Shaping underwear or Shapewear for women is a woman’s tight-fitting underwear intended to control and shape the figure. It is also known as the foundation garment which is an undergarment designed to temporarily alter the wearer’s body shape, to achieve a more fashionable figure. The function of a foundation garment is not to enhance a bodily feature but to smooth or control the display of one.

Getting a flat stomach is hard, but many women feel constant pressure to have washboard abs. If you’ve ever sucked in your stomach, you know that posture and breathing can affect how big your stomach looks. Shapewear mimics the effect of sucking in your stomach by slightly flattening the area, but without the stress of constantly remembering to stay sucked in. Shapewear won’t permanently flatten your stomach, but it does the same temporarily. It is a type of compression garment, which means that it works by pushing fat in and compressing your entire stomach area. This can temporarily shave a few inches off your stomach and waist. Shapewear won’t work miracles, though. If you have a lot of fat on your stomach, your stomach may look smaller in shapewear, but it won’t necessarily look flat. Even very tight shapewear will usually make you look no smaller than when you’re sucking in your stomach.

For maximum benefit, shapewear should fit snugly against your body but should not dig into your skin or hurt. Choose breathable fabrics to prevent sweat from getting trapped against your skin. If you feel dizzy, notice that breathing is more difficult, find yourself excessively sweating or experience discomfort or tingling around or under the shapewear, stop wearing it immediately. Good shapewear should not hurt or interfere with your ability to do your usual daily tasks.

In recent years sales of shapewear have increased considerably. Women have worn foundation garments, such as corsets and brassieres, for a very long time. Some have been essential to the fashion trends of the time. Others have been born out of the need for women to feel more secure. Better known today as “shapewear,” these garments include body briefs, bodysuits, control briefs, corsets, tummy reducer, slimmer etc .A shapewear may be worn for a specific outfit. Being an underwear, the shapewear should not be visible under the outerwear, unless the exposure is intended. A general purpose “all the way” shaper with clear straps that starts at the bust and ends at the knee or mid-calf is also available. Shapewear may come with a built in strapless bra for dresses and halters and are made in a range of different styles colours. Shop for different styles of branded shapewear at www.bodybasics.in and get a hour glass figure this festive season.