With more and more well-known celebrities such as Kim Kardashian revealing the fact that they have been wearing shapewear under their gorgeous outfit, shapewear has become a popular instant solution for women striving to look their best.
Today, women are very fortunate to have a wide variety of shapewear options to choose from.
Other than shapewear with different levels of control, shapewear can also be classified into two main groups, namely, Full Body Shapewear and Shapewear targeting only certain body parts. (Click here to know more about shapewear with different levels of control.)
In this post, we will explore more about Full Body Shapewear For Women vs Shapewear which targets only certain parts of the body.
Full Body Shapers
Full body shapers, as the name implies, provides overall control to the body. There are a few variants of full body shapers depending on your preferences.
Some full bodysuit shapers comes with bra and provides control and shaping starting from the busts to the tummy area, and then to the hip or even to the thighs.
There is also another type of full bodysuit which does not come with a built-in bra. For this type of shaper, control and shaping starts from just below the busts to the tummy, and then to the hip or thighs. This is a great option for women who prefer to wear their own bras.
Full bodysuit shapers can come in the form of thongs or shorts. Choose the shorts version if you want to extend control and shaping beyond your hips to your thighs.
Full Body Shapewear Slip is another alternative to obtain all-round control and shaping. It is a mini-skirt form of bodysuit and is most appropriate to wear under dresses or skirts.
Shapewear Which Targets Only Certain Parts Of The Body
Instead of wearing full body shapers, there are various types of shapewear which targets specific parts of the body.
There are BRAS aimed to provide lift to the busts, WAIST CINCHERS as well as HIGH WAISTED shapewear to provide control to the tummy (To know more about tummy control, click here to read my post on Shapewear For Tummy), shapewear SHORTS to shape the hips, provide lift to the butts as well as proving control to the thighs, and finally, TIGHTS to provide control to the legs.
Pros And Cons Of Wearing Shapewear Which Targets Only Certain Parts Of The Body
Shapewear which targets certain parts of the body is commonly preferred for women who is contented with controlling and shaping only one or two parts of their body.
These are women who are able to identify the “problematic” area/areas of their figure and feel confident that addressing these “problematic” area/areas are sufficient for them to look good.
Some women may also choose this type of shapewear instead of full bodysuits because they feel that it is more airy and cooling as fewer parts of the body is covered.
However, there are some disadvantages of wearing shapewear which targets specific parts of the body.
For those who wants to target more than one part of the body, say.. the tummy and thighs for example, she would have to buy and wear two separate pieces of shapewear. Some woman might find this rather troublesome.
Another disadvantage is unwanted bulges might appear.
Wearing two or more separate pieces of shapewear might push the fats from the targeted areas to gabs in between the two or more pieces of shapewear. If this happens, unsightly bulges might appear and this is really not what we want.
Pros and Cons of Full Bodyshapers
As mentioned previously, some women might think that they will feel warm wearing full bodysuits.
For these women, the material of the shapewear is important. The good news is majority of the shapewear today, are made of materials which are airy and cooling. Many women have found wearing shapewear rather comfortable.
As full bodysuit shapewear is one single piece (other than those which does not come with bra), it is much convenient than buying and wearing two or more separate pieces.
Full bodysuit shapewear also have the advantage of providing all rounded body shaping. Even if you are just targeting specific parts of the body, wearing a full bodysuit can create a seamless and smoother contour from top to bottom.
This is because full bodysuit is one full piece.
Therefore, there is very little chance of having unwanted bulges, especially in between individual shapewear pieces.
Instead, what you will get is maximum full body control to achieve a much more proportional figure which flows naturally and seamlessly.
Choosing the right shapewear size is also crucial in preventing unwanted bulges from appearing. (Click here to read more about the importance of choosing the right size).
Full Body Shapers Provides Better Posture Support
As full body shapers provides more back coverage, it tends to be able to provide more support and improve a women’s posture.
This is because support at the back accompanied by tucking in the tummy by a full body shaper, forces the women wearing it to both stand and sit in an upright position.
Having good posture is linked to many advantages.
The most immediate and obvious advantage is that you will look taller and sleeker due to the upright posture. Body curves will also be more prominent as areas such as the waist appears more trim. This is will greatly make you look more attractive and confident.
Having good posture also benefits the spine. Sitting and standing in an upright position means that weight is equally distributed to the spine as well as the muscles near the spine.
This will greatly reduce the possibility of spine related problems such as back pain.
Everyone of us are different. Every woman has different set of concerns as well as different problematic areas on our bodes.
These factors will determine which type of shapewear is an appropriate solution for each one of us.
Whichever type of shapewear you choose, comfort is very important because we can only look good when we are comfortable.
If you have tried shapewear, do comment below on what are the types of shapewear you have tried and your thoughts about the type of shapewear.
Thanks for reading!