Anyone who knows me knows I don’t play when it comes to Shapewear. For me, dressing is about the clothes, and foundations can make or break a look especially when you are plus. Simply because naturally curvy women have curves that most mannequins do not possess and most designers don’t factor in.
I think it’s important to have an arsenal of foundations at your disposal at the very least a High waist Thigh Shaper, a High Waist Brief , finally a Full Body Shaper . For example This Miraclesuit High Waist Thigh Slimmer
will smooth you out in a badass dress like This ( which I have my eye on by the way), & this TC Shapewear Smoothing Half Slip will complement a skirt like This perfectly ( and you won’t have to worry about chaffing).
I love comfortable well-fitting Bras! When you are endowed with bosoms you can’t afford to skimp in that department ( this Bra has 525 reviews and almost 5 stars!!). Lane Bryant is my go-to for Bras and I always stock up on everyday Bras when they have a sale ( however if you are looking for longevity you may want to try department store brands like These ). Or brands like Third Love and Harper and Wild which have thousands and thousands of online reviews!
For me, though the Lane Bryant’s T Shirt Style Bras ( they just mold your boobs perfectly, and are so comfy ) are where it’s at. I recently picked up this One (left in only 38DDD) and these full coverage Ones. I also love Cacique because I can always find specialty bras in my SIZE! like this extreme Plunge Bra (which I own ) and this Strapless Bra which I have on in this outfit.
Another Bra company thats worth mentioning is Elomi if you wear hard to find sizes F, G and above they are worth checking out! I absolutely adore their sports bra! Working out when you are plus is hard enough then you have to add struggling to find the right undergarments! Honestly, their sports bra was a Godsend.
As I stated foundations are necessary for your clothes to look their best on you; So you don’t want to skip or skimp on them! Shop my Shapewear and Bra picks down below.
As for my outfit I kept things pretty monochrome. My Asos Skirt ( on sale for $19!!) in sz 14 was the focus of the look so I choose pieces that would compliment it. Since the Skirt is pretty high waisted and fitted I choose my Off Shoulder ( see off-shoulder picks Here & even more Here) billowy Crop Top to balance proportions. Finally, I finished the look with my go-to Lace Up Sandals in black ( also in Red) & continued the monochrome theme with my accessories. Have you started your fall shopping yet? If you haven’t see This post you will thank me later.
So what’s your philosophy on foundations (shapewear)? Is it a must-have for you too?
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