bodysuit with arm coverage, or shaping sleeves or bands. We also carry anti-cellulite and body-firming products.

    Shop: Arm Shapers

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  • What's Your Natural Body Type?

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    How to Shape and Flatter Your Natural Curves

    Every body is beautiful. That's right; every single curve in your body is naturally gorgeous. Do you agonize over getting your body to look proportionally like an hourglass? If you do, you should understand that very few women naturally have that shape.

    Stop agonizing and take a look at your body just as it is. Even if you want to lose weight, you can identify what natural body type you have.

    Instead of trying to squeeze and hide parts of your body to look unnatural, emphasize what you do have! You can feel confident in your own skin with the right attire, including shapers designed for your natural shape.

    To determine your body type, stand naked in front of a mirror or grab some measuring tape to measure your proportions. Refer to these guidelines whenever you shop and you'll look ravishing for every occasion!

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    Hourglass Figure

    If you're a natural hourglass, your shoulders and hips are proportionally the same size while your waistline is smaller. Your waist is eight to ten inches smaller than your bust and hips measurements.

    When you dress, you'll want to emphasize your narrow waist without adding too much extra bulk or attention to your bust or your bottom. Clinging and wrapping tops work well, as well as soft fabrics and solid colors. Wear attire that lengthens your torso and legs like high-waisted pants and skirts, and form-fitting jackets. You may also want extra length to your legs by wearing heels.

    For shapers that lengthen your look and emphasize your slim waist, try the Mid-Thigh Bodysuit by Amia and Corselette by AMIA. The Ann Chery Geraldine Bodysuit will also slim the waist, abdomen, and hips, creating a beautiful, voluptuous shape.

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    Inverted Triangle Figure

    If you have prominent shoulders that are wider than your hips, you're an inverted triangle. You most likely have a large chest and a straight waist.

    Your main objectives when dressing are defining your waist and softening your shoulders. Avoid embellishment around the shoulders and neckline and try to add emphasis to your hips with designs like pocket details and pleats.

    Shapers that work well wonderfully for inverted triangles figures include the Vest by Amia, the Lilian High Back Underbust Body Shaper by Vedette, and the CoCoon Perfect Fit Braless T-Shirt, all of which firmly shape your waistline and providing extra support for your bust.

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    Rectangle Figure

    As a rectangle shape, your shoulders, waist, bust and hips are all relatively close in size. Your waist is less than 25 percent smaller than your bust or hips.

    Your goal in styling is to emphasize your feminine curves. Wear cuts that are interesting and draw attention to your bust and hips.

    Shapers can be very helpful in creating curves. The Hippie Hip and Butt Padded Brief by Bubbles Bodywear, the Alexandra Butt Lifting Shaper, and the Vedette Dayanna Open Bottom Body Shaper with Front Closure are all fabulous butt-enhancing options.

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    Pear Figure

    If your hips are wider than your shoulders and bust, you're a pear shape. You may enjoy the benefits of a well-defined waistline and rounded hips and bottom.

    Your main style objective is to lengthen your silhouette so you'll look balanced from top to bottom. Highlight the top half of your body to contrast the lower half. Draw the eye to your neckline and shoulders, while emphasizing your slim waist. Wear dark and plain on your lower half to elongate your legs.

    You may benefit from a garment like the Backless Body Shaper with Bikini Bottom by Fullness, which creates a smooth curve throughout your torso while giving your bust a nice lift. For slimming and control of your hips, thighs and butt, try Stephanie by Vedette or High Waisted Shaping Shorts by MeMoi.

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    Apple Figure

    If you're an apple, your shoulders and hips are about the same size. Your bust and waist measurements are similar, while your hips are about six inches smaller than your bust.

    Women with apple silhouettes typically have lovely busts, so wear tops with low necklines or small collars. Your challenge is the lack of a waistline, so choose styles that draw attention away from your tummy and emphasize your arms, legs and chest. Empire cuts, flared and trouser legs, and wrap dresses are all great examples.

    Shapers that work for apples include the Cincher by Amia and Evonne by Vedette, which create a smooth waistline and lift the bust. The Vedette Dayanna Open Bottom Body Shaper with Front Closure also shapes a waistline while giving your butt and hips a nice lift as well.

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  • Shapers for Your Most Revealing Styles

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    Top 5 Discrete Shapers for Formal Wear

    Want to look killer in that sexy dress for the big event this season? Don't let your dress's revealing style prevent you from shaping and supporting your figure!

    There's a shaper that can shape your silhouette and give your curves an extra boost no matter what you're wearing. Here are our top five customer favorite shapers for special occasion dresses.

