January is a hard month for body confidence. After all that festive indulgence, many of us are ensconced in a diet or exercise plan in an attempt to counterbalance the month of December. While healthy eating and regular exercise are fantastic lifestyle choices and should be maintained, sometimes a more short term fix is helpful. So to go alongside any January lifestyle plans, how can shapewear help us to feel confident after Christmas?
Shapewear can be a wonderful source of inspiration when it comes to the post-Christmas blues. For anyone who’s struggled to stick to their new year’s pledges, sometimes a little vision is what you need. Go for a medium compression control brief or shaping shorts to remind yourself of how you want outfits to sit on your body. Feel encouraged by the fact that when you look at your image in your foundation layer, it becomes more achievable.
Shapewear is also a fantastic tool for helping you to feel confident in how you are right now. The new year period can leave us all feeling somehow lacking, whether that is physically or mentally. How we look is not the be all and end all, but contentment in our bodies can help us to feel more empowered. However insignificant it may seem, that small bit of extra support in your underwear can lead to big feelings of contentment in your body image. We look at specific bits of your body in which you may want that extra injection of confidence.
Remember that a sleek and natural line actually begins at the thigh. So a pair of shaping shorts that offer compression from the thigh all the way to your bust will give you the most uninterrupted silhouette.
Look for control briefs or body suits that are constructed with panels. Panelled garments will focus specifically on waist shaping. This enables you to specifically target the front of your tummy or hips, wherever your confidence needs it.
If you prefer your own bra but want overall shaping, go for an open bust shaping slip. For concerns about the lift of your breasts, a shaping cami or corset that includes breast shaping is an ideal solution. Or if stability is most important look at sports bra ranges, even for daily wear.
Confidence can be both important and elusive in the work environment. How we dress can help to ease imposter syndrome and empower us to take a more candid approach to professional issues. If your workplace requires more formal, tailored clothing, shapewear can help. With a stronger structure around your torso, tailored looks will hang more cleanly from your body. This makes you look and feel more confident in your professional persona. So invest in medium compression high waisted control briefs for daily work wear.
By using different garments with different shapes and levels of compression, you have access to a huge variety of styles and looks. Where you may be lacking confidence from feeling locked into the same safe styles, discover confidence in variety. Maybe you’d like to wear more dresses, or get a more tailored look. You should feel free to dress however you fancy, and sometimes a strong foundation layer just gives us the underlying confidence to give it a go.
All Day Confidence
You must feel comfortable in your shapewear to feel confident. So watch out for movement in your shapewear, as this can knock your confidence. Which is the last thing we want! For shapewear that sits perfectly and doesn’t roll up or down, make sure you have selected the correct size. To get extra stability, look at anchoring a high waist to your bra, or choose a bodysuit or cami that is anchored to your shoulders.
We want you to feel great, and know that good shapewear can help! So at Elle Courbee, we’ve chosen to offer ranges of shapewear are designed for real women and real shapes.