Here at Yours we know a lil’ something about showing off your curves. The right shapewear can enhance your curves and show off your figure in all the right places. All curvy bodies are different, so it’s about figuring out what shapewear works for you and your figure, so we’re here to help you do that. We’ve put together a few tips on choosing the right shapewear, and rounded up our 10 must-have affordable plus size shapewear pieces. If you’re new to shapewear, it can be confusing figuring out what is best for boosting your confidence, so keep reading to discover our shapewear designed especially with plus size bodies in mind.
How To Choose The Right Shapewear For You
- Know Your Body Shape – Figuring out your body shape will help you decide what parts of your body you want to accentuate. Shapewear will help to enhance the parts of your body you already think are great! For example if you have an apple shaped figure, you have great legs but a less defined waist. So a pair of tummy smoothing, high waisted knickers would a great shapewear option for you.
- Know Your Measurements – If you’re not sure on your size, do not size down in shapewear! It’s always best to size up. Sizing down can lead to discomfort, and creating lumps and bumps where there wasn’t any to begin with. Check out our plus size lingerie size guide here.
- Choose How Much Support You Want From Your Shapewear – With light, medium and firm control options available, you need to decide whether you’re wanting some subtle curve enhancement or more supportive contouring from your shapewear.
- Start Off With The Basics – If you’re new to shapewear, start off with basic, staple pieces such as a light control pair of briefs and seamless bras. Get used to the feel of it, figure out what you like and what you don’t!
- Match Your Shapewear To Your Outfit – Different outfits and occasions require different types of shapewear. For an evening or formal outfit you’d want a firmer control than you’d want for everyday wear. For daily wear or wearing for work, light and medium compressions are better for all-day comfort.
Seamless Padded Bras
Meet your new shapewear must-have, the seamless padded bra. This bra is a great place to start off your shapewear journey. The padded cups and seamless finish create a super flattering silhouette underneath your outfits. These bras also don’t have any hooks or clasps, making them as comfy as possible. No wonder it’s one of our best selling bras! Did we mention it comes in 4 staple colours and it’s under £10?
Seamless Non-Padded Bras
If you’re wanting a more natural silhouette with light support, try out one of our non-padded seamless bras. Our seamless non-padded bras are great for everyday wear, whether it’s underneath a t-shirt or on it’s own around the house with a pair of comfy joggers! Our seamless bras are great to wear with shaping briefs as you get the same finish as you would wearing full body shapewear, without all the hassle of getting it on and off throughout the day!
Light Control Briefs
These light control seamless briefs are ideal for everyday wear. They have a high-waisted fit to provide smoothing and control over your stomach. Their seamless finish prevents any visible lines through your clothing which is always a bonus. These are great for wearing under any figure-hugging jeans or trousers to help smooth out any bumps, whilst remaining comfortable for all-day wear.
Medium Control Briefs
These medium control briefs are perfect for those outfits that require a little more shaping underneath. This pair feature an extra high waist and are made from a firmer, stretchy material. They provide stomach smoothing and support as well as bottom lifting. If you have a more rectangular body shape, these briefs are great for creating curves as they cinch you in at the waist and help to emphasise your bum.
Firm Control Briefs
If you’re looking for ultimate support, these firm control super high waisted briefs are the ones for you. These briefs are ideal for wearing underneath a dress for a special occasion. These briefs give you all round support and control the whole of your torso to help create an hourglass silhouette and leave you looking super smooth. Although these briefs feature firm control they should still feel comfortable, you shouldn’t feel constricted in shapewear! These high-waisted briefs are great for creating curves for apple shaped figures.
Firm Control Shaper Shorts
Plus size shapewear shorts will become a go-to in your shapewear collection. These shaper shorts are not only stomach supporting, waist defining, thigh slimming and bum smoothing, they also protect against the dreaded chaffing and irritation, that can be experienced from thighs rubbing together. If you have more of a pear or hourglass figure shape, shapewear shorts are great for tightening up your curves and slimming your thighs. The pair featured here are firm control, but we also have a range of super soft anti-chaffing shorts in light and medium controls that you can check out here.
Firm Control Slip Dress
If you’ve got a curve-hugging dress you’ve been putting off wearing you need to check out plus size shapewear slips. Our control slip dresses are ideal for wearing underneath tighter dresses, so you can look good from every angle. Slip dresses help to create a super smooth silhouette underneath your outfit and create clean lines to leave you looking as good as you feel. Our slips feature a power mesh tummy panel to help cinch you in at the waist to define your curves. Shaper dresses can help to support and flatter every body type, so are really a must-have in your wardrobe.
Seamless Control Vests
This seamless control vest is a staple piece of plus size shapewear. Our control vests have medium to firm control making them comfortable enough for all-day wear. Our shapewear vest not only smooths and slims your figure with your curves in mind, it helps to shape your tummy, waist and back to create a super smooth foundation underneath your tops. With wide shoulder straps for support and comfort, as well as a supportive wire-free bust this vest will become a go-to especially in the colder months. This vest is great for shaping under shirts and blouses for work or fitted tops for an evening look.
Plus Size Shapewear Leggings
Shapewear leggings are an essential for everyday wear. These shaping leggings are firm control and feature a high waisted deep waistband for tummy support that also smooths your hips and thighs. Shapewear leggings are great for smoothing over any bumps around the knees as well. Whether you’re wearing these to the gym or for casual day-to-day styling, they’re great for effortlessly showing off your curves. Check out the medium control version here.
Plus Size Shapewear Tights
A super easy way to show off your curves underneath a dress or a skirt is with a pair of shapewear tights. Our shaping tights help to smooth your legs and stomach as well as lifting your bum. Stock up on everyday essentials with our range of plus size shapewear tights here. Choose from tummy shaping tights, to legs, bum and tum shaping styles in a range of deniers.
Don’t forget, shapewear is just showing off your amazing natural figure and curves! It’s here to help boost your confidence and accentuate what is already there – you’ll look great with or without it! Here at Yours we believe every body is beautiful and everyone deserves to feel as confidence as possible.
Shop our full range of plus size shapewear in UK sizes 14 to 40 right here.
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