GETTING IN SHAPE
The most talked about category in intimate
apparel is shapers - and they're definitely not your
grandmother's girdle! What makes the difference are lightweight
fabrics enhanced for comfortable control that smoothes and
shapes the body. From bottom boosters to thigh trimmers, these
shapers are perfect for today's body-conscious clothes.
Here's what to check when trying on shapers.
Evaluate body shape and tone, then choose a shaper with
strategically-placed panels for those problem areas.
- Always sit, bend, stand and walk
in a new shaper to ensure comfort in motion.
- Try it on while sitting, then stand
and roll it up as you do with
- If it binds or causes bulges,
it may be too short in the rise or too small.
- The waistband
should hit the natural waist.
Shapers are usually sized S, M, L, and XL, based
on measurements around smallest part of the natural waist and
the fullest part of the hips. (Be sure to hold tape firm but not
||FITS HIP SIZE
||FITS WAIST SIZE
If your hips are more than 10 inches larger
than your waist, try the size based on your hip measurement.
A panty brief that smoothes and shapes from waist to top
of thigh. Styles with strategically-placed panels for
added "spot control" are designed to trim the waist,
smooth the tummy, hips or derriere.
A panty brief with a short leg that will handle slight
saddle bags, minimal upper-thigh problems.
|Waist Cincher Brief:
A high-waisted control brief that nips in the waist in
addition to smoothing tummy, hips and derriere.
A long-leg panty for a smooth line from waist to thigh.
Styles with full-length side control panels trim heavier
thighs. High-waisted styles will also cinch the waist.
|Bottom Booster, Tummy
Toner, Thigh Trimmer, Slimming Slips:
Specialty shapers that are designed to smooth and
control a specific area. Bottom boosters are unique in
helping to actually lift the buttocks. Slimming
slips are available in half-slip styles to trim the
torso, and in full-slip silhouettes to address the
bust-line and midriff areas as well.
A shaper that starts under the bust and stops just above
the hip, to control the midriff.