Looking to change your appearance without spending months hitting the gym or opting for the more expensive cosmetic surgery route? Shapewear could be your new body contouring best friend. Think of it as an instant fix without permanent commitment or cost. Let’s start by covering a few basics. Shapewear isn’t meant to permanently alter your physical appearance and it certainly isn’t meant to be worn continuously. When fitted correctly, shapewear can be comfortable. Many people use shapewear to enhance their natural appearance and change their body shape without expensive surgery.
What is Shapewear?
People of all ages and physiques are using shapewear to help achieve their desired body shape & aesthetic. Whether you’re looking for more curves, fewer curves, accents in the right places, or simply a flatter midsection, shapewear can help you achieve this goal.
If you’re completely new to the concept of compression and/or shapewear, let us fill you in. Shapewear is a type of compression garment that can be worn by both patients after surgery and those who are looking for a comfortable product that improves their natural shape. And we’ll note that shapewear does not have the same medical compression capabilities as, say, Stage I or Stage II compression garments that you would use after procedures like liposuction or cosmetic surgery. It has more give making it ideal for daily wear.
Shapewear can be a long-term solution for those who have received some sort of cosmetic surgery or are looking to maintain and emphasize their body’s shape. For example, shapewearcan be worn as a means of gender affirmation, to look more feminine, to look more androgynous, or to look more masculine. There are many non-surgical options out there, you just need to find the one that works for you. We’ve touched a little on how shapewear can help you achieve your desired aesthetic, but let’s expand on this topic by going over some more specific shapewear pieces that help you achieve a specific goal.
Changing Your Body Shape
As we’ve mentioned, spending hours in the gym and dieting with seemingly no end in sight may get you closer to where you want to be but it’s not instant and you still may never get the lines you’re looking for. Achieving, not to mention maintaining, a flat stomach is extremely difficult for some people. There is both physical and mental strain and it’s not always something you can maintain long-term. But if you want to look and feel your best, there are alternatives to slaving away in the gym and kitchen.
People of all ages and physiques are flocking to shapewear to help achieve their desired body aesthetic. Whether you’re looking for more curves, fewer curves, accents in the right places, or simply a flatter midsection, shapewear can help you achieve this goal. You can’t choose where your body likes to hold fat, but you can choose the garments and undergarments you wear to accent your body the way you like it.
Use shapewear to change your body shape for special occasions underdress clothing (psst, all celebrities do this for every A-list event), or find pieces that work for your wardrobe on a regular basis. We’ll be here to help with any questions along the way.
Gender Affirming Shapewear
Another major benefit to shapewear is its versatility. There are many different types of shapewear for many different purposes. Gender affirmation is one of them. Whether you are currently transitioning or simply want to enhance your appearance to best suit your true gender, shapewear can help you achieve your goals.
From binders and abdominal boards to appear more masculine or bodysuits and brief shapers or girdles to appear more feminine, shapewear can do it all. If you have questions about which pieces could be right to help you achieve your desired look, please let us know and our expert staff would be happy to help!
How to Look More Feminine
Shapewear can help you achieve a classic hourglass shape by cinching the areas that are traditionally more “masculine” like the waist and helping to provide a more curvy silhouette. Click the image to browse our entire collection of shapers, girdles, and bras.
Our full bodysuits help create the illusion of an hourglass shape & provide easy access when nature calls. Can be worn with inserts or without.
High-waisted girdles can help you contour a more shapely derriere without costly surgery or hours doing squats. Add in hip and thigh pads to increase the curves. Click below to see our girdle collection.
How to Look More Androgynous
Many of our shapewear pieces can also be used to achieve an androgynous look. If you want to go for a more hourglass androgynous shape, consider using one of our bodysuits.
You may also consider high-waisted options with a bra top. These individual pieces are easy options together or separately.
If you’re going for a more squared-off look, consider using a binder, abdominal board, and/or compression vest. These options, worn under your clothing can provide you with an appearance that genuinely reflects who you are.
Using Shapewear to Look More Masculine
If your goal is to reduce your curves, there are plenty of options. Depending on the goal you will find our compression & shapewear vests to be a great option for day wear.
Our abdominal boards can also help you reduce the appearance of curves under your clothes comfortably as well as our custom-fitted 9″ and 12″ binders which can be worn however you choose.
Shapewear helps us achieve way more than just compression and smoothing under clothing. It helps us to be who we really are and embrace our identity through the clothing we enjoy wearing. It also provides confidence in our appearances. No matter what any “wellness coach” might say, feeling comfortable in your own skin is hard. Anything that helps us to be comfortable with our appearance is an investment worth making.
Investing in shapewear pieces that suit your lifestyle and wardrobe can help achieve so much more than just a sleeker appearance. It can provide peace of mind knowing we’re venturing out into the world as who we are truly meant to be! If you have questions about shapewear or want to learn more don’t hesitate to send us a message.