Welcome to BackPagesBooks Shapewear, where you’ll find help on everything shapewear related, from butt lifters, to waist trainers to spanx and in everything in-between. I’ve tried and tested literally dozens of different body shapers, trainers, corsets, body wraps, body suits and other lingerie over the past decade and I’ve put this site together to share my experience with you.
Man has been on earth for a very, very long time. Christians and scientists both have different figures for this, but one thing is for sure, it has been a long time. In these years, man has remained pretty much the same though he has changed his surrounding for the betterment of his life. But even with these changes, there are some factors that have remained the same through the years. One of them being the fact that ladies want and feel the need to look beautiful at all times. Take a closer look back into the books of history; you will notice that even when we wore animal skins and probably ate dung beetles for lunch and supper – ladies were concern with their looks. They probably are just wired to be like this. But whichever the case, the pressure to keep and maintain their image is felt.
Now in the modern society, while they may no longer feed on dung beetles or have weird rituals to keep their bodies in great shape and their skin flawless, they still go to great extents with some going into unthinkable and torturous weight loss regimens which for the most part do not even work. And for a while, these weight loss regimens were publicized and hyped to be the magic they were all waiting for but no, they were great disappointments.
Then there is the option of hitting the gym. Sure this will work, but it is far too difficult and challenging requiring a hell of a lot of dedication and determination a quality that many women looking to shed excess fat in all the hard to shedareas such as the waist do not have. Probably because they have families to take care of and have to work for the better part of the day and can only rest in their free time in preparation to their next shift.
So what are we saying? Is there no relief for women looking to have hour glass shaped killer bodies? Well not quite. There is actually a way they can achieve this and without having to go through all that hassle – using shapewear garments.
Shapewears such as waist trainers, butt lifters, body suits, Spanx and the like have been on the scene for quite some time now, only that they weren’t getting the publicity they deserve. Well, not until celebrities like the Kardashians came clean about their source of slender and sexy waists despite their thick bodies and AmberRose was spotted flaunting a behind curtesy of a butt enhancer (allegedly).
Now every woman on the face of the earth is looking to have a piece of this ‘magic portion’ – one that has been tried and tested by celebrities and has worked for them. But if you are just hearing about these garments, it could all be overwhelming. A simple search of body shapers on your favorite search engine will yield millions of results leaving you confused rather that helped. It is for this reason that we have put together this article. You will get to learn a lot about many of the garments that are on the scene not to mention learn how to make a choice of the one that will suit you best. Note that with these products, you will not be required to go under the knife or take pills which could very well harm your body. Their effects are reversible and can be controlled by you.Here we go…
Right off the bat, you should know that there are various kinds of waist kinds of waist trainers. They however are used to achieve one of two results – losing weight ad making a fashion statement like the Kardashians and for providing back and posture support especially after a pregnancy. If you are looking for that hour glass figure, having your waist slimmed, your hips enhanced and your bottom given a fuller and bigger look, then this is the product for you.There are different brands for you to choose from which vary in terms of quality as well as size and design. You should exercise caution to ensure that you choose the best there is for your body.
Is waist training dangerous?
This is a very common question among women looking to venture into waist training. And the concern is understandable. But while many people are speaking ill of this process, the truth is, it is not a dangerous training program when you use your common sense and pay attention to your body. Think about it, the whole idea of waist trainers is to make the area that is between your hips and your rib cage significantly smaller with time by compressing it. Without a doubt, there is some pressure that is involved. So it basically depends on you. If the corset is causing you any pain on you are uncomfortable in it, the best and most sensible thing you should do is loosen it or take it off all together. They say no pain no gain, but this does not apply here. With waist training, if there is pain and distress, you should bolt.
You should have realistic goals when you are embarking on the training. Acknowledge the fact that it takes time and take it slow as your body adjusts.
Results to be expected
Speaking of results, what should one expect from using waist trainers? Well, the answer to that is one that is complicated in a way. This is because there are several factors that come into play when you think of waist trainers results.
