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Shaping Up With Shapewear: The Ultimate Guide

Shapewear is a popular type of underwear that can help to shape and smooth the body.

Many people turn to shapewear as an easy way to get a more flattering figure without having to go through surgery or extreme dieting.

There are many different types of shapewear on the market, which makes it difficult for people looking for this kind of product to make sure they buy something that will work well with their particular body type.

This guide contains questions and answers that will teach you about all the different types of shapewear available and how best to use them for maximum comfort, support, and effectiveness!


Does shapewear flatten the stomach?

Yes, shapewear can help flatten the stomach by compressing it. However, if your body shape is different and not suited to compression (e.g., pear shaped), you may still need a tummy concealer for more visible results.


What colour of a shaper should one buy?

Shapewear comes in various colours.

Cream, White, Black, Grey...

All the colours of the rainbow :)

It is suggested that you choose the right colours based on what you're planning to wear.

The colour of your shapewear should depend on the undergarment you wear underneath and what parts of the body it covers.

If you're wearing a white shirt, black is not recommended as it will show through in an unflattering way. Either buy a lighter shade or go for nude tones instead!

Is it OK to wear shapewear every day?

If you really love wearing shapewear and feel like it's a part of your daily outfit, then by all means - go for it!

Most people will wear their shapewear occasionally for special occasions or when they want to look slimmer in clothes.


But some people want a bit more daily control, get a firm look on a daily basis and that's totally fine.


Does shapewear change your silhouette?

When you wear shapewear, it compresses the body and smooths out any bulges. Wearing a piece for just a few hours will provide an instant slimming effect.

"When a silhouette or shape is as beautiful as it is functional and relevant, that's true luxury." Reed Krakoff


Do all shapers slip down?

Shapewear needs to provide support, provide a firm look and a beautiful figure.

That's not an easy task.

When shopping for shaping knickers or shaping pants, you should take many aspects into consideration.

How much control do you want?

Do you prefer a seamless garment or one that has visible lines of stitching?

These are all things to keep in mind.

What's more, if your shapers slip down then it means they're not doing their job and providing the desired effect. You'll need something with an elastic band or 'bones' to prevent it from rolling down.


Can I wear a shaper under my dress?

A shaper is a garment that should be worn under your clothing. It's not meant to be exposed in any way, shape or form.

Do shapers function like tights?


No, they don't. Shapewear is designed to give you a more curvy shape and less VPL when wearing tight clothing.

Shapers are not meant for the same purpose as tights or leggings that will smooth out your skin with a sheen in order to eliminate any bumps on your legs.

Shapewear is more similar to underwear while tights are closer to a second skin, like the one your wear for skiing.


Can a shaper be too light?


Shapers can be made of a variety of materials. Some are thicker and heavier like leggings, while others are lighter with thinner fabrics that cling to your skin, just like pantyhose. Again, it all depends on what you're looking for in terms of shaping and support level.

This totally depends on your style.

If you're looking for a very firm look, choose a thicker shaper.


What is a good price to pay for a shaper?

There is no set price for a shaper, and it really depends on what you're looking to get out of the garment. If you want something that will hold your stomach in without showing under clothing, then usually a higher quality fabric with more shaping features will cost more than an average one.

The normal price range is between £9.99 to £89.99.

You can check out this comparison that was created by Review society 365


What occasion is best for wearing shapewear?

Shapewear is great for all occasions because it can help you with your appearance. It's perfect for a big event, a wedding or an interview, but also just if you're looking to feel good in the clothes that you have on and look great while going about your day.

One thing, before your big occasion, make sure to walk a bit and sit down with your shaper at home.

Just to make sure that it's comfortable.


How to choose the correct size for my shaper?

There is no standard size for shapewear. The best thing to do is take a measuring tape and measure your waist circumference, then the hips, but also the largest part of your thighs. This will give you an idea about how much room there is in the shaper before it reaches its maximum capacity.

Best Dealz offer free size exchange so if you're not 100% loving the size you can just send it back and get a bigger or a smaller shaper.


Do I need to wear underwear under my shaper?

You should wear underwear under your shaper, especially if you are wearing it for a long period of time. This will prevent any possible rashes or irritations from occurring because the fabric is not rubbing against your skin directly.

Does shapewear work?

Shaping garments do have an effect on our posture and form as well as making us feel better about ourselves.

Shapewear, especially high waist provide an instant effect.


Does wearing shapewear often create permanent curves?

No, wearing a shaper often will not create permanent curvy. However, we do recommend wearing it on occasion so you can avoid any possible back problems or posture issues.

For instance, if you are going to a wedding and want that hour-glass shape for the day then definitely put your favorite shaper under your clothes.

If you want to create permanent curves you should try to stick to a healthy diet and workout.

What is the difference between high waist and low waist shaper?

If you are wearing the shaper to go out for an event, then it is best not to wear underwear because this will give you a more streamlined look. You can also choose what type of style would work best with your outfit and whether or not there's any risk of VPL.

Does shapewear flatten the stomach?

Yes, they do. The best shapewear will flatten the stomach, and provide firm control.

High-waisted is appropriate for any occasion where you need to wear a dress or skirt without underwear (for example, at an event). The high waist will give you more of that 'tucked in' effect under your clothing while also flattening the tummy

Does shapewear reduce belly fat?

No. Shapewear will not reduce belly fat, but it will give you that desired hourglass figure by giving your body a smoother appearance without VPL and rolling over waistbands.

Why does shapewear roll down?

This can happen if the shapewear is too big for you, or it has a low waistline. The best shapewear should come up to your natural waist and stay there all day long - no rolling over!

How can I hide my lower belly pooch?

If you have a lower belly pooch, the best thing to do is wear shapewear that has an elastic band at the bottom so everything stays in place. The high waistline will also help with this issue.

How do I stop my shapewear from rolling up my thighs?

You need to wear a shapewear that is the right size for you, and not too tight. The best way to do this is by measuring your waistline in inches or centimeters and matching it with a size on the labels of different brands. You should also check if there are any special features like an elastic band or 'bones' that prevent it from rolling down.

Should you buy shapewear a size smaller?

This depends on the guidelines provided by the brand.

However, the general consensus from experts is that you should buy a size up for more comfort.


How can I hide my lower belly pooch?

There are two solutions to this problem. The first is not wearing shapewear at all, and the second one is looking for an outfit that will cover it up.

If you want a fuss free solution then we recommend choosing skirts or dresses with wide panels in front which can be pulled over your stomach area - like these

How many centimeters can shapewear take off?

The amount of centimeters shapewear can take off depends on the style. There are garments that will only remove a few centimeters, while others can take up to 15-20cm depending on your height and body type.

How tight should shapewear be?

Shapewear should be tight enough that it will flatten your stomach and shape the waist but not so tight as to feel uncomfortable.

How can to pee with a shaper?

There are some shapewear garments that have a slit in the crotch. These can be pulled down to allow you to pee and then put back on afterwards.

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