Summer Shapewear

Plus size shape wear

I'm always getting questions on my shapewear and what I'm wearing underneath.  As summer is coming up and my travel plans start to heat up I'm definitely thinking about what will get me through.  I need something that in a way that is comfortable and has breathe-ability.  The warmer months generally encompass garments are are flowy, light, and airy.    I was recently sent a piece of shapewear from Full Beauty. When it came it and I tried it on, I was thinking this is a little too comfortable to give me the hold that I need, but as my trips came up I gave it a whirl.  I wear Spanx all the time, but that double layer thing they do doesn't allow much air to get through.  I often opt out of my shapewear while in the airport, but I actually wore this under my maxis while flying and I barely even felt it to be there.  I wore the piece above with every outfit on my last two trips and it worked out magnificently.   

This shapewear is perfect for loose fitting items, such as maxi dresses, baggy pants, flare skirts.  Some might ask, why would you wear shapewear under baggy items.  Well, the jumpsuit I recently wore was white, I needed something to drown out panty lines and the actual color of my undies.   I also wear them underneath the flare skirts and maxis for a couple of reasons.  One, I hate for my thighs to touch. It's uncomfortable and can cause skin irritation. Wearing a biker short-like shapewear and I dab a little Secret deodorant in the thigh area and it eliminates all that.   Another thing is I know that am amply stacked in the back.  I don't like the thought of me jiggly all over the place like soft cooked eggs at breakfast.  Just moving every which-a-way.  (This was ingrained in me from my mother).  So I wear light foundation to keep the jiggle in check.  

Note:  I want to note that this is not heavy duty foundation it does have some hold, but I think it works best under the less fitting items.  This is definitely what I would call an daytime foundation.  Great for when you going about your daily routine.  I need a new nighttime piece.  I'll let you know when I find one. 

**Hey yall, I'm in a moving process, so please forgive any slow posting.  :)

24 comments

  1. Great tips/post as always. I'm definitely gonna be using the deodorant trick.

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  2. I must check this shapewear out, I need a new everyday wear one thats comfortable, I've never heard of the secret deoderant trick, I'd always used powder..thanks for the tip

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    1. Powder is all messy gets caked up -- Deoderant stays in plays and keeps you much dryer and doesn't get all in your clothes.

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  3. I just love your style! all around greatness.

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  4. I use http://www.bodyglide.com/ to help with chafing. It's great for exercise, too, and if you have any underwire bras that chafe, it'll help you out. Doesn't stain.

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  5. Is your name misspelled in your about section on the right?
    Also I'm scared of shape wear. :(. I need to be able to breath down there.

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  6. I've tried many shapewears, does this one roll down at all for you. I have a bigger mid section so all of them tend to roll down and it drives me nuts.

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    1. No it has a nice big and wide waistband no rollage

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  7. Love your style! I have to try this shapewear! Where did you get the black and white stripe dress???

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  8. thanks for this tip! i will certainly look into the shapewear!
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  9. I don't tend to wear the shapewear that are shorts because they "cut me off" at the leg and sometimes you can tell through my clothes that something's there if I sit or stand a certain way... If that makes sense. Have you noticed that kind of issue at all?

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    1. Usually the spanx has the shapewear that doesn't give you bubble thigh. This did have a seam, but because I was wearing not fitting clothes you couldn't see. But with the jumpsuit you couldn't tell -- not that I could see.

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  10. Thanks for posting this because like you, I'm ample in the back and also like you, my mother and sister will say how I'm just throwing things all over the place. I don't like wearing my regular shapewear because it feels like I have on body armor, but it does work and holds everything in place. But this, might be just enough to make me look nice and neat. Thanks girl!

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  11. thank you love for the deodorant tip! who would have tbought. I am definitely purchasing my new daytime smoother! :-)

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  12. I love the product skindura for any rubbing and chafing! You can find it on etsy!

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  13. I believe in shapewear! I am with you on not having things all jiggly and such!

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  14. Chastity I'm a 18 which in FullBeauty (L)so get the (M 14/16) or L

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  15. I generally wear shapewear because my legs rub together. I live in Chicago without a car, so I am usually walking or biking everywhere and I need something to keep the chub rub at bay. When it's really, really hot, I'll wear cotton boxer briefs under my skirts because they breathe, but I prefer shapewear because it stays in place and doesn't ride up. Also, creeps try to look up my skirt, especially while biking, but there's nothing to see because I have on shapewear.

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  17. Should you size down to make sure everything is smooth? I never know with shapewear. I want to make sure I'm comfortable and continue breathing in and out without taking short gasps for air.

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    1. I get my actual size...these insures that nothing is too tight and keeps you from getting bubble leg

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