The Ultimate Shapewear Buying Guide

Are you thinking of buying foundation garments, AKA ShapeWear but don't know where to start? This is a complete Buying Guide for you. Keep reading

So, Why Is ShapeWear So Amazing?

Foundation garments, AKA Shapewear act like the perfect base to your outfit. Think of it like your foundation for you make up. Besides, most of the clothing you can find in retail aren't structured enough to enhance your body shape anyway.

And if you're not a style expert, with a good eye to recognize what clothes have a neat structure, then that's one more reason for you to want to wear shapewear.

The celebrities do it, your neighbor Cindy (who always looks put together) does it, I do it, and so can/should you.

Where to start?

First of let's identify your body shape right below, Are you An Apple? A Pear?, A Rectangle, A Triangle? An Hourglass? etc...

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Welcome into the incredible world of butt savers, AKA Shapewear!
In case you're new to all of this, let me tell you this. NOT all shapewear is created equal. They all have a different purpose based on how they are designed.
For the purpose of this article I'm adding a quick graphic below to show you which shapers are the best for your body type.

Now let's talk about compression levels...

Have you ever tried to get into a shaper, only to find out you just couldn't breathe?
That's because you simply chose the wrong compression level.
Some shapers are only made to smooth out your figure and have a very light compression level.
While others are meant to sculpt your waist line and are meant to feel VERY narrow with a powerful compression level. Think of Rose in Titanic getting laced up into her corset.

So what compression level is best for you?

Smooth Contour Fit Collection - Low Compression

Core Control Fit Collection - Medium Compression

Power Sculpt Fit Collection- High Compression

The answer is simple, which ever you can wear. If you're just starting out with wearing shapewear, start with a low compression level and go gradually higher as your body gets used to the compression.
We also recommend to wear low to medium compression shapewear for long hours wear.
If however you wish to sculpt your body for a few hours; let's say you're attending an event and really want to fit in a tight dress, you can go for a medium to high compression level. As long as you can still breathe while wearing your shapewear.

 

So what kind of shapewear is best for your outfit?

Shapewear have an array of different designs and cuts that are made to be worn with the majority of your outfits.
But the focus would be more around what area of your body you wish to shape or sculpt.
Let's start from the top of your body.

Arm shapers

These are your go to if you want to shape your arms and can be worn under any top with sleeves that cover your arms. They don't necessarily cover your bust but some actually do like our Isabel arm shaper and posture corrector
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Bust Shapers

These act like the best bras ever created, they can be worn on the top of your current bra if you need extra support or alone if you don't. They smooth out any rolls around your bust front and back as well. And don't show under your tightest clothes. #TheDream Check out our Esther Posture Corrector Push Up 👇🏽
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Tummy Shapers (most popular ones)

These are made to provide a targeted focus around your waist line to sculpt your figure into an hourglass body shape. Hide any tummy muffin top. #BodyGoal Check out our BEST seller, Olivia The Power Sculpt Bodysuit 👇🏽 or our Waist trainer Willow.
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Butt Shapers

These will rapidly become you new BFFs if you want to enhance or create curves around this are of your body. Some shaper even include pads to provide extra volume. Check out our Coralie Bodysuit shorts.👇🏽
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Thighs & Hips Shapers

Want to refine your thighs and look a tad taller? These ones are for you. some are made to create a thigh gap and smooth out hip dips. Just like our VICTORIA Shaper, that's combined with a waist trainer to provide a mid section shaping support and under-bust support.👇🏽🔥
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All over bodysuit shapers

These ones are made to provide a full body support, perfect for wearing under a long dress (with or without sleeves) or a jumpsuit. Just like our Queen Shaper
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Which color is best?

Skin tone/nude or black? Ok, we've ALL heard how black makes you slimmer and look more elegant but hear me out.
Ideally get a pair of both so this way you won't have to choose or only have one option.
However, the best color to go for IS NOT black when if comes to shape wear. 
I know what you might be thinking, If I wear black most of the time, it only makes sense that I choose black underwear and shapewear...
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Well, skin tones shapewear will NEVER be seen no matter what color you are wearing.
Especially under whites, creams, or any light pastel colors and obviously black as well. This is why I highly recommend going for your skin tone shapewear like our Coralie Bodysuit Shapers.
Here at Trophy ShapeWear we carry a large selection of skin tone shades to fit all complexions. 

ShapeWear Or Lingerie?

How about BOTH! We have created Trophy ShapeWear with the word "Sexy" in mind.

That's why we created an entire lingerie shapewear collection, that's mixing delicate french styled lace and tummy control shaping materials; Let us introduce you to The Trophy Wifey Collection, check out our BEST selling pieces right here.

It's called The Summer Fit 👇🏽

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Next let's dive into style...

Here at Trophy Shape Wear we create apparel, yes apparel not only underwear that have shaping materials 

Bandage...

Bandage anything really... this material is just amazing to help sculpting your body shape, check out our ULTRA-sexy Rachelle | High Waist Bandage Leggings Trousers.

 

The anatomy of shapewear and what feature does what

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