The Best Shapewear To Wear Under Jeans
I have a problem. My absolute favourite jeans from last Winter don't blumming well fit. I can get them on (just about) but the zip keeps on coming down and the waistband is really tight. I don't want to buy another pair (yes I'm going back on a wretched diet until the weekend Christmas) as I love love love these jeans.
My solution of course is SHAPEWEAR!
Shapewear and jeans works so well. The jeans fit snugly but the material is forgiving. So you can wear some super slimming shapewear under your jeans which will make you look slimmer, smoother and much more jean-i-licious!
Some Things To Consider When Choosing Shapewear To Wear Under Jeans
Will you be showing any flesh? If your usual style is to wear jeans with a top that flashes a bit of your tummy and waist you need to choose LOW WAISTED shapewear. Shapewear on show just doesn't look all that good. If you MUST show shapewear around your middle, go for BLACK.
How tight are your jeans on your legs? If they are very tight and skinny, you need to go for shapewear that TAPERS OFF against your thighs. This means no stitching or banding on the edge. Some shapewear has folded fabric at the ends which works brilliantly. Other shapewear has laser cut edges which is great too. Remember, even though jean material is quite sturdy you can still sometimes see "harsh" banded or binded shapewear on your thighs. Think SMOOOTH lines.
Do you want a nice bum? Well who wouldn't? Some shapewear though just doesn't flatter your bum. This doesn't matter too much under dresses and skirts. However, under jeans and trousers it really can make a difference. Go for shapewear that SHAPES as well as SLIMS your bottom.
Does your tummy need controlling? I know mine does! After having 2 babies and eating my own body weight regularly in chocolate, my tummy needs a LOT of control. I find if I can flatten my tummy out a bit under jeans, the zip stays up all day. Choose shapewear with FIRM tummy control (or stronger if you like). This will really help to flatten out your belly bulges and make you look much slimmer.
Is your waistband too tight? If you are like me and are forever spilling over the top of your waistbands (muffin top!!), you NEED high waisted shapewear. This is amazing stuff that sucks in all the rolls around your tummy and waist and smooths everything out all the way up to just under your bra. Go for high waisted shapewear that has some form of anti-slip strip or even attachable bra straps to make sure it stays in place.
Knickers or shorts? Which style you choose just depends on whether or not you want to slim your thighs. If you are choosing knickers, make sure you choose a pair that has a forgiving knicker leg edge. Otherwise you will get the dreaded VPL (visible panty line). I personally always go for shorts as I have thunder thighs which have a bit of a life of their own!
Open or closed gusset? As a rule of thumb, high waisted shapewear has a opening gusset and low waisted shapewear has a closed gusset. There are a few exceptions. However, I don't think it is much of an issue when choosing shapewear to wear with jeans. You have to pull things down to use the loo anyway, so you can pull down a bit of shapewear too.
- Does the shapewear have to be seamless? I don't think it matters if your shapewear has seams or not when it comes to choosing shapewear to wear with jeans. The seamed shapewear tends to have seams in a similar place to jeans (for example the inner thighs). Seams just won't show under jeans.
My Best Picks For Low Waisted Shapewear To Wear Under Jeans
These are FIRM in slimming control. They have a LOW WAISTBAND with no binding, so it won't dig in around your waist. They have LASER CUT leg edges with a grip strip, so they will lie perfectly flat against your thighs. They are SEAMLESS with a closed cotton gusset. They have SUPERB tummy control and give your bum a nice bit of shape.
These are EXTRA FIRM in slimming control. They are LOW WAISTED but do have seams. However, they are all flat sewn as so should not show through jeans. They give AMAZING tummy control and give your bum a FANTASTIC shape - like REALLY FANTASTIC. They are they ones to choose if you want your bum to look AMAZING in your jeans.
These are FIRM in slimming control. They are SEAMLESS and made from a really soft fabric. They give your TUMMY good control and work perfectly under jeans. They are the ones to choose if you are looking for something "like normal knickers but with a bit of slimming control". Easy to wear, great slimming effect and they don't look like shapewear.
My Best Picks For High Waisted Shapewear To Wear Under Jeans
These are FIRM in slimming control and give SUPER tummy control. They are made from a really soft, stretchy fabric that is easy to wear for long periods of time. They are HIGH WAISTED with an anti-slip strip at the top. This helps the top to stay in place just under your bra. The legs are soft with a FOLDED FABRIC edge, so they won't dig in or leave bulges where they finish on your thighs. The bottom is designed to give a lovely bit of shaping, as well as slimming. The gusset is lined with cotton and is an opening one.
These are the knicker version of the Spanx Higher Power Shorts. They are FIRM in slimming control with really GOOD tummy control. The high waistband sits just under your bra and stays in place with an anti-slip strip. The legs are designed to lie flat and not dig in so you don't need to worry about VPL. The bottom section helps to slim, shape and lift your bum, making it look much rounder in your jeans. The gusset is a CLOSED cotton one. The fabric is super soft and is really comfy to wear for long periods of time.
These are the ones to choose if you like high waisted shapewear, but find it can roll down on you. They are EXTRA FIRM in slimming control, so they make a BIG DIFFERENCE to your figure. They really help to SLIM and SHAPE your bottom and CINCH you in at the waist. The fabric is SEAMLESS and the gusset is an opening one. The leg edges are non-binded and so leave a smooth finish on your thighs. They come with straps that you attach to your bra to hold everything perfectly in place.
The Ones I Actually Wear...
I live in Spanx Higher Power Shorts. I wear them most days. I can't recommend them highly enough. They go with most of my outfits but as I pretty much wear jeans most days, they DEFINITELY work with jeans. I find they give me a lot of support, suck all my wobbly bits in and make my clothes FEEL so much more comfortable. They are also a really decent price (£35.00) so I can afford to have several pairs on the go at one time.
Help, I still don't know what shapewear to choose!
If you are still stuck choosing shapewear then contact me. I've over 12 years experiencing in selling (and wearing) shapewear and I love to help people. Contact me with details about your size, body shape and outfit and I will recommend some shapewear for you x