Shapewear, the wonder garment in your wardrobe, keeps you feeling confident in everything you wear from a form-fitting dress to a chic tank top. However, just like no two bodies are alike, not every piece of shapewear is intended for every shape and purpose. Choosing the right shapewear for your body can be tricky sometimes because you may either need targeted shaping and all-over body smoothing. If you haven’t mastered the trick already, JCPenney is here to help you with it. We bring this easy guide so you can wear the off-shoulders, mini dresses, and crop tops that you have been eyeing for a long time. It will tighten instantly. Shapewear doesn’t always mean to hide away those bulges, it can also smoothen your body shape and will look seamless under your favorite pair of outfits. Keep scrolling to find out which works best for you and your wardrobe.
Choose the Right Size
If you’re thinking that picking a smaller size will make you look slimmer, you may not be right. It will only make you look bigger and cause bulges. Pick the right size in which you feel comfortable as it’s the key for picking the right shapewear. Pick the size as you buy any other fashion apparel and see what works. They are meant to elegantly enhance your body shape so go for the right size.
Insider Tip: If the performance level is not listed, check out the material. The higher the nylon content, the better a garment will alter your shape.
High-Waist It for The Tum
If you’re looking for tummy control and not complete coverage, you could just go for a high-waist brief. It will provide you firm control over the tummy. They are designed to smoothen the bulges and muffin top. It makes an ideal pick for sheath dresses and creates an hourglass curve. If you just need to tuck in the tummy, go for control briefs. They are perfect if you want to flatten your tummy and work great for fit and flare dresses.
Tone Your Legs with Tights
Tights are a great place to start with if you’re trying shapewear for the first time. Depending on your need, you could go for tights that shape your whole leg or thighs along with the rear, hips, and waist as well. A few of them even offer compression along the tummy for a seamless, smooth look. They can be worn like shorts and are convenient. But, if you’re planning to wear tights over shapewear, it will cause your thighs to shift to the side and creates an extra layer in the thigh region. In this case, go for lace or sheer tights to keep things firm.
All-Over Body Shaping
Bodysuits make an ideal pick if you want a streamlined shaping of your overall body. This saves you the hassle of looking for separate top or bottom shapewear. Since bodysuits offer overall coverage, they are perfect for floor-grazing dresses. Most body shapers come with a chest compressing feature. If this doesn’t work for you, worry not. At JCPenney, we have bodysuits that cut off around the bust so the bra can work independently, and a few also come with built-in bras.
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