I am sure that no one out there chooses to wear shapewear and then hitch and fiddle with their clothes all day. If you leave your house feeling sparkly and slinky, you shouldn’t expect your vision of the perfect silhouette to be dashed within an hour. We are talking about the challenges of a shapewear rolling up or down.
The rolling effect can be seen in panty girdles, corsets, shaping shorts and shaping skirts. This effect can ruin your day or night and I am sure that most of us have experienced it in one form or another. Keep in mind that the main intent of wearing shapewear is to make you look attractive and make you feel more confident. So, follow these top tips on how to stop shapewear from rolling down.
1. Buy Wisely
Buying wisely is the first step to fighting the rolling effect. It is a good idea to buy your item from a reputable supplier to ensure that you get high-quality items. If you are planning to shop online, check the return policy to determine whether or not it suits your needs. This is important especially if you would like to buy a couple of sizes to try.
Also, remember to be honest with yourself when looking for the right shapewear. Most of the people looking for shapewear make a mistake of being inclined to size down because they think that it will be slimming. However, this is not usually true as this often has the opposite effect since undersized shapewear is most likely to roll.
Such shapewear will create unsightly bumps each of them highlighted through your clothes. To get a great fit, get properly measured and order the correct size. Doing this will help you avoid the rolling effect.
2. Timing Is Very Important
Whether you are wearing your shapewear for a night out or in the daytime, it is likely that you will put on your shaping foundation after having a shower. It may be a good idea to avoid hopping into a girdle immediately after showering as even the slightest skin dampness will make your shapewear roll. Ensure that your skin is truly dry before wearing your shapewear as this will make your skin naturally hold on to your shapewear.
3. Layering, Sticking and Tucking
If you are wearing an under bust corset style tummy control, a bra will help you avoid the rolling effect. Layer your shapewear with other underwear elements as it will help you build a beautiful uninterrupted silhouette. Are you dressing for a special event but you are already anxious before you even start thinking about your outfit? Or would you like a little bit of extra security?
If the answer to any of these questions is a big yes, then it is good to consider getting sticky. Using dress tape is one of the best ways to avoid underwear rolls. Shapewear at times come with its own strip. You can use a waistband, fold of the leg or bustline to secure your shapewear in place. However, we would advise you to think carefully before choosing this option since it can create bumps and lumps. Therefore, you should only do this if your outfit allows.
There are times when tuck does not quite cut it. Tucking can become redundant as your clothes move especially if you move around all day. You can secure your shapewear in place by buying hooks that attach girdles and control briefs to your bra. You can also choose shapewear that hooks itself. Control slips with straps are among the best options and will make your little black dress very beautiful. This layer will not move regardless of how long you spend on the dance floor.
5. Perfect Partners
Last but not least, it is important to ensure that you learn how to pair the right foundation garment with the outfit that you choose to wear. Whether it has a waistband or dress line, straps or not, is trousers or a skirt, empire line or slinky, you should look for undergarments to match. Therefore, having enough shapewear including corsets, control briefs and strapped shaping slips will be very helpful.