So: you’ve done what many women have when going on a date with someone you’re excited to see. Rather than leaving it all up to Mother Nature, you’ve enhanced and smoothed out your figure a bit by donning shapewear. Certainly, there is nothing for you to be ashamed about if this is the case. Plenty of women wear shapewear under that little black dress. The problem is that it can sometimes feel a little awkward to reach the end of the night and let your date see your shapewear!
Many jokes have been made over the years about “tricking” dates with shapewear, or feeling embarrassed about revealing to your date that you’re wearing shapewear. But we want to dispel a few myths outright. First of all, there is nothing wrong with wearing shapewear, and you are not tricking anyone if you wear shapewear on a date (certainly not any more than movie stars “trick” us by wearing makeup!).
Secondly, shapewear doesn’t have to be embarrassing or unsexy. In fact, Queen Bey herself has been known to wear shapewear in photoshoots and on the red carpet. If Beyonce thinks shapewear can be sexy—certainly, so can the rest of us!
With that being said, let’s look into some of the ways that you can embrace shapewear and make it sexy. If you wear the right kind of shapewear—with the right amount of confidence—you don’t have to be embarrassed about letting your date see everything you’re wearing at the end of the night.
Think Outside The Box
This is not your mom’s shapewear! Shapewear has come a long way since the days of the “granny panties” shown on Bridget Jones’s Diary. You don’t have to cover too much of your body in order to get a shaping effect. In fact, many people that wear shapewear today choose to go with skimpier shapers. For example, we offer In-Control Secure Posture Thong Panties. These panties have a high waist, much like what you’ll find on high waist bikinis that are so popular today. However, you still have the cheeky effect of a thong—you won’t have to feel like you’re being shy or ashamed of your body in these!
Pair Shapewear with Lingerie
Just because you’re wearing one shapewear piece doesn’t mean you have to wear shapewear from head to toe. While you can certainly go for a great bodysuit, if you’d rather get lower body support only, you could pair a cute push up bra with shapewear panties (or vice versa). Just because you can wear shapewear in a certain way doesn’t mean that you have to do so.
Pair a Bodysuit with A Skirt
It’s actually quite on trend to wear bodysuits under cute (often tight) skirts. This can easily create a flattering silhouette and a sexy ensemble at once. While some bodysuits are made to be worn entirely under clothes (like our sexy Strapless Backless U Plunge Brief Bodysuit) others can function as tops themselves. You can give your body a bit of a lift while at the same time executing a cute look if you pair the right bodysuit with the right skirt.
Keep in mind that there are lots of ways that you make shapewear look sexy and function with the outfits that make you feel your best. You are by no means bound to take our direction. There’s no single way to be sexy in this day and age.If shapewear helps you look and feel your best, then that in itself is very sexy.