When people mention shapewear, the usual assumption is that it is being worn to enhance curves. While that is one of the main benefits, there are many others.
Did you know that shapewear can help to improve your health and happiness? There are a lot of reasons to wear shapewear, beyond just having a smoother silhouette:
Improve Your Confidence and Boost Self-Esteem
You don’t have to wear shapewear if you don’t want to. No woman is obliged to look a certain way. For some women, though, shapewear helps them look how they want to look. It enhances their natural features, and helps your clothing to fit the way that it was intended.
When you look how you want to look, that makes you feel more confident and it increases your sense of self-esteem. This is a benefit that should not be overlooked. If you treat yourself well, and feel good about yourself, other people can sense that and it spills over in how they treat you. A garment won’t change your life, but comparing results from waist-training before and after will help you to feel better, and help you make other positive changes.
Support Your Posture
Poor posture can lead to fatigue, pain, and general malaise. Some shapewear garments help to pull in your tummy and encourage you to sit up straight when you’re at your desk. They can help you to stand more upright too.
Good posture places less stress on your spine and joints, and helps you to feel more alert as well. Posture also helps with the way that you are perceived, since people who stand tall look more confident. Eventually, the appearance of confidence becomes a reality, not just an illusion, because you act differently and people treat you differently as a result. There is a reason your teachers used to always tell you to sit up with your shoulders back!
Make Your Workouts Better
Shapewear can help you to feel warmer and can provide compression that helps to improve the effectiveness of your workouts. Warm muscles are more limber and are less likely to get injured. You will perspire more if you work out when you’re wearing shapewear, and if you choose shapewear woven from a material that wicks away the sweat you can enjoy a good, sweaty workout without feeling too, well, sweaty afterward. It’s a win-win!
Shapewear won’t magically burn calories, but it can help to give you a headstart on that weight loss program. Wearing shapewear helps you to slim down, and improves your motivation. You’re going to be less likely to reach for the junk food when you already feel good about yourself and you can see a slim, streamlined version of yourself in the mirror.
Workouts, as mentioned before, go better when you’re wearing shapewear. In addition, since you have better posture you’ll feel more alert, and less likely to want to reach for a snack because of a mid-afternoon lull in your energy. It’s these small changes in how you look, feel and perform that will all mount up to make for a better, more effective diet.
If you aren’t already wearing shapewear, we recommend that you give it a go. Take a look at our selection of shapewear garments, suitable for wearing under a variety of day-to-day clothes. We’re confident that when you try shapewear for the first time, you’ll love it!