If you thought that shapewear was mainly made to manage your midsection, it’s time to think again. Why should your waist get all the attention when there’s a whole crop of tools available to shape and show off your fabulous fanny. And from butt pads to booty lifters, we have all the gear to bring up your rear.
One of the easiest ways to perk up your behind is a padded panty. If this is an option you’re interested in, there are many great styles to choose from. One of our favorite makers of bottom enhancing panties is Bubbles Bodywear. Whether you prefer the classic Foxy Fanny Silicone Padded Panty or want to add some curves to your hips as well with the Bombshell Hip and Butt Padded Boyshort, this brand is a must see if you want to create a shapelier look. The Caboost Padded Panty and Booty Pop are also great options you may want to check out.
But perhaps you’d like to add shape to your own natural rear instead of volume? If this sounds like you, you’re in luck. Many of our body shapers have special lifting bands built in that actually raise the gluteus and round the area. Items like the Katie and the Alexis by Vedette are wonderful examples of this technology and as an added bonus, these garments also slim your midsection creating a more dramatic hourglass figure.
And last, but certainly not least, for those of you who want to achieve a perfect apple bottom without the addition of any shaper at all, we have our most stylish solution yet. Originally developed and popularized in Brazil, the butt-lifting jean (also called levanta cola) creates the shape you’re looking for by design, not padding. Their secret is a heart shaped seam that arcs around the top of the buttocks and wraps diagonally around the hips. This makes, in effect, a supportive pocket for your rear, lifting and rounding. And even better, brands like Verox and Capellini Jeans come in tons of styles with sparkling accents and embroidered detailing, so you can really make this look your own.
With spring fever in full force, the season’s trends and styles present a whole crop of shaping challenges. Fortunately, we’ve collected our favorite smoothing and curve creating solutions that are positively perfect for the sheer and chic looks we’re looking forward to this spring. With temperatures warming up, you may not want to add a layer to gain some shaping. If staying cool while you’re looking curvy is important to you, then shaping apparel with the slimming built in, is a great option for you. One of our most popular belly trimming brands is Yummie Tummie. Items such as the Yummie Tummie Tank are versatile essentials you can dress up or dress down depending on your look. New moms will love the Mother Tucker Compression Tank’s tummy taming.
And of course, we all look forward to showing a little leg as the days get longer. Hosiery is one of the best lightweight ways to look lean. Items like the Berkshire Trend Floral Vines Pantyhose are a flirty, fresh route to slender looking legs. You’ll be best dress-ed when you add a shaping slip to your dress or skirt. The Slip Overbra and the Shaping Slip by Slim Me are both wonderful options that will lighten your look without weighing you down. But don’t think that this season means you can’t wear your shaper. From lightweight tanks like the Get the Scoop! Wear Your Own Bra Cami by Skinnygirl Smoothers n’ Shapers to bottom enhancing panty girdles like the Alexis, there’s a shapewear option that’s breezy and beautiful.