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  • The Complete Outfit for the Perfect Workout

    3 workout shapewear garments to help you get fit

    3 Pieces to Help You Get Fit Like Never Before

    When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, what you wear is vitally important. If you want to get the most results from your efforts while staying comfortable with maximum support, you'll need apparel designed for your body and goals.

    Women who work out are typically looking for three things: back support, bust support and shaping/support for the midsection and lower body. Compression workout shapewear is ideal because it stimulates more heat and perspiration for maximum intensity. Quality material is also important because it keeps you feeling dry even while you sweat hard.

    You can have it all during your exercise routines! If you need workout outfit ideas, try combining these three items:

    1. Faja Deportiva 3 Hook Workout Waist Trainer by Ann Chery

    No workout is complete without your gym waist trainer! This garment maximizes any fitness routine by increasing thermal activity in your core and ramping up your perspiration. You'll sweat more with minimal effort during exercise. Since it dramatically sculpts your waistline, you'll get an instant glimpse of your slim new figure, motivating you to stay on-track to your long-term goals.

    1. Supreme Support Back Posture Sports Bra by Leonisa

    This might just be the most comfortable bra you've ever owned. The X-shaped reinforcement on the back creates effective posture improvement and sturdy support for your bust. Leonisa's flexible Powernet fabric molds with your body to provide a perfect fit and lasting, comfortable support. Made of breathable microfiber, it also keeps you feeling fresh throughout your workout.

    1. Slimming Black & Pink Leggings by Bon Bon Up

    Slip on these sporty leggings and enjoy a slimmer tummy, fuller rear and a hot look for the gym and beyond. The high-waist design features an internal girdle to provide slimming power around your midsection, as well as butt-lifting benefits. And thermal reduction technology in the fabric helps to make your skin feel cooler when you're exerting yourself.

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  • How Do Butt-Lifting Jeans Really Work?

    Learn more about jeans that lift your bottom

    The Secrets Behind Seriously Curvy Style

    Butt lifting jeans are the new must-have for any stylish woman's wardrobe. If you're already curvy, these jeans help lift, shape and enhance your rear in all the right places so you can show it off confidently. Even if you're naturally slimmer around your backside, these jeans help add volume and definition.

    Wondering how they work? Here's what sets buttlift jeans apart from everyday denim.

    1. Material

    To enhance your curves to their fullest potential, you need to start with a fabric that fits perfectly. The best jeans cling to your figure and smooth your hips and thighs. Stretch cotton fabric in Amia Lift and Sculpt jeans does it all, for a flattering and comfortable fit, available in three different denim washes.

    1. Leg cut

    For the sexiest look, a skinny design enhances your legs and makes them look long and lean. Add heels for the perfect touch, although casual flats look nice as well.

    1. Strategic seaming

    Here's where the butt-lifting effect comes in: unique seaming in the rear, inspired by popular Brazilian styles. A diagonal seam extends in a heart shape around the rear and hips. This results is naturally enhanced curves—for a round and full buttocks. Your bottom looks perkier and perfectly curvy. 

    1. Attention-grabbing detail

    The signature design on back pockets is to draw attention to those curves. The Amia design is subtle and stylish.

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  • #NoExcuses: Waist Training Exercise Regimen

    Waist training exercise tips from MizzFitGet Fit with Tips from MizzFit

    Fess up, ladies. How are you 2016 fitness goals going?

    If you're looking for an opportunity to jumpstart your waist training exercise regimen, we've got some great tips from popular fitness blogger Bianca Jade, a.k.a MizzFit.

    Below, MizzFit provides a detailed demonstration of six different muscle-toning exercises that pair perfectly with a waist trainer and other recommended fitness apparel. If you're not sure what exercise you should be doing while wearing a waist trainer, these videos are extremely helpful.

    Join the movement and get fit this year! Here are recaps of the six videos available:

    Leg Lifts + Active Band Waist Trainer By Amia/Tight Ankle Legging By Lyssé

    Engage your core and feel the heat as your shaper helps keep your back flat and maximizes the intensity of your leg lifts.

    Bridge Pose + Faja Deportiva 3 Hook Workout Waist Trainer By Ann Chery

    Do hip thrusts to work your core and your glutes; the waist trainer keeps your back flat and helps you sweat harder.

    Plank Twists + Ultra Sweat Reversible Sport Thermal Shorts

    By wearing compression shorts during this exercise, you'll be maximizing the thermal activity in your core, for more of that burning feeling as you twist.

