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Slimming Underwear

Updated on November 30, 2015

Have you ever fancied looking a size smaller without having to starve yourself or exercise until there is no life left in you? If that is the case, then you might have considered wearing corrective or slimming underwear. The problem is that until recently slimming underwear has been either awfully uncomfortable or a passion killer.

However, let me tell you that things have changed and nowadays corrective underwear is an essential addition to a women's wardrobe. And I say corrective because this type of underwear not only makes you look slimmer and sleeker, but it can also help correct posture troubles. Modern corrective underwear is comfortable and apart from improving your figure it will boost your self confidence.

Control Slip

Control Slip- From
Control Slip- From

Some women are against wearing slimming underwear because when they have tried it, they looked even worse; slim on one area but with the fat just hanging over the top and bottom of the slimming garment, giving them unsightly bulges. And of course, we have all seen the horror of Bridget Jones (the movie) when Hugh Grant takes her dress off to discover her enormous slimming panty. After that scene, none of us would like to be seen wearing one of those!

Thankfully for us, things have changed. Not only new materials have appeared but also more women designing underwear for women. There is an emphasis to make slimming garments invisible under your clothes and not only to flatten but to flatter your curves.

What To Look For In Slimming Underwear:

  • Look for products that are tailored to suit different body shapes. A pear-shaped woman will need different support than a woman who is shaped as an inverted triangle.
  • Garments that are made to offer different kind of support in different parts of your body. You need a strong hold in problem areas and only a smooth hold in other areas.
  • Choose well your materials: Something soft, but with a strong hold.
  • A sexy design! Remember that not all slimming underwear has to look like ‘punishment underwear'. There are very nice corsets out there that will make you look instantly slimmer and sexy at the same time.

Corset Slip

Victorian lace slip
Victorian lace slip

My Favourite Slimming Underwear

This is a collection of my favourite slimming underwear. It flatters curvy figures and it looks great under your clothes.

I do like Victorian corsets, but usually they come with laces which means not only that you need someone else to tie it up for you, but that they show under your clothes. This Victorian corset is a very nice alternative. It offers the right support where you most need it and it is invisible under your clothes. If you have a small bust you can take the straps off and you can wear it with a strapless dress.

The look of the garment also means that you can take your dress off in front of your Romeo without fear of making him laugh!

The Victorian Lace Slip enhances and celebrates your curves. You'll love the effect, and so will anyone you wish to entice! Features:

  • Adjustable straps convert to strapless.
  • Wide-cut bodice for no-show under low necklines.
  • Hook and eye front for easy on and off. Minimizer Bras

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 Bali Lace Desire Minimizer Underwire-Lace braSports Bra
 Bali Lace Desire Minimizer Underwire-
Bali Lace Desire Minimizer Underwire-
Lace bra
Lace bra
Sports Bra
Sports Bra

Minimizer Bra

A minimizer bra helps give a smooth shape under a blouse or t-shirt and it offers great hold so you do not have your "girlies" jumping up and down of their own free will while you are running to catch the bus. They are pretty and sensual to show off but strong enough to get you through the day or a night dancing.

Beautiful minimizer slims and shapes so you look great...and your tops fit better. Minimizes bust up to 1 3/4 inches for a smoother, slimmer look.

Minimizer Bra

Bali Women's Satin Tracings Minimizer Underwire Bra
Bali Women's Satin Tracings Minimizer Underwire Bra

America's favorite minimizer, our Satin Tracings bra is a modern classic. It combines contemporary styling with the comfort of stretch satin and cushioned shoulder straps for a great looking, great wearing bra, that can reduce the bustline by up to 1¼ inches.


Waist Cincher

This is an ideal garment to wear if you only have to smooth your silhouette. If you are already a small size, but not very well defined, this waist cincher will help you create the curves that you want to show off an hourglass figure in that little black number.

Personally I like to wear a waist cincher, or better said a waist trainer at home. Not only gives me a smooth figure but it also protects my back while doing housework and even while doing desk work at home. As an added bonus, when I take it off my body seems to "memorize" the waist cincher shape and it actually keeps slightly smaller than the days when I do not use it.

Slimming Panty

This panty is great for avoiding the dreaded VPL and it also offers support, holding your tummy in and taking centimetres off your waist. Ideal for wearing under your jeans or even under your track suit!

Ok, the pants can be restrictive in terms of clothes choice... but they are a quick fix! and excellent to wear during winter.


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      Kelly Kline Burnett 7 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Great Hub! I want to try the waist cincher! And the one piece from hanes looks perfect for the dress I never wear - need the control. Very well done and rated it up!

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 9 years ago from France

      threesweds: sorry for the delay answering your question. You can find some slimming underwear for men at "". They have a fantastic all-in-one firm control garment that flattens your mid-section and gives you a trim, well-toned appearance from chest to hips. Have a look:

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      threesweds 9 years ago

      Princessa, what a great hub and so informative.  It has been years since I tried on a girdle, but I believe I'll shop around for some the these slimming underwear garments you mention.  It wouldn't hurt to look a little slimmer.  As a guy who enjoys wearing womens lingerie, mostly panties and bras, I wonder if there is an all-in-one made for longer toros.  Any suggestions?

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 9 years ago from France

      Lissie: Slimming underwear is such a "life saver" no wonder Victorians were so fond of it despite it being so uncomfortable at the time.

      Now days it has become so fashionable that even hollywood celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow wear them. She was refreshingly honest about her secret slimming weapon after the birth of her daughter: Slimming underwear which just squeezes you in!

      Dottie1: You are welcome, now you are ready to choose that "slimming tool" that does not leave us feeling hungry and angry :)

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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

      It's nice to hear that things have changed and may look into that corrective and essential item for my wardrobe. Great tips on how to choose and what to look for. A very slimming hub, thanks!

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 9 years ago from New Zealand

      Good hub: yes its changed a lot from the days of girdles which fortunately I never experienced. I use the nancy grace (sp?) brand who do high topped pants for those of us with a bit of a belly! It makes a good line under a ballroom dress or evening gown

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 9 years ago from France

      SweetiePie: I am glad you enjoyed this hub. Slimming underwear is something I have come to love and hold as essential in my wardrobe.

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      SweetiePie 9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Very fun hub Princessa. I finally decided in my late twenties slimming underwear is essential if I want to wear certain outfits. Everytime I wear it people think I lost weight, and I am always like thanks, but I never did. This is an enjoyable hub and it is good to see how people have decided to write about products this week.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 9 years ago from France

      sixtyorso : LOL well... now you know about it and you had some "eye candy" to make your day ;-)

      Jerilee Wei: They are comfortable, you can still breathe but you eat less, which works out fine for me, I get a full up sensation before I have polished the pudding :-)

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      Jerilee Wei 9 years ago from United States

      Interesting hub! What about the comfort factor? Can you still breathe?

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      Clive Fagan 9 years ago from South Africa

      Interestng I learnt somrthing I am not sure I wanted to know about. But the models are pretty.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 9 years ago from France

      Uninvited Writer: slimming underwear has certainly changed, there is so much to choose from these days... I like that they make you look great and they can be sexy at the same time. My all time favourite is the Satin Waist Cincher.

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      Susan Keeping 9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      I'm glad slimming garments have changed over the years. I remember seeing my grandmother trying to squeeze herself into a girdle. Scary stuff. And I tried the slimming underwear when I was younger, the kind that made it pop out elsewhere.

      Thanks for showing us what is new.