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Shapewear 101: The Definitive Shapewear Guide

Remember that moment in Bridget Jones when Renee Zellweger had to make the decision between the scary, huge, pants and the sexy black ones? Those scary pants helped Bridget to bag Daniel Cleaver , but nonetheless, she did look amazing in that gold dress.

Gossard Retrolution Slip

If you’ve got a big event coming up and you want a little something extra to help you look and feel your best, there’s no harm in using high-tech fabrics and clothing design to give yourself a helping hand and a super sleek silhouette.

Ender Legard Plunge Neck Frontless Silk Satin Corset

Whilst shapewear isn’t a requirement for dressing well, if you’re feeling bloated or not as firm as you’d like, a good bodysuit or pair of control pants can help boost your confidence and make you feel better while wearing your favourite dress. Here’s a quick overview of some various shapewear styles that might make an appearance in your closet:

Bodysuits

Prima Donna Twist 'Cache Cache' Body

Skinnygirl By Bethenny Frankel Lace Shaping Bodysuit

Yummie Tummie Kayla Teddie

For a quick lift, bodies and body shapers are the way forward. They may look a little like a swimsuit, but trust me when I say they’re very, very different! Bodies help to smooth out your stomach, lift your bosom, make your bum look perky and create a smooth silhouette – all in one! They are perfect for wearing under almost any outfit from trousers and tops, to shorts and tanks, to dresses and skirts. Many bodies have an integrated underwire bra to offer support, but if you prefer to wear your own, there are cupless styles available that often have matching separates, like the one above from PrimaDonna. There are so many gorgeous designs out there, you may find yourself wearing some bodysuits as outerwear!

Body Control Dresses

DMondaine Marilyn Contouring Slip

Scandale Sirene Shaping Skirt

Wolford Tulle Forming Dress

A good body control dress (also known as a shaping slip) hugs your curves, making them look smooth and toned. If you want shapely thighs, a defined waist and a lifted bust, a control dress under your party dress is the way to go. If possible, get fitted for your shaping dress professionally, and be realistic about what it can do for you. A good shapewear dress, like the ones shown above, will give you a sleek, smooth silhouette, but it won’t make you a full dress size smaller. Trying to squeeze into a shaping dress that’s too small will have the opposite effect, in fact, giving you bulges in places you shouldn’t have them.

Corselettes or Body Briefers

What Katie Did Glamour Corselette

Kiss Me Deadly Vargas Dress

Rago Shapewear Lacette Corselette

Corselettes, or garter dresses, are an essential piece of shapewear, and I believe they have a place in most every wardrobe. Corselettes help create a smooth silhouette when worn under dresses and skirts. Most corselettes come with stocking clips to help keep them in place, and many styles are pretty enough to wear on their own in the bedroom or as part of a super-sultry boudoir photo shoot.

Shaping Camisoles

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Body Hush Glamour Sensual Slimming Camisole

The Body Wrap Cinch and Lift Camisole

Camisoles help smooth your upper body and flatten your tummy. They’re more comfortable to wear than a full body control dress and are a good choice if you’re wearing a dress that’s fitted at the top and flared at the bottom. They also work well for pairing with a show-stopping top and a pair of trousers, jeans, or a skirt.

Waist Cinchers

Chantelle Opera Waist Cincher

Agent Provocateur Bridgit Waspie

Hips and Curves Waist Cincher with Garter Straps

Nipped-in waists and hourglass figures are still highly desirable for many women. If you want to add a little extra definition to your waist, a waist cincher or “waspie” will be your new best friend. A waist cincher is a bit like a wide belt that’s worn around the waist to helps smooth out the tummy and support your back whilst helping create a more defined hourglass shape. They are available in a wide range of styles that include front fastening, hook-and-eye closures as well as pull-on styles, and they range from more plain, everyday wear to lacy pieces (such as Chantelle’s), which you’ll have a hard time keeping under your clothes!

Longline Bras and Bustiers

Gossard Retrolution Longline Bra

Playful Promises Lucy Lace Longline Bra

Dottie's Delights Devils Mask Longline Bra

Sometimes a bit of bra bulge can disrupt the lines of an otherwise great outfit. Longline bras, like the beautiful Dottie’s Delights style pictured above, offer support for the chest and smooth your back so you don’t have a visible bra line. Longline bras are structured to extend a few inches lower than the band of normal underwire bras and can also do double duty as a shaping bustier. Longline bras not only help to shape your silhouette, they can also be more comfortable to wear than bras with thinner bands because the wider band area offers more support across a larger space.

