The holiday season is here and with it comes the all of the glitz, sparkle and glamorous trends that make this time of the year so exciting. The invitations to all of the holiday parties and family gatherings have arrived and you are now planning what you will wear to the festivities. Whether it’s this season’s sexy bodycon dress, or a pajama styled evening trouser, creating a seamless silhouette will always begin with great shapewear.
Shapewear 101: Getting Started
Today there are so many fabulous options that are comfortable, lightweight and affordable. I have always been a major advocate of shapewear for my clients and for myself. I often refer to shapewear as my American Express, because I never leave home without it. And frankly when you invest in beautiful clothing why ruin the look by not giving yourself that fabulous finish that you deserve?
Shapewear Solution: Cocktail Dress
I think that most women love party dressing, a sparkling cocktail dress or a dress with embellishment are pretty high on the go-to list this time of the year. The issue with sparkle and shine is that it can make you appear fuller in the areas of your body that you are most self conscious about, such as the tummy, your back and your hips.
The perfect shapewear for this season’s embellished cocktail dress is the seamless slip dress, if you are wearing a dress that is shear across the shoulders and not bra friendly try a strapless bra or corset paired with the long seamless tube. Both seamless shapewear garments will give you all the control that you need, and you will indeed be an evening star.
Shapewear Solution: Tuxedo Look
We don’t all love dresses, so some of us will definitely opt to wear a fabulous suit to go out and celebrate. A tuxedo evening jacket worn with a pair of sateen tuxedo pants is seriously sexy. If you are concerned with a slight jiggle in your derriere and thighs, don’t worry! There are options to keep those dangerous curves under control. The long leg waist cincher control brief is perfect to give you the contour and control needed in your thighs and keep that tuxedo jacket defined in the waist.
Shapewear Solution: Everyday Glam
Some of this season’s parties won’t be as formal as others. My favorite for those mellow evenings are metallic sweaters and tunics. They are a casual luxe seasonal statement, but what lies beneath is still important. A common concern when wearing knits, especially a metallic knit, is that they will make you appear larger. The key to keeping it sleek is wearing a proper fitting seamless bra with back smoothing engineering. And if you need more body contouring I suggest wearing the seamless control tank top over the bra. This is a shape enhancer that keeps your curves defined in all of your beautiful knits.
Because today’s fashion trends demand the best in shapewear I am always looking for what’s new and engineered to give you the support that you need. Shapewear is essential to an elegant silhouette and a polished look.
So now that you are lifted, contoured and defined in all the right places it’s time to get dressed. Happy Holidays!