With so many shapewear options out there, it can be hard to know where to start. This is why it’s great that the best European brands, like Control Body, are supplied here at Elle Courbee. But why are Control Body so well renowned? What are they best at? And which products should you look out for?
Why we love Control Body
Control Body pieces are all about superior control and seamless lines. They are a fantastic foundation for a huge range of outfits and looks. Shapewear by Control Body has been produced in Italy since 2009; so they’re experienced in high end garments. The design focus is on seamless technology that keeps your shapewear discreet and subtle. The fabrics used by this brand include microfibre but also cotton, wool and bamboo. Their use of high end natural fibres gives this brand its lustre as well as superior durability and control.
Whether your dress is a figure hugger or a floaty number, the Control Body Smoothing Waist & Tummy Control Shaping Skirt is an ideal foundation. The soft microfibre fabric keeps this garment comfortable, while flat seams and seamless finish mean that your silhouette remains uninterrupted. Cut from your waist, this underskirt will smooth your tummy, shape your waist and lift your bottom. It’s comfortable all day, so if skirts and dresses are your everyday work outfit they’re ideal. Or maybe you have a special evening planned? This skirt offers multiple layers of control to maintain your glam look.
As Control Body garments are all about quality and comfort, it makes them a perfect everyday shapewear. None more so than the Body Shaping Brief. With medium compression, these briefs will provide moderate shaping. No dramatic shape changing here: this piece is excellent to give you subtle curves and added confidence. Plus, the comfort of natural cotton and range of colours mean that versatility is yours with these briefs.
If you prefer more structure in your brief, go for the Control Shaping Brief. With a higher cut, these briefs shape your waist to drop you a dress size. The wide waistband contains silicon to provide structure and definition. Scalloped edges focus the support to your bottom, hips and tummy. For all-day use, the anti-bacterial gusset ensures the longevity of this garment. With no waist and side seams or hems, there will be no telltale lines and bumps under your outfit.
How about extending that control to your thighs? Control Body Shaping Shorts sit nicely under both trousers and skirts. So they’re fantastic when you have a variety of outfits in mind! Support is provided by panelling and scalloping. So the direction of control runs in multiple directions: to both lift your bottom and compress your waist and thighs. With soft edges at the end of the short, this garment remains undetectable even under skinny trousers. Clever fabric technology!
How about figure sculpting? Control Body doesn’t disappoint by bringing its high comfort and discretion to body corsetry. The Bodycorset Tummy Control Shaping Brief is the ultimate in shaping control. The garment begins under your bust, meaning that your entire waist is carefully and seamlessly shaped. With separate panels across your tummy and hips, the fabric carefully sculpts these areas without pushing you out of shape!
Control Body garments are available in black, nude and white. This makes them the most versatile pieces out there. Both natural fibre elements and anti-bacterial technology mean that these garments can be comfortable and still durable. With discretion at its core, Control Body will give you a barely there look and feel. So you’ll have the confidence to go out there and freely express your style.