Rihanna. Jordin. Cassie. Keri.
These first names in fashion are so famous that they don’t need a last name to inspire and enthrall. Every month, we flip the pages of magazines to see what these ladies will dare to wear next, only to have our hopes of copying their stylish curves dashed when we read the pricetag on their pretty looks.
If you’ve ever wished you could recreate your fashion she-roe’s look at a fraction of the cost, you’re not alone. And that’s why we created this guide to getting the style of the stars on a real-world budget. So let’s dig right in!
Cassie: The centerpiece of her structured menswear look is its bustier-typer base. Re-create Cassie’s look with a bold blazer, slacks and the Satin and Lace Overbust Corset and Thong Set by Hourglass Angel.
Jordin: Maximize your curves like Jordin by pairing a similar on-trend maxi skirt and the Satin and Sparkle Overbust Corset and Panty Set by Hourglass Angel 5206-2.
Keri: Create Keri’s corset-inspired look with the Longline Smooth Strapless Bra by Dominique and a satiny capri and cardigan.
Rihanna: Redo Rihanna’s red-hot look with the Nightflower Overbust Corset and Thong Set by Hourglass Angel, a pencil skirt and nude pump.
Believe it or not, the holidays are officially here and along with stockings and lists to check twice, Santa often brings family picture time. From Christmas cards to group photos at the office Christmas party, winter time is the most common time of the year that we most commonly participate in portraiture. But along with the fun (and funny faces) that come with the flash of the camera, may also come anxiety. We want to look our best when we’re being captured for posterity. So to prepare you to say yes to saying cheese, we’ve collected the shapers that are best for looking picture perfect in the most popular fashions of the season.
Shift dresses are on trend this season. This versatile style is popular during the holidays for its classic lines and ability to go from daytime appropriate to night time chic, making it the perfect date for the office party. Perfect your silhouette for the shift dress in a snap with the Diva Corselette by AMIA shapewear.This powerful, but pretty shaper has all the lingerie look detailing you need to feel feminine and the midsection control you crave!
Whether you prefer skirts or pants, the high waist look is in. Make sure your middle looks marvelous with this style in a snap with the Control Freak Moderate Control Long Leg Pear Shaper by Wacoal. The long leg design won’t leave panty lines as your tummy looks trim and slim.
The bodycon long sleeve dress is a figure hugging style for fashionistas with a lot of flair this holiday season. Make sure your curves are their most tempting by starting with the Dayanna Butt Booster Body Suit by Vedette. This shaper flatters your fanny and smoothes your entire silhouette.
Many formal affairs call for a floor length gown. This season, lace is the trend to watch for this style. If a floor length gown is going out on the town with you this holiday, the Heidi, with its underbust to mid-thigh control is a perfect pick me up for your figure.
And last but not least, if you want to be completely prepared for any last minute fashion crisis and change of heart in the changing room, you need a shaper that sculpts under anything. And that’s just the reason we feel in love with the AMIA Shapewear line of shapers. Their Supreme Thong Shaper is seamless, has convertible straps and won’t show through no matter what you wear!
The holiday season is here and it’s time to make your list and check it twice. But don’t fret our Holi-dazzling Gift Guide is Here! So without delay let’s take a look at some of the highlights!
If you’re one of the many gentlemen, who have joined us in your search for something lovely for the lady in your life, or perhaps something perfect for mom, the For Her section of the store is a great place to start.
Looking for a sexy Stocking Stuffer? Look no further than the Stocking with Lace Garter by Calvin Klein. This piece has the added advantage of a built in garter, so she can create this flirty look without the need for an additional garter.
New moms will marvel on Christmas morning when they receive the Mommy Care Pack by Mambino. This everything-you-need kit has her covered from head to toe with all the delicious smelling and effective organics she needs when the bundle of joy has just arrived or when the stork is still en route.
It seems every year that there are more and more people to buy for. If you’re like most of us, you’re giving this season on a budget. That’s why the Under $30 section of our store was created. And here are a couple of our favorites from this category.
With winter on the way, boots become the go to for girls in low temperatures who love high fashion. And once she’s experienced the convenience of Boot Straps, she’ll never “weather” this season again without them.
