Archive | July, 2011

When to Choose Shapewear Separates over a Bodybriefer

26 Jul

By Marcy Montgomery Jones
Naomi & Nicole®

 The bodybriefer has long been a staple in the wardrobes of shapewear consumers.  But this silhouette isn’t for every woman.  Bodybriefers are designed for women of average height and those who have balanced bust-to-waist-to-hip ratios.  Though fabric stretch and some built-in adjustments can accommodate a majority of shapes within a single size, many women fall outside of these “average” and “balanced” foundation parameters and need alternatives to all-in-ones.  The combined use of separate shapewear pieces – made for the upper and lower halves of the body – is just such an excellent Plan B.  Separates provide fit flexibility and allow for the creation of a suit of underwear that best fits the body.  They also make using the restroom, when wearing shapewear, an easier experience.

So how do you know when you should choose separate shapers over a bodybriefer?  Here are three instances it makes wonderful sense: […]

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. […]

The Best Shapewear to Deal with Tummy Pooch

7 Jul

By Marcy Montgomery Jones
Naomi & Nicole®

Have you noticed some extra flab around your tummy lately?  If so, you’re not alone.  Genetics, ordinary weight gain, and body changes resulting from pregnancy are some of the most common causes of tummy pooch.  Most women have it and say they’d like to do something about it.  In fact, a large percentage of shapewear shoppers say they’re looking for garments to smooth out their fronts so that they can appear slimmer and their clothing can appear flatter.  The good news is that there are several styles of shapewear that can successfully address tummy pooch.  The silhouettes described below will help your find the right shaper for your body. […]