As a wearer of Bali Intimates shapewear, I’m always sharing the wow factor that comes with wearing these pieces. But sitting in the audience for the fashion show and in those girl-talk moments, I’ve heard some misinformation about shapewear. Fortunately, after the Bali fashion show, celebrity stylist Jennifer Rade and blogger Afrobella did a Q & A with the audience. And a few shapewear myths were debunked.
Myth: “Shapewear” is code for girdle?
Truth: Absolutely not. Girdles have boning -long verticle inserts sewn into them that squeeze you. The Bali Intimates Shapewear is a fabric infused with Lycra that targets specific areas adding control and support. This is not your mother’s girdle.
Myth: Wearing shapewear says you’re not comfortable with who you are and misleads the man in your life? At some point you have to take it off.
Truth: Women wear shapewear for the same reason we wear bras. Support, style, and making you look fabulous in your clothes.
Myth: Shapewear is for overweight women.
Truth: Not so. A smooth silhouette is attractive in every size. The fabric of certain clothes will gather or pucker in some of the most un-flattering places. Shapewear eliminates to keep checking, tugging, or pulling by keeping you tight and smooth, allowing you to move freely with confidence.
Myth: It’s OK to put my shapewear in the dryer.
Truth: The best way to care for your shapewear, is to handwash them in a delicate detergent and then lay flat or hang them to dry. It extends the life of the fabric.
Myth: If I buy my shapewear in a size too small it will make me look even smaller.
Truth: Buy the size that you need. Buying shapewear that is too small buy even one size, defeats the purpose. This is what gives you that sausage-casing look, where your body is squeezed in and you can see the lines of the shapewear. Remember, your shapewear is designed to create a seamless silhouette-it shouldn’t be visible.
Ladies, have a great weekend. Any shapewear or foundation questions, just ask.