Back in the day, shapewear didn’t garner this level of attention. They were for the savvy few who felt the need to maintain an hourglass figure, while the vast majority of women were oblivious of the transformative effect of this wardrobe essential, especially after childbirth. Well, those days are long gone and shapewear for women has gone mainstream, but do you really need to consider them if you’re still sitting on the fence?
Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on who you ask, there was no snap-back trend to motivate you, and the need to be a yummy mummy wasn’t so much of a big deal after all. But fast forward to 2022, it’s become public knowledge that you can get the body you desire, albeit for a few hours a day, only if you’d embrace the miracle of the shapewear.
No jokes, shapewear is the perfect outfit saver as they enable you to rock almost any dress, jumpsuit, blouse, or skirt without getting anxious about your body. Therefore, stocking up on different types of shapewear is a step in the right direction, and with several varieties today, there’s certainly one, two, or five shapewear(s) that will work for your body type.
At this point, it’s important to note that advocating for frame-defining underwear is by no means a throw at #bodylove. Certainly not! As a matter of fact, I dare say that it’s an act of self-care to want to look and feel your best. Plus, remember that even slender ladies often call on the magic of shapewear to help accentuate their outfits. Simply put, shapewear is an essential part of every woman’s closet regardless of her size.
Check out the SR-approved shapewear you should totally invest in…
Two ends of a coin, girdles and corsets have been the point of call for women looking to max on the sexy vibe. They have become so beloved (and relied on) that entire outfits are made with them in mind. And many even mimic them. If you’re looking to create an hourglass figure by keeping only your waist region in check, then these girls are your best bet.
Shop editor’s finds
#2. The ribbed bodysuit
You can call the ribbed bodysuit shapewear a power control and you wouldn’t be wrong. This piece holds up your body together––thighs, hips, breasts, waist––so well you’d have no need for extra support. No wonder they are trusted by sports stars like Serena Williams.
Shop editor’s edit
#3. The fishnet
Yes, I am aware that you are quite familiar with the fishnet leggings, however, that’s not what I am referring to here. The fishnet shapewear is a sexy alternative to the trusted long leg shapewear as they seductively reveal skin in a see-through and not-so-see-through manner while framing and contouring your hips, butt, and legs without much pressure. If you are one to channel your inner seductress, this is for you.
Shop editor’s selection
#4. Mid-waist briefs
Few can compete with the mid-waist brief as they can serve as both underwear and beachwear, all the while keeping your waist in check. They come in several colors but the blacks, whites, and nudes are the most popular. Notwithstanding, feel free to select a color you love.
Shop editor’s recommendation
#5. Wireless bra
How would you like to get the firm hold of the wired bra, but without those uncomfortable wires? If you are nodding, then the wireless bra is the shapewear you should invest in this 2022.
Shop editor’s curation
#6. High-waisted shorts
The high-waisted shorts have upgraded from boring underclothing to a fashion staple. I bet you have observed several celebrities and fashion influencers rocking theirs –– from Kim Kardashian to Nigeria’s Toke Makinwa –– so you shouldn’t doubt slipping into one yourself. Think underwear, outerwear, and shapewear rolled into one sexy piece. Meow!
Shop editor’s edit
For the latest in fashion, lifestyle and culture, follow us on Instagram @StyleRave_