Thursday, November 27th, 2014

The Best Undergarments to Shape, Contour and Boost

By Sheila Dicks

Your clothes do more than keep you warm – they have the power to create illusions. What you’re wearing is either making you appear smaller or bigger; younger or older; sexy or drab and it all begins with your undergarments. The style and shape of your clothing and how well it is suited to your body shape is very important in how your body appears. However, your undergarments set the stage. Your undergarments are very important in making subtle touches such as creating a slimmer waist, as trim behind or a more curvaceous figure. So before you begin dressing to suit your body shape invest in undergarments to set the foundation. Here are a few pieces that you will need to get you started:

Bali Bra @ Macys

To minimize a large chest choose a minimizing bra that provides extra support and also looks appealing. If you have a large bust to appear more youthful your bust line should be halfway between your shoulder and elbow. A sagging bust is aging.


To slim legs hold in belly, behind, hips and legs wear a bodyshaper or stretchy slip to hide bumps and create a smooth look.These are just a couple of examples. The type you choose depends on what you’re wearing. The undergarment shouldn’t be visible through your clothes.


To slim the middle area and create curves wear a corset.


Look Great in T-shirts and Sweaters wear bras with molded cups and without visible seams and lace.

Victoria Secret

Peeking Straps are a no-no. Wear a camisole with a built in underwire bra. It is great for lift and you won’t have to worry about peeking straps. Or wear a racer back (for tanks with high cut sleeves) or strapless.