Shapewear is the new name for girdles and foundations (Learn more about the History of Shapewear
). Modern women's shapewear has a new and sophisticated construction thanks to Santoni knitting machines that make today's shapewear virtually seamless. Additionally, these knitting machines can spot increase and decrease support levels; shapewear can now flatten your tummy, lift and smooth your bottom but not flatten your breasts, and without seams. Using compression rather than seams and boning, this new shapewear gives a smooth line to your body that women love without the discomfort that girdles and corsets can create. Brands specializing in this new knit technology include Spanx, The Body Wrap and Spanks.
HerRoom carries a fantastic selection of women's shapewear - plus-size shapewear and countless silhouettes - to address all your issues. Of course, we offer Spanx (An Oprah's Favorites pick and frequent O-List member), which is pronounced like Spanks. The original seamless shapewear, however was Body Wrap. It's The Body Wrap that first designed seamless women's shapewear and varied the knit-in support strengths throughout. The Body Wrap just never received Oprah's endorsement. Flexees, Bali and Barely There also offer seamless shapewear in the form of body shapers and control briefs, and the always favorite biker short shapewear silhouette. And Sassybax bras and camisoles are famous for their elimination of back fat.
Another name used to describe girdles and foundation garments is body shapers. In other words, body shapers are women's shapewear garments. We like the phrase body shapers to describe shapewear because it seems the more descriptive term. Body shapers shape your body using materials that contour your figure into a more pleasing appearance without seams, and without cutting off your breathing and circulation.
Some things body shapers can do for you, especially those of us with plus size shapewear curves are:
- Provide immediate and visible results
- Slenderize and provide lower back support
- Body shapers disappear under clothing
- Rago Shapewear bull's eyes problem areas
- Gives the wearer a slimmer, sexier, firmer & more youthful feel
- Give lift and a smooth shape to the derriere
- Sassybax camisole and bra eliminate back fat
Spanx or Spanks?
The answer is both. Its spelled Spanx, but it's pronounced like Spanks. So, where did the name Spanx come from? Well, the inventor, Sara Blakely heard that a big reason for the success of the name Coca Cola was that it had two strong "K" sounds. Spandex is also a key fiber in most of the Spanx products. So, combining the two, you get Spanx!
The miraclesuit shapewear collection boasts the slogan: "Look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds." This shapewear strives to redefine your curves and reduce your body by one dress size. If this is your goal, then miraclesuit shapewear is for you. The miraclesuit line took girdle technology and then updated it with today's fabrics and construction techniques to give you, the wearer, extra firm control. Once you put this miraclesuit plus size shapewear on, you'll be amazed at your smooth silhouette. The miraclesuit camouflages your bumps, lumps and flaws with the use of double panel and seam shaping construction that's specially designed for your hips, tummy and midriff. The result is an extra firm product like the girdles of old, but with greater flexibility and a more natural and shapely miraclesuit shapewear body.
Women looking for shapewear will find a wide variety of comfortable, easy-to-wear shapewear garments at HerRoom. Shapewear can instantly curve, slim, flatten and enhance many body areas (breast, stomach, waist, hip, thigh, buttock, leg, and all other body areas). Shapewear garments or body shaper garments do this with a variety of silhouettes. Some of them include shapewear bodysuits and body briefers, panty girdles or control briefs, the popular shapewear piece known as a biker short, and body shapers with high waist in their name so that the waistband does not give the woman a muffin top or tummy bulge. Shapewear camisoles are also extremely popular because a shapewear camisole can be used instead of a bra and worn all day to provide a smooth line all the way past your waist. The Spanx Power Pantie with Tummy Control style 004 won The Undie Award as the most favorite piece of Shapewear in 2007. The runner up was the Spanx 064 Hide & Sleek Mid-thigh Smoother.
Shapewear garments are actually replacing everyday bras and panties for many women. This is a new trend in women's shapewear and body shapers. Rather than wear a pair of panties, women will put on, for example a Spanx 032 Higher Power High Waisted Pantie and wear it throughout the day. Or a woman will wear a Barely There 4214 Breathe Shaping Camisole, or the Nancy Ganz 3310 Body Shaping Camisole instead of a bra or bodysuit. With the new performance fabrics, women's shapewear is now giving adequate support and shape for women; the resulting effect is the dismissal of traditional bras and panties.
Shapewear after Cosmetic Procedure:
Many of HerRoom's shapewear garments provide a great solution for post-surgery compression needs. After a cosmetic surgery procedure, it's best to wear a compression garment to maintain and enhance the benefits of your procedure. HerRoom offers many post-surgery shapewear pieces from a variety of manufactures. The best post-surgery shapewear pieces include Annette shapewear and Contour shapewear with zippers, TC Fine shapewear with it's smooth no-roll edge, and Rago Shapewear. With our Free Shipping, you can stalk up at a savings.
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