Shapewear is having a serious moment. From celebrities flaunting it on the red carpet to openly talking about wearing it to achieve the perfect look - it does it all. It smooths, shapes and lifts, and is not a taboo topic anymore. There’s an air of super power around it. When you effortlessly can slipp on a dress or pair of jeans over a bodysuit and instantly get a flattering look, you can’t turn back.

Shapewear can be the miracle in your closet because it does what you need it to do. But, it’s not a one size fits all situation.So, how do you find your perfect shapewear? Worry not, we’ve got your back.

1.Choose the right size of Shapewear - it’s tempting to go down a size. But, a size smaller will show trough with cutting visible lines as well as leave you gasping for air. Instead, go for your actual size, and you’ll be moving with the grace of a gazelle with your dress fitting you perfectly, without giving away any shaping secrets.

2.Start with your shaping goal in mind. Do you want to smooth out and flatten an area or do you need to lift it? Are you looking to sinch your waist? Or, do you want to control the stomach area? Does your back need support and smoothing? Or maybe you’re after something that’ll stop your thighs from rubbing together. Having this answer will not only help you choose the right shapewear, but will make your search a breeze.

3.Choose Quality - it will keep its elasticity through washes, sweating and stand multiple wear & tear tests, especially when you need it to stretch and do its job every single time you put it on.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, there is one more step in line, to nail your best shapewear choice. Choose the shapewear that works well for your body type.

So, how do you choose the right shapewear for your body type?

There's a lot more than four categories when it comes down to figuring out if you're curvy or athletic. We’ve mapped out the (real) body types that go beyond the apple, pear and triangle shape. So, you can easily find what type is closer to yours. Let’s dive into it.

Pear or Triangle:

Characteristics: This figure has a smaller bust and shoulders, with fuller hips.
It’s generally slim from shoulder to waist, with an hourglass shape below that area. This body type is so slender in certain areas that it's important when looking for shapewear to balance the hips & thighs with the rest of the body.
Pear-shaped women generally carry weight on their hips rather than stomachs. So, we recommend going for shapewear that sculpts and tightens the extra weight carried in the hips.

Shapewear Recommendation: go for shapewear that will also help you level out your hip dips and hide your muffin top:
Larekius High Waist Shaper Shorts With Front Hooks