The key to purchasing the right shapewear is to know your size. Shapewear that is too tight is no good. It is supposed to make your body look its best, not cut off your air supply. A bridesmaid needs to be on her A-game. She can’t do that if her shaper is making her dizzy. Also, it will be really hard to smile for the camera, enjoy all that delicious food and dance the night away if you feel like two pounds of bologna crammed into a one pound bag. Shapewear shouldn’t be loose or baggy either. All you will be doing is adding a layer of clothing that serves no purpose. If you aren’t sure of your size, make the time to go have yourself measured. This will ensure the best fit. There are plenty of retailers who are ready, willing and able to take your measurements. You could do it on your own or go with the other women in the wedding party and make a day of it.
The other thing you need to do is decide what it is you are trying to achieve. Maybe you want to smooth and flatten one area. Or maybe you want to lift another. Camisoles and Body Briefers are excellent choices for women who want to control the tummy area. They are also great for women who are looking to smooth out the back and/or love handles. There are slips and thigh slimmers for women who want to instantly give hips and thighs a toned look. Depending on the cut and fabric of your dress you may want to opt for something seamless to make sure no one knows you’re wearing shapewear. You also have options for how much or how little control your shapewear to has. Remember, with all of the choices on the market a woman can achieve the look she wants without any pain or discomfort.