Not too long ago, I blogged about the importance of obtaining good foundation with your bras. Shapewear is just as important when wearing fitted clothing. During the spring and summer, I love to wear dresses and skirts to catch the breeze. Great women in my life have stressed the importance of proper shapewear under your clothing.
As a proud plus size woman, I have a variety of shapewear in my underwear drawer from thigh slimmers to control top panties to keep my curves as smooth as possible. Make no mistake, shapewear is not meant to make you look thinner, rather it is to smooth your figure. I've never been ashamed of my curves, so I've never been ashamed to show them off. However, there is always a right and a wrong way to execute. Over the years, through trial and error, I have found styles and brands that work for my body. Maidenform, Wacoal and Spanx are all popular brands of shapewear.
You have to find what works for your body type. I love thigh slimmers because it keeps you slender and also helps with dreaded chub rub. There is no worst pain than open sores from your thighs chafing throughout the day. They work great under dresses, skirts and even pants. There are also slimmers that contour your upper body for your trouble areas if needed. Remember all women have trouble areas and we all can use some form of shape wear. Just do your research and find out what works for you!