Historically, one of the main reasons why shapewear were contested was the idea that these undergarments were extremely uncomfortable to wear. Its use was widespread, leading progressive advocates in the nineteenth century to advocate for changes in the way women should dress, calling for clothing styles that would allow for freer movements and eliminate the need for corsetry.

Nowadays the materials of shapewear are much more elastic and comfortable in comparison to the Victorian corset. Nylon and Spandex are intended to move with bodies, and to allow for bodies to move while shaping them.  Despite being more elastic, however, shapewear continues to compress the body, in order to fulfill its shaping function. Hence, comfort, the level of compression and proper fitting are all essential aspects in the relation between shapewear garments and the bodies that wear them.


Apart from that shapewear are invisible since the Lybra fabrics that make up these undergarments use an advanced microfibre structure and the transparency of the material makes it almost invisible under clothing. Now this is an important point because you don't want people to know that you are wearing a shapewear under your party dress, you want people to think it is your new diet.

Improves posture and abdominal muscles 

The elastic nature of shapewear provides compression and and encourages you to stand with your back straighter and firmer. Women who have given birth love shapewear, it assists to restore the muscles in the abdominal area. Prolonged use of shapewear helps strengthen the abdominal muscles so the internal organs will naturally pull back into their normal position.

Boost your confidence

Managing to slip into that slinky dress gives you a boost in self-esteem and confidence to wear your desired clothes. Shapewear that covers up our weak spots whilst faltering the rest of what we have got, is the ultimate confidence booster.

Shapewear compared other weight loss or body conditioning solutions are affordable. I have listed a few brands below that are worth checking out: 

The Power Series Higher Power Panties  (£33) offer lightweight, all-day shaping.In a high-waisted design, this panty has shaping zones target the stomach. Figleaves offers other ranges as definitions shaping control thong, faux leather medium control legging and sleek smoothers body briefer 

Figleaves believe that every woman, whatever her shape or size, should enjoy the transformative. power of great fitting lingerie and swimwear.

SKIMS SOLUTION SHORT #1 ($42).This soft and seamless micro short holds in your core, smooths your thigh, and lifts and shapes your butt. SKIMS also offers a wide range of shapewear from waist trainer, long skirt slip to sculpting mid waist brief and more 

SKIMS is the new, solution focused approach to shape enhancing undergarments, created by Kim Kardashian West. SKIMS is Kim's answer to shapewear that actually works. Designed to smooth, enhance, lift and tone - each piece has a solution for every body.

SPANX Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Mid-Thigh Bodysuit ($148) Suit Your Fancy strapless bodysuit is the ultimate strapless solution for when you’re getting glam! Removable, adjustable and convertible straps offer versatility, while sleek shaping fabric works invisibly “backstage” to ensure your style gets all the applause. Spanx shapewear ranges includes panty bodysuit, haute contour high-waisted mid-thigh short and more 

Spanx With a focus on solving wardrobe woes, the SPANX brand has grown to offer bras, underwear, leggings, active and more. SPANX has secured its place in women's hearts and in pop-culture with daily mentions everywhere from CNN to SNL.

Boux Avenue Sculpting body - Nude (£22) is designed to smooth and contour, this sculpting body gives light shape and support, perfect to slip under dresses. The shapewear ranges includes sculpting triangle top, sculpting bandeau bra, boux thigh shaping control shorts and other styles  

Boux Avenue designed lingeriesleepwear and swimwear, to make every woman feel confident whatever her shape or style. From t-shirt bras to luxurious lingerie sets, sumptuous sleepwear and stunning bridal wear to sunkissed swimwear, we have created the go-to destination for your lingerie drawer must-haves!


  1. Shapewear is a must have in every women's closet. Would love to try Skims!


  2. Shapewear is so wonderful! I love this!



  3. I have never worn anything like this but I am curious try at some point but for summer in NY lol, so hot here!

    Allie of

  4. I detinitely need to give a try to this! Thanks for sharing, dear. xx


  5. I haven't gotten around to trying shapewear but definitely think I need to!
    Tay | Today With Tayla

  6. Love this!


  7. I love a good piece of shapewear! It can make you feel so confident!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. Been afraid of trying shape wear but will definitely try now!
    Looks amazing!

  9. love this tips! thank you for sharing

    Hope you stay healthy and safe
    style frontier

  10. Who knew shapewear could be so amazing! Such an informative post, I'm going to share it with my friends and family!

  11. Never thought about the fact that shape-wear improves posture and abdominal muscles! Gonna keep that in mind!!

  12. I have never tried any form of shape wear before, but after reading through this article I am excited to try it out! I did not realize all of the benefits that come along with this style choice.

  13. Shapewear is so wonderful for its confidence-boosting aspects, but I had never even thought about the benefits of posture correcting and abdominal strengthening! Definitely makes me want to order a pair of SKIMS :)


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