Funny that they call it shapewear when it doesn’t shape your body. Well that’s not entirely true. Shapewear doesn’t permanently reshape your body, but it does provide an instant slimming and shape control underneath your clothing.
A typical shaper will provide a thin, yet firm layer of compression underneath your clothes. This will create a smooth foundation under your garments and eliminate the appearance of love handles, belly pooch, bulges and other troubled areas.
So while it can not permanently shape your body, it can certainly help with creating a slimmer and shape-ier appearance.
Think of it as pouring a batter into a mold, but not baking it in the oven. You’ll have a nice gingerbread mold to look at, but once you remove the mold the batter will ooze out as before.
But it isn’t merely temporary. Shapewear can be used as part of your slimming-down plan. Walking around with a slimmer look - even if you’ve cheated by using shapewear - can motivate you to make other healthy choices that may lead to a slimmer body. Feeling confident about your look can inspire and motivate you to exercise and eat healthier - choices that will lead you on the path towards a thinner you. It’s simple - just like popping a batter into the oven. With time you will come out firm and inshape.
So why do they call it shapewear? It’s because it can help you achieve your goal of slimming down by allowing you to feel and look slimmer and more in-shape before you’ve actually achieved your goal. It gives you a glimpse of the finish line, all the while fooling everyone into thinking you’ve crossed the finish line and achieved your goal.
So whether you need an instant fix or a gentle push towards getting in shape - start by finding a comfy pair of shaping wear. Along with nutrition and exercise, it’ll be a part of your Team Thin & Slim.