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Rants & Raves: Shapewear

While I fight the battle of the bulges, I still believe that a fuller figured woman can still look great and is entitled to feel good… Solution? SHAPEWEAR!

As you can tell, I have started wearing the nip and flare cuts that are so 1950s. But here’s the secret – I have no hips and it’s straight all down from just below my boobs. The only difference is, the protrusion at my belly and then my derriere. Otherwise, the measurements are somewhat similar. Men are not the only creatures who love the pin-up, hourglass figures on women – I do too! I have taken to wearing full circle skirts and big fluffy petticoats. On top of that, I’ve discovered the beauty of a good pair of shaping underpants.

Gok Wan Pull Me In Pants

The ones that I wear under skirts and dresses are not too much different from the GOK WAN PULL IN PANTS in the picture above. It not only tucks me in where necessary but I find it so useful to prevent chafing or “chub rub” in the thigh area. The only time I’m not wearing something like that, is when I’m in trousers, shorts, jeans or leggings!

Berlei Weekend Top Secret Cami

I would also recommend something like this Berlei Weekend Top Secret Cami with secret shelf support and soft moulded cups. I actually do have something similar (a few in different colours and cuts) that I’ve been wearing to work (under regular clothes) and also as a top on my recent holiday in Melbourne, while lounging in the apartment! But this Berlei one is so gorgeous, I want to wear it out on its own!! Someone buy me one for Christmas!

If you’re keen on getting your collection started, check out the great collection of shapewear from Marisota. They have shapewear from size UK12 up to UK32! And if you’re a little skint at the mo’… check out their awesome sale section!


I produced an indie music festival in Singapore for 7years before I moved to the US to be with my indie game dev husband Tom who made Axiom Verge and Axiom Verge 2. We live in Los Angeles, California with our son Alastair (named for Alastair Reynolds) and our dog Goliath (named for his size).

3 thoughts on “Rants & Raves: Shapewear

  1. Chloe, I will admit I am an enemy of shapewear. The last time I wore one of those contraptions, I almost passed out in the bathroom of a friend’s house whilst trying to put it back on! hee hee! That said, I’m the lover of all vintage and this one looks very nice! 🙂

    1. I think you got yours too tight! Hahahaa! I know which ones you’re talking about. Basically, my shape wear just holds the wobbly parts still but doesn’t alter my size. What it does it make the silhouette smoother. Heh… I’d break out in a sweat wearing the wrong ones

  2. Shapewear actually is a garment which is designed to temporarily alter the wearer’s body. This makes an overweight lady, a trimmed one, not much, but ya till a great extent. Berlei shapewear collection include hipsters, tummy controllers. Trimming your body temporarily, they offer you that hour glass figure.

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