Shapewear, also known as body shapers, are garments that control the shape of the body. They generally cover a wide range of sizes and shapes. They can be made from many materials including elastic, spandex, nylon, and cotton.
While there are a few different ways to put on a shapewear garment, they usually involve the use of two hands to squeeze and pull fabric over the body before securing it in place with a hook or clasp at either side.
Shapes vary from being tight-fitting to loose-fitting, and from being covered from just below the belly button to just under the bust line to all around the upper body.
What Are The Benefits Of Wearing Shapewear?
Shapewear has numerous benefits for the body if chosen wisely. They can be worn to lift, tone, lift and tighten the skin, smooth out cellulite and help with posture. Shapewear is available in many different types of fabrics, styles and colours which allows you to find the one that suits your body best.
The most popular type of shapewear is made from spandex, which provides a smooth look underneath your clothing, whereas others are made from non- stretchy materials that are ideal for people who have trouble holding their tummy in or have a sensitive skin.
Shapewear can be worn by both men and women, and is typically used to smooth the appearance of their midsection, but can be used to provide support and compression to the torso, waist, hips, and buttocks.
It is often worn to reduce the effects of gravity on the body as well as improve posture. A number of different types of shapewear exist, including those made from silk, cotton, lace or spandex, and shapewear can really help to boost confidence, whilst giving you a smoother silhouette when wearing tighter garments too.