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How To Wear Body Slimming Undergarments

Updated on August 21, 2011

Slimming undergarments are a wonderful invention. Designed to nip and tuck the wearer via strategically placed elasticised banding, many women feel more confident and less body conscious when wearing them underneath their clothing.

Given that such underwear enhances an individuals figure, they’re certainly worth considering – more so when compared to more drastic weight shifting methods such as cosmetic surgery.

How to wear slimming undergarments? The same as you'd wear any other form of underwear. Under your clothes. Simple. Due to the quality of the fit and the material that most are manufactured from, you'll find they're no less comfortable than your current initmate apparel. More so if you buy quality pieces.

Body slimming undergarments have been around since fashionable ladies first wished to create an alluring figure – despite not actually having one. This is pure vanity (on the womans part) but at least we contemporary ladies know that we haven’t reinvented the wheel … in our persistent attempts to not only look good, but feel good too.

Way back when skirts were voluminous, bosom’s were glorious and gentlemen wore what amounted to a clowns ruffle around the neck, women were concerned with their outward appearance.

It's good to know that while many things change ... some things remain the same. But the best bit is - they're now more comfortable and a whole lot more effective.

Body Wrap Shapewear


Body Shaping Undergarments

Body wrap shapewear isn't quite as medievil as it seems. There's no pain and discomfort involved, other than squeezing into it initially. And that's not uncomfrotable, more 'squirmy'. They're a range of seamless undergarments, which come in the following styles:

  • full corset type suit - similar looking to a swimsuit
  • high waist type pants - for slimming of the waist
  • high waist shorts - that slim the hips, bottom and stomach

The above three are the main types of slimming undergarments provided by the Body wrap brand. There are other variations, all aimed at creating a slimmer silhouette, and all manufactured from a seamless micro-fibre material.

Definitely worth considering, whether you're slim and just want to add a little definition and lift or a plus size woman that would like to make more of her curves.

Lipo In A Box

Lipo In A Box are alternative slimming undergarments to the above Body Wrap range. They were featured on the Oprah Winfrey show and consequently drew a positive reaction from women from all walks of life.

They're marketed as being an alternative to liposuction (great! a fab body - no surgery!) and the range comes in similar styles to the Body Wrap brand:

  • bodysuits
  • highleg pants
  • waist cinchers

In truth, they're almost the same - to look at - as the Body Wrap type, though they're manufactered from Nylon rather than microfibre materials. However - does that make them better or worse?

Apparently, about the same. It's a personal choice and as many buyers of this particular brand are as happy with their purchase as those that buy other brand names. There are testimonials whereby women claim that they streamline, sculpt and smooth their bodies and they're certainly a best seller.

It's even been called 'confidence in a box' ... so they may well be exactly what it promises to be ... Lipo In A Box!


The Spanx tagline is "Love Your Shape" and if that's what they make a women do, then I'll have a dozen, please. It's certainly alluring to think that various types of slimming undergarments will enhance your figure and do the same for your confidence.

This particular range offers not just the standard body shapers, waist cinchers and thigh controllers but lingerie styles are also on offer. They're also conscious that many women are in the plus size range and they tailor their products accordingly.

The material is a polyester/lycra mix, seamless and claims to eliminate bulging and pinching. Whether they're better (than other brand names) when it comes to form control is down to the individual wearer. No one brand appears to be any better than the other and all follow a similar design and style.

From a personal viewpoint I think it's important to note several factors:

  • comfort
  • quality of material
  • type and feel of material
  • overall 'look'
  • price

It's down to the individual re choice - what feels wonderful and suits one woman, may not suit the next. However, it's easy enough to try before you buy and as with any form of clothing ... that's sound and sensible advice.

So if you're looking for slimming undergarments - take your pick. There's a whole lot of body shaping underwear out there ...


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      Jill Addison 7 years ago

      Body slimmer is one of a good tool to lose weight and shape your body at the same time. I knew there are many Japanese invention that sell the slimmer suit for few hundreds dollars due to the materials used is superior and said it will give immediate slimming effect. Wear it 6 hours everyday, your body can be shaped into the ideal desired figure in weeks.

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      hisham2020 8 years ago

      that good idea.ilike that

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      Andria 8 years ago

      FP - yep. Me ;)

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      Ooops, did anyone catch me reading this? :P:P

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Why of course they do Teresa ;) Very comfortable too!

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      Sheila 8 years ago from The Other Bangor

      If you wear two at once, do they make you even slimmer?