Shaping Shorts and Leggings

Va Bien Smooth Couture High Waist Tights

Marks & Spencer Firm Control Lace Shorts

Spanx Shaping Bodysuit

If you want a smooth line under a slim-fitting skirt or some skinny jeans, shaping shorts and mid-thigh shapers are a good option. They help lift your bum and smooth out your thighs at the same time. You can even get shaping pants that help keep your skin cool, so you don’t get all hot and bothered on the dance floor. Because who doesn’t want to look confident and comfortable in their party clothes?

Control Briefs

Panache Envy High Waist Shaping Brief

Triumph Perfect Sensation Maxi Panty

DKNY Light Control Lovely Lace Shaping Brief

Whether you’re slipping on your favourite pair of jeans or getting ready to hit the town with your friends, you want to look and feel your best all day (or night!) long. Control briefs and boy shorts are perfect for lifting and rounding your bum to create a shapely derriere. Control briefs offer everything from light to firm support, and are perfect for those venturing into shapewear for the first time as they are much less intimidating than their full body counterparts. Many control briefs also offer light stomach support and even a bit of thigh slimming, making them an excellent all-around shaping garment suitable for most anything.

Arm Shapers

Cosabella Betsy Half Sleeve Pushup Bra

Leonisa Arm Compression Vest with Posture Corrector

Mary Portas Black Floral Lace Armery

Shapewear isn’t just designed to slim tums and lift bums; there are even pieces to help out with your arms. If you’re wearing a tight top or a dress with long sleeves, you may want to try a back and arm shaper. These can even help with poor posture, a common complaint amongst office workers and those who spend a lot of time at a desk. Arm shapers that stretch across the back help to pull your shoulders into a more natural position can help uncurl your body f you feel hunched over after a long day at work. What’s not to love?

This article was reproduced from : http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2013/09/a-guide-to-shapewear-and-other-sneaky-solutions.html

The History Of Lingerie And The Evolution Of “Sexy”

Fashion’s closest answer to the puzzle of sensuality is simple: lingerie. A myriad of shape, texture and color, lingerie manipulates our individual concepts of sexy and the clothes that represent those tastes. It suggest, it flirts, but it never reveals all. And that’s the core of it’s essence: mystery. Complete exposure could never suffice, as it signifies an e-vite of constant availability. No, lingerie has always been seen as a curious subject, carefully choosing what to hide and what to bare.

Throughout history lingerie has served as women’s answer to questions of individual sensuality and suggestion, and so from the many years of bustiers, bras and the babes that wore them, we’re exposing it all.
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Not to any surprise, the 1800s’ version of sexy was’t any version at all. Any suggestion of intimacy was of a covert matter, an almost shameful secret only divulged behind closed doors and only shared between man and wife. The suppression of sexuality then quite literally translated into sartorial matters: the corset. Nearly every aspect of this garment was engineered to pull, push and manipulate the female body, from the drawstrings that cinched the waist together to the whalebone that pushed the breasts forward. Such constraints had a definite affect, causing women to suffer from organ deformation, crushed ribs and even miscarriage. But the era of lingerie’s suppression would quickly come to an end as fashion’s newest invention found its limelight.

Bloomers and Bras

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With Mary Phelps Jacobs’ invention of the bra in 1910, women were finally getting the choice and freedom that lingerie was meant to offer. Society’s corset requirement began to fade with WWI shortages and lingerie companies were in need of new solutions for their customers, one of these being the bra. Because of the 20s’ sleek and skimpy silhouette, women were going to need underwear of the same cloth, thus also introducing the slip. Much contrasting from the suppressive nature of earlier centuries, the slip granted a newfound liberation and simplicity. Granted, this image was quite androgynous and promoted a sort of boyish figure not usually associated with an image of sex, but by using lingerie to celebrate the female body, “sexy” was exactly the term for it. As styles changed in the 30s and 40s, underwear followed suit and women bought their lingerie in separates: bras and bloomers. These options again were a step in a positive direction, but still had a certain veneer of secrecy. Something would need to break this wall in order for a more available version of “sexy” to be found.

