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Tips to select the right shapewear
that you should know

Shapewear is probably the next best thing after lingerie but most of the women don’t know how to make the right choice as it is available in a variety of fabrics and styles. Shapewear is great as it not only helps smoothen bumps but also gives you the confidence when you want to look perfect in those fitted outfits. For those looking to invest in the right shapewear, we have a few handy tips that will help you select the perfect shapewear. So get ready to slip into your new dress.

Tip #1 – Always stick to your size Most women tend to buy a size smaller hoping that it will give them that extra firmness and a slimmer looking figure. But this leads to bulges and makes you feel uncomfortable and look bigger. Hence, it is important that you measure yourself or get professional help from departmental stores.

Tip #2: Identify your problem areas There are a variety of shapewear available in the market which serve different purposes and target different problem areas of the body. Here are a few most common ones:

  • Body Shapers – It covers your body from chest to hips and helps tone your chest, back, tummy and hips. It is usually available based on your bra size, so make sure you know your correct size.
  • Bust Shapewear – It enhances your bust more than a push up bra does. It helps you get a sexy cleavage while supporting your bust. This is available in your bra size as well.
  • These are usually worn on your tummy and cover your body from torso/ mid-waist to hips. It helps shape your stomach and hips giving it that sexy toned look.
  • Thigh Shapewear – It covers your stomach, hips and bottoms giving a smooth look with no visible panty lines. These control briefs are available in different lengths ranging from mid-thigh to very short. Some of them have a band at the hem so that they don’t roll up or shift.
  • Waist Shapewear – This helps define your waistline and give it a smooth contour. It covers your body from torso to waist line. This is usually worn to create a smooth curve and tone your tummy. It has multiple hooks where you can adjust the fit.

Tip #3: Know the purpose of your shopping trip It is very important to keep in mind the occasion for which you will be wearing this shapewear. This will help you decide which one to choose rather than going through a host of different options. Nude is a safe color for regular wear as it matches with most clothes. If you are looking to buy for a special occasion, you may pick one depending on your outfit.

Tip #4: Choose the right color The most easily available colors in the market are white, black and nude although many brands are experimenting with bold colors. Opt for nude if you are looking for daily wear or something to go under sheer clothes. For darker colored outfits, choosing the right color is not really important.

With many brands having their range of shapewear, it is critical to try them and understand which one fits you the best. Also, check the fabric before buying, especially if it is going to be used on a regular basis. The material should be breathable and seamless so that it is comfortable and does not show any lines under fitted dresses.