The arrival of spring means that you can finally drag your bright sundresses and cropped jeans out of hibernation and store your parkas away in the back of your closet for another year. Many women rejoice at the warm weather that spring brings because it gives them an opportunity to take advantage of the bright, fun, summery pieces in their wardrobe that haven’t seen the light of day in months.
That being said, warmer weather can create challenges for women who wear shapewear on a regular basis. When you’re bundled up in thick layers during the winter, you’re free to wear any full body shaper style you want without worrying about visible panty lines or other tell-tale signs of shapewear showing up under your clothes. Your shapewear would have to be pretty bulky to be spotted under a chunky knit sweater and cardigan. However, this is not the case when you’re wearing a thin, barely opaque sundress in the middle of April.
As the flowers bloom and the weather gets warmer, it’s time to revamp your shapewear collection. The shapewear styles you got used to wearing all winter long need to be put away with your heavy coats to make room for some of the comfortable, breathable, and ultra-discreet spring shapewear styles on the market.
You can’t go wrong with a shaping thong. They’re comfortable, discreet, and available in many different levels of compression to match your preferences for shapewear. Plus, they provide smoothing and shaping coverage for your entire midsection—including tummy, hips, and love handles—which is one of the most common areas of body insecurities for many women.
If possible, find a shapewear/lingerie retailer that offers a selection of shaping thongs made primarily from cotton. Cotton is always the best material for women’s underwear. It promotes hygiene down there, and it is ultra-breathable, soft, and comfortable against your most sensitive areas. A cotton shaping thong will keep you feeling cool and dry all day long without developing embarrassing sweat marks around your waistband.
Slip shapewear is ideal for pairing discreetly under your favorite spring skirts and dresses. Slip shapewear styles are usually made from a single—sometimes double, depending on the level of compression you’re looking for—layer of firming fabric that gently smooths your curves underneath your skin or dress.
You can find slip shapewear that is designed specifically for long or short skirts or dresses. Slip shapewear can smooth and sculpt your midsection, backside, thighs, and other common problem areas to give your figure an ultra-smooth, flattering finish no matter what you’re wearing
3.Open Bust Shapewear
Once the weather gets warmer and you don’t have a turtleneck or infinity scarf covering up your neck every day, it’s time to add some open bust shapewear styles to your closet. Open bust shaping styles offer coverage for your midsection and/or backside and thighs without covering up your chest.
You can find shapewear that offers a wide range of coverage—from full body shapers to corset shapewear to high-waisted shaper shorts—that leave your bust uncovered. These styles offer effective smoothing and shaping for your curves, but they also remain invisible under low-cut tops and allow you to wear any bra of your choice for a more breathable, comfortable fit.