Once upon a time, shapewear wasn’t quite as comfortable or accommodating as it is now. Believing that panels which puckered and stuck out and fabrics that were rough to the touch shouldn’t be something women had to deal with when they wanted a little shaping, Va Bien was born. The geniuses behind this leader in the modern shapewear movement, Marianne and Richard Gimble, started refining their ideas in the 1970’s, introducing a new era in for this kind of foundational garment. The first item they introduced was called the Secret All-In-One. This bodysuit revolutionized shaping and quickly became a sensation for women who wanted to smooth their silhouettes all around the world.
Va Bien also quickly became a favorite foundational brand for entertainers and celebrity stylists, with the collection becoming the basis of costumes on stages around the world. From opera singers to television personalities, if you’ve been entertained, you’ve probably seen this brand in action. Today the line is inclusive of a truly astounding range of modern styles, with options ready to meet every need and body type. If you’re new to Va Bien, the Classic Firm Control Bodysuit (1291) or the Smooth Couture Bodysuit (1630) are perfect starting points. If you’d like to extend the control, you’ll love the Smooth Couture High Waist Tights (633). If your bottom half is your concern, the Smooth Couture Shaper (631) or the Long Leg Hi-Waist Firm Control Brief (3757) are going to wow you. No matter what you need, this classic powerhouse of shapewear has definitely got you covered. Marianne and Richard Gimble are still as passionate about shapewear and as hands on as ever at Va Bien. In 2007, they added another expert, their son, Gregory, who grew up right as the company was blossoming. With a lifetime of experiences at the helm, this great brand is as strong now as it has ever been... and still growing.