The Best of Shapewear

One of our lovely members over on the buy and sell page asked about the best type of shapewear- there is so much available and it is exhausting to try on, so here are a few no-fail pieces to cut your shopping time in half.

I wear slips under just about everything, tops and dresses. The Nancy Ganz V neck slip is my favourite, the fabric is thick but not clingy and gives your dress a lovely clean line. It has extra support around the bust, adjustable straps and a bit of lace at the hemline in case you want to slightly lengthen the dress you are wearing. It also feels more like lingerie than shapewear and doesn't give you that 'encased' feeling. 


I find the high-waisted tight control underwear just rolls down and you are better off with a bodysuit that you can wear your own bra under. The bodysuits with the built-in bra hardly ever fit both your bust and your waist correctly so avoid them.



In my earlier underwear post I mentioned that Lyric are doing a range of soft control underwear, perfect for everyday comfort with a bit of support to give your clothes a clean line. The pair pictured have fast become the only pair I want to wear!


The Nancy Ganz range is a little on the pricy side but K-Mart and the Warehouse both do a perfectly good range of shapewear that will do the same job. Go up a size at K-Mart it is small - and too tight just makes you feel like a sausage!

Let me know what you end up purchasing ladies! Looking forward to hearing your reviews :)