Shapewear declined in popularity during the freewheeling 1970s but has come back strong and is better than ever. Gone are the iron and whalebone corsets that crushed ribs and internal organs, interfered with breathing, and caused women to faint. Also gone are the latex girdles and cone-shaped bras of earlier generations. Today’s body shapers are comfortable, effective, and give a natural-looking shape. There is much to be said about choosing and wearing modern shapewear.
Shapewear can make you look slimmer and sleeker in a cocktail dress, work clothes, or jeans and a T-shirt.
If you’ve tried it before, you might be in for a surprise.
In the beginning, shapewear used to be too tight and it would push the fat in the wrong way, which was just not flattering, As long as you wear it properly, shapewear should be relatively comfortable. You can choose what spots, to target.
Choosing the right style depends completely on the garment you want to wear over it and the area you want to shape. There are three main shapewear silhouettes and they each have a unique purpose.
Identify Your Trouble Spot
The first step to choosing shapewear is identifying your trouble spots. Do you need tummy control? Would you like more waist definition? How about shaping your torso, rear, or thighs? Maybe you’d like to smooth all of these trouble spots. Since today’s shapewear targets specific areas of the body, once you know what you want to improve, choosing the right shapewear for your silhouette is simple.