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Shapewear Style Guide

Shapewear options are now made from soft and comfortable, yet firm, stretch fabrics are and can offer a smoothing appearance under today's lightweight and fitted clothes. Gone are the days of rigid, restrictive control and shape garments. Many pieces can be worn everyday, and women choose them for a variety of reasons such as smoothing out any lumps and bumps, tummy support, an extra layer for warmth through the winter months, or to eliminate thighs from chafing under dresses and skirts.

LACE carries a variety of shapewear suitable for everyday wear or for underneath your special occasion outfits.


HIGH WAIST PANTY

Under fitted tops, dresses and skirts, a high waist panty can give you a smooth silhouette through the waist and tummy. Suitable for everyday or under special occasion outfits. Also available, high waist thong.

HIGH WAIST SHORTS

High waist shorts will smooth the waist, tummy and thighs eliminating panty lines and any lines at the waist and can prevent thigh chafing when wearing skirts or dresses.

SHAPE PANTY

Offering a bit of tummy control, the Shape Panty is a great everyday choice for a bit of extra support. The Shape Panty will often sit higher at the waist, more like a Full Brief. It often has a rigid panel in the centre front with no stretch to give firm control. The leg openings are low for coverage, and the back will be full on the bum to reduce panty lines.

BODY

Underwired bodies offer a smoothing shape through the waist and can reduce back bulges. They will have adjustable shoulder straps and a hook or popper closure at the gusset. Some will have hook and eye closures at the back for adjustability, while others will simply pull on. One advantage to the Body versus the Open Bust Shapewear Body is that you'll only have one set of shoulder straps as it already contains the bra.

OPEN BUST DRESS

The open bust shapewear dress allows you a flexible fit by pairing the garment with your bra, with the bust cut out so that it does not flatten your shape. Offering a smoothing silhouette through the waist, hips and bum, you can wear the dress with your favourite bra, or the one most suitable for your outfit for versatility. The shapewear sits higher in the back so that it can smooth any lines created by your bra.

OPEN BUST BODY

The open bust shapewear body is much like the open bust shapewear dress, but in a bodysuit style to smooth through the waist, and is cut out at the bust so that it does not flatten your shape. With poppers or a hook closure at the gusset, the body has an adjustable fit and pairs with your bra for the perfect fit underneath your tops and dresses. Open bust shapewear sits higher in the back so that it can smooth any lines created by your bra.

SHAPE TOP

Shape Tops are great layering pieces and offer a smooth, seamless look underneath fitted tops, or can act as a camisole under a sheer blouse, and are worn over top of your everyday bra. They shape the tummy and waist and can help smooth out any bulges on the back.