Shapewear shopping is full of decisions! When you need to choose your shapewear, your first decision is whether to go to the high street or to your laptop. While trying garments on in the flesh is often very helpful, it can leave you lacking. If the shop or outlet that you’ve chosen to visit doesn’t have what you’re looking for, you can end up a bit stuck and frustrated.
So, here’s why it’s great to go online:
There are no judgements online. Explaining to a shop assistant exactly what you’re looking for can be daunting. It can involve discussions about the parts of your body that you feel most self-conscious about. So when you go online to shop for shapewear, you need not feel as if you are being analysed and on display. In short, you are free to search for your honest desires.
When you go to a department store or high street outlet, you are limited to the choice of styles and sizes that happen to be in stock. Yes, items can be ordered in, but this surely leaves you in the same position as ordering online? The experience of finding a body corset or shaping slip that you love but need in a different, and unavailable, size is infuriating! Online stockists who provide a comprehensive size guide hold all of their stock ready to deliver to you. So you get what you want quickly!
3. Quality Check
How about quality? Do you worry that online suppliers are more unreliable than high street brands? With the breadth of choice that is available online, it’s easy to get caught out by unreliable suppliers. So the key is to do your research. With a range of international brands who are renowned for their quality and attention to detail, at Elle Courbee you can be sure that from cami to control brief, you’ll receive an excellent product.
By emitting the need for shopfront overheads, online shapewear shopping means that retailers can offer far more generous pricing. If you worry that a price is too good to be true, the great thing is that there is nowhere for online retailers to hide! Word of mouth these days goes a lot further than the next postcode. So if you’re not getting value for money you’ll know about it before you make that final purchase. Luckily, by reading this you’re already in the right place for great value and top quality!
Just to be sure, how about some tips on getting it right…
Shapewear is designed to smooth lumps and bumps in a natural way. So it’s vital to get the right fit. This means being honest with your current measurements and the shape that you’re aiming for. A good online retailer (like us here at Elle Courbee!) will provide a comprehensive size guide that will point you to the ideal shaping slip or bodysuit. Not only this, but look out for a clear guide to how to take your own measurements in order to get the most accurate information.
2. Body Shape
We don’t just mean the body shape that you are, but the body shape that you aim for by using your shapewear. Do you have an evening ‘do where you want to go for a retro waist cinching look? Or a Summer event where you want to ensure that your light floaty gown doesn’t hang on any unintended contours? Different shapewear garments can help you to achieve different silhouette lines. On our blog you’ll find a wealth of information on this!
But what about if you get it wrong? We’re all human; sometimes things don’t go to plan and you receive an online purchase that just isn’t right. Or perhaps your measurements hover between two dress sizes so you prefer to order both options to ensure that you choose the right fit. A good online shapewear retailer will implement a clear and accessible returns policy so that you always end up with the right garment for you.
Your main priority as a consumer of shapewear is to source the most reliable and high quality supplier possible. With high street options restricted, online is the best way to go. However, this doesn’t mean that you’re out of the woods – choose your online shapewear shop with care. At Elle Courbee we want to see our customers not only happy, but confident and empowered. So we feel that great customer service is the perfect place to start!