How To Choose Shapewear – Where To Start?

How to choose shapewear is the most common question I get asked. Choosing the right piece of shapewear can be really tricky. Before you start looking I always think it is a good idea to ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are you worried by what brand your shapewear is made by? I actually think that it is best not to worry about the brand. By leaving this out of any filtering process you might come up with some interesting and possibly cheaper alternatives!
  2. Do you know what style of shapewear you are wanting? It might be a good idea to look at my Shapewear Styles page which clearly shows you what each style looks like. If you are not sure just move on to question 3.
  3. What sort of coverage on your body are you wanting? Have a look at my Shapewear Coverage page to see which coverage looks like the right one for you. Do you need top to toe slimming, or are you just wanting something that covers your hips, thighs and bum? This is a really important one to get right and it will depend on both your outfit and what you are trying to slim the most. The most popular coverage is mid thigh to midriff but do bear in mind that this coverage cannot be worn with really short skirts or backless dresses.
  4. Slimming strength. Are you looking for something that is smoothing that you can eat, breathe and bend in, or are you looking for the full works which will be really really tight and might be a tad uncomfortable?
  5. What is your budget? Quite straightforward. I’ve put the shapewear into 4 price brackets that should help to eliminate too cheap or too expensive.
  6. What colour do you want? This depends on taste and your outfit. If you are wearing a light coloured outfit then light coloured materials will be best. If you are wearing all black then go for black. Natural/neutral colours should work with pretty much any outfit.
  7. Are their any special features that you need from your shapewear? Strapless, seamless, opening gusset? There are lots to choose from.

Once you have figured out the answer to these questions, go to my Shapewear Search page and stick in your answers. Hopefully you will get a good selection of shapewear to read about.

Happy Shapewear Shopping x