What Is Shapewear?

Shapewear is a foundation garment and is designed to impermanently alter the wearer’s body shape so as to achieve a more fashionable figure.

It is used to enhance a bodily feature and make it look more presentable.

Key Points

  • Some fabrics are more forgiving than others.  Textured fabrics and heavier silks tend to create a more structured gown and some gowns even have a built-in corset to support the bust line as well as other parts of the bride’s body.
  • Lighter fabrics, such as silk can be almost transparent. These fabrics normally require a shaping garment to eliminate a panty line.
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