The Curves of Rebellion

pin up collageGil Elvgren, Harry Eckman

But with the 1950s, lingerie finally developed its overt display and societal acceptance. The image of sex could finally become tangible, and this was in part due to the rise of pin-up girls. Pin-up girls were pictures of often scantily-clad models printed on posters for the walls of America. On these models were the lingerie trends of the decade, advertising everything from seamed stockings and girdles to bustiers and corselets. In total, these trends encapsulated the newest image of sex: curves. With the 60s and 70s continued an era of sexual liberation and lingerie styles again evolved, but almost in a digressional manner. The 60s version of underwear was no underwear, as seen in the decade’s infamous bra burning and invention of the No-Bra. The 70s had a return to lingerie, but in a sleeker sense with trim nightgowns and loose fabrics.

Cher And Body Suits: A Love Affair

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80s lingerie could not be explained without Cher, who was famous for debuting this little number in concert. Lingerie had officially gone back to the one-piece or teddies that had been forgotten for quite some time. Along with the body suit, popular styles were thongs, g-strings and any piece with a high-cut leg. Much opposed to the 80s’ version of sex, the 90s found its version in an androgynous display of very little clothing. The most commonly known example was in Calvin Klein’s controversial ads of the decade. Even though he was technically selling clothing, his models often wore no clothing at all, challenging ideas of nudity and the connotations of sex that go with them. In addition he created the unisex Calvin Klein waistband to prove that sexuality didn’t always have to be determined by gender. While his ideas and ads were widely known, they were also heavily censored and even faced a few child pornography charges. Still, his ideas of sex represented a new version that defied past standards and limitations.

The New Sexy

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Today lingerie is obviously more accessible than ever in a variety of forms, but more importantly it has contributed a modern version of sexy completely unique from past eras. This new version is not about what’s covered up or not, but about the woman underneath it all. A woman of confidence. A woman of strength. A woman who encapsulates whatever sort of sexy she wants.

After all of these years, we’re happy that this is the sort of woman that lingerie has become.

Find out more details on our website at www.lingerie-supplies.com including great deals and savings, some of the lowest ever!

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The Corset Revival: How celebrities are wearing the trend

The corset renaissance is here and – believe us or not – it’s happening in a totally wearable way.

Originally worn as an undergarment in Victorian times, the corset trend is taking a modern turn of late, as seen in the street style of the stars.

It’s being reworked in a number of ways: over baggy t-shirts a la Kylie Jenner, mixed with knits like Kendall Jenner, or dressed up for a night out like Hailey Baldwin.

Let these celebrity looks inspire you to unearth your corset and have your very own Marie Antoinette moment…

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski wore her floral corset solo, matched with some brown trousers as she attended an event with Adidas. We love the addition of the Carolina Santo Domingo basket bag.
Emma Watson
Emma Watson in her favorite jacquard corset.

 

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VS Angel Romee Strijd wore her corset with a short jumper over the top.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner wore her corset with a super cropped polo neck top and wide legged trousers. This is a supermodel look if we ever saw one.

Hailey Baldwin

And the corset doesn’t have to be dressy – proved here in another Hailey Baldwin look. The model wears hers with an off-the-shoulder knit underneath.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall wore a loosely tied corset over a matching dress while in New York. She wore the look with white boots and an adorable mini bag. Top styling points here.

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Madonna in black mesh corset.

Celebrities are falling in love with corsets. Corsets are now a fashion and they are making you look great in any occasion. Visit http://www.lingerie-supplies.com/c/corsets-76.html and pick your favorite corsets today.

Bras Dictionary

If there was ever an item that can be described as essential to a woman, it’s definitely the bra. They’re the items we entrust with the support of our beloved boobs, and so they are understandably very important to us. Bras are more than just convenient holding cups for your breasts.

Wella Intimate Lace Bras

A good bra can mean the difference between looking kind of lumpy and uneven to feeling confident and comfortable in a tight shirt.

For those with larger breasts in particular, a good bra is not only essential to a polished outfit, but for back health as well. You need that extra support to relieve your precious spine from stress and so the type of bra you choose is even more important.

For those looking for a subtle lift and/or wishing to limit the effect of gravity on their breasts, bras are essential tools.

Bras can also instill you with confidence and sensual femininity as well as giving you an extra skip in your step throughout the day.

In order to help identify the type you need, it’s important to recognise all the different bras out there. Which ones are perfect for you? Which are well suited to the different occasions and outfits you plan on wearing them with?

Wella Intimate Bra Dictionary

Check these affordable bra sets on lingerie-supplies.com and I am sure you would find one that fits you.

