BODY SHAPEWEAR - When did that creep into the vocabulary?
Up until the 1960's it was perfectly normal for women to wear girdles and foundation wear to hold in a tummy and create a neat little waist. Our mothers / grandmothers accepted the fact that modesty was required and their figures were kept under control whether it was needed or not. Sculptured curves adorned the screens.
It was only with the advent of mini skirts and tights (wow!) in the 1960's that girls acquired the confidence to throw away suspenders and disregard the restrictions. The pill brought a new age and girls were allowed to show off their 'assets' throwing caution to the wind!
there has been little restrictive under wear used and women have begun to expect that they can stay in shape without any help. In a perfect world we'd all cultivate and maintain supreme muscle tone but, sadly we have to be realistic!
Well fitted underwear is even more important as we age to support muscles and for comfort.
Good under garments will provide an excellent base for your clothes to sit well and look their best.
A new kind of foundationwear has now appeared - Shapewear - and it can work magic!
Without the rigid construction of previous generations, modern fabrics and sophisticated techniques have produced light, smooth, comfortable, seamless and even SEXY products to firm, lift and slenderize with instant results.
We all need a helping hand from time to time. Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Cheryl Cole, even slender Gwyneth Paltrow, have all admitted to wearing Spanx on the red carpet to keep those fabulous figures in control.
The stunning celebrity figures have the same problems as the rest of us - only more so with intrusive cameras.
Create Instant Slim and trim the odd lump and bump, particularly if you want to wear anything close fitting or in a jersey type fabric.
There's a pretty piece of shapewear now for every part of the body - even arms and legs!
You don't have to be middle-aged, overweight or 'over the hill' to want to look your best and, just as our mother's generation knew, we're re-discovering the fact that good foundation garments will help you to gain confidence in your appearance.
Want to look your best at the Christmas party? Follow the red-carpet trend and CHEAT!
Body Shapewear is not only acceptable now, celebrities freely disclose that they use Spanx (famously endorsed by Oprah Winfrey) to trim those hourglass figures and there are lots of different styles.
if you want to pick up your 'MAGIC KNICKERS!' alongside your groceries you'll find a version in many stores when you do your weekly shop.
You pays your money and takes your choice. Just choose which level of
need and make sure you'll be comfortable so you can enjoy your new shape!
Check out Dress to look Slimmer to find lots of other tips.
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