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December 2016

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Fashion Trends & Tips - Improve Your Silhouette: Shapewear - Shapewear: Torso & Waist

Achieve the Hourglass Figure
Torso and waist shapewear

If targeting the midsection is crucial to achieve your best look, read up on these options that will tone your tummy without the crunches!

Smooth bulge, tone and slim with camisoles, high-waisted shorts and waist-cinchers.

Pictured above: Miraclesuit Inches Off Waist Cincher Shapewear available at Bare Necessities.


A camisole is the name given to most shapewear that focuses on our torsos. Camisole shapewear gives a seamless and toned look under sheer or form-fitting tops. A camisole can provide the following benefits:

  • Privacy with a low cut or sheer top
  • Smoothes away any bulges (in the back or front) or bra lines
  • Slimming around the waist
  • Support & lift for your bust
  • As you might imagine, with this range of benefits it is difficult to pick just one type of camisole. You may need several different types of camisoles to meet your basic fashion needs. Just keep in mind your goals and you are sure to make the best choice for your individual needs.

    Pictured right,TC Fine Shapewear Seamless Firm Control Camisole Shapewear is a part spandex and part nylon. This camisole provides incredible comfort and firm control. It helps smoothe and slenderize. Look for additional features such as a built-in bra, built-in gripper at hips to prevent the camisole from riding up and adjustable stretch straps. Cost $36.

    TC Fine is available online at Bare Necessities and can also be found at Nordstrom.

    Pictured left: Sassybax Torso Trim Underwire Trim Camisole Shapewear, constructed of stretch microfiber, comfortabley shapes and smoothes your tummy and eliminates visible bra lines. It has built-in underwire to provide extra support and has a decorative corset design. Cost $75.

    Sassybax brand is available online at Bare Necessitiesand HerRoom. Sassybax brand can also be found at Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's.

    High-waisted panty/short

    If you need to get a couple inches off your waist, the waist cincher or a high-waisted panty/short can take a full inch off your waist. Shapewear focused on your waist will reduce your waistline and give you an hourglass shape.

    Pictured right:Wacoal 80465 Hi-Waist Biker Short Panthas an elastic tummy control band with V-front panel to help your midsection.

    Wacoal lingerie biker short has a longer leg to smooth out unwanted bulges. Split crotch in this Wacoal shapewear helps when nature calls. Price $55.

    Wacoal brand is available online at Bare Necessitiesand HerRoom. Wacoal brand can also be found at various local boutiques and intimate apparel departments including: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus , Von Maur , Bloomingdale's , Saks Fifth Avenue , Lord & Taylor and Schwartz Intimate Boutique.


    Picture left:Flexees 6818 Waist Nipper BriefFlexees waist nipper instantly slims with firm control. A long torso waist nipper with boning targets from just below the bust to your hips. This lingerie provides firm control. Can take inches off your waist for instant slimming. Constructed in soft firm microfiber. Front closure for easy wearing. Price $32.50

    Flexees brand is available online at Bare Necessities and HerRoom. It is also available at Macy's

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