It’s a truth that our thighs are up there on the list of body parts that we’d all like to be a little bit different. Whether you want them to be more toned, longer, thinner on the outside, thinner on the inside, there’s a job there for a thigh slimmer. It’s a fairly complex area though, and one which chucking on a standard pair of cycling shorts won’t solve. Unless you just want to be able to do cartwheels in a dress without anyone seeing your pants. In which case, go for it!
All about your thighs
When it comes down to it, our thighs are just the way they are. Of course, we may diet, work out, tone and stretch, and this will change the overall way we look. However, no magic exercise or diet will target a specific part of your body to change its shape. For specific looks and outfits, this is why shapewear is so effective. It has the power to subtly smooth your shape in a target area when no number of lunges will!
If your focus is on the outside of your thighs, control should start at your hips. A shaping skirt works wonderfully under skirts and dresses as your hip line through to your knees is uninterrupted.
Whether you want to prevent friction from movement or improve the fit of your jeans, shaping shorts are the only way to compress your inner thighs. Look for a panelled firm compression for additional bottom and tummy control. This keeps the line of your compressed inner thighs in keeping with the rest of your torso.
Plus shapewear thigh slimmers will differ in terms of their functionality. There’s a range from technical panelling and compression which is designed to work in a similar way to a waist cincher, to softer shapewear designed to streamline your silhouette under your clothes. So what do these things actually mean?
Working along a similar concept to a waist cincher, the idea is that you can use these high compression garments to train your thighs. Some women may choose to wear slimmers during a work out, or for a few hours every day. Of course, the effect of this course of slimming is hugely varied and unreliable. So tread with caution.
A piece of thigh slimming shapewear is a great all round foundation wear garment. Bringing control to your waist, hips, tummy and thighs, shaping shorts work well under all outfits. If you choose thigh slimmers for daily wear, go for medium support in a breathable fabric. Accurate fit is vital, since this will help to prevent roll up on the legs and roll down at the waist.
What to look for
So you’ve decided that thigh slimming shapewear is the way to go. What should you look for when you’re shopping?
Go for a high waist. By anchoring the control from this point, you can create an uninterrupted line along your hips. No matter what the cut of the dress, this line is vital to how the fabric hangs on your body. In winter, control top tights can work well to achieve this. However, if you wear control tights in tandem with control briefs or shorts, be aware of how the seams and hemlines appear together.
Using thigh slimming shapewear can actually make your jeans sit better throughout the day. This is because it can be thighs which encourage jeans to slip down even when they fit great around your waist. It’s always a good idea to look for lightweight and breathable fabrics under trousers. A longer line of short, ideally to the knee, will work best here to avoid a visible end to the compression.
Slimming your thighs with shapewear is a great way to confidently choose your outfits based on the look that you want, and not the restrictions that thighs can impose. From skinny jeans to floaty dresses, with a thigh slimming foundation a wardrobe of possibilities awaits!