You might not be quite so concerned about having a bikini bod now that winter has arrived, but staying trim for those seasonal gatherings and photos that are just around the corner is still high on our wish lists.
Especially when the festive food and drink starts to flow. So to have you looking and feeling your best this winter, what are the best makes of shapewear for you? This short guide to sizes, types and styles should give you a good introduction to loving the skin you're in.
Choosing a Type
Body shape and image preferences can vary significantly from woman to woman, and understanding the areas that you want to flatter and shape will help you to choose the right type for you. Perhaps you want to pull in your tummy for that cocktail dress, or give your bottom a lift for that new pencil skirt & knowing the areas you want to target before you start shopping will help you to filter out the vast amount of choice on the market.
There's a whole range of styles available to give you support, including thigh shapers, tummy control slips, bust shapewear, girdles, knickers and full body shapewear. If you want to fit into your favourite dress or a stunning new outfit, it can be helpful to try it on first and see where you would most like to improve your figure. That way, you can ensure that you don't have any visible panty lines, and that you choose the right design of shapewear to suit the outfit that you have in mind.
Size & Support Level
One of the most important rules when choosing these undergarments is to go for an accurate size. Whilst you might try to squeeze into the size below with a dress or a pair of trousers, doing so with shapewear will only leave your trouble areas looking bumpy and uneven. The idea is to give you smooth, natural and unnoticeable support, so be honest with your sizing and the rest will do the work!
There are also various degrees of support available depending on how much impact you want your undergarments to have. If you just want a gentle tuck and firming effect that will smooth away those extra Christmas pounds, then light or moderate control will usually suffice. However if you are really wanting to add definition to your hips, tummy or bottom, then extra firm shapewear can be more beneficial.
Choosing the right shapewear for not only your body shape but the outfit or type of clothing that you usually wear will ensure that you get the most out of your support and feel incredible when you step out of the house. From gentle control to extra firm support, there is something for every woman that can make even the most indulgent Christmas feel a little less naughty!
Sandras Online has an extensive selection of ladies shapewear, so browse the collection to find the perfect fit for you this festive season.