Whether you’re getting dressed up for a fancy summer wedding, planning that long awaited family reunion outfit, or shopping to look sharp for a big work event, one thing’s for sure– the common key to a flattering and comfortable look is a phenomenal piece of shapewear.
A good piece of shapewear should feel like you’re not wearing anything at all, and make your clothes look and fit better on your unique body type. We’ve rounded up the Top 5 shapewear pieces every woman should keep in her closet to feel polished, professional and oh so pretty– no matter what the occasion!
Think of shapewear like your own personal style cheerleader. They give you that boost of confidence so you can hit the town worry free and comfortable in your own skin. The first couple must haves in the shapewear department are classic control top leggings. The Rachel legging from Yummie is the best of both worlds. The cotton stretch fabric lets you move around with ease, while the high waist hits at just the right place to slim the tummy and legs to perfection. I love these styled with white sneakers to wear to yoga and brunch or with heeled slides and a blouse/blazer combo for work. For an on-trend look that packs the same comfort punch, try the Jodi bootcut leggings. The wider leg is flattering to most body types and looks fab paired with a tunic and sandals in summer and boots and sweaters in the cooler months.
The Do It All
The next style staple is a versatile cotton bodysuit like this one from Yummie. The neckline makes it pretty enough to stand on its own with pants or skirts, or wear it undercover for a seamless smoothing effect on those breezy summer dresses. Features include a patented 3-panel design, adjustable straps and a full coverage rear. It’s like Photoshop for your body!
The Only Tank You’ll Ever Need
One thing you should look for in a shaper is how you can cut down on the amount of pieces you actually need in your wardrobe. That’s why I LOVE that fact that this amazing 2-way Yummie tank does exactly as promised. One side features a scoop neck design, and the other side boasts a V-neck. This is the perfect packable piece for vacations because it can literally tackle almost any outfit and doesn’t take up that much space in a suitcase. An added bonus is the seamless slimming material is made with Outlast®, which stores body heat away when it’s hot and releases it as you need it. Genius!
The Go-To Thigh Shaper
A comfortable thigh shaper is a heavy hitter in the shapewear category. This classic item can do it all! Smooth for formal event dresses, make your favorite pair of denim shine brighter and even tackle hard to fit skirt and blouse combos. I adore wearing a high waist thigh shaper at most formal events because it almost makes you feel a whole size smaller without being “squeezed” in. It’s the Yummie “hug” difference!