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How to Choose the Right Shapewear Foundation

Posted by hourglass angel on Jun 15th 2015

How to Choose the Right Shapewear Foundation

How to Choose the Right Shapewear Foundation

Posted by hourglass angel on Jun 15th 2015

Shapewear tips for every occasion

5 Tips for a Flawless Look Every Day

Newsflash: every woman can benefit from shapewear. Don't believe us? Even celebrities with fabulous figures rely on shapers to perfect their look on the red carpet. Shapewear isn't just for special occasions; with the right piece you can create the most flattering looks for your body every day.

While the use of shapewear is growing in popularity and acceptance, many women are still skeptical or not exactly sure how to use it. Remember this key purpose: no matter what you're wearing, no matter what size you are, you want your foundation to be smooth, like a mannequin.

If you want to look flawless in every outfit, then you should have several types of shapewear rotating through your wardrobe. Ready to take the plunge? Here are some ways you can ensure you're choosing the right shapewear for your needs.

  1. Choose the right size

We can't stress enough the importance of following our size charts when selecting a garment. It's tempting to want to go smaller, especially if you're trying to lose weight, but don't do it! Shapewear that is too small is actually unflattering and will not provide the ideal results. In the case that you're in between sizes, choose the larger one.

  1. Choose a target area

Everyone has different "problem areas," so choose which one you want to focus on. The midsection, thighs and rear are some of the most common. You can also use garments for all-over shaping.

  1. Dress for the occasion

You're not going to wear the same shaper at work that you are for a wedding. For special occasions you'll probably want shapers that are designed to wear under gowns, while for everyday work attire you'll want comfortable all-day solutions.

  1. Choose a compression level

How dramatic do you want you're results to be? Maximum control shapers like waist trainers can help you slim down instantly by a size or more, while lightweight shapers provide smoothing with the most breathability and comfort. 

  1. Try on and wear correctly

Always try on your shapewear before removing the tags and be sure that you're putting it on correctly (wear panties underneath during a fitting). You should always step into it, even some camis and tanks. Be sure you've adjusted any straps; if there are hooks, be sure they are secured firmly and comfortably. Try on your clothes over your shapewear too, to ensure you're getting the results you want. Remember, you can always exchange a garment that doesn't fit quite right.