Nobody buys shapewear hoping that it will slip around all over the place. Nobody wants to have to dal with their clothes moving around. When you go out looking your best for a big night out, you should be able to feel confident that you will still look and feel stunning in a few hours time.
Rollup or rolldown problems are real, and really frustrating. Corsets and girdles, shaping skirts and shorts all tend to pinch and move in annoying ways. Shapewear is supposed to help you, not be a hindrance. These tips will help you to get the best out of your clothes.
1. Buy Quality Garments
When you shop for plus size girdles, try to pick a high-quality brand and supplier. If you buy online, pick a place with a good refund and returns policy. If you buy in store, then try the garments on if it is allowed. In addition, be honest when you are shopping. Don’t buy a size smaller thinking that it will offer a better shaping effect. Sizing down is only going to leave you with lumps and bumps in places that you don’t want them. Instead, buy the proper size to get something that is snug but that moves with your body. By buying the right size you’re more likely to get a good fit.
2. Put Shapewear on Dry Skin
One common mistake that people make is trying to wear shapewear on wet skin. Instead of doing that, let your skin dry naturally first. If you come home from work, shower, and then get ready to go out, towel dry yourself first and then let yourself air dry for a few minutes while you do something else. If your skin is even slightly damp then the shapewear won’t grip it properly, and it will be more likely to bunch up or roll in annoying ways.
3. Use a Bra With Your Shapewear
If you need under-bust control and good tummy control, layer your shapewear with a good, properly fitted bra. This will give you a smooth and stylish looking silhouette and will make your outfit far more comfortable to wear as well. You need to have a bra that fits properly to get the best results, though.
If you are preparing for a special event and feeling a bit anxious, or you just need some extra’ security, then consider using some dressing tape to secure your wardrobe. Many models use this trick! A lot of shapewear has its own ‘grip strip’ which will stop it from rolling up, but you can use tape in addition to this to give yourself that little bit of extra confidence.
You can secure certain parts of your garments by folding the waistband or leg, but this isn’t always a good idea since it can leave you with lumps or tell-tale bumps under your dress. Do it if the outfit lets you get away with it, but tape is often a better option.
4. Hooks and Loops
Sometimes simply tucking your garment in place won’t be enough, especially if you’re going to be dancing or moving around a lot. You can get shapewear that will hook onto other garments, or use control slips with straps so that your dress won’t move around even when you’re quite active while wearing it. You can also get hooks to attach girdles or control briefs to your other undergarments. It takes a while to get used to hooking everything in place, but it can work quite well.
5. Pick the Right Outer Garments
Choose shapewear that will match with the garments you wear. This might mean you need more than one set. Strapped and strapless garments will need different cuts. A dress will require a different set to a shirt and skirt ensemble where there is a natural waistband. Slinky and empire line garments reveal things in different places too. Prioritise smoothing in the areas where it matters most.