You know it; I know it...plus size shapewear is A MUST to looking and feeling your best. Quite frankly, having any form or style in your wardrobe is a must have, not a should have. There are so many options and varieties to choose from that it's not always easy to know which ones are the best in shaping and contouring your full figure. By answering the below questions, you are well on your way to looking your best.
The good news is that when it comes to shopping for any plus size shapewear undergarment, you really can't make a mistake. Any style you choose and end up wearing will give you positive results. And it's not only plus women who wear them, many thin women wear them too including Hollywood stars. How many times have you heard a woman on the red carpet mention wearing Spanx shapewear? Sometimes I think I would be more interested in knowing what style shapewear they are wearing rather than the designer of the gown.
Dressing for success, in all areas of your life, starts with what you wear under any outfit. They are just as important as the outfit itself so it's worth the effort and expense to feel and look amazing!
When it comes to shaping and contouring your figure, COMFORT and CONTROL are equally important when buying plus size shapewear. The right ones will make you feel good and make you look fabulous! Women buy shapewear because they truly care about their appearance and want to feel sexy and more youthful, but they may end up buying a style or a compression that leaves them, quite literally, gasping for air. The intent is good, but the result is not. I don't know about you, but if I am not comfortable then I don't feel beautiful, sexy or confident. So keep comfort a priority because it has everything to do with exuding confidence.
There are so many names flying around for today's foundation wear, it's really hard to keep track and know if each one has a specific purpose or not. Is there a distinction between them? No, not really. Some of the names you maybe familiar with are Spanx shapewear, girdle, body shaper, foundation undergarment to name a few.
What is a girdle?
A girdle's sole purpose is to shape and contour your midsection, thighs, bottom and hips. It first became popular after WWI. Before then women wore whale boned corsets. Ouch! As their lives became freer and more active they began wearing girdles. And here we are a 100 years later still talking about girdles. Except now we have more styles and options available for body shaping. Now that's progress!
What is Spanx?
Spanx is simply a brand of foundation wear. Spanx went beyond the limitations of what girdles are meant for and developed styles to shape and contour almost all areas of a woman's body.
You know how people use "Kleenex" when referring to tissues - well "Spanx" is used in the same manner but only in reference to foundation wear.
All the other names out there pretty much mean the same thing too. It's just a matter of knowing the terminology and how manufacturers label their products.
Open bust camisole is perfect under your tops for extra firming at the waist
Wrap camisole smooths love handles and firms tummy
Minimizer Bra - When you don't feel like flaunting it.