Matching Shapes: Your Guide to Wearing Shapewear Under Dresses
to find the right shapewear for each type of dress and occasion? Use this guide
to wearing shapewear under dresses.
The world of shapewear has come a long way since
the first control top pantyhose hit the scene. But with so many options,
choosing the right undergarments for your outfit can be a bit overwhelming.
If you’re wondering what to wear under dresses
for every occasion, check out our handy guide below!
Strapless Dresses or Shirts
Strapless dresses have that instant wow factor,
but many women avoid them because trying to find the right bra is such a
Many strapless bras don’t stay put or create odd
shapes where things go a little sideways. But you shouldn’t avoid strapless
styles because of bra issues.
Find one of the newer styles of strapless bra
that have the wider compression bottom. The extra bit of hold at the bottom
will ensure everything stays where it should, without worrying about slippage.
As an added bonus, many of these styles are
available as convertible bras with straps that can be removed and rearranged
for a variety of top styles!
Body Con Dresses
Those curve-hugging dresses can be absolutely
stunning – and absolutely nervewracking to wear. Instead of eating nothing but
celery for a week leading up to your big event, find full-body compression shapewear that will help you relax into your favorite body con
Full-body shapewear comes in quite a few styles,
but all have the same main idea – a one-piece, seamless garment that hugs your
frame and smooths the unflattering parts you don’t like about your
Tight Mini Skirts
A tight skirt, whether an a-line or pencil style for work or a shorter, mini version for after hours, sometimes needs a little extra something under it to make it really pop.
Since you don’t need the full coverage of a body
con piece of shapewear, look into a high-waisted short. Designed to keep muffin
tops in a pan instead of outfits, these help give you that hourglass figure in
your tight skirt. A few even offer rump boosting abilities to perk up your
dresses in an office setting, where keeping
your legs covered is necessary, look for something that offers dual
benefits like a shapewear/hosiery hybrid. These are the newest version of
those old control-tops. You’ll get the leg covering benefits of your favorite
pair of hose, coupled with the shaping benefits of a high-waisted short.
Like a body con dress, choosing a one-piece style
instead of multiple pieces when you can is less hassle and holds everything in
place better. You can find brands that offer models in just about every
silhouette you can think of, from strapless swimsuit looking pieces to
full-coverage versions with straps and shorts.
Shapewear Under Dresses Doesn’t Have to be Hard
You just have to know what you’re looking for. If
you have a few key pieces of shapewear to wear under dresses, you’ll be covered
for just about any situation. Look for a good strapless bra, a pair of
high-waisted shorts, and a full-body compression piece and you’ll be good to go
for most dresses.
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