Finding the Right Shapewear
Size GuideWhen purchasing shapewear, use your dress size as a guide.
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Light Control - Offers the same support as control top pantyhose and provides gentle shaping without panels or binding. Medium Control - Lends additional smoothness with a moderate amount of control and compression. Firm Control - Provides excellent control and support to problem areas and renders a slimming effect. Extra Firm Control - Offers the highest level of shapewear support and targets problem areas with zoned compression.
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Shapewear General Fit Guide
Be sure to buy shapewear reflective of your true size. It will not have its intended effect if it is too loose or tight. Shapewear should fit comfortably and stay in place when you sit, stand, bend and walk. If it bulges or tugs at your skin, it is not a proper fit.
Always step into shapewear. Gather the garment in your hands and roll it like you would hosiery. Position shapewear in the place where desired shaping should begin and unroll it upward/downward. Do not shift or twist it and gently smooth so it lays flat.
Use a mild detergent specifically made for lingerie/intimate apparel. These detergents are gentler on the fibers and colors of finer garments. Hand washing is recommended, but shapewear may be washed in cold water on the gentle cycle of your washing machine. Line dry only.