Shapewear Style Guide

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Shapewear Style Guide

Looking for an instant boost to your confidence? Shapewear is the perfect choice for those that want to feel more confident about their body. You can choose from shapewear that offers support across the whole body or simply one or two areas you’re not so comfortable with.


We’ve put together a guide to the different shapewear options available here at Trendy Essentials so you can easily find the style of shapewear to flatter your body and start feeling body positive today.


Otherwise known as shaping briefs or shaping knickers, these control briefs provide additional support to your bottom and tummy to create a flattering silhouette – plus they’re designed to prevent the dreaded VPL so no-one will ever know you’re wearing them under tight fitting clothing.


Designed to offer control and support to your torso, a shapewear body will gently support key areas such as your waist, bottom and tummy while giving the bust a push up effect. Wear a shapewear body underneath a dress for a quick confidence boost.


If you’re looking for an hourglass figure, a waist cincher can help you to give a little more definition to your waistline. Comfortably yet firmly tailoring your figure, a waist cincher will accentuate the bust and hips while reducing everything in between.


These shapewear slips are great for providing overall support rather than targeting one particular area of the body. Boosting the bust, tailoring the waist and offering control around the bottom, tummy and thighs, a shapewear slip can provide an instant confidence boosting figure that’ll look great under a close fitting dress or skirt


Perfect for wearing underneath any item of clothing from a dress to a skirt or even a pair of jeans, thigh slimmers will offer control and support to your bottom, waist and tummy as well as your thighs.


If you’re wanting additional support for your legs, shaping legwear such as a pair of shapewear leggings may be the right solution for you – shaping your bottom, thighs and legs, you’ll look slimmer and more toned in no time. Planning on wearing a skirt or a dress? Choose shaping hosiery for the same effect.


Sometimes your bump needs a little extra support. Our maternity shapewear offers gentle support to alleviate your pregnancy aches and pains. With no pressure on the baby, maternity briefs can be worn comfortably over the bump for additional support.

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