How to Choose the Perfect Shapewear

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Most women nowadays are more conscious about their figures. They now embrace a more fashionable lifestyle, moving towards clothing that is more comfortable and helps them make a style statement of their own.

However, more often than not, just being fashionable isn’t enough. A figure that helps you carry your dress with confidence is also important. Unfortunately, all women are not created equal with so much desirable figure. This is where the magic of shapewear comes in, giving women freedom of flaunting their favourite dresses without any hitch.

Shapewear is the perfect choice for creating smooth lines under your clothes. Shapewear can be worn as an everyday foundation, but is most commonly used under special occasion outfits.  Shapewear has gotten so popular that it now comes in endless array of styles and fabrics.

But wait, before you hop on to buying one for yourself, you need to understand that choosing the right style and size is crucial for getting the most out of your shapewear piece.

How do you decide which will work best for you? Here’s a guide to choosing the best shapewear for you:


Although you can buy shapewear online, it’s worth it to go to a store to try on several shapewear pieces especially if it’s your first time, to see what fits best for you. If you’re buying for a specific dress or outfit, take it with you to the store. Sit down and walk around while you wear it to make sure that you feel comfortable and that the piece stays in place. A quick hip and waist measurement can also help you make sure you’re getting the right fit.

There is the need to stick to your size and get a shapewear you are comfortable in because too tight shapewear can lead to health problems.


Depending on your body type, the texture of the shapewear must be put into consideration. Get a sense of shaping by feeling the fabric first. If your body type requires for you to tuck in flab, you should opt for shapewear that offers higher compression of the body fat. On the other hand, if your body type isn’t too bulky, and you just want a little smoothening of certain areas, you must pick a shapewear that is typically lightweight.

Also take note of weather condition when getting a shapewear. A breathable fabric like cotton is the best option especially during the hot season.


Shapewear comes in different shapes and styles designed for different areas of the body. When buying shapewear, you should focus more on the areas you want to target. Ensure thorough analysis of your body in order to pick a style that will suit you. You should choose shapewear according to your problem areas and personal preference and what you are more comfortable in with your outfit.


Now that you have a fair share of knowledge regarding the details to consider, you should go ahead and buy one. You can build your shapewear wardrobe as you would build a regular wardrobe. It’s time to get in shape and show off those curves, and turn all heads around. If you have any question on shapewear fitting or related issues, feel free to #AskBe.  We would love to hear from you. Leave a comment below.