    Leg Extension Crunches + Fantastik Shaping Tank by Body Hush

    This top is perfect for this leg extension bodyweight exercise because you'll stay cool and dry even while you sweat.

    Oblique Hop Plank Hold + Leggings and Waist Trainer

    With the waist training/leggings combo you'll keep good form and sweat hard while also feeling dry and comfortable.

    Side Crunch Leg Lift + Waist Belt

    You'll love the waist belt because it intensifies the heat and the perspiration in your core while helping you maintain good form during this core exercise.

    We'd love to hear how your waist trainer exercises are going! Use #noexcuses and tag us to let us know on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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  • How Do Postpartum Waist Trainers Work?

    Use compression garments to aid in your recovery and slim-down following pregnancy.

    Guide to the Best Postpartum Compression Garments

    For years, abdominal wrapping has been a regular practice following childbirth in countries around the world. For some reason, it has only recently gained momentum in the U.S.

    Wondering if postpartum waist trainers really work? Here's what happens to your body following childbirth:

    During pregnancy, your body releases hormones that help it to stretch out to accommodate for pregnancy and childbirth. After you give birth, these hormones remain in your bloodstream for several months while you recovery your pre-pregnancy shape. Combine this with abdominal muscles that are stretched out and weak, and you have a pretty loose midsection after baby. It's no wonder most women still look pregnant for quite some time after delivery.

    What's more, you retain a lot more fluid when you're pregnant (1.5 times your normal fluid)—this is why many women experience a lot of swelling in the hands and feet. If you receive an IV during your delivery, you'll also experience maximum fluid retention.

    In other words, you can feel like a squishy, stretchy balloon after your baby is born.

    Here's where postpartum waist training comes in.

    The gentle compression of a postpartum waist trainer or girdle has several benefits.

    Getting Your Pre-Baby Body Back

    Waist trainers compress your belly to conceal post-pregnancy weight and restore your silhouette to its pre-baby appearance. You don't have to wait for your figure to naturally change on its own. You can use a postpartum waist trainer to create the appearance of slimmer, firmer waistline instantly.

    Maximizing Workouts

    Waist trainers also help you deal with all of that extra water. While your body is naturally going to flush it out anyway, a waist trainer helps stimulates heat in your core, especially while you work out. This helps increase perspiration during exercise, so you know your workouts are really working.

     Supports Your Core and Back

    Another benefit of wearing waist trainers after giving birth is the gentle support it provides to your abs and back. Wearing the garment feels good, especially if you've been carrying baby all day.

    C-Section Coverage

    If you underwent a C-section, a waist trainer can also help you move about more confidently without worrying about aggravating the incision, since it will be covered snugly by the garment.

    Corrected, More Confident Posture

    A compression garment will give you corrected, more confident posture – which is not only good for your back, but also provides a boost to your self-esteem.

    Now the fun part: which option is best for you?

    Post Delivery Girdle by Underworks 3732

    1. Post Delivery Girdle by Underworks 3732

    We recommend this option for those immediate days following your birth, for gentle compression support.

    Classic Cincher Waist Trainer by Amia A102

    1. Classic Cincher Waist Trainer by Amia A102

    After the first few weeks, switch to firmer compression. Adjust the clasps as you continue to size down.

    Sculpting Vest Waist Trainer by Amia A103

    1. Sculpting Vest Waist Trainer by Amia A103

    Get the same benefit as a cincher, with extra support for the bust and back.

    Perfect Waist by Squeem 26PW

    1. Perfect Waist by Squeem 26PW

    If you enjoy the feeling a waist trainer provides, you may continue wearing it even after you've lost your pregnancy weight. This cincher works beautifully under professional attire.

    Workout Band Waist Trainer by Ann Chery 2026

    1. Workout Band Waist Trainer by Ann Chery 2026

    Once you have the okay from your doctor, you'll want to start working out again following the delivery of your baby. Try this workout band, designed to help you sweat harder and intensify the thermal activity in your core.

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  • Get Back on Track with Your New Year's Resolution

    Get your New Year's health and fitness resolutions back on track with this 7-day waist training challenge.

    7-Day Waist Slimming Challenge

    Hello, angels! How are your New Year's resolutions going?

    While we get excited at the beginning of January, regular life kicks in after the holidays and we all too easily start to slide back into our unhealthy habits. If this is you, don't give up! It's not too late to get back on track with your health and fitness goals.

