Slimming Down with Shapewear
For those who are strong willed, self motivated and determined there is diet and exercise – for the rest of us there is shapewear. Whichever category you fall in to, the appearance (even if only temporarily) of the body beautiful is achievable.
Even if you do spend hours in the gym, there are still stubborn areas of fat or dimply cellulite that refuse to shift no matter how many tummy crunchers, sit ups or squats you do.
My first experience with a panty girdle many years ago (at a time when I didn’t actually need to be any slimmer) proved to be a very uncomfortable experience. I chose the tightest fit I could wriggle into which felt as if my bladder had been compressed to half it’s normal size – the result of which was that my first date with a new guy and half the time was spent in the toilet. Not only did 2 sips of wine bring on the need to pee, but it took 10 minutes to peel off and on again. Emerging red faced and sweaty, that was the last time until recently that I attempted to change my body shape with any form of control underwear.
In todays lingerie world it’s a different story, bodyshapers of all types are made with modern materials usually with generous amounts of Spandex and even firm control garments are comfortable to wear. Some women will only feel the need to wear a medium control panty girdle at certain times of the month, others will want full bodyshapers for every special occasion they attend.
Whatever parts of your body need re-shaping, there is slimming underwear available for the job. High waist control pants or panty girdles are great under trousers or pencil skirts as they lift the bum and flatten the tummy, full bodyshapers can include the bra or be ‘underbust’ versions and are ideal for tight fitting dresses, either will smooth and flatten all areas including midriff, back, waist, tums and bums, and waist cinchers are perfect for pulling in that extra inch or two to give the impression of an hour glass figure.
Always wash before first wear, and don’t make the mistake of buying too small in an attempt to drop another dress size, you will be not only be uncomfortable but any fat you have has to come out somewhere!
Shapewear can compliment any woman’s wardrobe but it is not a substitute for a good diet, fresh air and exercise and at some point it does have to come off. A properly toned and healthy body will be with you 24/7.