For starters, you need to factor in the amount of time you spend in the corset every day and how many days you are in it in a week. You also have to consider how tight you have it on and if you are exercising while you have it on or not. Last but not least, and this you have no control over – genetics.
Two people of the same waist measurements embark on waist training and observe the same rule of progression, when all other factors are kept constant, you still will get some difference in the results they each obtain. Truth be told, our bodies are different and react differently to different kinds of treatments and pressure. The results cannot be predicted with perfect accuracy.
But this does not however mean that you have to stop training. It is merely to help you keep in mind that it may take you longer or a shorter time in comparison to your friends to get your desired results.
Choosing the best waist training corset
To get the best results, you will need to get the very best garment there is in the market. That said, below are some tips to help you get the very best for you.
Waist trainers come in a wide variety of styles that it can be confusing. However, the choice that you make should based on your comfort level given the fact that you will be wearing it for prolonged periods of time.
Over busttrainers, while they can be sexy, they are not the most comfortable style for waist training.Underbust on the other hand have proven to be the best in comfort levels for many women
Long line and short style waist trainers have been shown to be great in waist training as well. But if you are looking to hit the gym while you have your waist trainer on, then you should go for the latex or rubber waist trainers.
After you have settledon the style, you can then proceed to choosing the fabric and the design itself. This part can be so overwhelming given the many sweet choices you have ranging from cute bows and ruffled to buckles and leather. You should go with corsets that fit your mood. Having several of them wouldn’t hurt.
Measuring the size of the perfect waist trainer is a daunting process. It is a little bit different from choosing any other clothe.
For waist trainers, you should measure your waist right above your belly button. This should be where your waist naturally bends. Your trainer will press down on this part to yield results.
While you are taking the measurements, remember to have the tape tight on the skin but not creasing the skin. It should be just perfect. Also when choosing the right length, consider the length of your torso. Is it long or is it short?
Fashion will play a big role in the kind of product that you choose but construction is also very important. The boning is usually made of steel or hard yet slightly flexible plastic. This will help keep the waist trainer in shape and help disappear the inches. Anything less than this, though it may look great may not yield the results that you are looking for.
They are also referred to as butt bras. Now you probably are going like, ‘a what?!’ yes you heard right – a butt bra. And sure enough, they are just what they sound like bras for the behind. They are designed to support and lift and separate the butt cheeks for a better and more enhanced look. For the most part they do not make use of padding and are used together with elastic materials on the waist line to give a complete slimming look.
You probably are laughing right now but a quick search of images of the results that they provide and your laugh will surely be cut off. They are sexy to say the least and go a long way to improve the self-confidence of the lady.
How do they work their magic?
So how exactly are they able to achieve these results? Well, the design and mind behind these pieces of garments is basic yet very smart and clever. It is all in the cut and the material that is selected to make the garment.
So far, there are several different kinds of styles and brands available of butt bras. We should go through a couple of the top ones in the market to provide you with a focused perspective of what you should expect.
This particular type, to be honest looks alittle bit silly and funny. But while they may get a laugh from you, they do get the job done. The cutouts are strategically placed on the butt cheeks to gather all the deliciousness that you own and perk it up through the stretching fabric. It gets the volume in all the right places. And since the rounder parts of your behind remains uncovered, the behind is not pressed down or flattened robbing you of your much desired volume.
For those however who feel that the double cut outs are just too silly for them to rock, they can get similar pieces of clothing that do not look as ridiculous or as obvious. Though they have a cut out, it is covered up with a lighter material to cover your butt cheeks.
The two; double cut outs and no cutouts work with the same principle. The only difference is that one features a covering piece of garment on the top for the comfort of those who feel the exposing nature of the double cutout is too much.
If you are concerned for the light covering material flattening your butt and cancelling the effect of the elastic materials on the side of your butt, you should know that it has no effect. It is more like it has been placed on top of your cheeks lightly. It has no effect at all.
These are not a kind of undergarment like the other kinds of butt bras that we have reviewed. They are pieces of elastic garments that are made from elastic fabric, sof enough to provide you with comfort yet effective enough to deliver the desired results. They are worn on the upper thigh on each leg.
