ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Fashion and Beauty»
  • Clothing

Body Shapers - Foundation Undergarments

Updated on October 8, 2016

What is a Foundation Garment?

A foundation garment is an undergarment designed to temporarily alter the wearer's body shape, to achieve a more fashionable figure.

Women have worn foundation garments, such as corsets and brassieres, for a very long time.

A Torsolette is a short corselette, covering the chest to the waistline, as the picture displays.

The modern-day Torsolette features lace-up or hook-and-eye fastening, as well as boning or vertical seams for structure and support.

Better known today as shapewear, these garments include body briefs, bodysuits, bras, control pantyhose, control panties, corsets, garter belts, and girdles.

An undergarment is similar to a Victorian-era corset, but with less compression of the ribs.

Torsolette. | Source
Photo Credit -
Photo Credit -

Foundation Undergarments

Winter is over and you find you cannot get into your jeans, your middle makes its presence known by poking over the top of your jeans for all the world to see.

Take a look at these body shaper, your foundation undergarments does have to be so tight that you can hardly breathe, these days it's amazing how an undergarment can be very light, but do the job you require of it without punishing your body.

It's not quite magic, but it's pretty close, controlling those unwanted rolls until you can lose some weight.

Let's have a look, I am sure you will be thrilled with what you see at the end of this article.

Shape of your corset gap - What does it mean?

Body Shapers For Plus Size Women! Kymaro New Body Shaper!

My Thought's about Body Shapers

Most woman like to wear a body shaper when going out, I'm one of them.

It makes me feel dressed up ready to take the challenges of the day, because I feel good about myself I smile at people and they smile back and if that's all it does, well that's a great day in my eyes, I hope you feel the same if you wear body shapers.

How To Wear And Lace A Corset By Yourself

Testing Spanx

I watched this video, actually I can't see much difference in wearing spanx.

What do you think?

What do you think about this Video on Body Shapers?

Do you think Spanx Body Shapers would work for you?

See results

Convertible Full Slip

Firm control helps minimize problem areas

With firm control, you get ideal shaping to minimize your trouble areas. But unlike most firm shapewear that tends to bind and be uncomfortable when worn for an extended period of time, a Maidenform Convertible Full Slip comfortably smooths and shapes your tummy, waist, and back.

Body-Shapers have empowered women to feel beautiful and glamorous, so what else can you say, the new styles and fittings will make your body feel like heaven.

© 2012 Elsie Hagley

What do you say about Body Shapers?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Klaus 2 years ago

      Bodyshapers - either as pantycorselette or open corselette - are a nice way to improve one´s shape. They are comfortable to wear. After wearing for some years now, I do not want to miss it.

      For more shaping power a corset is the first choice. But it takes longer to get accustomed to it. By the way - the times when they used whale bones are long gone.

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      ezzly: Yes I did know that they used whale bones for corsets, thanks for mentioning that as others reading this article may find it interesting.

      As you said thank goodness they don't these days, I don't think it would go down very well these days using bones from whales it would definitely be a no no.

      Happy New Year to you.

    • ezzly profile image

      ezzly 3 years ago

      Excellent ideas here, do you know they used to make corsets from whale bones? Thank goodness we have much more gentle shapers today

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      ubrish: Foundation garments are great to wear for a special occasion when you want to look your best, but I'm afraid I couldn't wear them all the time like some ladies do.

    • ubrish profile image

      ubrish ali 3 years ago from Pakistan(Asia)

      so nice wearing body shaper

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      @sha-ron: Thanks for visiting, I agree with you they are not like the old days. If you want to wear them, then enjoy it because they do make you feel a whole lot better about yourself, that's what matter. Happiness in the inner-self.

    • sha-ron profile image

      sha-ron 4 years ago

      These look so feminine not like the old days

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      @evawrites1: Great for shaping your body especially for a special occasion or a garment that doesn't look right without the support in the right places. To me they are comfortable, just need to get them fitting right, after all they are mainly pulling in your stomach, lifting the bust and giving you a trimmer waist.

