Frequently Asked Questions
Shapewear is no longer a Woman's secret as people like to say. The secret is out and it works.
The concept of body sculpting is ancient, but now it is out in the open and everyone from movie stars to housewives are doing it and they are posting about it. There are even effective in shaping products made for Men. We have put together a short list of frequently asked question that will guide you. If you don't find your answer, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What is Shapewear?
A foundation garment (also known as shapewear or shaping underwear) is an undergarment designed to temporarily alter the wearer's body shape, to achieve a more fashionable figure. We want our clients to be confident about their body, that is why we have many shapewear choices. From smoothing slips that help your clothes fit well, to lifting girdles that add more curves. We carry over 30+ shapewear brands to choose from at ShapewearUSA.
Does shapewear really work?
We wholeheartedly believe so. Properly fitted shapewear garments nip and tick the body, while at the same time enhance curves in all the right ways, depending on which garment you wear. On top of that, body shaping garments also improve your posture, self-confidence, and give you an overall sleeker physique.
What are the different support levels offered?
Garments may be categorized according to level or shape control offered - for instance, light, medium firm or extra firm. Light control shapewear will smooth issued sections so you can feel confident about your look all day long. Medium control shapewear will conceal some bulges that you want to smooth out so you can feel comfortable while wearing your clothes. Firm control shapewear is designed with stretchy material that sculpts your body while adding a nice shaping finish to your figure. Extra-firm control pieces are an ideal solution for post-surgical recovery wear, and occasional garments such as wedding dresses, elegant gowns, and cocktail dresses.
What types of shaping garments are offered?
The simplest foundation is a shaping panty which is an ultra-light-weight panty and offers a light touch of smoothing. These are available in a unitard style (shortened legs) or a camisole style. The camisole offers greater control from a body-liner, and is available in boy-leg and capri-leg lengths, with spaghetti straps, low cut necklines, and even scoop backs, to cater for the outerwear under which the garments will be worn. Girdles are often called "body shapers" or "contour garments". These garments are made with much more Lycra spandex than most shaping panties, and they offer the highest level of shaping and support. These can be broken up into full body suits and waist training cinchers. Bodysuits provide all over control from thigh to underbust and can be worn with your favorite bra to complement your bust. Waist trainers are similar to corsets of old, but are much more suited for contouring the midsection, are much comfortable than corsets and can be adjusted to give you that hourglass figure you want. Let us help you find the best product to suit your needs.
How to size shapewear?
If you want to really get to the shapewear size that best fits you, we recommend you follow a sizing chart. Here is a general description of the steps that need to be taken to get the correct measurements. You should take measurements of your hi-waist, low-waist, and hips holding the tape tight around the body. To get to your hi-waist measurements, hold the tape 3 points above the waist, to calculate your low-waist, go 4 inches below the waist for your upper hips, go 8 inches below the waist or at the widest area of your hips.
According to your measurements, pick the shapewear from the size chart that treats your issue section. If you have a small waist and wide hips, you should choose a thigh shaper and opt for the size that fits your hips width. If your belly is bigger than your hips, you should select waist cincher or high-waist shaper that fits your waist dimensions.
How to wash and care your shapewear garment?
You can put your shapewear in a washing machine, but just as long as it's a gentle cycle, which is commonly used for silk fabric. However, hand washing is the most recommended because it makes your shaper last longer.
What are the best colors to wear?
Our shapewear is available in many attractive colors, but the ones that are especially recommended are nude or beige colors because they are invisible under your garment so they create a perfectly sleek look. Also keep in mind that black will only work if you wear dark clothes, and that white will be see-through even under white garment.
Should I wear shaping garment while sleeping?
During the sleep, our mind and body are in the process of repairing, so that's the time when the muscles are the most relaxed. In order to prevent your body from stressing during the most important period of recovery, you shouldn't wear any tight garment or underwear while sleep.
Should I wear a shapewear garment while I am at work?
You should definitely! Our range of shapewear is made to support you wherever you go, especially at work. Shapewear garments will mold your figure in a subtle way while keeping a certain level of pressure on your muscles in a way that doesn't restrict you in your daily activities.
Can shapewear help with weight loss?
Women often tend to confuse weight loss and body shaping which are completely different approaches. Weight loss is always best achieved by dieting and exercise while the role of shapewear is to sculpt your figure and provide control to your silhouette.
Why choose Shapewear USA?
Visit our why choose shapewear usa to help you decide or see the product reviews page and read the experiences of our customers. Moreover, try it yourself and experience the true benefits of shapewear on your body.
Your body is a canvas, let us help you paint a masterpiece with shapewear.
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