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5 leggings that make you look slimmer

Leggings are incredible versatile and comfortable, and almost all women own at least one pair. As the « athleisure » trend spreads, leggings are not being warn exclusively at the gym anymore, and have become increasingly visible in everyday life. Of course not all leggings can we worn as pants, it’s clear that cheap, see-through leggings are better worn under a tunic or dress. But Luckily companies are coming up with high quality, thick opaque leggings that will keep you decent. The best part? Some of these leggings come with light shapewear designed to smooth out your waist and keep you comfortably held in. Basically these leggings are designed to be as flattering and comfortable as possible, the perfect mix!   Svelte...

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Does shapewear really work?

Shapewear, waist trainers, body shapers, there are so many different options on the market for women in terms of « shapewear ». But does any of it work? The answer would all depend on what you expect your shapewear to do. Shapewear is defined as « Fitted underwear, especially a girdle, that is designed to hold a part of the body in a particular form. » So shapewear is made to modify your shape, with the help of varying levels of support and many different designs and cuts. It’s important to note that the more compression a shapewear garment offers, the more it will sculpt your body. Light compression shapewear won’t shave a lot off your silhouette, but it will keep you smooth. Shapewear...

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How to avoid these 3 fashion mistakes by wearing a waist shaper

It can't keep you from wearing stripes with plaid, but a waist shaper can protect you from other fashion mistakes, especially those associated with the proper fit of your outfit.  1. Stretching Buttons Finding the perfect button down shirt or dress is really hard, especially when you are looking for something more tailored and fitted to your body shape. Unless you are getting it made to size, chances are there is no way that the fit will be flattering everywhere: from your bust, down to your tummy, and in the case of a dress, over your hips and legs. This can be a problem, especially when you sit down and your buttons stretch the fabric so that your lingerie or skin...

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How to pick the right plus size shapewear

Choosing just the right plus size shapewear piece that will make you look and feel good can be hard. Thankfully, once you narrow down the style, fit, and control level you need, the rest is easy. Style There are dozens of different styles of shapewear available on the market these days. From tummy-shaping briefs, to compression camisoles, to full body shapers, each kind of plus size shapewear has its own function and unique positive attributes. Depending on the outfit under which you plan to wear the shapers and your own body shape, you'll have to assess which style is best suited for your needs. Tummy: The stomach area is one that many of us want to tuck in for a smoother,...

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Shapewear is the new outerwear

Shapewear has always been worn under clothes, made to be invisible and remain carefully hidden. It has always been considered an “undergarment” but recently the fashion industry is seeing an emerging trend: outerwear shapewear. This is not wearing your shapewear as outerwear, like the Kardashian sisters did, rather it is clothing with built-in shapewear functionalities. This is an amazing trend for women for several different reasons: Layering clothing and shapewear can be hot and uncomfortable. Shapewear as outerwear is a great 2 in 1 solution. Shapewear clothing is designed to beautifully fit women’s curves, so they’re very flattering and well cut. Skin-tight clothing is in, and what’s tighter than shapewear? Plus they give you an extra smooth look. Shapewear stops...

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