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Denim shopping: find the right fit for your body type

Jeans shopping is such a drag. You spend several hours trying on many different cuts and styles, not always finding any you like and potentially leaving the store feeling self-conscious. Flattering jeans can make you look amazing and feel confident while keeping you comfortable. They go with almost everything you own and look great dressed up or down. Basically, every woman needs a pair of jeans (or several!) in her wardrobe that fit just right. Jeans are tricky to buy, but here’s our guide to denim shopping that will help you select the right cut depending on your body type. If you’re not sure what body type you are, check out our article about it, and find yours! For straight...

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5 Ways Our Shapewear Molds To You and Your Daily Life

Versatility, style, comfort — these items are at the top of every modern woman’s list of requirements for the clothes she wears every day and the qualities she never wants to be without. Sure, the clothing you wear for special occasions can present certain exceptions– you don’t expect the same comfort from formal wear that you get with your workout gear– but the outfits you wear consistently have to feel good, look good, and be adaptable.In other words, your clothing should adapt to you and not vice versa. This is something we’ll say again and again because we think it’s very important. In fact, we think it’s so important that adaptability is one of the driving ideas of our design...

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Modern Day Shapewear

The Shapewear Evolution Shapewear ain’t what it used to be. That might not be a real saying, but it certainly should be. This is especially true considering how much shapewear has evolved over the years, in terms of its image, style, and function. There was a time when shapewear had a rightfully negative image. It was thought of as something a woman kept secret, restrictive undergarments they wore only on the sly to control the public’s perception of their bodies. This was when the word itself conjured up uncomfortable images of corsets, girdles, and control top panty hose that were intended to hide certain part of a womans’s body. This is no longer the case, thank heaven. Shapwear has had...

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10 essential wardrobe pieces every woman over 40 should own

Your wardrobe evolves with your age and your core go-to pieces will keep changing. Here are our top picks of classic pieces every woman over 40 needs.   Jeans As far as we’re concerned, you are never too old for jeans. Avoid overly ripped or distressed jeans, and chose a cut that is flattering to your silhouette. Medium or dark washes are the most versatile, and try jeans with some built-in shapewear for an extra flattering and supportive look. We know what you’re thinking « Ugh shapewear ». But wait! Jeans with built-in shapewear offer a little extra support in all the right places, making sure you don’t have to worry about tucks, bulges or unflattering angles. They’re super comfortable and flattering,...

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10 Women over 40 that inspire us

 This week the Svelte team started looking into inspirational women over 40, and found that a quick google search led us only to links such as “Beautiful women over 40”. It was quite difficult to find a list of over achieving women over 40 that excelled in their field. So we decided, why not make one? Here’s our list of 10 women over 40 that inspire us.                                                              Susan Cain, 49, author of Quiet : The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, founder of Quiet Revolution. In 2012 Susan Cain published her non-fiction book, Quiet : The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, which explains the value and capabilities of introverts inside a...

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