Gone are the days of having to wear a corset for a tiny waist! You don’t have to put yourself through that anymore – you have the world of shapewear to choose from! And let no one tell you otherwise: there really is nothing to be embarrassed about the fact that sometimes – especially on the super-dressy days – we need a little help to look our best!
Try before Buying
Like with most of your bras, we seriously advise you to not buy shapewear until you’ve tried it. There is a really close line between finding your perfect size and not being able to breathe at all – and it should be not be crossed at all costs! You don’t want to be stuck wearing something you can’t even drink a sip of water in, do you? Also, the only way to know if the shapewear you choose is doing the job is to try it on and then wear your clothes over it. If you can notice a difference, it’s obviously a really good sign!
Know which kind you need
Identify which area you want to address, and specifically buy shapewear that’ll focus on that area primarily. For example, a control brief will focus on your abdomen, rear and hip area; while a bodysuit will tone your abdomen, back and bust if it has a built-in bra.
Perfect the art of putting it on
The most important thing to remember is that if there are any hooks involved they should be snapped shut before you put it on, as it’s unlikely that you’ll be able close it later. Another thing to remember is to always step into the shapewear and then roll it up/ over your body – just like you would wear socks. This ensures that your arms or head don’t get stuck in any awkward positions. Do not tug or stretch – take it off and start again!