My Views On Shapewear Slips...
Shapewear slips are a fab idea to help your outer wear skirts and dresses look and fit far better. They tend to be quite tight fitting and act as a sort of underpinning, helping your own clothes to hang nicely over your tamed bulges. They come in several styles: the low waisted pencil skirt, the high waisted pencil skirt, the tube style slip, the dress style slip and the version with a scooped out section at the front for your bust.
There are several things to think about when choosing a shapewear slip or skirt:
- The length of your skirt or dress. Shapewear slips and skirts usually sit around mid thigh level (give or take, depending on how long your thighs are!). I wouldn’t recommend these if you are wearing a very short skirt or dress as there is a good chance it will peep underneath the bottom and give the game away!
- Shoulder straps. If your dress or top is strapless then choose either a tube style shapewear slip or a high waisted slimming skirt. Both of these work with strapless outfits and can be worn with (or without!) a strapless bra.
- Your bust. Do you need to wear a bra with it? If you are over a C/D cup then YES YOU DO. I’ve yet to find a really good shapewear slip that gives good boob support over a size C. Comments to me please if you know of one! There are some really good shapewear slips that have a scooped out section at the front that accommodate the girls and their bra nicely. You get all the lovely slimming effect of the slip without compromising on bust shape.
- The fabric. Make sure you get fabric with anti-static properties as your outfit will look disastrous if your clothes just cling to the slip. Most shapewear slips are made from really good, light weight, breathable, anti-static fabric, but some of the cheapies are made from awful stuff!
As always, if you are unsure what shapewear is right for you please do get in touch
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Happy Shapewear Shopping x
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