How to choose and use shapewear?
Shapewear can make you look slimmer and shapely in a cocktail dress, work clothes or jeans and a T-shirt. If you have not tried it before you might be in for a wonderful surprise.
Originally, shapewear used to be much too tight and it would push the fat in the wrong way, which was not flattering at all. Also it was very uncomfortable and would make a person miserable.
However, if shapewear is worn properly, it should be relatively comfortable. There are different types of shapewear: it can be light slimming, or you can choose what spots to target- just your thighs, butt, stomach or multiple areas.
Also be realistic, shapewear can smooth out lumps and give you a sleeker silhouette, however it won’t help you zip yourself into a smaller dress.
Women sometimes try to size down, but that will only make you look bigger because it will cause ugly bulges and can be really uncomfortable. Also too tight shapewear may lead to health problems.
Remember shapewear is for enhancing your shape not altering your figure completely. Also use the right type of shapewear for your problem areas, and the right size, because it should help you feel more confident and boost your self-esteem, rather than be a nuisance.
- Aneesa Suliman