Secrets of the Red Carpet: Get that Sleek Body Just like Celebs Do–with Shapewear!! Part 1
With all those red carpet dresses for the major awards shows, you look at everyone and you think “wow, everyone has a perfect body!” They may weigh less than you; they might be working out more than you– but it doesn’t mean that they don’t have lumps and bumps just like you! For virtually anything where a celebrity might be photographed, they are going to wear some kind of shapewear– from bulletproof to light control, it’s all about keeping the lines smooth and the body looking sleek without bulges. You can get the same look- with a relatively small investment on some shapewear.
While you probably heard of Spanx, they aren’t the only game in town. Often I have heard people complain about some items being as difficult to get in and out of them like getting into — or out of — a wetsuit. Part of it is due to the fit– pretty crucial. Everything needs to fit but they also need to be sure that it smooths you out and leaves you line and bulge-free. It’s a case of finding the right garment with the right styling and control that you want or need.
With a myriad of brands out there, you can find the ideal garment for you! Here are a few brands that you can check out. Make sure to try the garments on before you buy them. Better to tie yourself into a pretzel in the store where someone can help extricate you than you trying to do it at home.
One of the most unique brands I found in the market was ShaToBu Shapewear. This is a unique shapewear garment because not only does it smooth you out, it also gives you a workou via resistance bands that have been incorporated into the garment.
There are a variety of different garments available either on the Sha ToBu site where you can find all the shaping intimates you need plus regular fashion clothing that have the same resistance built into those pieces as well. Talk about getting a workout just by walking around during your day! You can also check out BareNecessities.com .
I have personally tried the Sha ToBu Mid-thigh Shaper and you immediately feel the shaping and the resistance. It might be also a good support piece for someone with a back issue. The key is fit and you need to try it on to make sure that it fits you properly but this was one of the brands that I didn’t have to wrestle myself into it– despite being pretty thin, I have lumps and bumps just like everyone else.
Another brand I was able to try was TC Fine Intimates. This website is home to a number of shapewear brands and it’s the parent company. TC Intimates is short for “total contol” because these items do just that. . TC Intimates are truly concerned about how women feel when they wear them and give you lots of options to fit your specific needs in 3-4 colors in sizes small to extra-large and control available in “just enough” to “even more”. There is no worry about it being too hot or too restrictive because it will move with you. The garments will not ride up because of the special gripper edging that gives you a smooth sleek look and holds that garment in place the entire time you are wearing it. Thus there is no roll-down or riding up of the garments and you look fabulous. When you are wearing it, you will forget it’s actually shapewear because it looks and feels like fine lingerie and it’s light enough to keep you comfortable yet still maintains the control level you want.
I tried these garments and was very impressed with the construction. My only complaint was that they didn’t come in extra-small. I found the waist too big on the smalls and the garments didn’t quite fit right. Given that I am pretty slim, you might think why would I worry about this? Because like you, I don’t have the perfect sleek body (does anyone?) and there are dresses or pants where VPL (visible panty line) is not acceptable and a bit of control makes all the difference in how the dress hangs. I have to say I was disappointed that the items didn’t fit– because I really liked the cut, color and the hand (feel) of the material. However that doesn’t mean they won’t fit you– and since I got these garments to try, they have released new styles that give your butt more shape and other nice additions to the line. This is a line that celebrities love– and I can see why. It’s crafted well.
If you are on the TCFineIntimates.com website, you also have to opportunity to check out these other shapewear lines. Check the sidebar for a list of body concerns and then also look for the “find your ideal match” down at the bottom of the page. Click on that link and you will see the four brands that are part of this intimate apparel company and how each is a bit different. There are a variety of control garments and price points- but al have the same wonderful edge that won’t ride up and you can wear them to yoga, to work, casual or dressy events and know you look perfect every day, all day.
This is the end of part 1 of this article. Part 2 will show up in a day or so!!
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