How to Choose Shapewear, Broken Down By What's in Your Wardrobe
So much consideration is given to our closets, with capsule wardrobes, monochromatic schemes, and trends clogging up everyone’s radar. We’ve always wondered why more attention isn’t given to the foundation of it all: our dear underwear.
Equipped with the essential pieces to simplify getting dressed, Yummie wants to revolutionize what’s underneath. Imagine a Yummie garment designated for each of your main outfits; getting dressed would be so much easier!
As you shed the heavy coats of winter and transition into the light layers of spring, take a minute to consider how to choose shapewear for your wardrobe. To help you streamline and find what makes you look and feel your best, we’ve laid out our methods of choosing shapewear for each of the main clothing groups in your closet. Skip the panty-lines and go straight for smooth curves!
The Best Body Shaper to Wear With Pants
There are few things more exciting than folding away the heavy wool and slipping into lightweight silk or knit pants. When considering how to choose which shapewear garment is best, you’ll want to consider the fabric of your pants as well as the fit and fashion.
Underneath flowing designs like a palazzo pant, opt for a shaping short without fear of the hemline showing. Try Level 4 firm compression with the Harlo InShapes Mid Waist Shaping Short, which will lift the rear and enhance your curves where you want them.
Clingy fabric like silk-satin or even tight fitting crepe de chine are well suited to more minimal shapewear that provide control while being virtually invisible. With a bit of holding power and Level 2 light compression to slim and shape your midline, the Ultralight Seamless Shaping Thong is your go-to piece.
How to Choose Shapewear Tops
Of course, shapewear is not just for bottoms. You’ll want to consider a few factors when choosing shapewear for under tops and blouses to get the perfect look.
A camisole works wonders as a slimming top under a button-down or on its own with a light jacket. You can’t go wrong with an Original Yummie Tummie 3-Panel Shaping Tank as a staple shapewear top in your closet.
How about choosing shapewear for the full body slimming effect? In this case, opt for a bodysuit. Wonderfully chic and comfy options like the Short Sleeve Shaping Thong Back Bodysuit can be layered with jeans or a skirt and a jacket for effortless styling.
Shapewear for Every Type of Dress
Spring wouldn’t be the same without flowy, floral dresses. For weddings and rooftop gatherings, step into billowing chiffon and its BFF: a shaping slip.
For a great, well-rounded option, choose shapewear like the Cooling FX® High Waist Thigh Shaper . It’s a dream under dresses of all kinds because it lets you wear your own bra for the perfect support for you, while featuring Level 4 compression that targets your tummy and lifts your rear. And, this thigh shaper is made with lightweight NILIT® Breeze yarns that move heat away from your body for a fit that holds you in and stays put while keeping you cool so that you can dance all night.
Another option that pairs beautifully with dresses without compromising a low or strapless neckline is the Hidden Curves Firm Shaping High Waist Skirt Slip. It’s designed to lift and enhance the mid-section and rear specifically as it sits directly under your bra.
Knowing how to choose shapewear for every item in your wardrobe means looking and feeling your best in your outfits. You know how it feels wearing the wrong bra or underwear for a dress or that certain pair of jeans. Choosing the right shapewear is just as important, so keep these tips in mind to feel confident and comfortable when you’re wearing a clingy dress, a button-down, and everything else in your closet.