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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
Photographer: Steve Suavemente