Be Shapewear Savvy

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April 2, 2015

Think of them as little problem solvers that are always up to the task no matter how big or small. Shapewear once hidden away and available in only flesh tones now makes a statement everywhere. Handling all of fashions tricks and creating looks that inspire confidence and repeat wear. We’ve compiled some of the best, brightest and most enhancing to leave you looking your best no matter where you are headed. And remember, everyone needs a bit of help sometimes. Just think about what’s hiding under those red carpet gowns.


First let’s look at what shapewear works best under each particular garment.

  1. The Camibra works wonders under fitted sweaters creating a more streamlined look with no bra bulges.
  2. Solve the maddening muffin-top woe and add a clean line with no VPL (visible panty line) when you wear a lycra-loaded high waist thong. It pairs well with your favorite skinny jeans.
  3. Add a strappy compression tank under that perfect t-shirt for a smooth look.

Is That All There Is?

We all know that Spanx makes more than grandma girdles. With a complete line of leggings, jeggings, capris, and even workout pants, there is a set of Spanx for every occasion. That doesn’t mean that’s all there is to shapewear as outerwear. No way, sister. Everything from basic black pencil skirts and LBD’s to blouses in the latest pastels and pixie pants are available.

Brightly colored for spring, the double-weave pants that hit at the ankle from Eloquii are what every woman looks for in a garment. Look like you dropped a dress size in these pants! They have a higher waistband in the back for coverage that gives confidence and a lift. Kady Fit has the most stylized fit.

Conceal and control all tummy issues with the NYDJ (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans) blouse. It features a built-in compression tank underneath the top layer for a look that works at all the time.

Looking for a tank that really knows how to work it?  Tuck Tails not only enhance and hold you in, they also have a longer back than front for tucking in and maximum coverage. No crack attacks allowed.

While wrap dresses are back in vogue, you might need a little hidden shapewear to wear them well. A wrap skirt like Project Gravitas has the makings of a very versatile investment. With built-in shapewear that slims you down and a panel in the back that gives your behind a lift this skirt works some serious magic.

Shop this set at Polyvore

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