Hey are let to sit right under the butt cheeks where it helps in pushing up the derriere and giving it a fuller and rounder shape. They are a perfect look when they are used with lingerie and come in different styles and sizes. There are those that are just tiny bands wrapped around the upper thigh and there are those that are longer and can cover the entire thighs length to the knee providing you with shaping as well.
When to make use of them
The thing with butt bras is that they are non-invasive and their results are highly reversible. They cannot be equated to taking pills or going under a knife. As such, if you feel the need to wear them every single day, be my guest. They are safe and very affordable.
Benefits of butt bras
The benefits of these garments speak for themselves. When you slip them on and your behind perks out, it is very clear what it does. Enhancing your assets will also provide you with a rejuvenated self-esteem as well as a new found confidence that will cause men too be ogling at you and attracted to your confidence.
Many reviews that have been conducted have shown these pieces of garments to be very comfortable and can be worn under any piece of cloth regardless of how tight it might be.
Last but not the least, and the reason you might want to consider this piece of clothing is the fact that it yields a much more natural look. There is no bulky silicone covering your butt cheeks or foam pads going astray when you are ‘working it’ in the streets. The booty that you see everytime you look at the mirror is the same one your will rock when you are in the great outdoors.
Are there any downsides to using these products
For the many years that ladies have been using them, there has not been a report of any health issues that have occurred as a result the use of butt bras.
The only issues some might have is the fact that it looks funny – which mostly applies to the double cutouts as it has been recorded above.
In the case of Spanx, they have become a household name because of the endorsement they got from Oprah. Winfrey talked about them on her show and a little after that, women all over the world were scrambling to get their hands on them. It has ever since created a major rush in the shapewear industry. Today you can get your Spanx pretty much anywhere on the internet with a simple ‘Spanx’ keyword search. But while they have caught everyone’s attention, you still have to have some of your questions answered before you can jump into the boat with everybody else.
Do they work?
Sure they do. They are tight and will hug your body just perfectly. When you get just the right size, you can be sure that they certainly do work. They have the ability to make you seem and look 5 pounds lighter. And the best part is that they come in all shapes and sizes and for all occasions. As such you do not have to look lighter in one event and go back to being your normal self in the next event for lack of a Spanx garment to use that is perfect to go with the clothing you want to rock.
No muffin top
In addition to making you look lighter; they will also smoothen up your skin and put back the fat in all the right places. With the help of the Spanx, you can rock pretty much any dress and tight pants that you see fit. It does not leave any extra skin on the bra line – to say the least, it works like magic.
Rocking shapewear is like living a Photoshop world, only you do not need to be a tech guru. They will get rid of any and every uneven lump on your body and create in you perfection. But while they have the best results are non-invasive and affordable, to yield the said results you have to pick the right shapewear for you. Here is how…
Stick to your right size
You will be tempted to size things down a notch for extra firmness and seemingly greater results. But while you can do this, you will only end up with even more bulges and a hell of a lot of discomfort. It will make you seem even larger and uneven. When you are getting a shapewear garment, try all you can to get the right size for yourself. Take the measurements appropriately and if you have no clue how, be sure to ask for assistance.
Tone your legs using tights that have inbuilt shapewear
You can wear shapewear over tights but you should be prepared for the consequences. The two blends of nylon will rub against each other and they will shift to the side causing you discomfort. And while it might not be visible to everyone else, you will feel as though everyone can see what is going on down there. Inbuilt tights are the best way to go.
Pick a full body suit
There are garments that will take care of your body in different parts. While they can be effective if you are looking to have a specific area tucked in, they will work to your disadvantage when you are looking to have every inch of you toned down.
For this, you could make great use of a full body suit which will tuck in everything. Your tummy will be flattened, your butt slightly enhanced and raised if you get the right body shaper and your bust will be supported.
Shapewears are the savior to most women. They will provide them with their inner most desires. Everything will be right where they are meant to be and in the process men will also benefit. Though there are also body shapers that have been designed for men as well.