    1. Backless Body Shaper with Thong Bottom by Fullness

    Need some all-over torso control? This shaper provides a smooth and contoured foundation using tummy control panels and gives your bust a boost with soft padded cups. And since it's a strapless, backless thong, it will always be your little secret! This is one of our most versatile garments, as it works with multiple dress styles. It will be best friends with your "little black dress."

    2. Compression Thong Shaper by Squeem

    The maximum-strength latex in the simple, seamless design of this compression thong will instantly take one to four inches off your waistline (use it every day for a month and you may sustain that slimming!). A flat tummy and smooth back are essential for all of your form-fitting attire. The adjustable, convertible straps make this garment versatile to wear with a variety of tops. Pair it with your bra of choice for a perfect fit and flawless shape under that stunning dress.

    3. Strapless Slimming Shaper by Ann Cherry

    For those tight skirts and dresses that are designed to show off your feminine curves, you'll want a shaper that gives your butt a boost without flattening it. This shaper lifts and firms your rear while tightening and controlling your midsection and hips. You'll enjoy a smooth and seamless silhouette from bust to thigh. You can also pair this garment with the bra of choice, so you have a custom fit and lift for all of your strappy or strapless looks.

    4. Convertible Thong Shaper by Vedette

    Three invisible slimming layers on this firm control midsection shaper create a smooth and sexy silhouette without revealing a seam or pantyline. The comfortable thong makes it versatile for any number of styles, even your most flattering rear-clinging dresses. Use it with your favorite bra and feel confident in your shape in all of your strapless and form-fitting looks.

    5. The Hippie Hip and Butt Padded Brief by Bubbles Bodywear

    Whether you're flaunting that clingy short skirt or a long mermaid cut gown, you'll want you derriere to stand out and not fall flat. This simple brief is an essential piece for form-fitting dresses. It clings smoothly and won't reveal so much as a hint of a seam. Enjoy a flattened tummy, a rounded butt and curvy and smooth hips. No one will know your secret!

    No matter what the occasion, there's a shaper designed to make you look your best. Feel sexy and confident in our selection of discrete shapers for virtually any formalwear.

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  • Shapewear for the Expectant Mom

    Maternity Shaping Options for Pre- and Post-Pregnancy

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    Relieving Discomfort and Looking Fabulous in Through Pregnancy

    Congratulations, mom-to-be! Whether this is your first pregnancy or a later one, you're undoubtedly full of a range of emotions as you anticipate the growth of your belly and your family.

    One of the fun parts of pregnancy is deciding what you're going to wear! Just because you're going to be much rounder in the coming months doesn't mean that you can't look fashionable and sexy, while staying comfortable.

    Before you go on a maternity shopping spree, consider that a huge factor in looking and feeling great during pregnancy is what you're wearing underneath your maternity outerwear. Maternity shapewear and support garments are designed for maximum comfort and help your growing body look smooth and attractive. They can even do wonders relieving common aches and pains you may experience during the later months.

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    Maternity Bras: Giving the Ladies a Lift

    One of the first things you may notice within days of discovering you're pregnant is tenderness and swelling in your breasts. Supportive maternity bras are an investment worth making early in the pregnancy because your breasts are only going to get larger and heavier. In fact, they're a major contributor to back and shoulder pain if you wear the wrong bra.

    Good maternity bras have wide, comfortable straps and full, supportive cups. Whether or not you should use bras with underwires is a personal preference. If your breasts are particularly tender, you may want to do without them.

    TCompression Tops: Supported and Smooth Torso

    Camis can be your best friend when you're layering your outfits during pregnancy. A quality top provides enough compression to give your bust and your belly a lift and smooth your bump, without sacrificing comfort. If a top is long enough, you may even be able to pull it over your unbuttoned non-maternity pants and provide shaping and support for your hips.

    Compression tops are also a must-have during the postpartum period. They'll pull in all of the stretched out areas of your belly and provide light abdominal support while you heal and regain your pre-pregnancy shape. And if you plan on breastfeeding, you'll love wearing compression nursing tops around the clock!

    SSupport Bands and Belts: For Support and Relief

    As your belly grows, you'll discover just how taxing a tiny baby can be on your body. Stretching ligaments and extra weight can cause a variety of aches and discomforts, including low and middle back pain, round ligament pain, pelvic pain, varicose veins and swelling in your legs.

    Support bands and belts can provide instant relief to some of these common conditions, particularly if you're on your feet a lot. These garments come in a wide range of designs and strengths. Strong support belts effectively redistribute the weight of your belly to lessen whatever strains you're experiencing. Some bellybands function fashionably, enabling you to wear your unbuttoned non-maternity pants under them.

