HourglassAngel.com’s Virtual Stylists Show How to Pick the Best Shapewear for Your Body Type


Everyone is built differently and every body is beautiful. However you carry your curves, the key to looking your best is embracing your body type and then dressing in a way that flatters it. A great feature about shapewear is it can be useful for just about anyone and any occasion. But, do you know how to pick the best garment with so many options available? Whether you’re new to shapers or have a closet full of them, HourglassAngel.com’s Virtual Shapewear Stylists have some suggestions to help you attain your most flattering wardrobe yet.

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Round Figured = Think Queen Latifah


You’re this body type if you have a small waist-to-hip ratio. You may also have a full bust and broad shoulders. You want shapewear that slims and defines that waistline. We recommend a shaping panty or a waist cincher to help create more curves. You may also benefit from a bodysuit or body shapewear apparel that bring in the waist.

Our suggestions for you include:

Corsets and cinchers: These are the ultimate way to bring in your midsection and define that waistline.

Shaping camis: These are versatile under any type of attire and provide a smooth, controlled waistline

Straight Figured = Think Cameron Diaz


You are long and lean, with shoulders, waist and hip measurements that are similar in proportion. Your shape is naturally elegant; you just want to add curves and definition. Must-have items in your wardrobe include waist cinchers, slips, minimizers, and high-waisted shaping panties or shorts. Our top suggestions for you include:

Butt-enhancing shapers:Get more volume in your rear while slimming your waist.

Cincher vests:Slim your waistline, smooth your back and create more curves by lifting your bust.

Hourglass = Think Kim Kardashian


You have curves that naturally balance: proportional bust and hips, with a slimmer waistline. Your goal with shapewear is to smooth and define the curves you already have. A wide variety of shapewear will look good with your body type. You may enjoy the control you get from high-waisted shaping panties and shorts, shaping slips and bodysuits. For you we recommend:

All-over shaping bodysuits:Get a smooth figure all over, while slimming your waist and lifting your butt.

Corselettes: These are a sexy option, ideal for wear under dresses and skirts. They slim your waistline, while hugging your hips and enhancing your rear.

Curvy on Bottom = Think Beyonce


Chances are you naturally look great in jeans because of your curvy hips and slimmer waist. Your bust and shoulders are slim, so your goal with shapewear is to create balance in your figure. Try control slips and high-waisted shorts. We recommend:

Thigh-slimming shapers:Get control for those hips and thighs while smoothing out your curves and eliminating muffin top.

Braless shaping tanks/camis: Emphasize and smooth your waistline while providing lift to your bust. Pairing your tank with the bra of your choice allows you to pick the bra that enhances you best.

Shapely on Top = Think Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

You have enviable volume in your bust and broad shoulders with narrower hips. Your objective with shapewear is to draw attention away from your chest and create more balance from top to bottom. Anything that enhances your rear like shaping panties and leggings will help balance your curves. Here are our suggestions:

Enhancing panties and shapers:Add volume to your rear with your panties. You can also choose a shaper that defines your waistline for more curves.

Full-body shapers:Provide control and enhancement where you need it on your lower half. Choose a braless garment so you can pair it with your favorite supportive bra.


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