It’s a new year and we’ve decided to tackle one of the questions we get asked the most. What shape wear should I be wearing? Whether you’re plus size or not, many women wear shapewear. Shapewear is just an aid to help flatter your curves. Over the years plus size shapwear has gotten so much better. Plus size shapewear is sleek and sexy. It no longer looks like something your granny would wear.
When putting an outfit together it’s important to find the right style of shape-wear that makes you feel both confident and comfortable and most importantly, keeps your jelly in place.Your foundations should enhance, smooth and support your figure but should never pinch, rub or cut off your circulation. If it is uncomfortable, it may be the wrong size or the wrong solution for you; try on several to find your favorite.There is a foundation solution for every body type and size.
We are listing some of the best plus size shapwear out there right now for all your body needs.
When it comes to shape-wear know your body. Focus on the areas where you would like more support or that you want to minimize. Shape-wear in my opinion is not always about finding the cutest or sexiest items, it’s more about smoothing and supporting what you feel are your flawed areas.
Below is our mini breakdown of the shaper’s every plus size woman should have.
Let’s start with plus size shapewear for Back Smoothing. Let’s keep it real. Nobody likes their back fat exposed.
Back smoothing shape-wear is perfect when you want to smooth your back or waist without wearing a shaper on your lower half. This shape-wear will smooth your back to create a seamless look across the back of your bra band and smooth and hold the lower back and tummy.
What To Wear it with: Fitted tops, t-shirts, and dresses
Plus Size Shapewear for Tummy and thigh controls and shapes the upper and lower tummy and mid-thighs. It helps create a waist. These styles can be worn under any outfit and offer excellent shaping and versatility. Panty cut styles, that do not come down on the leg, can be cooler and less likely to show under shorter hemlines. To smooth the area from your waist, across the rear, and down to the thigh, the best choice is a legged shaper.
What to wear it with: Skirts, pants, and dresses
Corsets & Bodysuits
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Corsets help to whittle your waist and push up your breasts. They are a great night time option. We love this plus size shapwear corset from Simply Be.
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Body Suits can offer support especially if they have side boning and underwire in the breast cups. They create a nice upper body shape.
There are many different brands of shape-wear , only you’ll be able to find the perfect brand and type. Shape-wear ranges from $10-$100, it’s ok to shop smart but remember shape-wear will be a long term investment. I always say a woman should always invest in 2 things undergarments and shoes.
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