And of course, a cool price doesn’t mean you can’t give her a hot gift. The Lace and Mesh Merry Widow is one piece of lingerie you’ll both fall in love with. With its flirty floral lace and criss cross front, this is a gift for lovers… we cross our hearts.
Perhaps you want a sure thing this holiday season. We’ve compiled our Top Rated gifts section from the best reviewed products. There’s a lot to choose from here with the feedback you trust.
One of the most exciting and best reviewed lines at Hourglass Angel is AMIA. Some real standouts from this line can be found here. One of our favorite pieces from AMIA is the Diva Corselette. This lingerie look shaper makes a great gift, combining pretty ribbon detailing and lace boyshort with powerful shaping. And for fans of a cincher style garment, you’ve got to see the Almighty Cincher from this line.
And what holiday guide would be complete without a Stocking Stuffers section. One of our most popular lines is Burt’s Bees so it’s no surprise that a couple of the delights from this brand found there way here. Ladies love the beautiful balms from this line. So perhaps you should pick the Honey Lip Balm from Burt’s for her this year or the Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil! And last but not least is the Never Say Cutie Thong from Cosabella. This hand cut lace delight hails from Italy and makes a super sexy addition to any stocking!
Looking through the pages of magazines, you might find yourself momentarily convinced that cellulite is the exception rather than the rule when it comes to women’s bodies. But don’t be fooled. The first thing to know about cellulite is that from large to small, women of every size and shape live with the little lumps and bumps of cellulite. That’s right. Everyone from the voluptuous Kim Kardashian to the athletic Hillary Swank has what you have in one form or another. It’s a biological fact. The second thing to realize about cellulite is that there is no “cure.”
But neither of the above facts mean that you have to live with cellulite the way that it is. There are many things you can do to address the visible appearance of this natural and near universal phenomenon. As cellulite is one of the most common complaints of our clientele, we offer many ways to address unevenness in the skin caused by this normally occurring process.
One of our favorite companies is Mambino Organics, so when they introduced a cellulite treatment to their already awesome line of all natural, organic botanical solutions, we decided to try it without a second thought. And boy were we right to try it. The combination of their Cellulite Body Massager and their Cellufit BodyContour Oil was the one-two punch we were looking for. Use the serum and massage vigorously to reduce the look of dimpling.
But cosmetic solutions are only the beginning when it comes to this shaping science. We are incredibly excited by the results we’re seeing with anti-cellulite garments. Lytess was a real innovator in this field and their active ingredient micro-encapsulated Corrective High-Waist Push-Up Shaper and their Slimming Leggings remain two of the most effective tools in the war on cellulite. Active ingredients like caffeine and shea butter have been shown to treat the look of lumps and bumps. Simply wear the garments and the combination compression, micro-massage and the active ingredients in the fabric do the work.
And if you like Lytess, you’ll love the Thigh Slimmer Kit by Skineez. This complete treatment includes an infused garment that treats the look of cellulite (while helping you to lose inches in the thigh area) as well as a re-charger spray so that your garment will always be its most potent.
While there is no cure for cellulite, we are pleased and hopeful about the breakthroughs in cellulite reduction and adding more tools of the trade as they are innovated.
At Hourglass Angel, we often talk about wearing shapewear as outerwear. We love creating a sexy silhouette and showing it off with a bustier top or letting a bit of a longline bra peek out from a shirt. But sometimes shapewear is outerwear! We call these kinds of garments “shaping apparel” and they’re one of the coolest ways to create curves without wearing an additional shaper. They’re also quickly becoming one of the most popular kinds of garments we work with. So let’s take a look at a few of the highlights from our shaping apparel selection to find out what the buzz is about.
The brand that really kicked off the shaping apparel movement was Yummie Tummie. This brand exploded in popularity when they introduced their original, classic Yummie Tummie Tank. Looking like a layering tank, but working like a body shaper, women loved the ease of this garment. The Yummie Tummie technology has been expanded to encompass a whole line of shaping garments.
It might be said that hosiery is one of the originators of shaping apparel. Women have long loved the lean look a great pair of hose gives their legs. And of course, you may have guessed that a brand like Calvin Klein Hosiery makes some of the finest garments of this kinds. We love the Matte Sheer Total Shaper Pantyhose by Calvin Klein 544N for the way it gives great shaping under dresses and skirts.
