Women's Body Shapers
Women's body shapers are control underwear which helps give you the shape that you want. They can be purchased across a wide variety of different styles and are designed specifically to enhance and improve contours of the body. These ‘under wonders' are worn to flatter the figure under certain types of clothing and can also streamline the silhouette under clingy materials.
Women's body shapers can have slimming, underbust, underwired or backless features and give a natural looking shape. These items are manufactured from stretchy nylon, polyamide and polyester with extra support from other strengthening materials such as latex, Lycra and spandex. Women's body shapers are sold in cup sizes from AA to L.
Contour and Control
Good shapewear should feel like it's barely there. All women's body shapers are designed with different levels of support from moderate control to extra firm support, so before buying, it is important to decide on how much control is needed.
Styles of Body Shaper
If you are looking for smooth lines under a bodycon or figure-hugging dress, opt for a full bodysuit for all-over shaping for upper and lower back areas, waist, tummy, rear, hips and thighs. These slimming and lifting undergarments offer discreet comfort and control with no show through panty lines.
Tummy shaper pants concentrate on the abdomen, rear and hips. Sometimes this style of body shaper extends up the body to shape the waist. Alternatively, some control pants extend down the legs to shape the thigh area. Tummy shaper pants work in a similar way to a girdle by accentuating the waist without the feeling of being laced up. Such items also smooth out muffin tops and offer the back extra support.
Many modern minimizer bras work to flatten an oversized chest and some support tops in body shaping ranges have an inbuilt open bust that actually lifts your breasts.