I have gotten so many emails on the foundations that I wear under my clothes, so I decided to give you a look into my panty drawer. Although very non-glamorous, my foundations are essential to my wardrobe. They keep me tucked in and strapped up, so that my clothes look the best that they can look on me. I will go through and discuss each of my girdles, their use, and were they come from. I personally love the Cacique section of Lane Bryant and I generally get all my foundations, bras, and panties from there. It's a one stop shop for me. Although I do get all of my foundation from Lane Bryant, I know that great girdles can come from place like Ross, TJMaxx, and Marshalls for a fraction of the price. Sometimes there are even Sears coupons available for quality foundations. This blog should give you an idea what to look for when purchasing a foundation.
I will admit that 85% of the time I have on some type of foundation. All of the foundations on this blog come from Spanx.
I am not a very busty woman, but the thing I like about this one piece is because the strap, back fat is controlled and you don't have to worry about the girdle rolling down. I consider this girdle to be a "big gun." It is thick and gives you great hold. I use this one under form fitting dresses.
This top can help minimize the bust, back fat, and the tummy area. This girdle is more for a woman who is top heavy who doesn't have ample hips. I actually need to give this one away, because my hips cause this girdle to roll up. It is a great girdle, it is just not for my body type. So if you legs and hips aren't your problem this is the girdle for you. I actually bought this one from HSN...I just got excited from watching T.V. LOL.
This is a high waist short. I am a hippy girl with large thighs, so this helps with forming a curvy silhouette and with cellulite issues that may reside on the butt and the thighs. This one also helps with keeping in the stomach and to control back fat. Because I have issues with finding a girdle to fit both the hips and that will hold my stomach in, I often wear a high waist panty girdle with this for that extra support in the stomach area. I wear this one under leggings and trousers.
Didn’t believe I would wear two girdles at one time. This is often underneath my most form fitting dresses. This is the girdle above and a high waist panty on top. I am not suggesting that you all do this, but be aware that sometimes our bodies cannot be squeezed into just 1X, 2X, or 3X. I have 3X hips with a 1X waist, so to make sure I cover all areas I wear two. What you can take from this, is that you can customize your girdle wear to fit your body type. This one is what I call "The SCUBA suit."
A final thought: Girdles have been essential to my wardrobe for as long as I can remember. They help to shape your body and they keep your waist defined. Although, I may not be as shapely as I am not in 40 years, it is a fact that body shapers keep your body in tact and if you haven't been wearing them they can help define the waist area.