The hourglass figure has long been associated with femininity. Some, may feel that the Kardashians were the ones who made it “trendy” again. The truth is that curvy never went out of style. Just look at Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Beyoncé—all bootylicious, curvalicious queens who rocked that coke-bottle shape.
Even the slimmest and straightest of women have curves, we promise you. It’s just a matter of knowing how to dress to accentuate them. Not only a curvy woman can flaunt a sensually elegant curvy silhouette - every body type can, and that is our goal with shapewear - to help you achieve that.
If you’d rather keep it loose and floaty, that’s perfectly fine! But for those who’d like to fill in a skin-tight, body-hugging dress just a little more, there is a wide variety of shaper garments that can work in your favour. Check them out!
Cinch & Enhance the Right Areas
Accentuating your curves is all about highlighting the right areas and downplaying the undesirables. It’s a little tricky, but with enough practice, patience, and research, you’ll be able to find a shaper garment that hugs your body like a glove and suits your standards to a T.
The types of shapewear that have this super power can go from everyday wear to wedding shapewear and even to post pregnancy. Shapewear for curves enhancement is a whole category on its own and it works to highlight the body aesthetic and fit in the perfect piece under even the most demanding outfit.
Take the CoreSculpt™ Firm Tummy Compression Bodysuit Shaper with Butt Lifter. This choice is perfect for ladies who want to emphasize their juicy booty without highlighting any love handles or belly rolls that might stick out.
The firm, compressive fabric targets common problem areas in the lower back, waist, and tummy area to keep them looking trim and slim. Meanwhile, the piece’s butt-lifting design makes your bum look firm and perky in the best possible way.
It’s even got a zipper crotch for easier bathroom trips.
Shapewear bodysuits are perfect for both the upper body - especially waist definition, but also to balance out any trouble spots or offer firm control and support on your bum as well.
If you want to mould your hips and booty to create a fetching hourglass silhouette, try pieces like the CoreSculpt™ Hourglass Butt Lifter. This sculpting bodysuit has rear circular cut-outs that span the sides of both hips and booty cheeks. This squeezes, lifts, and emphasizes that particular area to make it look juicier. Three-layer fabric around the abdomen also helps cinch in the tummy and waist to further exaggerate your curves and create a smooth figure.
Add Some Padding
Ladies, let’s admit it; some of us lesser-endowed babes will add a bit of foam to our bras to better fill out a dress or top. It’s subtle, it’s sexy, and it can be a major confidence boost. The same thing can be done for your hips and booty, too. There are plenty of shapewear pieces out there that add a little something extra to different areas to create a curvier shape, in addition to their natural shape.
Take the AirSlim® Curve Shaping Shorts. These come with four removable pads that are interchangeable for a fully customized look. They provide a moderate, realistic look as well as a subtle butt lift. If you're not part of the curvy girls squad - this is a guaranteed entry in a jiffy.
When paired with the 3-layer abdomen band (for tummy control) and hip-hugging design, this shaper garment can flatter your booty and abdomen like nothing else!
If you’d rather focus on your hips, there’s shapewear for that, too. Fits like the CoreSculpt™ Butt Hip Enhancer Padded Shaper come with built-in sponge pads on both sides of the hips (and butt) to add some extra oomph! to your natural curves. And it's all done in a comfortable fabric, so you don't have to choose between a sexy option your size shapewear size and voluptuous curves.
This particular shaper garment also has a ruched butt area to provide a subtle (but visible) butt lifting and contouring effect. And no panty lines(!)
If you’re struggling with hip dips (perfectly normal—so many of us have them!), don’t fret; there are shapewear cuts like the CoreSculpt™ Butt Lifter Hip Enhancer Pads Shapewear that can pad up and round out your hips, thighs, and booty region to create a peachy plump silhouette. The pads are seamlessly unnoticeable due to the strategic placement and smooth, elastic fabric.
Subtle, seamless padding is the best way to achieve a sultry hourglass shape in seconds!
Smooth Out Your Silhouette (with extra firm compression)
Another way to enhance your curves is to create a smooth, sleek, sexy silhouette. It’s all about those clean, eye-catching lines. The right shapewear can comfortably mould your body to seamlessly fit a certain shape (i.e., hourglass). The trick is in finding the right cut and design to flatter you. Extra-firm shapewear comes to the rescue in these situations.
For instance, the CoreSculpt™ Bonded Waist & Pop Peach Bodysuit specifically targets the waist and butt. It lifts the butt to accentuate it while simultaneously flattening the tummy with three layers of form-fitting, highly compressive fabric. A popping booty with a slim, trim tummy? That’s a gorgeous silhouette, right there.
The CoreSculpt™ Power Zip Up Thong Bodysuit will have you saying bye-bye to love handles, belly rolls, and unflattering bumps of fat for the day by sculpting and shaping your body.
Because it’s one cohesive piece, the silhouette it’ll create is sleek and seamless; no gaps in the fabric for excess flesh to peek out! The strong (but comfortable!) cut pushes in your natural waist and allows your hips to flare out, creating a beautiful shape from the front and back.
At the end of the day, shaper garments are meant to make you feel comfortable, controlled, and confident. And it’s not always about wanting to look skinnier or slimmer, either. Shapewear is about achieving the shape and silhouette you desire. If you want to look flatter, it can do that for you. If you want to look sleek and slender, there’s that option, too.
And if you want to rock those gorgeous curves, slip on a sculpting bodysuit and rock it!