Have you ever wondered how does shapewear manage to help us keep our good figure or gives us actually one when we wear them? I’m always wondering it and I’m pretty sure, you might probably have questioned yourself about that too at some point… am I right?
But it is important that when you are buying your first piece of shapewear and have to choose the best shapewear, you understand how these undergarments really work. And most importantly, is important that you understand how they will work for you. And having this all figured out will help you find the right cut, fit and line your shapewear should have. And it’s fine if you ask yourself in the process if they really work. But once you know the rules of selecting, you’ll choose the right one with the best results.
Shapewear has been created to be specifically focused on smoothing out target areas of your body, and they achieve this thanks to the panels they have. They can focus their support on your tummy or thighs, bum or hips, and some even provide support for all of the above-mentioned. These shape panels are made of breathable and also technical fabrics that are able to compress your body and give you a smoother and also way more natural silhouette under what you are wearing.
Have you wondered how often you should wear your shapewear? Maybe daily next to your regular underwear? Well, shapewear is actually a multifunctional garment, as it can work as normal and standard underwear and also as a figure shaper at the same time. All of this means, that you won’t have to worry about those annoying visible seams that underwear then gives us, especially if we wear them under our shapewear.
Always remember that if you want to use your shapewear daily, you’ll need to choose one that has a gentler compression. It is also important to remember that bodysuits and other shapewear are made of soft and breathable fabrics that are engineered to have antibacterial properties so they’re very friendly to your skin avoiding irritation and any other problems.
Do they have seams?
When it comes to shapewear, you’re most likely going to find two types of shapewear, sleek and embellished. Some of them are seamless, which will keep your figure lines completely uninterrupted. This is something important and even vital for some outfits you might wear. And there might be other pieces that will still do the work and while they have some embellishments. Choosing the right shapewear bodysuit will depend on you and the function you’ll want to give them.
Sizing, compression, and fit
When it comes to the size, please erase from your mind that sizing down the shapewear will actually make it work better, that is a myth. For example, wearing a smaller waist trainer will not make you that size but it will only give you lots of unwanted lumps and bumps. When they are well fitted, they will actually work by forming your natural shape and creating naturally defined lines. Basically, they will give you a naturally contoured figure.
When it comes to choosing your shapewear, you’ll have to have compression in mind and it will really depend on the frequency that you’ll be wearing it and also will depend on what you’re looking for. A light compression will just give a subtle and natural line that smooths out your shape. Medium compression will give you a bit more compression for a curvier figure. And look for a higher compression level for more support on different parts of your body.
And finally, when you choose one that is your correct size, then the shapewear should fit and sit securely on your body, no matter the style. In the end, it is important that you’re feeling secure and confident. If you want extra support and more anchoring, then shapewear with straps will prevent any rolling down and will give you the freedom you want.
The key, in the end, is to select the garments that will not only match your clothing but also the desired silhouette you want to have.