The Art of Choosing the Right Shapewear for Every Occasion

Any women who have experienced the difficult task of fitting into a special outfit may want to get their hands on some shapewear. Besides smoothing and sculpting the unsightly lumps, the right shapewear can help to achieve a flawless silhouette and enhance your natural shape. These amazing foundation wear can be a lifesaver when it comes to looking and feeling your best.

There are many choices available in the market today. You can find shapewear in an array of styles that flatter all body shapes and sizes. There are shapewear for wedding dress, low back outfits, mini skirts, figure hugging dresses and more. With so many styles and different types of shapewear available, it can be overwhelming to pick the right one for your needs.

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How To Choose Shapewear 

Ahead are some tips to help you choose the right shapewear for every occasion.

  1. Determine what your problem areas and where you want to target with the shapewear. Everyone has features that they especially like and others that they may want to highlight differently. Shapewear can be a tool to help you achieve the feel and look you desire for specific outfits. By identifying the target area, whether is the flabby belly, back, derriere or thighs, will make it easier for you to choose the correct shapewear. For example if you want to give your rear a lift, then a body shaper with butt lifter is the ideal choice.
  2. Take the right measurements of your body using a measuring tape. Then follow the size chart from the brand’s website.  It is important to wear the right size shapewear and do not size down as this will be uncomfortable and can create bulges. Shapewear that is too big for you will also cause discomfort because it will feel bulky under your clothes and may not be able to offer the right fit and compression to achieve your shaping goal.

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  1. Choose the level of support you want. Shapewear comes in multiple different levels of compression, from light to firm. Do decide how much support you need based on your problem areas and comfort level. Light compression shapewear are more comfortable because these styles are not as rigid. For firm sculpting on targeted areas, medium compression shapewear is an ideal choice. If you want strong shaping effect, then a shapewear that offers firm compression is a better choice.
  2. Find out your body shape. Different shapewear styles work best for different types of body. A pair of high waisted shorts is perfect for a pear-shaped body, while an apple-shaped body may prefer a full bodysuit.
  3. Consider the occasion you are going to wear the shapewear. Different occasions call for different types of body shapers. For example, a pair of high-waisted panties may be more suitable for everyday wear or if you plan on wearing a form fitting dress, then it requires a full body shaper. You can even ditch your figure-hugging dress and replace it with a shapewear dress that is designed to hug the body and flatter the silhouette.

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  1. Invest in quality garment. High quality shapewear although may be more expensive, it will last longer and provide better results compared to the cheaper options.
  2. What color shapewear should you choose? When it comes to choosing the shade of shapewear, there are two things to take into consideration. They are the color of your outfit and your skin tone. Shapewear in black is perfect for wearing under the little black dress and it works well for those with darker skin tone. If you are lighter-skinned, try nude or light brown shapewear.

By taking into considerations the factors above, you can find the perfect fit for every occasion.