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The Skinny on Slim: It’s all About Control
In a world of tummy tuckers and waist cinchers, shapewear has taken slim to a whole new level. Literally. Discover the breakdown on compression and which levels are right for you.
Low Compression (Light Control)
Low compression shapewear provides light flattening and shaping, without binding, for a more toned appearance and minimal flaws. Think of how your bathing suit feels—light, smooth, and flexible with minimal restriction. Made of microfiber, nylon blends, and other breathable fabrics, low compression garments can range from panties to leggings, and bustiers to full body girdles but are typically lightweight and seamless. Low compression shapewear is perfect when you want comfortable all day slimming action and is typically found in women’s control top pantyhose or briefs.
For light control, opt for the DKNY Underslimmers Tummy Managers Brief. Engineered with a double layer tummy control panel, it creates a slimmer waistline while providing a comfortable fit.
A comfortable choice with versatile options, medium compression takes slim up a notch.
Often made from nylon or cotton blends, medium compression shapewear offers the same benefits of firm compression garments, minus the latex. Instead it substitutes different amounts of spandex or microfiber and provides panels or layers for additional compression. Medium compression feels similar to cycling shorts and can be worn up to 8 hours.
A seamless solution for medium control, the Spanx Super Higher Power slims and trims tummy, hips, back and thighs, eliminating panty lines and bulges.
Waist shapewear is a great way to control your tummy by smoothing out those bumps, lumps, and bulges. Every woman wants that slim waist look that looks great under tight dresses and tops. The perfect way to achieve this is with control tummy shapewear. The Spanx Undie-tectable High-Waisted Panty is a great everyday wear. Instead of plain old panties, slip on this shaper and enjoy an instant hourglass silhouette. This is perfect for smoothing over love handles and that unwanted muffin top. Another great pick is the Spanx Higher Power with Tummy Control. This medium compression shapewear dramatically slims your waist but is great for everyday.
For most women, the thighs and butt can be their main problem. A leg shaper uses compression and elastic fabrics to smooth away bumps and bulges in your butt and thighs. This shapewear is a great pick to wear under tight pants and dresses. The Wacoal Sheer Enough Long Leg Shape Brief has two rear straps knit into the fabric that give your butt a natural-looking, youthful lift. The semi-sheer fabric is sleek and breathable for long lasting comfort and an undetectable look under clothes.
Plus size shapewear is great for full figure women who want to enhance their figure. Full figure shapewear is often made with seamless hosiery construction, featuring a compressive fit to lift and shape, and has a high percentage of spandex.
The Body Wrap Full Figure Bodysuit with Underwire, from the Body Wrap shapewear collection, is a seamless microfiber bodysuit for full figure women which provides all day, firm body control. It offers a range of shaping benefits such as a molded bra for breast support and enhancement and seamless tummy control that flattens and slenderizes the mid section.
Once you’ve identified your trouble spots, you’ll be able to pick the right shapewear to help you look slender and confident in any tight outfit. Whether you want to improve the look of your waist and thighs or enjoy an all over body slimming solution, Freshpair carries the perfect style for you.