Q. I just discovered your website and have a question regarding intimates. I want to make my stomach seem flat and my waist smaller. I’m a rather short woman (approx. 5’1) with rather large measurements (38-32-38). My bra size is 34D (just got resized after many years of not wearing a proper size). I want to know what you think of wearing a girdle or other shaper undergarment for a person of my size. Does this seem like a good idea? My desire to make my figure more attractive and slimmer-looking. What options are there?
-Want to look slimmer
A. We all have issues with our bodies. Thankfully, no matter what our shape or size, there is shapewear available to help make positive changes in the way our clothes fit and look on our body. I would suggest looking for smooth fitting shapewear undergarments. Some “girdles” have boning and additional pieces that while creating a slimmer look, can mean lines and slight bumps under your clothes. Don’t fret about your petite height, just be sure to try a few options in your search for the ideal slimming companion.
Some of my favorites:
left to right: Body by Nancy Ganz Sleek underneath body briefer, $45 at figleaves.com; Donna Karan Hosiery: The Body Perfect Collection Level 1 High Waist Embrace Brief, $40 at barenecessities.com; The Body Wrap: Firm Control High Waist Panty, $38 at barenecessities.com; Body by Nancy Ganz Sleek underneath hi-waist brief, $22 at figleaves.com
for more ideas on shapers and what to wear under your clothes, check out Underneath It All