Shape up! The New Shapewear
The reality is that us women come in all shapes and sizes (all beautiful!) We all have breasts, butts, thighs, curves, rolls, and squishy body parts! We all have that funny fleshy bit between our bra and our underarm, and we all have cellulite — Nope, you’re not the only woman in the world who does! So what is a woman to do with all of the clingy fabrics and unforgiving fashions when she doesn’t have the body of a runway model? She has to do what women have been doing for centuries — employ the use of shapewear!
Now, we’re not talking about archaic corsets or girdles here (even though some of those decidedly old-school garments are earning a resurgence in popularity among some…) This is 2011, and there’s a new generation of shapewear that performs great while still being — get this — Comfortable!!! What a concept…
Check out some of our favorite products at Esprit de la Femme….
Cosabella Never Say Never Shaper Thong
It seems like all we do is rave about how fantastic Cosabella is — Because we really really love it! This Italy-made company never fails with its amazing colours, perfect fitting styles, and quality construction. Our latest and greatest find from this brand is the Never Say Never Shaper Thong which rocks our world because it’s the perfect marriage of shapewear and sexy lingerie. This high-wasted thong nips you right at the belly button, so no annoying cut-in.. And because it’s a thong, you avoid that whole annoying issue of panty lines! It succeeds in smoothing out any little fleshy bits under your tummy and above your hips… Spare tire be gone!!!
Wear this with clingy dresses (the lace is invisible, we promise!) and high-waisted skirts or pants.
One of our bra reps showed us this line from Spain and we immediately fell in love with it! High-wasted panties that come all the way to your bra band, secured from slipping with a band of silicone. They have full butt-coverage that’s actually seamless and doesn’t give you the flat butt look that some other shapers can! Thankfully, Janira has helpfully provided us with swooping red arrows to properly illustrate the slimming power of their garments — Pretty cheesy, but then again, who doesn’t love cheese?
Prima Donna Twist A La Folie Slim Fit Dress
Shapewear can be sexy. Check out this smokin’ hot shaper dress from fav bra company Prima Donna: Under-bust design (so you can wear the bra of your choice) means saying goodbye to shapers that squash your breasts instead of keeping making them look gorgeous! This dress also has a smart silicone band around the hem to prevent any annoying rolling up. Plus, if anyone should happen to see you in a state of undress, you’re looking sexy AND smooth — Great for all parties involved!