How To Choose The Perfect Shapewear For Your Body Type

How To Choose The Perfect Shapewear For Your Body Type

Shapewear is often cited as a saving grace for women who want to look a bit smoother under their clothes. Our bodies are amazing and every shape is beautiful. In fact, there’s no woman who hasn’t heard the phrase ‘you are beautiful the way you are,’ which we all believe. But sometimes, we need a little bit extra to improve our self-confidence when we look in the mirror. There is nothing wrong in trying to erase all folds under our clothes with shapewear.

However, to achieve the desired smooth look under your clothes, you are essentially going to choose the right shapewear that conforms to your silhouette and help accentuate your most attractive features. Choosing clothing that makes you look good and feel good is much easier when you know your body shape. This will help to know what shapewear that will work best for your body and that in turn helps clothes sit on your frame better.

In the previous article (Understanding Your Body shape), we described the various body types and characteristics of each body type to help you find yours. Read the article to understand your body type which will make it easier to know what shapewear would fit your body.

Here are some recommendations for the best choices in shapewear.

Please note that it is helpful to know your body type before reading further…

INVERTED TRIANGLE BODY: To create more balance, the aim is to shift focus downwards. This is best done through wise choices in clothing, however good shapewear certainly helps. Waist cinchers can help create more definition to the midsection. Then, for further control and bottom enhancement, a high-waisted shaping brief is perfect.

Sample Shapewear

Ann Chery Enelia 3 shapewear

STRAIGHT/RECTANGLE BODY: To create a more curved waist, emphasis should be placed on creating a definition at the natural waistline. This is best achieved with waist cinchers and shaping camisoles. 

Sample Shapewear

Ann Chery Animal Prints Shapewear

PEAR BODY SHAPE: Dressing a Pear Shape, you have to add details and volume on top (minimal on bottom). A mid-waist thigh shaper is a great everyday option. Shapewear recommendations include shaping slips, high-waist shaping shorts, and bodysuits. To create more balance also go with a padded or push up bra.

Sample Shapewear

Ann Chery Isabella Shapewear

APPLE BODY SHAPE: Ladies with an apple shape have great legs and a round tummy. To flatten your stomach and reduce your waist, a High Waisted Shaping Panty is the perfect everyday solution. A seamless shaper in maximum strength fabrication provides control and comfort, without seams to irritate your skin. Avoid any shaper that cuts off in the middle of your waist as this will create bulges.

Sample Shapewear

Moldeate High-Waist-Body-Suit Shapewear

HOURGLASS BODY: of all the particular body shapes, the hourglass is considered the most balanced. This is certainly not to say that this body shape is better than the others. All are beautiful and unique and perfect. It just simply means that clothing is typically designed to fit this body shape. For the hourglass body shape aim for all-over smoothing with shaping bodysuits, shaping slips, and shaping shorts to trim the thighs.

Sample Shapewear

Va-Bien-Backless-Bodysuit Shapewear

Bodies come in all beautiful sizes and shapes. Wearing shapewear is not about the complete transformation of your body. It simply is a way to accentuate your features while flaunting the beauty it embodies. Now that you know what’s best suited for you. Go out there for that date and meetings looking extremely confident of your look, style and your body.

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10 thoughts on “How To Choose The Perfect Shapewear For Your Body Type”

    Ojo Oladapo
    May 26, 2020 at 11:50 am

    It is good to know one’s body shape before going for a particular dress. This would enable us to get a better result. It is also good to know what fits best and go for it.

      Adebayo Olalekan
      May 26, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      This is very helpful, the smarter your wear the beautiful you are.

    May 26, 2020 at 11:53 am

    For me I will gladly put on a shapewear to tuck in my belly fat especially now I just delivered.

    May 26, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Really useful information, everyone should know what fits their body shapes

    May 26, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    This is probably a good idea,..but i still feel i am too slim to wear shapewears,..and besides it seems a bit uncomfortable

    Jude Ojiaku
    May 26, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    This is really interesting, but it seems to direct to the ladies only. Admin should also help the men to dress well too.

    May 26, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    The hourglass body shape is probably the best body shape because it is balance

    May 26, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    OMG this information has really helped me I now know what suit me. I will be looking sweet under my dress with a shape wear😁😁.

    Laurel O
    May 26, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    It is an interesting read, gained a lot of insights on shapewear, I knew there are different shapewear, couldn’t really differentiate them in achieving the best results….with this information I can be more focused on my choices….thanks a lot

    May 26, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    I always think shapewears makes one uncomfortable but wearing the right shapewear is the key. I will like to know if wearing some shapewear helps to have flat tummy?

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