One of the real breakthroughs in shaping apparel has come along with a style of garment that shapes with ruching rather than compression. These are garments that create a lovely silhouette visually, flattering your figure. The Essential Womens 3/4 Sleeve Slimming Shirt by Slimmerz by Terri Gillespie® is a great garment that works in this way. This versatile piece is perfect for the office and travels beautifully with its no wrinkle fabric.
And lastly, “bringing up the rear,” as it were, we have the South American sensation, Verox Jeans. Denims like their Heartstrings Butt Enhancing Jeans by Verox 7047 have the rear rounding built right in without the use of additional padding. The secret is in the seams, which are shaped to create lift so your behind always looks its best.
Check our our entire selection of shaping apparel here and find out how you can add a lot of shape without adding a shaper today.
Even if you love the look that comes with a great shaper you may not love the idea of adding another layer on a long hot day. Fortunately there are many options for shaping and sculpting curves that ensure you won’t be sweltering in these hot months. Choosing the right lightweight shaper for summer fashions will help you keep your confidence and cool no matter how high the thermometer rises. Here are a few of our favorites!
Proving that shaping can be sexy and easy-wearing, the Glamouflage Luxurious Shaping Slip by Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers 7070, is a perfect piece for smoothing out little lumps and bumps under your favorite sundress. It’s pinup pretty styling and airy mesh make it a fan favorite in any season.
When temperatures rise, many of us turn to sheer fabrics to beat the heat. If you want all-torso smoothing without worrying about show through, the Bodysuit With Thong by SlimMe MSM-120 is a wonderful option. This seamless shaper is light enough to wear comfortably and eliminates lines under delicate fabrics.
Need a little easy trimming up top? The Braless Seamless T-Shirt by Co’Coon 2477 is a tank style shaper that’s perfect for warm weather. Its underbust style design allows you to wear your own bra and makes it the perfect accessory for a variety of necklines.
And last but not least, the feather light High Waisted Thigh Shaper by Slim Me MSM-108 is a shorts style shaper that would work beautifully under anything from a breezy skirt to a delicate linen pant.
Don’t skip the shaper when it heats up. These airy accessories are all you need to smooth and slim no matter what temperature you’re in.
Has this winter wonderland got you wondering what the heck you’re going to wear? From seasonal soirees with friends and family to office functions, for curvy fashionistas the stakes are raised as the temperature drops. Many of us struggle to look long and lean under the layers that keep us toasty. With the hectic holidays in full swing, we’re going to save you a step and point out a few great ways to shape up and warm up at the same time!
Shaping Denim: Designer denim is a look that will carry you though many kinds of occasions. Now this style is smarter than ever. Whether you prefer the extra slimming of a line like Ann Michelle or the booty boosting design of the Verox line, there’s a shaping denim that’s perfect for you. Keeping you slim and trim, these items are perfect when dressed up with a tailored jacket or paired with something more relaxed like a t-shirt and festive printed scarf.
Fashion Tights: Tights, both sheer and opaque, are one of the blockbuster trends of the season. And with chilly winds closing in, the time couldn’t be better to add a sheer, shaping layer to the leg. Whether you wear a solid opaque color or make a statement in patterns or sheers, we love the resurgence of hosiery. Wear them under a dress or as a fun way to keep your shorts in season all year long. The best thing about this trend is that you wear it your way!
Leggings: The fashion options for leggings have exploded this season. No longer restricted to the basic black stretch model, ultra warm corduroys and knits in a range of colors are keeping our legs extra happy in winter’s winds. One of the best things about leggings is that you can wear them with any kind of shoe, or more importantly…boot. And last but not least, leggings also work underneath another layer like pants or a skirt, adding warmth when we need it most.
All Over Shapers: With all the extra layers you’ll be wearing, why not add one that takes a few inches off. The right all over body shaper can help defend you from the elements and keep you trim when it’s time to trim the tree! Check out the shapers in our Weight Loss category for inspiration. These high compression garments are ideal, as they work by increasing thermal actvity.
You don’t have to give up fashion in the season of giving. With the slimming solutions above, you’re sure to beat the chill and outshine the brightest lights of the holidays.