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Should you be wearing lingerie when you are already in your 50? And Why

Whу іѕ lіngеrіе ѕо important tо women оf аll аgеѕ? Thе answer іѕ ѕіmрlе. What wе wеаr nеxt tо оur ѕkіn dеfіnеѕ who wе аrе. The right underwear gіvеѕ uѕ соnfіdеnсе, but thеrе´ѕ much mоrе tо thе mаgіс оf sexy lingerie than just a ԛuісk bооѕt tо оur self-esteem. And it´s nоt juѕt аbоut wеаrіng pretty thіngѕ tо еntісе thе реrѕоn wе ѕреnd оur nights wіth, аlthоugh thаt can be іmроrtаnt tоо! Lingerie helps uѕ еxрlоrе ourselves and dіѕсоvеr thе facets оf our personalities.

Lingerie for mature women
Lingerie for mature women

 

Mаturе women оftеn nеglесt the fасt that ѕеxу lіngеrіе еѕресіаllу brаѕ аrе nоt only nісе tо look at, but they ѕhоuld fееl gооd when they аrе wоrn. When Wоmеn gеt tо a сеrtаіn аgе, they ѕtор trуіng tо lооk gооd еѕресіаllу whеn it comes to lіngеrіе. Sеxу lіngеrіе fоr mаturе wоmеn mау be a bіt tоо much оf аn еxtrаvаgаnzа fоr women that аrе uѕеd tо plain lооkіng full coverage brаѕ.

 

Thеrе are many lіngеrіе for mаturе wоmеn that оffеr lіft and support without being constricting аnd раіnful. Yes, bra technology hаѕ fоund оthеr wауѕ tо lift uр thе breasts without undеrwіrе, and уоu can fіnd these tуреѕ of brаѕ іn ѕеxу styles and bigger cup sizes too! Before you gо buуіng аnу lіngеrіе fоr уоur changing body, be sure tо gеt уоurѕеlf mеаѕurеd; it’s very possible your brеаѕt ѕіzе may change after еxреrіеnсіng mеnораuѕе (or wеіght loss or gаіn).

 

Regarding раntіеѕ, gо fоr соmfоrt, Wearing of constricting materials can furthеr dіѕruрt vаgіnаl dryness, саuѕіng іrrіtаtіоn thаt саn even bе раіnful. Yоu саn ѕtіll wеаr lасу panties, but make ѕurе tо аltеrnаtе wear with brеаthаblе fаbrісѕ lіkе соttоn panties аnd bаmbоо panties. There аrе ѕо many соttоn раntіеѕ out there.

 

Fоr рluѕ-ѕіzе and wоmеn оvеr 50, ѕоft tissue іѕ a соmmоn problem. It оссurѕ thrоughоut thе body аѕ we age. Unlеѕѕ уоu’rе extremely lеаn, уоu lіkеlу have a bіt of this on уоur back, legs, wаіѕt, and аrmѕ. Suрроrtіvе garments оftеn mаgnіfу soft tissue by сrеаtіng lumру-lооkіng skin, muffіn tорѕ, іndеntаtіоnѕ аnd bасk fаt. To minimize thеѕе еffесtѕ, particularly thе ѕkіn flарѕ under the arms.

Mаkе sure уоu’rе wеаrіng thе соrrесt brа size. Whеn tіѕѕuе is fіrm, it’s mоrе forgiving.
Choose bras wіth undеrwіrеѕ аnd 3-part cups for thе best ѕuрроrt іn frоnt. I also rесоmmеnd brаѕ with ѕlіngѕ оr panels, vеrtісаl bоnіng, аnd tаllеr sides. Bесаuѕе brеаѕt tіѕѕuе bесоmеѕ mоrе mаllеаblе with аgе, a brа wіth a dеfіnеd brеаѕt ѕhаре wіll gіvе уоu a ѕuрроrtіvе and mоrе уоuthful арреаrаnсе.

Whеn you dеvоtе tіmе аnd еffоrt tо аdоrn уоur bоdу in bеаutіful lіngеrіе, it affirms your ѕеlf-wоrth аnd bооѕtѕ уоur ѕеlf-соnfіdеnсе. It іgnіtеѕ fеmіnіnе сrеаtіvіtу аnd also hеlрѕ уоu take yourself seriously. It is vеrу sad thаt most mature wоmеn dо nоt bеlіеvе thаt thеу are worthy of nісе lіngеrіе оr that іt worth thеіr money. Thеу fееl guіltу buуіng thіngѕ that are оnlу іntеndеd fоr a fеw еуеѕ.

 

The article is written by Sarah Wilson, a lingerie expert based in Singapore.