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BODYSUITS

How to wear a bodysuit?

A bodysuit is a one-piece form-fitting garment. Comfortable, versatile and easy to wear a bodysuit can be worn as underwear or outerwear. You slip into a bodysuit, as you would slide on a one-piece swimsuit. The only difference is that the body suit fastens near the crotch.

Bodysuits can be worn with pants or a skirt, to create a tight and tucked in look. As they are a one-piece form-fitting garment, they will stay in place and will not need to be re-tucked throughout the day. Bodysuits can look beautiful worn with high waisted jeans, under a jacket, loose-fitting boyfriend jeans, denim skirts, trousers, pencil skirts or with athleisure wear.

Sexy bodysuits are beautiful when worn as lingerie. They are figure hugging, low cut and have beautiful lace details. Wearing them underneath a robe is a very seductive look.

Why wear a bodysuit?

Bodysuits can either be worn as lingerie, or as a substitute for a singlet/vest. They offer very flattering cuts, and when worn with pants or a skirt, they create a tight and tucked in look. Bodysuits are also often worn for extra warmth as they are skin-tight and hug the body. They are a one-piece form-fitting garment which means that they will stay in place and will not need to be re-tucked throughout the day. Bodysuits can look beautiful worn with high waisted jeans, under a jacket, loose-fitting boyfriend jeans, denim skirts, trousers, pencil skirts or with athleisure wear.

Other body suits are sexy and are better suited as lingerie. They are figure hugging, sheer and at times low cut. They may have beautiful lace details and can be seductive when worn under a robe.

Do you wear a bra under a bodysuit?

Lingerie bodysuits do not need a bra worn underneath them. Body suits are designed to have soft- in built support and may be purposefully sheer. Therefore, you do not need to wear a bra with them.

CHEMISE

Do you wear a bra with a chemise?

A chemise is a loose-fitting camisole, which creates an A-line silhouette. It can be long or short and is versatile enough to be worn as sleepwear or under your clothes. They are soft, silky and lace detailed, meaning they are a very sexy and feminine addition to your lingerie wardrobe.

You can wear a chemise with a sexy lace bra and briefs/g-string underneath if you prefer a layered look. If you are wearing a chemise under your clothes for day time, you should wear them with a bra for extra support.

SHAPEWEAR

What is the best shapewear to wear under a dress?

Shapewear is a seamless undergarment that shapes and smoothes your figure. They make any day or evening dress look flawless because they remove bumps and visible panty lines. Shapewear comes in all different forms, and each is designed to suit different garment cuts and figures.

Shapewear with a plunge neckline and low back will fit underneath most dresses. Also look for detachable straps so that you can wear them with strapless dresses too. Nude shapewear can also be worn underneath any style of garment. Good shapewear should flatten and smooth the tummy, waist and hips under any dress style.

What is shapewear?

Shapewear is a seamless undergarment that shapes and smoothes your figure. They make any day or evening dress look flawless because they remove bumps and visible panty lines. Shapewear comes in all different forms, and each is designed to suit different garment cuts and figures.

You can wear slip, bodysuit, brief, boyleg, thigh shaping, singlet or half-slip varieties of shapewear. They also come in black or nude colours so they can be discreetly worn underneath your clothing. Varieties with plunging necklines, low backs and detachable straps are the most versatile, and can be worn underneath a wide range of garment styles.

How to wear shapewear?

Shapewear is worn as an undergarment. When selecting shapewear, consider the following factors:

  1. Choose the right size: You do not need to opt for a smaller size down for extra firmness. Ensure that you are comfortable, and not creating extra bulges.
  2. Ensure you pick the right style for your outwear: For example, wear a bodysuit style for all over shaping in a body-con dress, versus booty shaping briefs for skinny jeans.
  3. Choose the right constriction: Wear medium constriction to smooth lines, and strong to reshape your figure.
  4. Always choose high waisted styles: These will smooth out your torso most effectively.

What is the best shapewear for plus size?

When shopping for plus size shapewear, look for the following features:

  • Form fitting shapes
  • Lightweight, breathable materials
  • Seamless
  • Longer lengths that offer more coverage and prevent indentation
  • Tummy, thigh and booty smoothing and control.

Also choose the level of constriction that you want. Wear medium constriction to smooth lines and strong to reshape your figure. Also, never feel like you must wear the next size down for extra firmness. This will only make you uncomfortable and create more bulges.

What is the best shapewear for tummy control?

Tummy control shapewear is useful for tight tops, cami’s, body-con dresses, and form fitting bottoms. The best tummy control will come from high waist or full body shapewear. It should not roll down when worn and not create any extra bulges or visible panty lines.

Waist control shapewear comes in brief, bodysuit, chemise, cincher, slip, singlet and boyleg styles. Select your desired style depending on the outwear you need to wear it with.

You can also opt for medium constriction shapewear to simply smooth lines, or high constriction to reshape your figure.

Which shapewear is the best for slimming?

High constriction shapewear is best for slimming as it is firm enough to reshape your figure. Shapewear should always be seamless, so that it does not become uncomfortable or leave indentations on your skin. Good slimming shapewear will target problem areas, which are typically the thighs, tummy and bottom.

High waisted, or one-piece shapewear will often give the most slimming benefits, especially through the mid-section.

Can I wear shapewear while pregnant?

Some women may want to wear shapewear when they are pregnant to keep their clothes smooth for a special event. You can wear shapewear while you are pregnant, as long as it fits you correctly.

If shapewear is too tight when you are pregnant, it will put unwanted pressure on your body. This can cause discomfort, pain, reduced blood circulation or heartburn. If you are having trouble breathing, or are in pain whilst wearing your shapewear, it is too tight for you to wear whilst being pregnant.

Shapewear clothing worn during pregnancy should be comfortable and provide support for your body. It should not overly compress or squeeze your internal organs.

Do you wear underwear under shapewear?

No, you should not wear underwear underneath shapewear. The purpose of shapewear is to create a seamless finish, and additional underwear will only create visible panty lines. The excess fabric will also add unwanted bulk. Shapewear is also specifically designed to eliminate the need for underwear. It is made with a cotton lining, and often features an easy access style fastening.

When to wear shapewear?

Shapewear is a powerful styling tool. It is worn as an undergarment and can be worn on any occasion where a woman wants to smooth or shape her physique. This may be for a special event, such as a wedding or formal occasion. Shapewear should be worn under body-con clothing, or thin fabrics that easily show lumps, bumps, bra seams or visible panty lines. It is also useful for wearing underneath form-fitting day wear, such as skinny jeans, slim fit shirts and pencil skirts.

Wear shapewear any time that you want to shape or smooth your tummy, thighs or bottom.

CAMISOLE

Do you wear a bra with a camisole top?

A camisole is a sleeveless, sheer top known for its versatility. It can be worn layered or on its own as outerwear, or as sleepwear. It offers little support for your bust, although some camisoles also feature built in support for your bust.

You can wear a bra with a camisole top if you would like to have extra support. This might especially be the case if you are styling your camisole for daywear.

POST_SURGERY BRAS

Can I wear an underwire bra after breast surgery?

You may feel particularly sensitive in the first few weeks post-surgery, so it is recommended to avoid wearing an underwire bra. You will also have swelling, so you may like to choose a soft, non-restrictive bra that has:

  • Soft seams
  • Wide underband
  • Deep front and side panels
  • Fully adjustable straps
  • Minimal detailing
  • No underwires
  • Cup separation

You can also choose to wear a bra that fastens at the front and back, if you are having trouble changing.

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