The Secret to That Shape

There are tons of clothing designs out there made for different body types, however, their days and occasions when we need to fit in some tight dresses or skinny jeans. The emergency go-to during these days is not the gym or your diet. You might want to reconsider shaping underwear as they are cheap, comfortable and gives you the best silhouette in seconds.
It doesn’t mean that you are not physically fit when you wear these shaping garments, but they do help hide unwanted bulges and flab that some people can’t just get rid of right away.  Read on how this inner secret can transform your look.
Let’s talk about the types of shapewear, how awesome they will make you look and feel and why we need them.

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Types of Shape Wear

Depending on the outfit you have in mind or the body part you’d like to enhance, there will always be shapewear that can help you out.

Body Suits

They give the whole upper body the lift you need, like the buttocks, the breasts and the tummy. Body Suits looked like swimsuits but a little tighter and made of different material. Most women prefer this shapewear as stays in place, so there’s no need to annoyingly pull and tug it in place from time to time.

This type of shapewear is compatible with almost any outfit, whether it’s a dress or just shirts and jeans. They also come in different designs; some already have underwire bras while some are cup-less so you can wear your bra. The straps and the back design may also vary so you can choose which design would be the best fit for your outfit.

The only problem with this shapewear is removing it. If you would need to use the ladies room, then you might need to remove the whole thing. Other than that this shapewear provides good support to your upper body.

Shaping Shorts and Leggings

They give the whole upper body the lift you need, like the buttocks, the breasts and the tummy. Body Suits looked like swimsuits but a little tighter and made of different material. Most women prefer this shapewear as stays in place, so there’s no need to annoyingly pull and tug it in place from time to time.

This type of shapewear is compatible with almost any outfit, whether it’s a dress or just shirts and jeans. They also come in different designs; some already have underwire bras while some are cup-less so you can wear your bra. The straps and the back design may also vary so you can choose which design would be the best fit for your outfit.

The only problem with this shapewear is removing it. If you would need to use the ladies room, then you might need to remove the whole thing. Other than that this shapewear provides good support to your upper body.

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Shaping Camisoles

A Shaping camisole is a more comfortable option than bodysuits. They help flatten the tummy and hides bra flaps at the back. Shaping camisoles are best with dresses that are tight on the upper body but loose or flowing below the waist or for tight tops but lose skirts or jeans.
They usually come with padded cups so choose one that would look great depending on your outfit’s neckline.

Bustiers and Long Line Bras

Bra flabs ruin beautiful outfits, and that’s why longline bras are useful. It’s somewhere in between a corset and a bra, a long line bra usually ends mid waist and gives good bust and back support. Bustiers and longline bras are best worn with body fit shirts and tops. Not only do they make your silhouette smoother but also provide more support and comfort than a regular bra.

You can wear it every day like a regular bra and choose from different strap sizes depending on which will look better with your outfit.

Control Briefs and Hip Reducers

Control briefs give firm support to your lower waist and could be worn with longline bras as alternatives to shaping camisoles and bodysuits. Control briefs smooth the tummy and love handles and lifts the buttocks. They are best worn with tight skirts, skinny jeans and bodycon dresses. There are tons of them on the market including the one that reads eat your skin to slim down naturally.

Finding the right size is pretty important; if you buy control briefs that are super tight, they might roll down or produce more flaps in the back area.

Arm Shapers

If you are a fan of wearing tight tops or dresses with long sleeves, then you might be interested in arm shapers. Aside from making your arms look long, thin and delicate, arm shapers also give excellent back support and sometimes help with posture as well.

Waist Cincher and Corsets

Waist Cincher and Corsets are known to be the least comfortable on this list but the best in defining your body shape. They provide a lot of support in the upper and mid body. There are several choices when it comes to the material there are some made of spandex and cotton, lace even leather. You can also choose iconic designs like those with front hooks or tied up laces with stocking clips. Just make sure that you choose designs that are comfortable since some have wiring around them that might just restrict your movement.

Wearing The Best

Make sure to fit them at the store before buying them, test if you could move freely and if you are comfortable. Shapewear can make you feel very confident and sexy; however, if you feel restricted and worst case in pain, then you might have picked the wrong shapewear.
Choose shapewear with a suitable material, depending on the season you might want to choose something that provides warmth during cold seasons and light, airy materials for summer. Take into consideration the size as well, shapewear that is too tight or small for you may restrict circulation in your body and might give you discomfort the whole time you are wearing them so as much as you want to look slimmer, don’t buy shapewear that is sized smaller than your original underwear size. Although there are several brands to choose from for shapewear, price and comfort are perhaps the top criterion followed by ease of shopping. If that is your opinion too, check out B Free Shapewear, the shapewear specialist known for its bamboo fibre products.
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If you are getting ready for a special event or occasion, it is always best to bring the dress or outfit that you will be wearing while shopping for shapewear so you will know which compliments your body and your outfit well.

