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Finding the Best Shapewear for You

11 Aug

By Marcy Montgomery Jones
Naomi & Nicole®

If you’ve been watching or listening to the media, you’ve probably noticed people talking a great deal about shapewear.  This has created a rise in demand for this intimates category.  New companies and new brands are riding this wave, vying for your attention so they can tell you, “We have the best shapewear available.”  Between the new brand launches, expensive commercials, and celebrity endorsements, how is the average person like you supposed to find the best shapewear?  Below is a list of three questions you should ask yourself in preparation for the hunt.  The answers will help you find the right shaper for you, regardless of the hype you may hear on TV or read on the web. [...]

Dear Shapewear Diary: Thoughts about the Shapewear Experience IV

4 Aug

By Eva Ceinture
Cupid Intimates

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts conveying one woman’s thoughts about shapewear.

 Hi-Waist Long Leg / Light Control

 Dear Shapewear Diary,

This weekend I wore a hi-waist long leg (some call this silhouette a hi-waist thigh slimmer) with a lightweight dress.  The garment served multiple purposes.  Its nude color allowed it to function like a slip and provided some modesty insurance against any unfortunate backlighting.  It covered a great portion of my torso, thereby addressing many areas at once.  And, since it was a hi-waist garment, I was able to pull its top all the way up to my bra band.  This kept me smooth and prevented the formation of a muffin top (of course, wearing the correct size helped eliminate that problem too).  It also seemed to support the strapless bra I wore with my outfit.  [...]

Dear Shapewear Diary: Thoughts about the Shapewear Experience III

21 Jul

By Eva Ceinture
Miraclesuit® Shapewear

 This is the third in a series of blog posts conveying one woman’s thoughts about shapewear.

Step-In Waist Cincher / Extra Firm Control

Dear Shapewear Diary,

Yesterday, I wore a dress that had a fitted bodice and an A-line skirt.  After putting it on, I realized I wanted to smooth out its waist, so I decided to try on a waist cincher.  The garment I selected had flexible bones sewn into it and was made of a smooth, shiny, knitted fabric.  It had elastic sewn onto both of its edges.  I chose the step-in variety (as opposed to the type with a hook-and-eye closure) because I didn’t want the hooks to show through my clothes.  [...]

Dear Shapewear Diary: Thoughts about the Shapewear Experience II

14 Jul

By Eva Ceinture
Cupid Intimates


This is the second in a series of blog posts conveying one woman’s thoughts about shapewear. 

 

Underwire Camisole with Molded Fabric Cups / Firm Control

Dear Shapewear Diary,

Today, I ventured into the world of body-shaping camisoles with underwire molded cups.  I gravitated towards underwire cups hoping to gain the support of a bra, in addition to a little torso smoothing.  I wore the cami with a lightweight, knit top and a dark, denim, knee-length skirt.  When I’ve worn this same top in the past without a cami, bra lines have been visible along my back; but with this cami, my back was smooth. [...]