Shapewear Facts

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We get it. Shopping for high-quality shapewear can be a challenge. That’s why we’re on a mission to make it super easy to buy the best shapewear online. Let's start with the facts, so you can make the best decisions around the type of shapewear that’s right for you. Read on to find the best shapewear of 2021.

1. How Does Shapewear Enhance Your Curves?

Shapewear sculpt and smooth target areas

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Shapewear helps to sculpt and smooth target areas and helps create an even look under your clothes. It also gives you a seamless look and enhances your shape, offering more compression and support than your regular underwear.

2. Is Shapewear Body-Positive?

Shapewear Body-Positive

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We believe every woman deserves to feel amazing in their own skin. Some days you might just want a little more support in your outfit (Ask Venus De Milo!); there’s no shame in shapewear! 5+ million women who power the Shapermint movement see shapewear as an accessory to boost and flaunt and not something to be ashamed of (think of makeup - it’s the same thing, but for our bodies!).

Try the Squeem® Brazilian Flair Bodysuit pictured above for a more elegant look.

3. Can You Wear Shapewear After Having a Baby?

Shapewear After Having a Baby

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Absolutely! Postpartum effects on your body can be challenging, and we have a lot of moms who choose to wear shapewear after giving birth. In fact, women wear shapewear for all sorts of reasons, such as after an injury or recovering from a medical condition, and 93% of our 5 million customers wear shapewear during bloaty days.

If you’re postpartum or recovering from a medical condition, you’re going to love the Empetua® All Day Every Day High Waisted Shaper Boyshort because they’re super comfortable and you can wear them under anything.

4. Does Shapewear Help You Lose Weight?

Shapewear Help You Lose Weight

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Not directly, no. But indirectly we’d say it gives you the confidence to work on your weight and fitness in a pressure-free way that’s proven to motivate you rather than add to your stress. When you feel good, you're more likely to have the energy and drive to achieve your goals, and empowered women are what we’re all about! Just watch our workout moms go!

5. Is Shapewear Comfortable?

Shapewear Comfortable

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Many styles of shapewear are designed for everyday wear. Tested for comfort, only the top styles voted by women make it onto our site. As long as you’ve measured correctly and have the right size for your body type, you’ll find a style that’s comfortable and supportive. If you need extra help, you can chat with our Fit Experts to help you find the right fit.

We’ll let you in on one of our secrets. Here’s one of the comfiest shapewear pieces to try!

6. Is Shapewear Only for Certain Body Types?

Shapewear Underwear

Just like no two bodies are alike, you can choose your shapewear for your unique target areas. But there’s undoubtedly a style of shapewear for everybody! Whether you're a strawberry, pear, or apple shape, the question you need to ask is, “What level of compression do I want?” and “What area needs a boost?” And you can find that information here.

7. Is the Best Shapewear Expensive?

Shaper Wireless Bra

Gone are the days when there were only a few shapers available at extraordinarily high prices. Shapermint is a marketplace with 12 top-rated brands hand-picked for quality, affordability, and longevity of wear. You don’t need to go expensive to get the best shapewear for your body type, you just need to pick the right size, styles, and level of compression for your needs. Check out all the thousands of reviews on our site to help you make your selection.

If you’re looking to start your Shapermint journey, it doesn’t get any better than our shaper bra. Supportive, comfy, and affordable - no wonder it’s the #1 voted bra amongst our customers.

If you’re still wanting more help after reading our guide, feel free to reach out to our team of fit experts who are available 24/7 to chat. They can assist you with all of your shapewear questions about size, fit, and style. Most of all, don’t forget to have FUN shopping for shapewear and picking out all of your favorite pieces.