Shape up with the best and walk tall!

Ladies don’t fall into the trap of thinking you need ‘drop a dress size’ shapewear underneath your occasion outfit or dress.

I dress many women and I always recommend against it. The main reason is that it may feel fine for the first hour but where you may be standing, sitting, eating and drinking for several hours you will no doubt become uncomfortable very quickly. Shapewear designed for the purpose of slimming your silhouette is heavy on compression which means one of two things; either it is a quality fabric which does exactly what it says and compresses you like a corset or it is a lesser quality fabric and it simply rolls up or down underneath your clothes.

The key to getting the perfect silhouette is to aim for smoothing rather than slimming. This means choosing your shapewear carefully and trying on as many different styles and sizes as you can.

Whether you are carrying a size 8 or 18 you will look amazing if you have a smooth silhouette underneath your clothes. It makes a world of difference to the way your outfit hangs and the fabric moves around your body. The more sheer the fabric of your dress the smoother you will want to be to avoid those unsightly lumps and bumps. The warmer the weather then the finer you will want the shapewear to be to avoid overheating. Your underwear really does matter just as much as your dress!

Along with shapewear in stock is a selection of strapless bras, hosiery, body tape (for the brave) and dress tape for any last minute emergencies.

Make a fitting appointment at the boutique here or call 01302 719292.