    One of the best ways to get a clean start is to detox your system. While it might be a little rough for the first day or two as your body stops relying on caffeine, sugar and refined carbs, you'll be amazed at how energized you feel once you stop relying on these unhealthy stimulants.

    If you need a jumpstart to get back to your goals, try this 7-day waist slimming challenge!

    All you need is a waist trainer, healthy whole foods and some space to work out in (if you need some inspiration for how to work out, check out our tips from Mizzfit!).

    Here's what to do:

    • Wear a waist trainer for 6-8 hours a day. If it's too difficult to do it all at once, break it up into small increments.
    • Eliminate all soda (even diet!).
    • Eliminate all bread (eat sandwiches made with lettuce leaves instead).
    • Avoid all red meat (get your protein from lean chicken, fish, beans, lentils, etc).
    • No alcohol.
    • Avoid pasta (try spaghetti squash instead).
    • No sweets—check for added sugars in the foods you're eating. You'll do best to avoid items like breakfast cereal and sweetened yogurt.
    • Eat citrus fruit daily for a vitamin boost.
    • Drink 6 or more bottles of water a day.
    • Workout for 30 minutes a day (check out this post for ideas).

    Let us know how it goes!

    Be sure to take before and after pictures—you might be amazed at the results in such a short period of time. Tag us and use hashtag #bethehourglass on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook so we can see your progress!

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  • Detox Naturally with 3 Winter Foods

    Detoxing winter foods

    Seasonal Ingredients that Cleanse and Energize

    Have you recovered from the holidays yet? If you're still feeling a little lethargic, or maybe still eating a little too much junk food, it might be time to jumpstart your health during the new year. You can benefit by incorporating some basic seasonal ingredients into your diet—which provide a natural detox!

    Detoxing your body simply means cleaning your blood. By eating a lot of naturally detoxing foods, you can notice a big difference in your energy level. It's not difficult; even though it's winter, you can find seasonal produce items that taste great and have natural detoxing properties. So let's ditch the caffeine and sugar! Here are three winter staples that can help cleanse the body.

    Beets are a great detox

    1. Beets

    If you're feeling sluggish, beets are a sure-fire pick-me-up. High in fiber, they help increase the production of antioxidant enzymes in the liver, which in turn helps your body eliminate bile and other toxic substances.

    Beets can be enjoyed best with simple preparation; try them roasted. Wash about a pound of them well and wrap them in two or three packets of foil. Place them in a preheated oven at 425 degrees and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, until soft. Let them cool in the foil and then rub off the skins. These are delicious as is and can make an excellent side. For some more flavor, add spicy greens and goat cheese. You can grab some more ideas from


    1. Leafy Greens

    You know that dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale and chicory are good for you. Not only are they full of essential nutrients like vitamins A and C; their high chlorophyll levels help your body detox and alkalize. It's best to enjoy them raw. If you're getting bored with salad, try tossing them into a smoothie, or juice them.

    Try this health-boosting juice: 6-8 leaves kale, 2 green apples, 1 cucumber, peeled, 2-3 stalks celery, 1/2 lemon (no peel), 2 inches fresh ginger, 1 cup water. Check out more recipes at SkinnyMs.


    1. Cabbage

    Like other cruciferous vegetables, cabbage promotes healthy liver function, which stimulates the body's natural detoxification process. Some cultures also believe it has good luck properties!

    There are about a million ways to enjoy cabbage. Throw it into just about any salad or soup. For a simple side, chop it up, discard the core and sauté it in a little butter (not too much!). Season with some salt, pepper or other herbs. See more ideas at

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  • Fashion Tips Every Curvy Woman Should Know

    Fashion tips for curvy women
    5 Secrets for Sexy Confidence Every Day

    We love curves at Hourglass Angel, and that's why we're passionate about plus-size styles. Think that certain styles are off limits because of your dress size? Think again. It's not so much about what you wear as how you wear it.

    Want to have a flattering plus-size wardrobe that makes you excited to get dressed every morning? Here are five fashion secrets every curvy woman has to know, inspired by a great post over at Bustle.

    Curvy fashion in prints

    1. Emphasize With Colors and Prints

    Go bold or go home. What are some of your favorite features? Use bright colors and large prints to draw attention to your curviness. Even just a touch of color at your bust and hips can bring an outfit to life and create elegant lines in your outfit.

