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Shapewear: what styles are right for you?

Ever wonder how some women look so naturally slim and smooth in everything they wear? Many women of all shapes and sizes swear by shapewear and won’t leave the house without it! It’s a great way to get a seamless, smooth shape under your clothes while feeling comfortable and supported all day long. Whether it’s tummy or butt control, or hip and thigh smoothers, you can find the perfect pieces to suit your needs, wardrobe, and best of all, your budget! Here are a few examples of popular shapewear. Read what they do, and find the best one for you!

Tummy Tuckers

It’s no secret that one of the most common areas that women want to minimize and smooth out is our waistline. We go through many fluctuations every month, but it’s handy to have a little tuck-in when we want look our usual best! Most shapewear with built-in tummy control also naturally give a light support to your hips and butt.

Derrière Slimmer

Who doesn’t want a sleek and amazing rear view? Luckily, most shapewear will offer at least a bit of support for your behind. Keep in mind that when trying to shape the lower body, a longer short that covers part of the thigh will also help hug the bum and hips. It’s usually best to go with one piece that will be the most beneficial to your overall effect and helps contour your sexy curves.

Full Body Shaper

Dresses are amazing and fun, whether for a romantic evening or a night on the town. Don’t fret about panty lines or unsightly bulges and go with a full-body shaper (e.g. a unitard) or bodysuit. Some even have molded cups (so you won’t have to wear a bra) and antistatic fabrics, which are exceedingly convenient. With extensible lycra fabric that moves with you instead of restraining you, full-body shapers are fantastic to wear under any outfit and for any occasion to bring out the best in your body.

Whatever you choose, make sure not to select a smaller size just because you think it will give you better support. The size range you would normally take for panties is what you should stick to when you select your shapewear. You want to be able to breathe, move freely and have a good time, so select your sizes accordingly!

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After 25 years in the lingerie industry, I've helped thousands of women feel confident and look fantastic in their lingerie. I'm the resident Bra Doctor for Now That's, which I founded over ten years ago as a way to help cater to the needs of as many women possible! I receive dozens of e-mails from women who can't seem to feel comfortable in their bras. I'm here to show that you CAN find a bra that works for you. Sometimes all you need are little tips! I hope you enjoy my bra fitting advice, experiences and thoughts. I'll also be sharing news about lingerie giveaways and deals that can't be missed. Contact me personally for personalized help finding your perfect fit:




  • Elroy Mcelmeel

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