Monday, August 01, 2011

A New Generation of Shapewear

There’s no doubt that shapewear can be a friend with benefits. The object is to find intimates that shape, smooth, and firm. Look for items made of soft, substantial, stretchy materials to enjoy a sleek silhouette and still remain comfortable.

Choose wisely:

  • Undergarments that hold you in too tightly in one area usually create an unattractive bulge in another area - “Being held in” is less beneficial than being “smoothed out.”
  • Buy intimates that have no seams or lace that show through clothing -Smooth is always the goal.
  • Do not buy an item that is too small for you thinking that it will make you look slimmer and better - It won’t.
  • If an item shrinks or you get larger - Get rid of it.
  • If shapewear loses its firmness or shape - Replace it.

This season I took my own advice, opened my mind, and revisited an item I had previously sworn off, and I’m glad I did. The Ulla Body Wrap Soft Cup Bodysuit is such an item. New generations of fabrication have simply improved the effectiveness and comfort of shapewear, immeasurably – and may, therefore, be an old friend worth getting to know again.

If you’ve tried some of our new intimates – I’d love to hear your opinions.


Ulla Popken Stylist & Blogger

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Debra said...

What great advice about the undergarments, I think I am guilty of this at times, especially when getting dressed for a formal event. I wear these "too tight" undergarments & think they will slim me down & instead I feel so uncomfortable all night. Thanks for the tips!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debra,
Thanks for the feedback!
Smooth over tight is always right!