Shapewear Guide: Fitting For Your Body Type

Shapewear Guide: Fitting For Your Body Type

Every woman has heard the phrase you are beautiful, which we believe to be true but sometimes we need a little bit extra to improve our self-confidence when we look into the mirror. There is nothing wrong with wearing shapewear, in fact, we encourage everyone to try it. Shapewear takes every Woman's beauty further than ever before. Your big wedding day or a special formal occasion is coming up sometime next year. You want your dress or your pantsuit to look fitted over your body without any creases or folds. You want a slim back and you want to reduce the appearance of the muffin top effect. Seeing instant results pictured here is the desired effect that shapewear provides and many of its wearers are seeking. 

However, the real question is how do you achieve that effect. By fitting for your body type you are essentially going choose the right shapewear that conforms to your silhouette and helps to accentuate your most attractive traits. No matter what your body type, with the help of our friends at Euroskins Shapewear, we have put together a guide on how to get the right shapewear that fits your needs. 

Women everywhere are discovering our Shapewear USA brands and by following this guide you can start seeing results like this almost instantly after putting on your garment.

Choose Shapewear Based on Your Body Type

Shopping for shapewear by body type ensures that you are picking the right garment that will have desired shaping effect and achieve maximum sculpting results, while at the same giving you the look you desire. Be sure to follow the included size charts located on the product pages to help with sizing, but for those looking for more information please read our handy fitting guide below.

Four Main Body Types

Each and every body type has different problems that need to be addressed when it comes to choosing the right shapewear. From straight to apple, every figure has its beauty, so in order to look your best, you need to embrace your body and select the garment that flatters it. Here are some suggestions that will help you enhance your shape and achieve a flawless silhouette.

 

Straight/Pencil/Banana

(Diamond, Oval)

Pear/Spoon/Bell Hourglass Apple

 

Suggested Shapewear For Specific Body Types

Straight/Pencil/Banana

(Diamond, Oval)

 Pear/Spoon/Bell

 Hourglass

 Apple

Problem:
Waist may be slightly smaller than hips or bust

Body fat tends to be distributed evenly from shoulders to Hips

What type of shapewear should I look for?

Dressing a Straight Shape-Create a smaller waist by emphasizing the bust and the hips with styles that add volume above and below the waist. Look to create curves where they don't exist naturally.

Look for styles that have: ruffles, wraps. Halter, sleeveless or strapless necklines. High waisted skirts.

Shapewear Solution #1:

Co’Coon Thermal High Waisted Hiphugger

Why this shapewear solution works.

This shapewear solution works because it focuses on the waist, accentuate and define the waist.

Shapewear Solution #2:

Co’coon Powertech  Thermal Hiphugger Slim Bodysuit

Why this shapewear solution works.

The PowerTech firmly controls and shapes your abdomen, waist and back. The boyshort cut gives your booty a lift.

Shapewear Solution #3:

Co’coon Slim Latex Liner Shaper Girdle

Why this shapewear solution works.

It controls and shapes your waist and abdomen.

Problem:

Hip measurement is greater than the bust measurement. Body shape distribution tends to be in the buttocks, hips and thighs. Additional areas of consideration would be waist and upper abdomen. Petite upper body characterized by slender neck, narrow shoulders, small bust and rib cage, shapely waist, and a fuller lower body with generous hips and thighs.

What type of shapewear should I look for?

Dressing a Pear Shape: Add detailing and volume on top

(minimal on bottom). Emphasize the waist, styles nipped at the

waist. De-emphasize the lower body (empire waist or trapeze)

Look for styles that have: Fluted skirts that flare out a bit

towards the bottom. Lower and thicker waistbands.

Shapewear Solution #1:

Vedette Melanie Firm Compression - Braless Skirt Shaper Slip

Why this shapewear solution works.
It sculpts the body through the waist and hips and back providing an outstanding transforming results.

Shapewear Solution #2:

Hookedup High-Waist Shaping Mid-Thigh

Why this shapewear solution works.

This shapewear solution works because it offers firm Control for tummy, waist, and hips.

Shapewear Solution #3:

Body Hush Glamour Catwalk Thigh - Control Shaper

Why this shapewear solution works.

This shapewear solution works because it offers firm control for strategic body shaping. With its targeted fused panels provides a total transformation to tummy, bum & thighs.