    Fall in love with maxis

    1. Fall In Love With The Maxi Dress

    This is a classic style that works anywhere from the workplace to a picnic to a night out. It makes a curvy shape look elegant (especially when you've got some great shapewear as a foundation!). Dress it up or down with your choice of jacket, shoes or accessories.

    Rompers for curvy women

    1. Be Brave With Rompers and Shorts

    While you might instinctively think otherwise, rompers can be very flattering for a curvy figure because they flare at the waist; high waist shorts can also work to your advantage. Clothing retailers are getting smart and offering more of these flirty styles in plus sizes.

    You can wear anything

    1. The Right Fit Is The Key

    If you wear a plus-size, you can wear anything. Really! The key is finding the garments that fit like a glove. Don't settle for something that doesn't flatter your figure. Remember, it can also help to wear shapewear as you shop, so you can get an accurate idea of how great you can look in the right outfit.

    Smile in your clothes

    1. Only Wear What You Love

    Wearing only what makes you feel gorgeous is going to give you a huge confidence lift no matter where you go. This in turn will help you stand up straighter and smile more. Throw out the old styles, the pieces that don't fit right, and invest in the clothes you really want.

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  • The Surprising Benefits of Waist Training

    Waist training physical and emotional benefits

    Give Yourself a Physical and Emotional Boost

    You probably already know that wearing a waist trainer makes you look slimmer instantly. But there are also many unseen benefits to a waist training regimen, especially when you're wearing the garment for eight to twelve hours a day. Check out these lesser-known details about the benefits of waist training.

    Physical Benefits

    1. With consistent wear, especially during physical activity, you'll be able to supplement your fitness routine and thus support your long-term waistline goals. Note that how dramatic your results are depends on a variety of factors including your fitness level, frequency of wear and genetics. But take it from us; lots of women who try waist training are not disappointed with the results.
    1. You'll improve your posture while wearing a waist trainer, since the garment helps you to stand straighter throughout the day. This can be a big benefit to anyone who has a job that is hard on the back: if you do a lot of standing, lifting or hunching in front of a computer. The waist trainer will support your back and you'll feel the results each time you wear it.
    1. A workout band helps you get the most out of your workouts. It helps you maintain good posture with a flat back and proper form in a variety of positions. This ensures that you are working the right muscles during your exercises. Plus, a waist trainer stimulates thermal activity in your core, making you sweat harder and maximizing your workout's intensity.
    1. Wearing certain waist trainers also results in a lifted, full-looking bust. So while the garment makes your midsection appear smaller, it also flatters your other features and makes them look more prominent. Win-win!
    1. Waist trainers are a great way to conceal post-pregnancy weight. As a new mom, you're probably eager to get your pre-baby body back. But with a waist trainer, you don't need to wait to make your waistline look smaller again.

    Mental and Emotional Benefits

    1. Wearing a waist trainer can help control food cravings that lead to overeating. We recommend waist training as a complement to a healthy diet and exercise—it can provide that extra boost to keep you on track.
    1. Wearing a waist trainer feels a lot like receiving a constant hug. For some people, this is a soothing feeling psychologically, which results in a positive emotional effect. (source)
    1. By standing with tall posture and slimming your waistline, you may naturally feel more self-confident. While confidence doesn't come from physical appearance alone, giving yourself this boost can help you step in the right direction.

    It's no wonder that many of the women our shapewear stylists have worked with are so pleased with the results they've seen. No only do they look amazing, but they feel phenomenal inside and out. Once you start wearing a waist trainer, you'll wonder how you ever did without one.

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  • The Perfect Sculpted Butt—Every Day

    Butt-Lifting Shaping Garments

    No Squats Required: 5 Garments That Transform Your Rear

    Want a perfect butt but don't have time for doing squats every day? Don't worry, we've got your backside covered. Check out five of our favorite butt-lifting garments. Some are undergarments, and some are apparel – but each is designed to lift and shape your bottom into a perfect little package.

    Can't decide? You may just find you need them all!


    1. Butt-Enhancing Jeans

    Take your everyday jeans to the next level. Butt lifting denim uses special lifting technology instead of padding. Their secret is a diagonal seam that extends in a heart shape around the rear, rounding around the hips.

    The jeans also work to slim your tummy, providing light compression around your lower abdomen and waist. The unique design makes your waistline look smaller, hides love handles, and prevents the jeans from riding up. Check out one of our favorites—Twilight Lift & Sculpt Jeans By Amia A200.


