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What Shapewear is The Right Shapewear for Your Shape?

Shapewear is just about everywhere you look these days. Years ago shapewear was the most guarded secret in the arsenal of a lady. Today, I look on television and there is a commercial for shapewear right next to the ad for multi-vitamins. With that in mind some of you may be asking, “What shapewear is the right shapewear for my shape?”

The answer to that question depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For example, if you are trying to tame the rolls on your back then any shapewear that focuses on the stomach will do you no good. If belly rolls are your arch enemy then legging style shapewear won’t work either. I think you get the point.

There are several options available today from several different categories. The most surprising entry into the world of shapewear is shapewear for men. I must confess that I tried out a shaper a while back and not only did it smooth my clothes out but I lost a few inches as well.

Back to the original question of what is right for your shape. My wife, for example, has large breasts meaning any shapewear that focuses on the top would be in competition with her bra which I can confidently tell you she would not go for. What is the solution? She should get shapewear that circumvents the breasts and works on other areas or shapewear that focuses exclusively on other body parts.



Shapewear should smooth you out not be so constrictive that you can’t breath!





Shapewear categories:

  • Body Shapers
  • Full Body Shapers
  • Waist Cinchers (Fajas)
  • Post-Surgical
  • Postpartum
  • High-Waist Shapers
  • Long Leg Shapers
  • Strapless Shapewear
  • Booty Lifters
  • Vests
  • Shapewear Slip
  • Camis & Tees
  • Leggings
  • Shorts & Panties
  • Activewear
  • Anti-Cellulite
  • Tights & Hosiery
  • Maternity Shapewear
  • Bridal Shapewear
  • Men’s Shapewear

The above selections are just the beginning of what is offered. I can’t speak for all of the brands, but Lysse leggings, Squeem, Yummie Tummie, and Elomii get two thumbs up in my book in terms of selections for sizes 2X and up with the bonus of having shapewear that can be worn as outerwear and don’t look like a pair of tight sweat pants.

As long as you know what your shape is you will have no problem picking out the shapewear that is right for your shape.

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