The Complete Guide to Finding the Perfect Shapewear For You

Seems that most of us have a love/hate relationship with shapewear.

Loving how it smoothes and contours our body underneath all of our clothes, making them fit perfectly. But on the other hand, from the minute we put them on, we are counting the seconds to take them off.

Thankfully, over the years, bodywear has improved immensely but we still need a helping hand in choosing the right pieces for you and your body. For this reason, we are sharing with you some of our favorite tips to consider next time you go shopping for a body shaper plus size.

We are all aware of the advantages of wearing this wonder-wear and literally, there is a style for everyone’s needs. Want to give your tosh a boost? Want to smooth out your thighs? Need an instant tummy tuck? Easy, there’s a style for all of your needs.

How to Buy the Perfect Shapewear

Get the right size
This is top on the list because it is the most important detail – stick to your size and not the size you wish you were. It is called shapewear because it is designed to shape and contour your body. By buying the right size, it will make the difference from suffering all night and gasping for air or feeling more confident and being able to breath even while dancing throughout the night.

Love the high waist
We are big fans of a high-rise anything and that goes for body wear. Whether you like wearing briefs, body shorts or panties, choose pairs that have a flattering high waist with some tummy tucking power and smoothes out your bottom. Sounds like win-win!

Make it a combo
Combine your favorite pieces to make the ideal look such as wearing a bodysuit with your bra or tummy-control hosiery and high-rise briefs for a double whammy of compression.

Look for a cotton-blend
Let’s be honest here, it can get hot and a little sweaty under there. If you are wearing the wrong size to top it off, you are going to have the most miserable night of your life. The best body shapers are made from a cotton blend and will keep things underneath your clothes cool, and you looking hot!

How much control is too much
There are so many different types of compression offered for shapewear for women nowadays. Let’s sum up the differences: light provides light coverage, medium helps to smooth out your lumps and bumps and maximum provides you with full-on control that will transform your body.

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The Shapewear Basics – Must Have’s

High waisted shaping briefs or shorts
We guarantee that this will be the most used piece of shapewear in your lingerie wardrobe. It will slim, trim and smooth your lower half, all the while providing you with additional tummy control and defining your waist.

Shaping bodysuit
Great for troubleshooting just about all of your problem areas above your waist. If you need a little extra lift in the rear, look for styles that have like a push-up bra but for your booty. If you don’t like wearing a bra with a full body shaper, look for styles with a built-in bra or you can use molded stick on cups.

Smoothing cami
Come on, we all have that weird back bulge going on, but a smoothing cami can prevent it from popping out and showing its ugly face. Nothing is more comfortable than this seamless layering option.

Booty booster
Who has time for squats? Need a little boost in your rear but don’t have time to hit the gym? All you need is one of the best body shaper for women that enhance your asset a little bit.

How to care for your shapewear

If you want to get the most out of your body wear or plus size shapewear you will have to learn how to care for it properly.

How to wash it: Wash by hand in lukewarm water with a gentle detergent. Rinse thoroughly and hang to dry or lay flat to dry on a towel. Never wash in hot water or dry in the dryer. It will only stretch your precious undergarments out of shape.

How to store it: Place it in a drawer designated for your shapewear. Make sure there is enough room to lay it flat. Avoid crunching it up it a little ball or placing other outfits on top of it that might tear or damage it.

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