Essentials for a Complete Shapewear Wardrobe
Let's face it, we all need shapewear at some point - and it doesn't have anything to do with our weight. Shapewear guarantees a smooth line, and masks figure flaws such as tummies, cellulite and bulges. Having various pieces of shapewear on hand when getting ready can be a God-send when a sudden fit issue with your outfit crops up. So, give some thought to having a collection of shapewear on hand.
The 7 items you need for a complete shapewear wardrobe:
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A biker short is a piece of shapewear that's basically a full panty with legs to above the knees. Great under pants when you want no panty lines, a firm bottom and a smooth look. Biker shorts are also great when your pants are a little tight in the waist. The biker short will compress you from 1/2" - 1" in the waist which can make the difference between feeling comfortable and stuffed.
A shapewear style that looks like a one-piece bathing suit. It has a built-in bra and tummy control all in one. Great when you want to trim the waist, control the tummy and have a smooth silhouette.
A camisole-looking piece of shapewear, it gives a seamless and toned look under knits. Perfect for sheer form-fitting tops that would show the tiniest detail of an undergarment. Because these camisoles have support, many women opt to wear just the camisole instead of a bra.
A brief with a built-in front tummy panel. A control brief is a great solution when a flat tummy is desired or your pants feel a little tight. It's very useful under straight skirts, knits, and flat-front pants. Also known as a tummy shaper.
A control brief with an extended waistband that goes up and beyond your waist. This garment gives shaping and support to the waistline, eliminates any line at the waist and gives a smooth shape to the sides. It is an alternative to a body briefer when you wish to wear a specific bra but want the same effect as a body briefer.
A control brief with legs extending down the thigh to the calf. A great garment to wear under pants. A long leg firms the bottom, eliminates panty lines, controls the tummy, reduces the waistline and controls the thighs for a smooth line from waist to knee.
If you need to get a couple inches off your waist, the waist cincher will do it. It's really the modern-day answer to a corset for reducing the waistline and giving you a more hourglass shape.