It’s been a long time coming, but Christmas party season is finally here! Yay! Can you tell we’re a little bit excited about it? Obviously you want to look and feel your best in your festive finery, so it’s likely that foundation layers are on your mind. But what should be on your festive shapewear wishlist? When choosing the best Christmas party shapewear, you’ll need to work with your outfit. But also you should think about the type of party you’re going to. Let us help you to navigate the Christmas party waters!
What are you wearing?
There are certain outfits that will clearly guide you when it comes to choosing the best Christmas party shapewear to sit underneath. So before we get into the nitty gritty of logistics, what basic rules should you be sticking to?
Revealing party necklines like strapless and low cut dresses mean shapewear with structure. Go for corset styles or under bust shapewear that allows you to select an appropriate bra.
It’s all about visibility. For long lines, a shaping skirt will help to create a smooth line from hip to thigh with no bulge at the end of your shapewear. With short dresses, control briefs are best, since you don’t want to flash the end of your shapewear!
The main hazard here is underwear seams! So go for smooth lines and seamless shapewear to avoid every stitch becoming visible.
A floaty dress can actually highlight any bumpy bits caused by rolldown, so try a bodysuit here as shoulder anchoring prevents the garment from budging.
Whether close cut or wide leg, shaping shorts are wonderful for ensuring definition along your thighs.
Where are you going?
Next up is the type of Christmas party you’re heading to. This will both guide what kind of outfit you’ll be wearing and inspire some thought about practical aspects for choosing the best Christmas party shapewear.
If the revelry is going to hit the dancefloor, stability is the key thing to remember! Choose a shapewear / outfit combo that can be anchored well. The absolute most secure shapewear is a bodysuit or cami which is anchored from the shoulders. There are other things you can do to prevent rolldown, but full body shapewear is unbudgeable.
If you’ll be eating a meal during your function, watch the level of compression that you choose for your shapewear. High compression garments that feel fine at the start of the evening may become more constricting after a meal. The last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable, so go for lighter compression tummy control.
Office to Party
Depending on how likely it is that you’ll get a chance to change your underwear, you may have been wearing your shapewear all day. This is definitely something to consider before you put it on! Planning is paramount for this type of party, so make sure your foundation is flexible and comfortable.
For more casual festive gatherings, you may reach for that standard ‘nice jeans and a spangly top’ combo. So to avoid flashing your waistline, keep it low waisted. Make sure your shapewear is easy to go to the loo in, like control briefs or shorts.
As these parties demand your more glamorous attire, you’re likely to be dressed in styles and fabrics that highlight lumps and bumps. So choose high waisted shapewear that runs from your bust right to your thighs. This will ensure an uninterrupted silhouette.
To look your best, you should feel your best. And this means wearing clothes, and underwear, that you feel comfortable and confident in. So remember to size right and go for quality when you pick your shapewear. Wishing you a wonderful festive party season from all of us at Elle Courbee!