    1. Butt-Lifting Panty

    You might never wear everyday panties again once you experience the Butt Lifter Panty By Fullness 8011. This garment effortlessly adds dimension to your behind in a sexy, natural looking way. Comfortable and easy to wear, it even comes in three levels so you can customize your curves. Choose level one for a natural lift, level two for a fuller, rounder lift and level three for maximum lift. This feature allows you to tailor your look to your mood, moment and ensemble.


    1. Open-Bottom Shaper

    With its seamless construction, the Perfect Butt Thermal Pant By Flakisima 078 is a must-have for everyday wear. We love the versatility of this garment—it's great for casual or dress attire. It even gives you an edge during your workouts! It stimulates thermal activity, ramping up perspiration around your lower belly and thighs, all while supporting your rear with every move.


    1. Body Shaping, Butt Lifting Leggings

    It almost goes without saying: sexy leggings are a must have for every woman's wardrobe. Our wide selection of leggings are designed to target your waist, hips, butt and thighs. They feature comfortable compression, advanced seaming and thermal reduction to transform the look and feel of your body. Product link?


    1. All-Over Shaper

    Looking for a garment that does it all? The Alexandra Butt-Lifting Shaper 504 transforms both your butt and your midsection for a stunning silhouette makeover. Enjoy a tight, tucked tummy and a boosted booty in a snap.

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  • The New Year's Guide to Waist Training

    14-Day Waist Training Plan

    A 14-Day Waist Training Plan

    It's a new year! Are you excited to implement some of your health and weight loss goals? There's never a better time to try out waist training!

    Waist training is the practice of wearing a corset or waist cincher regularly to instantly slim your waist, while also supplementing a fitness goal of reducing your natural waist size. We've watched this trend grow more popular over the couple years—and many of our customers have been thrilled with the results!

    For the best results, start wearing your waist trainer for a few hours at a time and gradually increase the amount of time that it is on. We recommend that you use a latex or cotton cincher for everyday use under your clothes, as well as a workout waist trainer for use during workouts.

    Waist trainers to sculpt your figure in any occasion

    If you'd like to get started, join us for a 14-day waist training challenge. If you follow this program you may start to notice a smaller waistline after just two weeks; if you keep it up, you may start seeing more drastic results as the year progresses!

    Are you ready? Here's the 14-day plan.

    Day 1

    The day your waist trainer arrives, make sure it fits perfectly. It should feel tight but should not pinch or cause discomfort. Your goal for today is to wear it for 4 hours total. You can do it all at once or break it up throughout the day. Be sure to take a "before" picture and measure your waistline to compare with your results after 14 days.

    Day 2

    Just like yesterday, wear your waist trainer for a total of 4 hours. You should start to adjust to the way it feels.

    Day 3

    Your goal today is to increase your waist training to a total of 5 hours. You'll also want to incorporate 30 minutes of strength training into your day (see here for some ideas).

    Day 4

    Aim for 6 hours of waist training today! Add in 30 minutes of cardio, at the pace you're most comfortable with.

    Day 5

    Wear your waist trainer for 7 hours today. It's an exercise rest day, so take it easy and make sure you're drinking at least 8 glasses of water.

    Day 6

    Your goal today is to wear your waist trainer for 8 hours. Are you getting used to it yet? Complete 30 minutes of strength training.

    Day 7

    Wear your waist trainer for 8 hours again today and complete 30 minutes of cardio.

    Day 8

    Wear your waist trainer for 9 hours today. It's a rest day; drink up at least 8 glasses of water.

    Day 9

    Take a little breather and wear your waist trainer for 8 hours today. However, get ready to sweat and shoot for 45 minutes of strength and circuit training. 

    Day 10

    Wear your waist trainer for 9 hours today and complete 45 minutes of cardio.

    Day 11

    We bet you're feeling pretty good by now if you've kept up with this regimen! Wear your waist trainer for 10 hours and complete 30 minutes of strength training.

    Day 12

    Wear your waist trainer for 10 hours today. Take a rest day make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water.

    Day 13

    Take a little breather again; wear your waist trainer for 8 hours and complete 45 minutes of strength and circuit training.

    Day 14

    Wear your waist trainer for 9 hours and complete 45 minutes of cardio.

    Congratulations, you made it!

    Day 15

    Take an after picture, re-measure your waist and compare your results!

    Share your results and experience on Instagram using #BeTheHourglass. Those who enter will receive $15 off their next purchase.

    Good luck! We can't wait to see your results.

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