Best Shapewear for Under a Dress

December 29th, 2010

Best Shapewear for Under Dresses


Are you looking for the best shapewear to wear under a dress for an upcoming event? One excellent way to look amazing and feel thin and beautiful is to get the right shapewear to go with your holiday outfit. Maybe you will be seeing people you haven’t seen in a while, or perhaps there will be photographers shooting photos of you and it’s the time to look your absolute best.

You need the right body shaper to go with your party dress. Whether you are wearing jeans and a stylish blouse, a chic cocktail dress or a dramatic pantsuit, looking like you’ve taken off inches is a way to boost your confidence and walk taller. The way to do look tall and lean is to pair the right body shaper with your outfit so you give your body the shape you want. You won’t have to worry about problem areas and lumps that may surface with the winter calorie consumption that the festivities bring. You can control your tummy, slim your hips, minimize back fat and smooth all over. There are many options of body shapers for every budget. From Assets by Sarah Blakely, to Flexees, Maidenform, Spanx, Yummie Tummie and Cass Luxury – the possibilities are endless.

We were excited to see top shapewear picks by costume designer extraordinaire Janie Bryant. Bryant dresses some of the most glamorous women in the world on the hit TV show Mad Men. Set in the 1960s, the costumes rely on shape and fit that the 60s were known for and Janie Bryant does an incredible job of creating the shapes and glamour of the time period especially on her leading ladies. She points out that the right shapewear is so important to dressing the stars and achieving the beautiful looks on the show and in real life.

Bryant selected some of her favorite Maidenform Shapewear picks that she considers to be must-haves for every woman’s wardrobe. My favorite of her picks was the ultra glamourous Maidenform Boudoir Easy Up Slip available in both black and nude. The Flexees by Maidenform slip has incredible transformative qualities and really holds everything in while still managing to be sexy on its own. The seaming and panels in the slip give each woman an hourglass silhouette and smooth over problem areas offering lift and tummy control at the same time. The slip is strapless with convertible straps making it very versatile.

Bryant also recommends other crucial Maidenform shapewear items that you must have in your body shaping arsenal. You can see more of her favorites HERE.

The solution is to get the best shapewear to wear under your special occasion dress. No matter which style of dress you plan to wear, they all look better with a good foundation. Look spectacular at the New Years Eve party, your daughter’s wedding, your high school reunion or a special cocktail party with a stunning dress that shows off your assets. All you need is the right body shaper or foundation undergarment to make the shape you have into the shape you want. You can at the very least smooth things out so you look streamlined and polished.

Attack Problem Areas
If you are looking specifically for tummy control, there are tons of Maidenform slimming underwear designed to target your midsection. If you want to conceal back fat, smooth love handles, you can find Flexees or Maidenform shapewear pieces for that. Tons of other brands make great body shapers that you can read more about on this site as well. Vedette, Yummie Tummie, Rago, Dr. Rey, Kymaro, Spanx, and Cass are just a few of the popular body shaper designers.

If you need to minimize your bottom and thighs, there are tons of great body shaper undergarments for that. Spanx makes excellent pant liners and Maidenform has plenty of good thigh slimmers that you can wear under dresses fearlessly.

You can also opt for all over 360 degree slimming with a firm control shaping slip or body briefer designed to take inches off your physique. The Flexees by Maidenform Easy Up Easy Down strapless slip mentioned above is a super option. These can make your waist look smaller, your hips leaner and can even make you appear to have improved posture within minutes. Also check out the Flexees Ultimate Slimmer wear your own bra Take Inches Off slip.

Shapewear Lines You Must Check Out
Here are a few terrific designers to look at for your shapewear to pair with your holiday party dress. Spanx is a Hollywood favorite that offers a great selection of body shapers from lightweight to super firm control. Flexees by Maidenform shapewear is another very popular brand that I love. Flexees is an incredibly affordable option that you can find at Kohl’s, JC Penney and at discount prices online or at T.J. Maxx or other discount retailers. Cass Luxury Shapewear is another favorite with lovely shapewear to wear with your cocktail dress. Their 2-in-1 body shaper is a celebrity stylist favorite. Yummie Tummie, Cynthia Rowley’s SLIM, Vedette, Assets at Target and Miraclesuit are all worth checking out depending on your budget and which level of shapewear you are looking for.

Sexy “Non-shapewear” Shapewear
If you want something sexy to wear under your party dress that doesn’t look like a grandmother girdle, consider the SLIM by Cynthia Rowley collection. The SLIM collection is one to wear if you want shaping control underwear but want to be able to reveal something attractive at the end of your festive evening. My favorite is a color blocked unique shapewear set in grey and purple that looks and feels luxurious and offers the body shaper support you need without looking like a granny girdle. SLIM by Cynthia Rowley is not cheap but it is something special. You can find it on the brand’s website.

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