There’s One for Every Girl

Every girl should know her body type and what would make it look more beautiful and defined and with that knowledge, one must at least have a piece body shaper to work on it during sudden events or better yet every day.

How to buy Expensive Diamond Rings & Bridal Jewellery Online, But Safely

Many people seem to have reservations when it comes to buying expensive wedding dresses, diamond rings or other bridal jewellery from local jewellers or online vendors. In the case of diamond rings, in particular, one may even be concerned of how the beautiful lady on whose nimble fingers, the ring will finally rest would feel when she finds out where the ring came from. Well, are the physical jewellers any better if you consider reliability?girl using computer for online shopping How sure can you be that a smart salesperson will not smooth-talk you and push the price up, while still trying to convince you that no one else has got such a great deal all through the year! Well, sales-persons earn their living that way and it is for you to be an informed customer before walking in. Well, both options have the same elements of safety and risk. Let us, therefore, break it down and see what works best for you.

Advantages of buying online

It gets a lot easier to explore and compare your options and pushy salespersons won’t be breathing down your neck. Inventory carrying costs are significantly low for online vendors since most of what you see on the websites are owned by a third party and that means you generally find the prices to be lower compared to physical jewellery stores. Now, if you are dealing with a large and reputed player in the digital world such as  Jason Grech or Joseph George Jewellers, you should find some solid refund terms and policies. The trick, however, is to read the fine print, in all its details and ensure that you can get a 100% refund and not merely an exchange and that there are no hidden charges for the refund such as restocking fees.

Disadvantages of buying online

The internet, as we all know, is a huge unregulated space and has its share of good and bad elements selling genuine as well as spurious diamonds. If you cannot differentiate between the good and bad or take help of someone who does, you could potentially end up with a terrible and expensive decision. The inventory you see on the online stores are hardly ever seen by the owners of the website, nor do they quality control or edit the stones. Further, the visual appeal and colours can be significantly different when you look at them with naked eyes.

Reliability of online testimonials

illustrustrated online shopping on computer screen On Amazon.com, if you are examining testimonials from several hundred users and you get an average of 4.7-star rating, chances are that the product is worth your money.  But, diamonds constitute a wholly different story. Some merchants alone can rate the product and no customer can do that. What you might see however is a rating for the store. To add to it, the internal characteristics of a diamond can seldom be seen with naked eyes and those are characteristics that significantly impact the value of the diamond as well as its durability. So, any amount of testimonials can only speak of the store and their reputation in terms of accepting refunds, shipping on time etc and not individual diamonds.

You must see the diamond before paying for it

diamond sketch The average individual can gauge a diamond only through comparing and contrasting it physically. When you buy from online stores, you only click a few buttons and wait for the merchandise to arrive safely over the next few days. This factor becomes even more overwhelming when you are buying fancy shapes. Add to this, the reliability of the information provided on the site or through a customer service agent that is not always accompanied by responsibility you would want to take the online vendors with a grain of salt. Finally, there is also the question of after sale service which might hardly exist with online vendors.

Does that add up to dumping the online vendors?

The answer is no! What is needed is intelligent shopping. You should, therefore, go offline first to understand colour, shape, size and size and remember to shop for a diamond that comes with reports from independent labs confirming the specifications laid out by the store. You can now go back to the online stores and compare attributes like the grading report and get the best price. Yes, this can be pretty time consuming but remember you are buying diamonds and without adequate research, it is nearly impossible to make the right judgement.
At the online, ensure that you get a refund policy, no fee on restocking and other fine print that can cost you money. A trustworthy grading report is another important factor.

Buying diamonds from physical stores

Seeing the diamonds with your own eyes cannot be substituted. A reputed jeweller will show you a wide range of options within your budget and educate you on the 4 Cs of a diamond. With that, you can zero in on a great diamond. And, you can also have your chosen diamond in your pocket when you walk out of the store. You may also find stores offering a great upgrade or buy-back policies as well as more attractive financing plans. Diamonds do need maintenance and a relationship with the physical store means you have someone to fall back upon when needed.

But, physical retailers also mean significantly higher overheads, inventory, rent, electricity, employees and all that. These costs will obviously add on to what you buy from the store, in part at least.

Another thing you should know when you visit the retail showrooms is that all the salespersons you servicing you may position themselves as ‘diamond experts’. But, you should know that diamond expertise is a different cup of tea. The primary objective of a salesperson is to ‘sell’ not so much to educate you. Therefore, you ran an amount of risk being misled and misinformed both unintentionally and intentionally

In conclusion, extensive research and consultation with elder family members or friends who have recently bought diamond are essential to buy your diamond engagement ring safely online.