Shapewear can often be intimidating, and a bit of a mystery. Here are some shapewear essentials you need in your wardrobe.
With the release of celeb shapewear brands such as Skims by Kim Kardashian and Yitty by Lizzo, shapewear is becoming a staple in every woman’s wardrobe.
Shapewear includes a broad range of undergarments such as high waisted control briefs and full body control bodysuits.
It acts as a foundation garment that will give that boost of confidence by helping to smooth and contour the silhouette. It is worn to sculpt the figure using the compressive nature of the fabric, and is normally worn under tight fitting clothing.
Shapewear notoriously had a reputation for many years for being uncomfortable and restrictive, however due to updated fabric technology, thankfully that has changed.
Modern shapewear is made from lightweight, breathable fabric that pulls in, lifts and sculpts. With so many different cuts, styles and fabrics available on the market, here are the most popular and comfortable items you need to try.
Created by one of the most notable shapewear brands in the world, these shorts sculpt the body with bonded tummy panels and booty enhancing pockets to prevent uni-butt. Side panels are edge bonded for easy squeeze-free movement.
Designed in 9 different colours these shorts are Kim Kardashian’s solution to high slit dresses and skirts. These shorts target your core, thighs and butt. Try the Skims Solution Shorts #1 for left leg exposure.
This slip features sleek microfiber on the outside and soft, comfortable cotton on the inside. With light to moderate compression it’s perfect for wearing underneath dresses for more coverage and to feel smoothed and sculpted without feeling stuffed.
This bodysuit offers strong support. It snatches in the waist, supports the chest and features a thong back cut. This bodysuit is also available with a full brief bottom at Skims.
These briefs are made from a lightweight seamless fabric. They feature moisture wicking technology and have a no roll waistband. They are the perfect no show brief and are also lined with an anti-microbial silver seam panty liner to keep you fresh. They are also the most affordable option out of the top well known and celeb owned brands on the market.
Be sure to check sizing guides as each brand slightly differs due to differing fabrics, some offer more stretch than others.
Shapewear can be expensive but is definitely something to invest in. Some more affordable options include the range, Assets by Spanx, available at Target. Assets is an affordable range owned by Spanx, however colours, styles, fabrics and lengths are limited. Along with Assets, here are some more affordable options.
This is versatile option due to the removeable, convertible and adjustable straps. This makes it easy to pair with almost any dress. It includes an underwire cup bra and a comfortable mid-thigh shaper. The perfecting fabric offers support and shaping.
Sitting like second skin on the body this body suit targets the midriff, tummy and hips. Sitting under the bust, this bodysuit it perfect for larger busts as it allows for the flexibility of wearing own choice of bra. The higher back coverage helps smooth any back bump and lines. Also features crotch clips for ease of use.
Perfect for everyday wear, these briefs offer easy shaping around the waist. They offer a seamless finish for comfort and minimal visibility under clothes.
Kmart has these affordable and practical shapewear breifs offering medium control targeting tummy, waist and bottom. They have a seam free finish with a breathable cotton blend. Kmart has a range of super affordable and practical shapewear.