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How to Use Shapewear to Give Your Body a Slim Look

Hundreds of years ago, women suffered in great discomfort to slim the appearance of their body shape. In fact, if a woman didn’t wear a girdle or corset, she was often considered inappropriate. Thus, ladies wore girdles and corsets almost every day, for even the most modest occasions like cleaning the house. Thankfully, today’s females can find flattering looks without being unable to breathe or move with shapewear! While spandex shapewear seems almost fool-proof in theory, it can be worn incorrectly. So, use these beauty tips to help you figure out how to wear shapewear in ways it will flatter your figure, not make it look bulky.

The point of wearing shapewear is to help your body look sleek, without anyone even knowing what’s under your clothes. While you may be a woman who is completely comfortable getting control top hosiery to flatten your tummy, shapewear takes the sleek task to an entirely new level of skinny. Much like hosiery, there are rules to buying shapewear.

Don’t overdo it!

First, while there are shapewear pieces for almost every part of your body, be sure you really only focus on one or two areas at a time. It would be ridiculous for you to cover yourself from ankle to neck in lyrca and Spanx. Just be sure you keep it simple and don’t over do it. This is especially true when you’re going on a date. You don’t want to get overheated and always want to be sure you’re comfortable so you can enjoy yourself.

Size It Right!

Shapewear is great if you want to disguise your lumps and bumps, but if you buy it in the wrong size you might cause more lumps than you even started with. It’s best to pay close attention to the sizing charts on the packages or to try it on before you buy it. Even if you want to look like a small, if you are a full figured lady who normally wears plus sizes, don’t get the small. The results won’t be sexy! It’s best to buy your normal size and let the fabric do the work for you. Otherwise, you’ll not be able to breathe properly, will likely have stomach pains from the tightness and won’t enjoy yourself at your event.

Go For Seamless!

If you’re planning to buy shapewear, it’s best to look for seamless varieties. This allows you to wear any type of apparel over it, without anyone noticing it. No one likes panty lines and shapewear lines are just as unsightly!

Handwash For Longer Use!

Much like you probably already do your intimate apparel, shapewear should be handwashed for the best results. It will allow you to keep it looking new and allow the fabric to maintain its stretch capabilities.

Shapewear has the magical ability to make you look ten pounds lighter, when worn correctly. From celebrities like Tori Spelling to your everyday new moms, there are millions of women around the world who adore the possibilities of tummy flatness and thigh tightness it can give. Shapewear allows you to stay comfortable, while getting the slimmer and sleeker look you desire. You can wear it under any type of clothing, from dress to pant suit. Just be sure you don’t wear it from neck to ankle, choose the proper size, get a seamless variety and handwash it between uses.

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