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Let’s Talk Shapewear Pt. 2

October 5, 2017




This post is sponsored by Maidenform. Opinions are my own.

Shapewear is an essential component to any outfit. It’s the foundation that sets the tone for your looks and allows clothing to lay nicely on your body. I have always been a fan of shapewear  because of its smoothing and firming abilities. With form fitting clothing, it is my go-to item to enhance my natural shape.

I am often asked what my favorite shapewear brands are and I wrote a post last year as seen here that listed my top items. One of the brands that I named was Maidenform which has been a long time staple for me. Maidenform has expanded their shapewear line to include a new fit called Modern Curvy! The Curvy line is specifically designed for figures and body shapes of women sizes 1x-4x. Why is that important you ask? Well, much of the shapewear available is built from smaller size patterns and just scaled up to fit larger bodies. And while that is great, there are still certain things that need to be adjusted as sizes increase. The same thing goes for clothing. A dress made for a size 2 is not necessarily going to be the most flattering fit for a size 20. The Modern Curvy line addresses those concerns and is designed with only full figured bodies in mind.



So of course I had to test these out and give you all a review of what I think. I ordered the High Waist Brief as well as the High Waist Thigh Slimmer. These are two styles that I wear most often depending on my outfit. In this particular look I am wearing the Thigh Slimmers. Here are my main takeaways:

  1. The comfort is unparalleled. So much so that you don’t even feel like you are wearing shapewear. The lightweight fabric allows for a flexible fit that conforms to your body without clinging. The lace at the bottom keeps it in place and allows for it to be breathable and airy.
  2. New product, same great support. Maidenform just gets it right. With the firm tummy control, power mesh lining and ribbed construction, this shapewear smoothes in all the right places and doesn’t add any unnecessary bulk.
  3. Comparable Pricing. Sometimes when brands design for plus sizes, the price points increase over what the straight size prices are. This is not the case with Maidenform. The High Waist Briefs and Thigh Slimmers retail at $44 & $52 respectively which keeps it in line with its other products as well as what’s out there on the market.



We all have a desire to look our best when we step out. No matter what the occasion or what outfit we put together, all we really want is to showcase ourselves in the best light. All bodies are beautiful no matter what the size or shape and all shapewear does is enhance your natural beauty. So go out there and strut your curves with a great foundation to match!

ALSO, in partnership with Maidenform, I’m offering three (3) followers the opportunity to win one shapewear product. Giveaway will start tomorrow, 10/6 and it will be posted on my Instagram account! Here’s what you have to do to win:
1. Must be following me and @maidenform’s accounts
2. Leave a comment sharing why you love shapewear
That’s it! Giveaway lasts today through 10/8 with the winner announced on Monday.


High Waist Brief | High Waist Thigh Slimmer

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

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  • ZAMI October 9, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Hi, I loved this look, it’s a charm.

  • Carmen October 6, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Love this post! Shapewear is absolutely the best!!! Love your outfit too!! Thanks for this post ????

    • Kristine October 7, 2017 at 12:53 am

      Thanks so much Carmen!

  • Michelle October 6, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Love this post! Did you cut the shirt yourself?

    • Kristine October 7, 2017 at 12:52 am

      Thank you Michelle! And yes I did

  • Kim Silverman October 6, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Shapewear is a must wear for me for smoothing with dresses and skirts! I’m so glad to learn of a new option made for us curvier ladies not just sized up for us.

  • Devi October 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I entered on your instagram! Fingers crossed 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

  • Jamilla October 6, 2017 at 7:27 am

    I love shapeweat because I think they do to your body what primer does to makeup- it gives you a smooth base and helps your clothes to look better. I’ve had an issues with shapewear because some brands can cause a dimple on your legs or back but due to the lace in Maidenforms design I don’t think that will be an issue. I hope I win a pair and get to try them for myself.

  • Andrea Rose October 6, 2017 at 6:04 am

    I love your post!! I am always inspired to try something new! I love shape wear because I can try a new look without limitations. I’ve found the proper undergarments because of your post, and shape wear allows me to feel confident in anything I wear.

  • Amos Johnson October 6, 2017 at 5:14 am

    You Look amazing it what all woman are dreaming for looks and beauty you have it all. keep working it and help others woman.
    And thanks you

  • Sheila October 5, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Talk about a much needed post. You look amazing today & always, inspiration overload! ?

    • Kristine October 6, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Thank you Sheila!

  • Devi October 5, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I would love to win a pair from maidenform! Thus far I’ve tried the others you’ve recommended with the exception of maidenform! Thank you for always sharing and helping women like me, look and feel their best!

    • Kristine October 6, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Thank you Devi! I’m going to post the giveaway on Instagram shortly so be sure to enter there

      • Devi October 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm

        I entered on your instagram! Fingers crossed 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

  • Natasha October 5, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Outfit details please ??

    • Kristine October 6, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Posted similar items at the bottom of the post