Choose The Right Extra Firm Control Bodysuit

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Extra Firm Control Bodysuit

Extra firm control bodysuit is the garment that will do wonders in those few… or little bit more seconds till you get it on.

It is proven to re-shape and smooth out your figure noticeably…

…however, it is important to choose high quality extra firm shapewear in the right size to avoid sacrificing the level of your comfort.

But before you go for this type of shapewear…

Is Extra Firm Control Bodysuit the Right Choice for You?

Let’s find it out!


How to Choose the Right Shapewear?

It took some time for shapewear to get where it has got since corsets. And, no doubt, the glory of the shapewear is mostly due to its ability to make any of us not only look but also feel our best.

But along with the development of the Shapewear the choices has gone wild and now the market is quite overwhelming due to vast range of different shapers available. From light compression to extra firm, from bodysuit to briefs, the options are limitless… so how to make the right choice?


Getting the Right Size

Buying shapewear that is too big doesn’t make any sense, right? But… The same goes for buying the shapewear that is too small. It could seem quite tempting but, believe me, there is absolutely no necessity going this extreme.

Shapewear that is too small is going to squeeze your flesh by creating bulges. As a result, the concept of the shapewear is defeated thus and instead of smoothing the silhouette out, quite the reverse will happen.

Moreover, wearing too tight shapewear can lead to different health issues starting from difficulty to breathe to stinging, numbness, acid ebb or even blood clot.

On the contrary, right shapewear is capable of offering certain health benefits, such as, to facilitate the blood circulation and to assist your muscles.


Look for the Right Design

When shopping for a shapewear, remember to formulate your target – the areas you wish to shape and smooth. This will help to narrow your search and focus on the garments within your interest area.

Bodysuit is a perfect choice for women wishing to shape and smooth out the midsection. Moreover, it also allows to tighten the thighs if you go for the bodysuit with short bottom.

If going for a short bottomed bodysuit, another thing to pay attention to is the length of the shorts to match it with the length of the clothing you intend to wear on the top of the shapewear.

And last but not least, always pay attention to the opening gusset – it is a good idea to get the bodysuit featuring opening gusset to make it easier when you need to go to the bathroom.

Otherwise, it could be quite challenging to put it off and on each time you need to go to bathroom taking many additional minutes. In the worst case, you might wish to postpone going to the bathroom that could, in its turn, increase the risk of infection of your urinary tract.


Online versus Store Shopping

Even though it could seem a great idea to buy shapewear online due to vast range of options and affordable prices, I would strongly suggest to check on shapewear physically first.

This is to understand the different shapewear and to feel them, to understand different features and how these react with your body.

You will be able to try on the shapewear, as well, and this will allow you to check it “in action” – to walk, to sit and to move around in the shapewear. It, in its turn, will help to understand if this is the right one for you, the comfort level it offers, whether it stays in place and any other point to pay attention to.

Nevertheless, if you wish to shop online anyway, it is a wise idea to carefully check the Shipping/Return/Exchange policy (to look for FREE shipping and FREE returns), and to order two sizes to find the best fitting one by returning the other.


Picking the Right Fabric

Majority of shapewear feature zoning/paneling. This means that it is constructed by using either different materials or different thickness of the same material to shape the certain areas of the body.

Few tips to help on choosing the most suitable material:

  • higher percent of Nylon, as well as, thicker material will mean more dramatic shaping
  • too thick material, in its turn, could leave the lines visible through your clothes, so the main emphasis is on the strength of the material – it has to be strong but not too thick
  • thinner fabric will offer more gentle shaping, smoothing out silhouette
  • cotton/spandex blend material is more suitable for warm weather as it will help avoid sweating – pay attention if the cooling feature is mentioned
  • thermal shapewear is intended for the colder weather

Defining the Right Intensity

There are different levels of intensity of the shapewear starting from mild to extra intense. So it is important to understand the level you should go for depending on your expectations regarding the shapewear.

