Email Archives: Simple, Sleek and Sexy Silhouettes - Dec 26, 2011

Yes, But Does it Fit?

Have you ever given any thought to why some people's clothes always seem to drape beautifully, while others seem to always get unfortunate bunching or clinging in all the wrong places? A little known secret: it's not about the shape of our bodies. It's about what we are wearing underneath our clothes that shapes our bodies.

The right foundation to any outfit begins with under garments. That's because our undergarments, whether it be our bra, panties or shape wear, are actually creating the silhouette on which our clothes will rest.

We've all seen outfits that could have been and should have been beautiful were it not for the sagging, unsupportive under pieces that destroy a sleek silhouette. One of the most common issues, the appearance of sagging or drooping, is also one of the easiest to fix.

Something as simple as wearing a bra with the right fit and support can make you look slimmer and younger, taking off ten years and ten pounds in ten seconds. A well-designed bra that fits you and still has its stretch and support fibers intact will lift and separate, creating more of an hourglass figure by defining the chest from the waist. Innovations in bra technology have led to seamless lines, smooth fabric, and great shaping and molding. One of the best under pieces to try is a T-shirt bra, which gives you smoothing, seamless coverage with beautiful lift and support for a pulled together look.

Seamless panties also have their place in our underwear wardrobes for any piece of clothing thin enough to show the dreaded "VPL" - Visible Panty Line. New materials are smooth and sleek, making underwear virtually invisible under even the most lightweight of fabric. Many styles also offer built in tummy control panels, while some even offer a little bit of lift and padding in the rear.

A commonality among all women: we all know that even some of the most beautiful dresses can reveal too much in the way of bumps and bulges, whether it's back fat, love handles or tummy troubles. The solution to this is one of the easiest in the world - a simple piece of shape wear. It does exactly what it says - you wear it and it smooths down problem areas for an overall more shapely silhouette. Start with a staple piece for for whatever common problem area might bother you and reuse with a number of outfits. A good place to start is with a universal body suit, long line bra, slip, or thigh shaper.

When picking your next piece, think about the lines of the silhouette you'd like your outfit to to rest on as well as the areas you want most to be emphasized or smoothed out. As you build your undergarment wardrobe, as every woman should, you'll be giving yourself the tools to make every outfit look its very best on you. We all know there is nothing sexier than confidence, and the right foundation piece will give you confidence in spades.

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