Shapewear for the Savvy Shopper

In the past, shapewear was associated with restrictive girdles and waist-pinching corsets. Times have changed, however, and nowadays, celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Gwyneth Paltrow openly discuss their favourite control garments. Many of these versatile products are comfortable enough for everyday use, offering extra control under work attire. Some underpinnings are designed for special occasions; they can help women achieve a smooth silhouette underneath a body-skimming cocktail dress or low-cut top. At Walmart Canada, you'll find a wide selection of shapewear in different styles, support levels and materials. 

The Many Styles of Shapewear

Body-shaping garments can give women an extra dose of confidence when wearing a favourite frock or attending an important event. For best results, however, it's important to select the foundation garment that suits your needs. Control briefs are a great option for women who have never worn body shapers before, as they are easy to put on, comfortable to wear and effective at providing support. Secret control briefs have panels that slim the stomach and hips, and they're made of soft, stretchy fabrics for a smooth, natural fit. For firm, full-body control, consider a full-body slip, which offers 360-degree support via features like control ribbing, seamless construction and bust contouring. George offers seamless full slips in a range of sizes and neutral shades. At Walmart Canada, you can also find thigh slimmers, compression garments that shape and control the thighs, tummy and hips, as well as camisoles, which are designed to shape the upper body and waist.  

Choose a Support Level

Different shapewear garments offer different levels of support. For a slight smoothing effect beneath an everyday outfit, try an option that offers light support, like the body slimmers from Cupid Intimates. If you're looking for a body shaper that offers comfort and control, opt for medium control garment, a half slip or a pair of control-top leggings. For special occasions, you may want to try firm control shapewear, which uses stretch inserts, compression fabric and tuck-in technology to smooth out silhouettes for all-night glamour. 

Choose What to Enhance

When shopping for body slimmers, you should choose control garments based on what part of the body you want to control or enhance. Full-body control garments, like Maidenform body briefers, provide all-over support, slimming and shaping everything from the bust to the bottom. For tummy control, consider a slimming body suit with a waist panel or a high waist body shaper. To lift and tone the rear without a trip to the gym, check out the lifting shorts from Eternal, which use free-breathing fabrics and easy-to-wear designs to boost the silhouette. A smoother back can be achieved with the help of a firm-support bodysuit, and you can tighten up your waistline with a waist cincher, which is designed to tone and tuck the tummy. Whether you want a slimmer upper body silhouette for an upcoming party or need a pair of compression leggings for Sunday brunch, Walmart Canada has got you covered. 

Choose the Right Size

Body shaping garments work best when you're wearing the right size. Some shoppers are tempted to choose a size down to maximize the shaping effect, but this decreases comfort and fit without increasing the body contouring impact. At Walmart Canada, shoppers can browse shapewear in sizes ranging from XS to 3XL, ensuring that every woman can find the right garment for them. Each brand has different sizing specifications, however, so make sure to check product pages for brand-specific size charts. Next time you need shapewear, visit Walmart Canada for a great selection of body slimmers, waist clinchers and briefs.




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