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Solved! 5 quick-fix solutions to common shapewear problems

May 19, 2020 | Shapermint Team

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You’ve heard from your fave celebrities or Instagram influencers that shapewear is a must-have for reshaping your figure, creating a smooth foundation, and boosting confidence (among other benefits).

Now you’re wondering, “how do I avoid low-quality shapewear?” and what to do about common shapewear problems you’ve seen people chatting about online.

Our fit experts provide answers to common questions below to help you make the right choice when it comes to buying the best shaper for your body type.

1. How can I stop shapewear rolling up or down?

Make sure that you’re wearing the right size and choose a shapewear style to fit your body type. If you’re in between sizes, we recommend going a size up if you're looking for super comfort, or a size down if you're looking for super compression. Your secret weapon against roll down? Shapermint Essentials All Day Every Day High Waisted Shaper Shorts – voted No.1 shapewear in America.

2. How do I go to the bathroom in shapewear?

Wearing shapewear out and about doesn’t need to be a struggle. Any pantie or short can be pulled up and down with a wiggle. But for effortless, we recommend shapewear similar to the old-fashioned girdle, or gusset (they’ve come a long way since the Victorian times!). Try Miraclesuit® Inches Off Waist Cincher or the Shapermint Essentials Waist Trainer, it’s a cinch to wear and gives you an instant hourglass figure without the fuss!

3. How can I avoid visible panty lines?

Pair the right shapewear to the right outfit for starters. If you have a figure-hugging dress or tight pants, choose a thong back (yes, they control the tummy without covering the bum!) or a shaper that smooths the thighs and offers more coverage. You’re looking for anything “seamless” such as our Shapermint Essentials Shaper Shorts - a bike short style that gives your tummy, waist, and behind a toned look (without having to get on a bike)!

4. How can I fix shapewear bra bulge?

Bra bulge is the worst, but don’t worry with a properly fitted bra, you’ll never experience it again! The first step is to measure yourself (groan, we know), but you’ll be surprised how many of us are 2 x sizes up or down from what we currently wear. Weight changes, pregnancy, and menopause can play a role, so be sure to measure up! Then get adequate support for your body type. Opt for styles with wider straps and back coverage, which will avoid back boobs or side bulges. With 1000s of 5 star reviews, you can’t go wrong with the all-day comfort of Truekind™ Daily Comfort Wireless Shaper Bra.

5. How do I stop shapewear from bunching up or slipping?

Our most loved styles are wearable all-day without causing any discomfort. Bunching up and slippage is usually a sign it doesn’t fit well or is wearing out. If your shapewear ever feels too loose, retake your measurements and swap it for a smaller size. Similarly, bunching may mean it’s too small, and you need a size bigger.

If you wear your shaper a lot, it will eventually need replacing just like regular underwear – 78% of our 3 million customers say that the ideal number of shaper panties in their closet is 5. Try Shapermint Essentials shaper panty - our best-selling everyday panty gently smooths your tummy while being lightweight enough to forget you’re wearing shapewear.

Shapermint makes shopping for shapewear easier because we hand-pick the best shapers loved by women worldwide. If you need help finding your perfect fit, talk to our fit experts on hand 24/7 to answer your questions.

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