With spring trends once again incorporating fun, flirty dresses and feminine, detailed blouses – it’s important to have the right undergarments on to look your best. So I’ve put together my first spring shapewear must-have list, matching the latest shapewear silhouettes with this season’s fashions.
1. Spanx Power Panties
Spanx of course is the hottest brand in shapewear right now, and their Power Panties have been a best seller for us for the past year. Spanx offers 2 styles of Power Panties; the original style, which sits right at your waist and shapes you down to your upper thigh, and the Higher Power, which hits right below your bra line and stretches down to your upper thigh. (They even offer a third style, a maternity shaper called the Mama Power Panty!), My own personal preference is for the Higher Power style, because it eliminates “muffin top” and shapes your thighs without riding up. It also eliminates panty lines and is not binding on the leg. These styles are great to wear everyday in place of your regular underwear.
2. Slimming layers.
Layering will be a popular trend again this Spring, and there are several new shaper camisoles that will allow you to layer AND slim. This trend really works for us because you get to show off layers of Spring color while keeping the muffin-top at bay. My favorite shaping tank this season is by Yummie Tummie. Designer Heather Thomson started with an everyday comfy cotton tank and added moderate control microfiber fabric in the midsection. It’s available in an assortment of colors to serve as a perfect bottom-layer to any layering camisole.
Another great option is the TC Fine Shapewear’s Seamless Firm Control Camsiole. It has adjustable straps for extra support and firm shaping material to smooth out love handles. The bottom of the tank has a comfortable silicone lining that keeps your tank from riding up so you are not tugging all day long. Perfect under any top.
3. No VPL
This season there are several good solutions to the dilemma of, “I want a smooth, slim-looking waistline, but if I wear shapewear, the bulk will create panty lines or worse, even peek through the bottom of my skirt!” The shapewear thong solves that dilemma; smooth control where you need it, and only where you need it. Two of my favorites for getting rid of VPL and still achieving a smooth, slim looking waist are the High-waist control thong from Bodywrap, and the ‘No Show Thru’ shapewear thong from TC Fine shapewear. These shapewear thongs are seamless and made of a soft microfiber that will keep you feeling comfortable yet supported all day long. And best of all, they are on sale at BareNecessities.com this week only (through 3/27) for 25% off!
4. Shape me all over.
Of course, regardless of season, customers are always looking for their go-to I-feel-like-looking-fabulous-tonight all-over body shaper. For me, that would be the Seamless Body Toning shaper from The Body Wrap’s Lites collection. This light control bodybriefer is great under skirts and dresses. It comes with both traditional and clear adjustable straps that makes it easy to wear under this seasons hottest trends.
That’s it for now!
Heather – BareNecessities.com
Heather is the assistant buyer over at Bare Necessities. She buys shapewear and the luxury & designer bras (like Chantelle, La Perla, etc.), so she knows her lingerie.