|Our options for molding and shaping our bodies took a leap forward with the advent of shapewear tops. Modern knitting techniques create garments of almost any type, with varying levels of control. Most shapewear tops are camisoles with narrow, sometimes adjustable straps, or tanks, with wider straps and often higher backs. Both styles smooth out torso, tummy, back and hips, creating a smoother silhouette and giving clothing a nicer drape. Strapless shapewear tops work perfectly under halter, tank or strapless clothing. |
Whether you're looking for some light all-over shaping or firm control, shapewear uses varying levels of compression wherever you need it most. Some styles have a built-in bra, either a shelf bra or contoured cups, creating versatile all-in-one support. If you're looking for underwear that doubles as outerwear, sleeved shapewear tops with clever hidden support panels are as fashionable as they are useful. To avoid ride-up, look for tops that are hip-length. Silicone grippers and stay-put hems keep tops in place for a smooth, slim and worry-free look.