How to choose the best shapewear for your body

By Claritza Q. Walking into the shapewear department can be intimidating. Girdles, corsets, butt enhancers. How do you even know what to get?!

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We ask ourselves if we need it. Girl, let’s be real. We all need shapewear - or as Latinas call them -  fajas. Not only do they hide our chichos and give us defined lines, but they also help you look and feel good.

Be Chic Mag came across Hourglass Angel’s Virtual Shapewear Stylists, a website that helps you take the fuss and stress out of shopping for these pieces. All you have to do is take a quick quiz on and the "stylists" will send you personalized recommendations based on your body type and the areas that you’d like to refine.

I checked it out for myself since I’ve always been “skinny," but the tips resonated with me. I’ve always complained about wanting to have a more “hourglass” shape and there's shapewear that can help me achieve that.

For lean figures like myself and my friend Dani, butt enhancer shapers can give you curves that you never thought you had. Another option are waist cinchers that can help reduce your waist size overtime. The results are definitely noticeable once you hit the club in a bodycon dress.

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I knew that once I got my recommendations I had to help my other girls out.

For instance Ana. She has a natural hourglass shape that looks great in just about everything. She says her goal is to define the figure she already has. Shaping body suits in medium support would complement her since they won’t flatten out her curves.

thigh slimming shapers

Then there are some of us who have more of a pear shape. Elizabeth is petite and small on top with curvy hips. Women with a pear shape sometimes focus on slimming the lower body with thigh slimming shapers. You can also use a braless cami to lift up the girls and minimize your mid section.

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I encourage you to take the quiz to see which shapewear is best for you.

 Watch Tina Fey get real about shapewear in this video. Fast forward to :44.

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