Shape up! 4 shapewear pieces every woman should own
When it comes to our wardrobe, we like to think of our shapewear pieces as our BFFs and can’t help but hear the lyrics to With a Little Help from My Friends when we slide ’em on. We mean, really, they’re great at keeping our secrets and smoothing away any, gulp, back fat (we all have it!) or controlling our belly region because a girl can only “suck it in” for so long before turning red in the face.
Here are four must-have shapewear pieces that will help you flaunt your figure and accentuate all that toning you’ve been doing at the gym.
What it does: Get a thinner silhouette with Spanx “Trust your Thinstincts” high waist shaper, $72, Nordstrom. The shapewear features a reinforced tummy panel for extra control and will slim and smooth the midriff, thighs, hips and your rear.
What to wear it with: Rock it with a bodycon dress or any skin-skimming dresses or skirts.
Back fat buster
What it does: We’ve all been there: that moment when you look into a 360 mirror and realize your bra band is causing a ripple of back fat. (It doesn’t matter your size; it’s a fit issue). We are infatuated with the Bra-llelujuah! racerback underwire bra, $62, Nordstrom. The style features a looser-fitting band and lightly padded cups for a smooth, “no-show” fit under the slimmest styles. (So, stop using your sports bra with tighter-fitting shirts—it’s giving you a uniboob!)
What to wear it with: A must-have when wearing tight shirts or blouses or tops made with thinner materials.
What it does: It gives you Coke bottle curves! The Maidenform Shapewear Instant Slimmer Waist Nipper, $42, Kohl’s, comes with boning that creates a perfect hourglass figure.
What to wear it with: Save this shapewear for special nights out. (It’s best to wear for a few hours at a time because it’s more constrictive than high-waist shapers). We suggest pairing it with your favorite LBD.
Instant butt lift
What it does: The Naomi & Nicole firm control pantliner with derriere lift, $39, Macy’s, works overtime to tone your legs, give your booty a little boost and smooth out your tummy.
What to wear it with: Layer a pantliner under your favorite pair of leggings or trousers for a toned look. They hit about mid-calf.