Shapewear Size Guide: How to Measure and Attain the Perfect Fit

Shapewear Size Guide: How to Measure and Attain the Perfect Fit

Shapewear has become a must-have in every woman's wardrobe, providing slimming effects and enhancing curves effortlessly. In this guide, we'll walk you through all the necessary steps to measure yourself correctly and find your ideal shapewear size

Shapewear is a wonderful tool for anyone looking to enhance their figure and feel confident in their clothing. But the benefits of shapewear can only be fully realized when you find the perfect size for your body.

So read on, in this blog post, we’ll guide you through the essential steps required to find the best fit for your body.

How to accurately measure yourself

The first step to finding the perfect size is getting accurate measurements. With just a tape measure and a few minutes of your time, you can easily measure yourself at home and get a reliable fit guide.

Focus on three key areas

You'll want to focus on three key areas: your bust, waist, and hips.

  • The first is your bust size, which will help determine the right size and level of support for a shaping top or full-body suit.
Measure Your Bust – Make sure you wear an unpadded bra (or nothing at all) so that any additional fabric doesn’t get in the way of getting accurate numbers. measure around the fullest part of the bust line exactly where the nipple level is located making sure that measuring tape lays even across the body- do not hold too tight for results to be as accurate as possible. Once this is done, jot down your bust measurement.

Measure bust

  • Your waist is equally important, as it will help ensure a garment is snug but not constricting, creating a smooth, seamless look under your clothes.
Measure Your Waist – Measure around your natural waistline at belly button level - this will tell you which type of shapewear would be suitable for cinching that area specifically without being too tight or uncomfortable, make sure that you are exhaling while doing this.

Measure waist circumference

  • Finally, don't forget to measure your hips – this will help ensure that any shaping bottoms or shorts are the right size and will provide effective control where you need it most.

Measure Your Hips/Buttocks – For this step, move your tape measure around both hips while keeping it parallel with floor level (so as not to go higher than 4 inches below the navel).

This will help ensure that when wearing shapewear none of these areas will bunch up or constrict skin too tightly due to extra fabric from undersizing or heavy seams from oversizing.

Measure hips

 Pro Tip: Once you have done that, it is time to refer to the shapewear size chart. We have different size charts in inches, depending on the products you are purchasing.

shapewear size chart

Shapellx size chart

How to Tell if Your Shapewear is Too Tight or Too Loose

It is important to ensure a good fit for maximum comfort and effectiveness. Here are some tips you can use to help determine if your shapewear fits just right:

Make sure it isn’t squeezing you uncomfortably

It should be snug enough that you don't have extra slack in areas where you want compression but not so constricting that it causes pain or discomfort.

When standing up straight with proper posture, there should be no indentations from the fabric digging into your skin and no bulging when sitting down due to excessive material.

Attention to how much movement you have while wearing it

You should still feel like yourself and able to move around freely without feeling restricted in any way – this includes bending, stretching, crouching, and walking at normal speed, if it's difficult to sit down or bend over, then it's likely too tight for you. 

On the other hand, if there are gaps between fabric and skin at certain points (such as below the bustline), then most likely that means it’s too large for you- try sizing down instead!

Look at yourself in a mirror

Check yourself out from all angles before deciding whether or not this particular piece works for you; stand in front of a mirror and adjust shapewear accordingly until everything looks smooth and even across all parts of the body rather than just focusing on certain areas where there may be more pressure applied by the garment itself (such as waistbands).

Doing this will also give you an indication as to whether there's excess material bunching up somewhere that could signal an issue with sizing being off so that one part of shapewear gets pulled down/up while another remains untouched - which can cause unflattering gaps or puckered lines.

Popular Product by Shapellx Size Chart

Cross-reference your measurements with the sizing chart for each product to ensure the perfect fit. (For the products in firm and extra-firm compression shapewear, we suggest you to choose the larger size)

AirSlim® ElasticFuse Waistband Shaping Leggings

AirSlim® ElasticFuse Waistband Shaping Leggings are the perfect addition to your workout routine. These leggings have been designed with powerful tummy control and butt lift effects, ensuring that you look and feel your best during every session.

AirSlim® ElasticFuse Waistband Shaping Leggings

Pro Tip: To find your perfect size, waist circumference, and hip circumference are important measurements you should take into account

Shaping leggings size chart

AirSlim® ElasticFuse Waistband Shaping Bodysuit

Looking and feeling great has never been easier with the help of all-in-one shapewear. Featuring powerful and flexible features, AirSlim® ElasticFuse Waistband Shaping Bodysuit is designed to sculpt your waist, tummy, thighs, and butt, all while serving as your bra.

AirSlim® ElasticFuse Waistband Shaping Bodysuit

Pro Tip: For the bodysuit, taking accurate measurements of width (bust & waist) as well as length (from shoulder seam to crotch) is important.

AirSlim® ElasticFuse Waistband Shaping Bodysuit size chart

AirSlim® Boned Sculpt High Waist Shorts

AirSlim® Boned Sculpt High Waist Shorts can slim your waistline by up to two sizes instantly. Not only targeted compression on your midsection but it also has a butt-lifting feature.

AirSlim® Boned Sculpt High Waist Shorts

Pro Tip: Accurate measure your hip circumference and your waist circumference. If you're larger on the bottom, make sure that it is at least 1 inch greater than this measurement

high waist shorts size chart

PowerConceal™ Everyday Shaping Underwear

This everyday shapewear not only provides the desired waist and abdominal control, but also boasts a seamless look and is made with sustainable materials.

PowerConceal™ Everyday Shaping Underwear

Pro Tip: Get accurate waist and hip measurements is key to getting a great fit

Shaping Underwear size chart

Cozy Ribbed Low-Back Shaping Dress

Both style and function, the Cozy Ribbed Low-Back Shaping Dress with built-in dual-layer mesh tucks in your tummy and slims your waistline, making it an ideal choice for any occasion. The breathable material allows you to wear it all day without feeling uncomfortable or overheated.

Cozy Ribbed Low-Back Shaping Dress

Pro Tip: For the shaper dress, take your waist, bust and hips or bottom area measurement.

Cozy Ribbed Low-Back Shaping Dress Size Chart

If still not sure, contact Shapellx customer service. Our expertise ensures personalized assistance, guiding you toward a shapewear solution that aligns seamlessly with your comfort needs.

Not only can you now find your exact measurements and determine what size to look for, but you can also wear shapewear with confidence knowing that it will fit perfectly!

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