With wedding season beginning and summery social events on the horizon, it’s about now that we start to scrutinise our wardrobes for that perfect outfit.
When matching clothes, shoes, accessories and jewellery, there’s one area that’s often overlooked and can completely transform an outfit, and that’s shapewear.
Shapewear isn’t just about smoothing lumps, bumps and bulges, it can also be used to make the most of your assets by giving your bust a little extra support or accentuating the slim waist you end up hiding as you’re conscious of your stomach.
We’ve got together with two of our fantastic shapewear brands; Assets Red Hot Label by SPANX and Vercella Vita to help you put together the perfect under-outfit essentials for whatever you have planned.
With ultra-strong control this bodysuit from Vercella Vita is ideal for wearing under sheer or tight dresses as its light colour won’t show under pale or white clothing. It also has three rows of eyes to help accommodate for longer or shorter torsos.
If there’s a certain bra that you want to wear this Assets RHL slip has adjustable slim straps and a built in-brief to avoid unsightly underwear lines. A top tip from our SPANX brand ambassador is to “remember to always step into it – never pull it on over your head”.
If separates are more to your taste, these Assets RHL flipside firming shorts teamed with the matching cami from SPANX are very versatile. The set can be reversed from nude to black and the neckline can swap from a V-neck to a round neck to complement any outfit while focusing on smoothing problem areas such as the stomach, hips, bottom and thighs.
Bust and waist defining:
To give your bust an extra boost this crop top with perfect push from Vercella Vita has dedicated broad panels to help shape and accentuate, meaning that wearing a bra isn’t always necessary which is a big plus for comfort during the warmer weather.
If staying cool and comfortable is your main concern with shapewear, this cami from Vercella Vita is constructed from a cooling yarn, so you won’t overheat – perfect underneath sheer blouses or tighter fitting tops.
Help for hips and bottoms:
Not to be forgotten are shaping briefs or shorts which can be worn everyday under trousers, jeans, shorts and skirts to give a little extra confidence and a smoother, line-free appearance.
These chic shapers from Assets RHL or these medium control briefs from Vercella Vita will work a treat every time.
Shapewear doesn’t always have to be worn under clothes – this bathing suit from Vercella Vita will help you feel extra confident when relaxing by the pool or having fun on the beach, so you can enjoy the summer looking and feeling great.
These super comfy Assets RHL jeggings show off your legs while keeping them looking sleek and smooth and when worn with a tunic or long T-shirt and teamed with heels or sandals no-one will even realise that you’re wearing shapewear on the outside.
Now you know how to make shapewear work for you, why not take a look at our Occasionwear Page to find something fabulous to wear over the top, or take a look at the Perfectly Styled for Every Occasion blog to give you a little more inspiration.