    • evawrites1 profile image

      evawrites1 4 years ago

      Wow these things look amazing (apart from contributing to a more harmonious body shape). I wonder if they are comfortable to wear though...

    • shellys-space profile image

      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      The older I get, I find that body shapers help slim that "middle section" nicely!

    • DrLibby profile image

      DrLibby 4 years ago

      we need these garments at times

    • profile image

      yourbodytype 4 years ago

      i think its good, i hope to try someday

    • Cynthia Haltom profile image

      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Great choices, It is too hot to wear a body shaper everyday but I would certainly wear one when going somewhere that requires dressing up.

    • MJ Martin profile image

      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      Oh my, reminds me of the old westerns on tv now, with all them undergarments those women wore then, some things never change, awesome collection though, thanks.

    • sweetstickyrainbo profile image

      sweetstickyrainbo 5 years ago

      love the steam punk corsets!

    • profile image

      burntchestnut 5 years ago

      I'm not going to wear one, but I'm sure they're more comfortable than girdles and corsets from years ago. Now you need to do a lens on body shapers for men - if there are any.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Body shapers certainly have gotten to be beautiful over the years...not just a girdle but a fashion wearing a secret...shhhhh!

    • aylsbillones1 profile image

      aylsbillones1 5 years ago

      great selections

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      just an oipinion, you can use them as a shaper but it does not make you thinner right??

    • Jo-Jackson profile image

      Jo-Jackson 5 years ago

      I need one. I managed to put weight on over Christmas/New Year

    • Cari Kay 11 profile image

      Kay 5 years ago

      So popular and so necessary for many of us! Happy New Year!

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Elsie one that helps with the midriff the two tone coloured one is a great help for us all. When you have children fact of life that you will never be the same.

    • profile image

      soaringsis 5 years ago

      I love them and some of them are so sexy, which is a plus.

    • siobhanryan profile image

      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Blessed-in process of purchasing one

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      These foundation garments look gorgeous besides making you feel more comfortable, I learned quite a lot today.

    • anne mohanraj profile image

      anne mohanraj 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these ideas. Great lens!

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      @anne mohanraj: My pleasure, I have had a lifetime working with lingerie, there is need for these garments. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

    • Camden1 profile image

      Camden1 5 years ago

      Most women need foundatiion undergarments from time to time! They look much more comfortable than the girdles from years ago.

    • Elaine Chen profile image

      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      they look so comfortable and giving good support; I plan to grab one for myself :-)

    • charlenedelfin lm profile image

      charlenedelfin lm 5 years ago

      That's cool! Women can actually look perfect without working out too hard or going on a diet. Thanks for sharing.

    • SailingPassion LM profile image

      SailingPassion LM 5 years ago

      The new bodyshapers are so comfortable to wear now

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      They are so much more comfortable these days.

    • LadyKeesh profile image

      LadyKeesh 5 years ago

      Great information.

    • profile image

      dream1983 5 years ago

      I love them, great selection! Squidlike

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      These are really stylish.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Undergarments add more shape in our body.

    • MartieG profile image

      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Nicely done - Every women's wonder garment! :>)

    • AnnMarie7 profile image

      AnnMarie7 5 years ago

      I can't wait to wear a corset for the first time. It's for the purpose of historical reenacting to give me a better figure under my dresses/gowns. If I like it, I might buy more to wear with every day clothing. Good lens :)

    • profile image

      chris1402 5 years ago

      I love them, but my wife thinks I should stick to boxers !

    • profile image

      hamshi5433 5 years ago

      I love these! I never forget to wear mine every time i step out :D I have a nice black corset that i wear daily. Kind of doing the corset training. Love the collection you`ve displayed here.

    • RetroMom profile image

      RetroMom 5 years ago

      Women need to wear these undergarments from time to time. It helps in adding more shape in your body.