Psst! We want to let you in on a little secret.
There is an easier way to look slimmer and it doesn’t have to do with wearing head to toe black clothes. Let’s be honest there is only so many black a girl can handle in her closet before getting depressed.
The number one factor in looking slimmer doesn’t have anything to do with the color of your clothes but with what you wear under it. Shapewear can actually make you look a few dress sizes smaller, without the need of being confined to an all-black wardrobe.
But there are so many myths out there about shapewear for women, how can we debunk the myths from the truth? It is hard to know the truth. So we have decided to get to the bottom of these myths, so you can stop being confined to an all-black wardrobe.
Myth: Shapewear Will Help You Lose Weight
False – A body shaper can smooth out your body, making you look slimmer, but it will not miraculously melt those extra pounds away. While you are wearing your body slimming wear, you will look 2 to 3 dress sizes smaller but you will still weigh the same. But it will make you more aware of your body and your waistline, so you will start to make healthier eating choices, which will lead to weight loss.
Myth: Shapewear is Only for Plus-Size Women
False – Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé are just a few of the famous celebrities who have admitted to wearing shapewear and they are definitely not plus-size. No matter who we are or what dress size we wear, we all have body insecurities and want to look slimmer. The truth is that body shapers are for all body sizes and give women worldwide the confidence they need to know they look their best.
Myth: Shapewear Only Works if You Get a Size Smaller
False – Most of us have seen the hilarious videos online of women trying to squeeze their wiggly bits into shapewear that is way-too-small for them. The best shapewear is designed to work with a specific size. It is like shoes, your foot only fits comfortably into the correct size for your foot.
Shapewear that is too small will cause your wiggly bits to bulge upwards, downwards and into places you never imagined. Plus it will restrict your movements, breathing and even your ability to swallow! So before assuming you are a size large, take the time to check out the sizing chart.
Myth: Shapewear Can Cause Serious Health Problems
False – Maybe in the olden days, women’s corsets that were too tight could cause the wearer to pass out or even worse have serious digestive problems. But nowadays we live in the age of breathable fabrics that have the ability to move with your body and not constrict it. Body shapers are safe enough to be worn every day and some of the best shapewear brands actually promote blood circulation. Just make sure you order the right size!
Myth: Just Wash it With Your Regular Clothes
False – Just because you wash your leggings or panties with the rest of your clothes, doesn’t mean you should toss your shapewear in there. The regular cycle on your washing machine can wreak havoc on your shapewear, twisting it and stretching it out of proportion. If you prefer to wash in your washing machine, wash on the delicate cycle with a gentle detergent. By doing this you will lengthen the lifespan of your shapewear.
Myth: Choose Shapewear That Matches the Color of Your Clothes
False – This is one of the biggest mistakes body shaper rookies make by assuming that the same color undergarments, as your clothes will go undetected. You want your body shaping wear to be invisible, so, to avoid a fashion disaster, look for shapewear that matches your skin tone.
Myth: Wearing Two Pieces of Overlapping Shapewear will Give Your Double Shaping Power
False – Some crazy celebrities have admitted that they wear two pieces of shapewear to double their shaping power, but the reality is that two-pieces of shapewear will give you the same results as wearing one piece. Plus, wearing two-pieces of shapewear will make you feel more restricted and maybe look a little more bulky.
Myth – The Best Shapewear Only Makes You Look Thin
False – This is probably one of the biggest myths of all, as shapewear for women doesn’t only make you look slimmer but it can give you a more stream lined look. Plus, the compression can improve your circulation and your posture. Let’s not even get started on how shapewear affects our overall mood, outlook and confidence levels.