Few tips to help to decide for the right one:

  • high compression or firm/extra firm control shapewear is capable of transforming the body shape drastically
  • high compression is not suggested for the beginners – it is better to start with more gentle shapewear to understand it first and only then decide if extra firm one is needed
  • medium compression shapewear smooths out the shape, controls and supports the trouble areas
  • light compression garments are intended to gently smooth the silhouette by putting the light accents on your curves

What is Extra Firm Control Bodysuit Good For?

Extra Firm control bodysuit will help you to noticeably shape your entire torso. There are different bottom options – if you don’t need hips and thighs to be shaped, go for brief bottoms. In this case, the bodysuit should be worn under loose-bottom dress or with jeans/trousers.

If you wish to avoid VPL (visible panty line) and don’t need to shape the booty, also thong versions are available.

If you need to shape also hips and thighs, go for shorted bottoms, either upper-thigh, mid-thigh or knee-length. This way VPL will not be an issue at all.

A bodysuit with open chest area will be good for streamlining the silhouette. The possibility to wear any bra you wish is as a pleasant addition to this shapewear as this helps to avoid troubles about the cup size/construction.

Moreover, the U-shaped-cut-out bust lifts up and pushes together the boobs by creating a sexy outlook and appealing cleavage.

A bodysuit shapewear featuring U-Plunge will be good for low cut dress or top. This is also the preferred choice for the backless clothing so basically for a party-outfit.

Plunging bodysuits some times feature convertible straps which are great for versatility and will be good for both casual and party outlooks.

So Do You Need The Extra Firm Control Bodysuit?

In general bodysuit is amongst the popular choices of shapewear. It is due to its ability to control and shape from head to “toe” by re-distributing the fat and flattening the body where needed 🙂

So if you are looking to streamline your silhouette, then bodysuit, without doubt, is the way to go.

If you are new to shapewear, I would suggest starting with light or medium compression bodysuit and only then move to the extra firm if needed.

If there are certain ares you wish to shape, then perhaps you should consider some other type of shapewear, for instance, camisole, waist cincher, slip, knickers or tights depending on the area to shape.

6 thoughts on “Choose The Right Extra Firm Control Bodysuit”

  1. There are really pretty much fact to consider in choosing a nice bodysuit for your purposes…the right choice definitely has to go with what you desire to achieve and at your own comfort and peace…this article helps you figure out son of these factor’s and I know it will definitely help make the best choice.

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  2. Thanks for a great overview on how to choose the right shape wear. Sounds the the right extra firm control bodysuit can really make a difference in having your clothes look great and to provide overall support. I wasn’t aware of how much of a difference the fabric content makes. Thanks again, you’ve inspired me to go and find the right bodysuit. 

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  3. Thank you for this comprehensive guide on choosing properly fitting shapewear.  I see ads all the time on Facebook and TV for shapewear that seems to magically erase bulges without making the person look like a sausage, and I have been skeptical, but you make a great point that how it fits makes all the difference in what it’s actually going to do. 

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  4. Thank you for this comprehensive guide on choosing properly fitting shapewear.  I see ads all the time on Facebook and TV for shapewear that seems to magically erase bulges without making the person look like a sausage, and I have been skeptical, but you make a great point that how it fits makes all the difference in what it’s actually going to do. 

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  5. I have friends who use shape wears for their desired body type. They have told me a lot about them but after reading this article all they said seems like guess work. I don’t use shape wears, sometime ago I used a corset but it was not the right type for me. I am going to prove them wrong from what I have learnt and later give them a link. Thank you for this very informative article.

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  6. I have friends who use shape wears for their desired body type. They have told me a lot about them but after reading this article all they said seems like guess work. I don’t use shape wears, sometime ago I used a corset but it was not the right type for me. I am going to prove them wrong from what I have learnt and later give them a link. Thank you for this very informative article.

    Reply

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