    After pregnancy you might also benefit from a postpartum belt or cincher to help you regain a slender shape as your body heals.

    BCompression Bottoms: Additional Support Down Below

    Depending on the season and how much extra support you want, you may benefit from maternity compression panties or stockings. Most provide the same benefits as abdominal bands but go a step further with support around your pelvic area and thighs. Stockings will also provide instant relief for swelling and varicose veins in your lower extremities.

    Like much maternity shapewear, compression bottoms additionally work well in the postpartum period, improving your circulation and providing support as your body regains its shape.

     

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  • Essential Tips For Shapewear Care

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    Get the best results from your shapers by extending their life.

    Once you have some quality shapewear garments rotating through your wardrobe, you’ll wonder how you ever dressed without them. But if you don’t take proper care of them, you may be disappointed to find they start losing their shape and effectiveness.

    To get the longest, most effective use out of your shapewear, give them special treatment in the way you wear them and the way you wash them. Just follow these simple tips:

    - The best solution to keep your shapewear functioning day after day is to rotate several pieces through your wardrobe! Not only will you always look great, but you’ll feel fresh and clean when you’re regularly washing all of your shapers.

    - Your shapewear also needs regular gentle washing to help the materials contract. Avoid wearing the same shaper more than twice before washing for best results.

    - Be especially mindful of caring for latex, which can be damaged easily. Always hand-wash in a bucket of warm water, using a mild shampoo or baby shampoo. Rinse well and hang dry. Once it is completely dry, store it in a dark area.

    - You can wash non-latex garments in the washing machine using the gentle or handwash cycle in cold water, with a full load. If you are not sure if the product contains latex, review the hangtag for a materials break down. Excessive agitation or hot water can damage the construction of the material. Cold water effectively shrinks the material back into its proper place. Put all of your shapers in a netted lingerie bag with hooks clasped to avoid catching them on anything. If your machine doesn’t have a gentle cycle, wash your garments by hand in a gallon of cold water.

    - It’s also important to use the right type of detergent. Specially formulated lingerie detergent works best – any detergents that contain dyes, fragrances, alcohol, softeners or bleach can irreparably damage your shapers by breaking down their construction. Even Woolite can do harm, so stick to lingerie detergent only! Remember to use mild shampoo or baby shampoo for all garments containing latex.

    - Finally, always air-dry your shapers flat or hanging.

    Make them last!

    With the right wear and care, your shapers will give you the comfort and performance you want through many uses. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions or contact us with any more questions about proper care for your shapewear.

     

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  • Day 31 - 31 Dresses + 31 Shapers = 31 Ways to Fabulous You!

    Shapely and Beautiful Inside and Out

    Using a Gorgeous Shaper to Polish Your Complete Look
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    Want to feel sexy underneath your gown as well as look fabulous while you’re wearing it? The Eva Extra Firm Bodysuit by Vedette combines function and fashion, so you can feel pretty with every layer of your outfit. It works well with a variety of styles, including this classy strapless feature from Brideside. You'll instantly achieve a lifted bust with a slim and smooth waistline and tamed hips. Pair this foundation piece with the best bra for your dress, and you'll have a flawless figure finish, perfect for any special occasion.

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  • Day 30 - 31 Dresses + 31 Shapers = 31 Ways to Fabulous You!

    Finding Your Inner Goddess

    Showing Off Chic, Sleek and Sexy Styles
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    To look like a goddess in a flowing gown like this one from Brideside, you'll want a shaper that sculpts your midsection all the way around without revealing a seam or line anywhere. The Supreme Thong Shaper by Amia uses three slimming layers and a PowerLatex core to take inches off your waist in a comfortable thong. With a slim midsection and a longer torso, you'll have a breathtaking foundation ideal for a number of chic, sleek and sexy styles.

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  • Day 29 - 31 Dresses + 31 Shapers = 31 Ways to Fabulous You!

    Your Confident and Comfortable Style

    Looking Hot While Keeping Cool
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    When you're dressed to impress in a glamorous gown like this feature from Brideside, you'll want to draw attention to smooth curves in your feminine figure. Yet you don't want to sacrifice comfort, particularly if you plan on dancing in warm weather. In the Yumme Tummie Coleen Skirt Slip, you'll instantly slim your waist and smooth out your hips, thighs and rear. The silicone lining keeps it in place and the thin fabric keeps it breathable, helping you feel confident but comfortable no matter how hot it gets.

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