No longer embodied by the unbearably restricting corsets of the past, Shapewear has had a comfort revolution. This fashion quick-fix tool slims down undesirable lumps, bumps and excess weight leaving you with curves in all the right places to achieve a flattering and feminine silhouette. However, while Shapewear holds many benefits from improving posture to boosting self esteem, there are a few key guidelines to bear in mind when selecting the right Shapewear for you.
Begin with this all important question:
What do I want from my Shapewear?
While we expect that answers will vary, there are four primary areas that women typically wish to enhance with the use of Shapewear…
Luxury Legs Recommend: Body Shaping Tights
Body Shaping Tights are the perfect way to add firmness to your thighs, and thanks to the innovative material used to create Shapewear, frequent wear may lead to reduced cellulite. Luxury Legs also provides a wide range of body shaping jeans, leggings and trousers to suit your Shapewear needs. Each of these leg wear body shaping ranges also provide support to your rear to increase support and lift.
Luxury Legs Recommend: Full Body Shapewear
Many women find that the tummy is the area they would most like to improve with the use of Shapewear, feeling exposed when wearing a snug dress or close fitting top. Full body Shapewear can firm this front area to increase your confidence and enhance the bust created by your bra thanks to the scoop neck chest cut out that allows you to wear your favourite lingerie at the same time as your body shaping underwear.
Luxury Legs Recommend: Shapewear Briefs
As an area notorious for unwanted lumps and bumps, you can easily smooth over your hips with a pair of Shapewear Briefs that leave you with a graceful figure from all sides. Body shaping briefs are perfect for eliminating underwear lines and tucking you in from all angles. Browse our full range of body shaping underwear for our full collection of body shaping briefs.
Luxury Legs Recommend: Body Shaping Dress
While Full Body Shapewear enhances your figure from the waist up and pairs perfectly with trousers, body shaping dresses give you the whole package whether you’re wearing a dress or a top and skirt combo. Firming and shaping from the bust to the thighs, get a seamless and flattering shape with a body shaping dress.
Shapewear is a multifunctional fashion tool that comes with a variety of benefits. The first benefit is that the enhanced shape attained by wearing Shapewear is guaranteed to increase your self-esteem and body confidence. An added perk of wearing Shapewear is that it eliminates underwear lines leaving your outline perfectly smooth from all angles!
In addition to the aesthetic benefits, Shapewear can improve posture and even strengthen the abdominal muscles when worn correctly and frequently. This means that strain on the lower back may be reduced, and that walking and sitting postures may be corrected due to the natural compression provided by the material. The elastic nature of the material also contributes towards providing support during the ageing process. As muscles and areas of the body lose strength and change shape, support from appropriate Shapewear can bring muscular relief and restore natural body shape.
Points to Remember
The most important point to remember when choosing Shapewear is that it should be comfortable. Be realistic when selecting which spots to target, choosing areas that could benefit from smoothing and firming rather than aiming to drop a dress size. Always do a sit test in your Shapewear and pay close attention to your comfort throughout the day. You shouldn’t be concerned about removing the Shapewear to go to the bathroom or sitting for long periods of time in your Shapewear, for example. Shapewear should make you feel fabulous! So don’t settle for anything less.