A Woman’s Guide To Shapewear

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Shapewear is every female celebrity’s secret to looking flawless in their designer gowns. These hard-working undergarments disguise love handles, tighten up torsos, and give women perfectly smooth contours under even the tightest of clothing. No wonder shapewear is all the rage and is now a must-have item in many women’s wardrobes. As word has gotten out about these versatile and flattering undergarments, their popularity has soared. Now women can visit nearly any local lingerie shop and choose from dozens of styles and brands. These are the basic options women will want to consider:

Camisole
Camisole tops cover just the upper part of the body. These are great for covering up love handles and bra strap lines, and contouring out tummy fat. These versatile tops can work under any typical top, and many even feature beautiful detailing, such as lace, that can peek through from under blazers or other work attire. Some camisole tops offer removable straps or flexible straps so the piece can be used as either a halter top or with the traditional spaghetti straps.

Panties
There are all types of shapewear panties available. Some tighten and firm, while others lift and provide extra volume.

Mid-thigh
The mid-thigh option is almost like a biking short, but it’s designed to fit easily under everyday clothing, such as pants, skirts, and even shorts. It tightens up the upper thighs, butt, and lower stomach area.

Full Body Suit
Every celebrity swears by the full body suit, which covers everything from the bust to the waist to the thighs. These are worn under dresses and are great for ensuring no visible panty lines or bra lines disrupt a woman’s look. Though they are the most constricting, they also offer the most noticeable results for a flawless appearance. When shopping for the full body suit, women will want to consider what length makes sense for their wardrobe. Some end at the thigh area, while others go all the way to the ankles. There are also many types of tops to consider, such as spaghetti straps, a halter top, and even strapless.

Choosing the right piece of shapewear takes a little bit of knowledge, patience, and most importantly, time. Before making a purchase, a woman must try on several options and make sure she finds one that allows her to move freely while still giving her the flattering support she’s looking for. The right item can not only help her feel better about how she looks in her favorite clothes, but also boost her confidence.

Alfred Ardis