Wearing Slimming and Body Shaping Garments and Shapewear

Like it or not our physical appearance plays a vital role in our lives and it affects how other people view and treat us. People, unfortunately, judge at first glance and first impressions can last a long time and be hard to break. “Looking-glamorous” has standards and one of them at times is looking slim especially for women. Businesses have long provided options for garments that will help women look slim and have developed a wide range of shapewear.

Shapewear garments are effective since they are designed to give the appearance of a slimmer figure by pushing those extra curves into the right places. Using body shaping garments can help people reduce one to two inches in specific areas. If one is just an inch or two away from the size they want to wear, using body shaping garments can make the difference.

When shapewear was created, various designs have been invented to shape different areas of the body such as legs, buttocks, thighs, waist, etc. One of the better-known shapewear garments that are been in use for a very long time is the “corset.” it is a garment worn with the intent to give the waist a smaller look.  Some are even designed to give the buttocks a larger profile. Women and yes men as well have been known to wear corsets throughout time.

There are also other well-known shapewear garments such as leggings and girdles.  Today Spanx is a well-known manufacturer of body shaping garments and underwear. Over the years, the materials used in shapewear garments have evolved from flexible materials such as cloth, latex, and leather to specialized materials like Spandex.

Wearing shapewear garments has some other benefits besides slimming.  They can also promote proper posture. Some men say that they wear corset or girdle because of the support it gives their torso especially when they are experiencing back pains. Some also say it can stimulate blood circulation and it gives support to their muscles.

But there is no doubt there are many more complaints about wearing shapewear garments. Some say that it can cause blood clots, acid reflux, and breathing problems because of the restrictions happening in the body. But some shapewear users disagree and claim that if the shapewear garment is worn the right way then there should be no health issues at all.





Where to Buy

The Bra Book

2009, The Bra Book helped countless women find the right bra. Now, Luciani, known as “Dr. Oz’s Bra Guru,” returns with this updated edition of her one-and-only guide to all things underneath


Inspired Style — You’re Guide to Revving up Your Style from Top Image Experts

Get your guide to revving up your personal style! Author and Cyberstylist, Lisa Ann, along with twenty top image experts have come together to give you the most helpful image strategies in Inspired Style. This book is the key ingredient to helping you understand and define your personal style, which is so much more than clothes and fashion.

Waist Training 101



With today’s modern lifestyle where visual presentation plays a vital role, there are many options to help give an extra “push” in the right direction. Used properly, body shaping garments can be useful tools in the battle to look great. Using shapewear garments, helps people with their appearance and it can help increase their self-confidence.

If you’re looking for more information on how to pick the right Shapewear – check out these resources:

The Bra Book: An Intimate Guide to Finding the Right Bra, Shapewear, Swimsuit, and More!

This useful book can help you figure out all the right options for under garments.  The author Jene Luciani has a passion for helping women make the right choices.

Inspired Style — You’re Guide to Revving up Your Style from Top Image Experts: Top Image Experts Reveal Strategies to Always Look and Be Your Best

This book covers a wide range of topics and even includes a chapter entitled “It’s Not Your Grandma’s Girdle” and talks extensively about defining your own personal style and understanding your body shape and personal proportionality.

Waist Training 101: A Guide to Using Corsets to Slim Your Waistline

If you want to take your waist management and training to a new level check out this guide by Vanna B.  She talks about the popularity of corsets in Hollywood and how they are properly used.