Problem:

Hip and bust are almost of equal size with a narrower Waist. Body shape distribution tends to be around both the upper and lower parts of the body. This body type may have additional weight in the arms, chest, hips and rear.

What type of shapewear should I look for?

Dressing an Hourglass Shape- Draw attention to a small waist, accentuate it. Define the waist while proportionally dress the top and bottom of the body. Look for styles that have: Wrap tops, scooped or boatneck. Pencil or straight skirts, thick belts. Some volume around the shoulder (to make the waist look even smaller).

Shapewear Solution #1:

Vedette Nadine Firm Compression Strapless Bodysuit

Why this shapewear solution works.

It slims the tummy and conceals any unwanted bulges while allowing you to combine it with your own bra. Firm compression provides maximum control for problem zones such as the waist, tummy, thighs and back.

Shapewear Solution #2:

Co’coon Skin Care The “Boot-Booster Panty”

Why this shapewear solution works.

Utilizing a special design it lifts your booty, and controls and shapes your abdomen and thighs.

Shapewear Solution #3:

Noir by Euroskins Mid-Length Slip Shaper

Why this shapewear solution works.

This slip style enhances an hourglass silhouette. The reinforced mesh and satin design holds the tummy taut and firm, aiding in the appearance of a flatter midsection. The hemline falls along the mid-thigh, and smoothly transitions from shaper to skin without creating bumps or bulges.

Problem:

Broad(er) shoulders compared to (narrower) hips. Tend to have slim legs/thighs. Apple body shapes usually have average size bust, larger belly and flat derriere. Shape is mainly distributed in the abdomen, chest and face.

What type of shapewear should I look for?

Dressing an Apple Shape: Add volume to lower half to balance mid-section. Draw attention away from the tummy to the best attributes (bust & legs). Look for styles that have: Wrap tops, seaming or corset style  structure. Pleating or gathering under the bust, deep “V” and scoop necks. Drapey empire styles (without to much volume). Balance is always the goal: lengthen or elongate the torso.

Shapewear Solution #1:

Co’coon Seamless Strapless Bio-Crystals Hiphugger

Why this shapewear solution works.

It contours your waist and abdoomen, lifts your rear and helps you burn calories faster and fight cellulite with its unique Bio-Crystal technology.

Shapewear Solution #2:

Vedette Valerie Firm Compression - Waist Reducing Girdle

Why this shapewear solution works.

It smooths your midsection with and gives your figure a flawless finish under the garment. The firm construction will conceal any unwanted bulges on your tummy and smooth your waist and back section.

Shapewear Solution #3:

 Vedette Renee Firm Compression Waist - Cincher Corset

Why this shapewear solution works.

This firm compression waist cincher corset will sculpt your curves and help control the abdomen and sides.

 

Fitting Tips For Shapewear

Step 1: Put It On:

One of the most important things It is crucial to put your shapewear on properly. If you don't, you will feel tense and uncomfortable all day. Same as with pantyhose, put together the sides to make sure shapewear is only one inch or two tall. Step into the legs and pull up until you come to the willing starting point of your shapewear. Now, stretch the shapewear as you bring it over your torso. This makes sure your shapewear will cover the right places and seams and bands will stand straight.

Step 2: Move around a bit
Once you put your shapewear on, try to move it around. Sit down, lean over, put your arms up. If you see that the waist of the shapewear doesn’t keep its place, it indicates that you need another size.

If the edge of your item cuts into your thighs when you sit down and cross your legs, it tells you that you should try for a longer leg length.

Step 3: Choose the right size:
A lot of women go wrong by buying shapewear one size smaller than their regular size hoping to achieve an extra support. That’s a mislead. A smaller garment doesn’t mean proper fit. Instead, go for shapewear with a higher control level, meaning, your shapewear is of medium control, consider buying a firm control shapewear.

Step 4: Position your shapewear garment
Make sure your crotch is positioned at the right place. If it’s low, you will feel that once you start walking. If it’s too high, it will be uncomfortable for you to wear your shaper all day. In either case, you should adjust the sides of your shapewear until you make sure the crotch lands are positioned properly.

Step 5: Do a final check

Make sure you don’t have unwanted bulges or wrinkles appearing on your shaper. If you have them, then it means that you might need a shorter length or smaller size.



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