With recent articles in publications such as the New York Times profiling the explosion in popularity of a garment called a “faja” you may have wondered just what this miraculous midsection makeover was.
What is a faja: a faja is a South American style waist cincher. While there are varying strengths and styles of fajas, they all reshape the midsection, with rows of boning and hook-and-eye closures so that you can size down. Fajas are popular because of the dramatic results they provide. And in fact, if you’re an Hourglass Angel customer, there’s a very good chance you’re wearing a faja right now! Some of our most popular products from the Squeem line are fajas. If you’re wearing a SlimVest or SlimBand you’re ahead of the curve on this south of the border trend.
But Squeem isn’t the only brand of faja we carry. An example of a faja with lighter control would be either the Slimming Waist Cincher Shaper (018624) or the Slimming Waist Cincher with Latex by Leonisa (015695). These offer great results with a slightly lighter touch than our most powerful garments.
So if you’re ready to try this trimming trend, fear not: FAJAS ARE HERE!
At Hourglass Angel, the products we are most frequently asked about address our customers’ desire to shape and sculpt the midsection. In fact, that’s where our name Hourglass Angel comes from: the hourglass shape of a woman’s body that is created when the midsection is highlighted. So we wanted to dedicate a special edition of the blog to this style of product, as there are many kinds of shapers that work on the midsection and choosing the right one to suit your needs is essential to achieving the effect that you’re looking for.
The essential item to consider if you’re looking to combine dramatic results with long-term support for slimming in the the area of the waist is the SlimVest. This runaway best-seller utilizes compression to create thermal activity in the midsection. That means wearers look visibly slimmer the moment they put on their SlimVest and often report sustained loss of inches with extended wear. Follow the instructions to achieve the best performance from this garment and see why so many of our customers rely on this garment on a daily basis.
If you’re a post-partum mom the Belly Bandit is a must-have. This adjustable band wraps around your waist as you recover your pre-pregnancy shape. The pressure created by the Belly Bandit benefits wearers in many ways, from reducing the long-term appearance of stretchmarks and extra skin to aiding in recovery.
If you want to integrate your shaping into a garment you’re not afraid to show off, you will love the Glamouflage Cupped Shaping Cami with Lace by Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers. It’s glamorous look and pretty detailing makes it an accessory to style and slimming.
Fans of tight-lacing absolutely must see the Silk Floral Brocade Corset. This is a maximum control garment. When you put it on you will see and feel the dramatic results that come with a genuine steel boned corset. If this is the item for you, give yourself a few extra minutes to dress, as the lacing may take a moment to master. But when you get comfortable with your corset you won’t be able to resist the over the top hourglass shape it creates.
And last but not least, why only enjoy the visual look of a slimmer figure when you can make your shaper workout for you. The High Waist Mid Thigh Shaper by ShaToBu actually increase the amount of calories that your body burns as you do the normal activities that make up your day. Just pull on your shaper and watch as it encourages sustained slimming.
As spring fashions hit the runway we are seeing a MAJOR trend that celebrates and flatters curves, rather than minimizing or compressing them. Just look at this pictorial, which highlights the cinched hourglass waist and voluptuous hip. We love this trend and we love the way the model is maximizing her midsection with a belt cincher on the right especially. If this is a look you’d like to try, you may want to consider adding a maximum compression cincher like the SlimBand by Squeem for the ultimate hourglass shape.
If that look is a little bit strong for you, the flirty feminine styling on the left is also a curve appeal creator, with its wasp waist and fresh sheer tank. We have some amazing bras and bustiers in our intimates section designed to support and sculpt even full figure cups that would look great with the top she is wearing.
The point is: Spring is here and full, sexy curves are in bloom!