The Shapeware Stories

Can Shapewear Be Body Positive

Can Shapewear Be Body Positive

Body-positive supporters can still make you feel out of bounds trying to talk about shapewear.  Why? Because, shapewear has always been perceived as a weapon of torture whose main purpose is to modify the body and make it socially presentable.   The body-positivity movement, on the other hand, encourages people to love and embrace themselves and their bodies, regardless of its size and shape - a belief that doesn’t really support shapewear or the idea of wearing something to conceal body imperfections.  Just as the objective of the movement is to “address unrealistic beauty standards” and bolster morale, product development and...

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Choosing Your Perfect Shapewear

Choosing Your Perfect Shapewear

What A Shapewear Does Shapewear helps shave off inches from your tummy, making it look flatter. It tones your muscles down and firms it up making your thighs, hips and rear appear slimmer. Shapewear makes panty lines disappear, giving you a smooth finish - perfect for that figure-hugging dress.  A Brief History of Shapewear Body shapers have been around for a very long time. Originally used as “functional girdles” by the ancient Greeks (c. 2900 BC - 641 AD), the “Mastoeides”, made from linen or soft leather and bound from the waist, pushed the breasts out of the clothing. In...

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New Year, New You

New Year, New You

A new year requires a fresh start and a new you. And it’s not because people are used to seeing you in a particular way that you cannot go through metamorphosis into that person you’ve been envisioning yourself to be. You’re feeling that a change in your life by reinventing yourself could dispel the drab and blow a breath of fresh confidence in.  The transformation can start anywhere from the obvious to the subtle, but you first have to decide the direction of the change that you are planning to undertake. You need a vision, not just externally, but internally...

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Do you need to wear underwear underneath your shapewear?

Do you need to wear underwear underneath your shapewear?

At some point, the question may have crossed your mind and you’ve probably asked around for an answer. We’re jumping in with our two cents and hopefully provide clarity of sorts. And just like any other question, answers would depend on who is being asked.  Makers of body shapers feel that wearing underwear underneath your shapewear is a tad superfluous and goes against the shaper’s principle which is to create a seamless line beneath your outerwear. The additional layer of fabric traps heat and creates additional bulk, unflattering lines and lumps.  Most shapewears are specifically designed to eliminate the need...

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Your leggings as your perfect travel outfit

Leggings Travel Outfit

Your leggings as your perfect travel outfit

If you’re one of those people who’ve opted to take advantage of the holidays to embark on a trip, lucky you. And whether you’re a plebe or a seasoned traveler, getting to your destination can easily become excruciating if you wear the wrong travel outfit. Traveling is a thrill and you want to get to where you want to be fresh and ready - or something close to that. The key here is to have the least bit of stress when in transit, and the best way to achieve such a state is to be as comfortable as you can be,...

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