Shapewear is an essential feature of any fashionable and stylish closet. If you have a full figure, it is important to know what each type of shapewear targets and which type would flatter your curves and overall silhouette.

Full Body

A full body shapewear has a knee-length silhouette it is perfect for overall coverage.



Camisole is an ideal option if you want to wear a fitted top. It can smoothen any bra lines, reduce tummy and makes the waist look thinner.  


Whether you go for boy shorts, long shorts or panties, briefs provide additional support to the belly and the rear. They also smoothen out panty lines.


Enclosing the lower torso and extending below the bust, girdles pull in the waistline, flatten the tummy, and also smooth the thighs.

Waist Cinchers

Waist cinchers can help you achieve the perfect hourglass shape by reducing your waistline and flattening your tummy.



Determine the type of control you are looking for

Shapewear with light control is generally not as tight and its purpose is to smooth out bra and panty lines. Medium control holds in certain areas for a more flattering shape. A firm shapewear generally has reinforced panels to pull in the waist apart from smoothing out curves and holding in the problem areas. You can wear it comfortably for about eight hours. Shapewear with an extra strong control provides the maximum level of contouring. However, it is not suitable to wear for more than a few hours.


Know your size and shape

Considering every brand has their own chart for measurement, check it carefully to know your measurements to make sure the size and shape is perfect for you. It is essential to choose your accurate size because a smaller garment is definitely not going to be a comfortable experience.


Know the problem area you want to target. 

In many instances, people purchase shapewear believing it is going to flatter their overall shape. However, that is not the case. Every shapewear targets different problem areas. For instance, thigh shapers are not going to be helpful in making your waistline look slimmer.


Follow this guide with buying tips to make sure that you can choose and purchase shapewear that not only fixes your problem areas but also flatters your curves to give you a perfect hourglass shape.


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