Maidenform Shapewear

10.01.2017



This post is sponsored by Maidenform. As always, all opinions are my own.

Shapewear! This is probably one of the biggest topics in the plus-size community and the most asked about question on my blog, Instagram and YouTube. I vowed to give you an inside look at some of my favorite shapewear products. So let’s go!


For years, I have used waist cinchers and similar products as my shapewear go-to. And even though I am not against them, they definitely have a down side. First, they are just downright uncomfortable. It may be good for a picture or two, but to actually go to an event or, Lord forbid, a sit-down dinner, you are bound to be in pain and just feel “stuffy” overall. Secondly, they are pretty bulky and depending on the fit and the fabric of your clothing, you could see the full outline of the cincher, hooks and all lol. Last but not least, they push all your weight upward which is definitely not the look that we are going for.  


These three reasons alone made me want to look into and try other shapewear options to find what works for me. And I am so glad that I did! We all want to look and feel our best and Maidenform Firm Foundations does just that! Unlike shapewear built from a smaller size pattern and scaled up, the new Maidenform collection is designed specifically for the figures and body shapes of women sizes 1X - 4X, with features that move with you for a flexible fit.


In this blog post, I am wearing the Hi-Waist Thigh Slimmer. The fit was medium to firm, and I felt that it gave a natural look that was me, but more smooth and polished. I ordered a size down (2X) and it worked perfectly. I was surprised by how soft and flexible the lace was, unlike your typical lace that can sometimes be scratchy, stiff and uncomfortable. What I liked most was that I could totally wear it to brunch and a full day out with no problem.  I think a big part of feeling confident in your outfit, is being comfortable. If you are adjusting yourself all day, shifting, shimmying or dang near out of breath than it definitely shows and affects how you feel. I tried out both the bodybriefer and thigh slimmer and they both had some great features that I was really looking for in my shapewear:

Bodybriefer - MSRP $59
  • ·         Firm control
  • ·         Lightweight fabric performs with no added bulk
  • ·         Anti-static, cling-free fabric helps clothes glide over easily
  • ·         Wicking fabric helps keep you cool
  • ·         Power-mesh lining helps smooth your tummy
  • ·         Back smoothing
  • ·         Wear Your Own Bra feature with adjustable straps for a customized fit
  • ·         Comfort+ Design features flex-to-fit lace engineered for comfort
  • ·         Hook and eye gusset for convenience
  • ·         Firm control
  • ·         Lightweight fabric performs with no added bulk
  • ·         Anti-static, cling-free fabric helps clothes glide over easily
  • ·         Wicking fabric helps keep you cool
  • ·         Power-mesh lining helps smooth your tummy
  • ·         Plush waistband with ribbed construction helps provide comfort
  • ·         Silicone back elastic helps garment stay in place
  • ·         Back smoothing
  • ·         No pinch leg openings for comfort
  • ·         Comfort+ Design features flex-to-fit lace engineered for comfort
  • ·         Split gusset for convenience


I really love this shapewear for your day-to-day looks maybe at the office or out to a dinner with friends.  This is definitely a keeper ANDDDDD because I love you ladies so much, I teamed up with Maidenform to do a giveaway offering three of you the opportunity to receive one of their shapewear products! The giveaway will take place from Sunday October 1st, 2pm PST through Thursday October 5th, 2pm PST. The winner will be announced on my blog. *Disclaimer: Maidenform is the prize sponsor only.

Giveaway Rules (super simple)
  • ·         Leave a comment sharing why you love shapewear.
  • ·         Follow @Maidenform on Instagram
  • ·         Follow @Lacenleopard on Instagram

 And that’s it! I hope that you enjoyed this post and don’t miss out on the giveaway! You won’t be disappointed!

Much love,
Tiff Xo

Fall Florals

Velvet Flower

hustle n ruffles

Goldie

9.03.2017





Top | Cage Bra |  Jeans | Heels | Fashion Nova Discount Code: "LACENLEOPARD"

Ok, so this is the closest that I could get to a "fall transition" look because it is a million degrees in Cali! It is definitely still feeling like summer out here. In fact, this is the hottest it's been all season! So, it's looking like most of my outfits will still have a little bit of summer flair to them...at least for a little while lol. If you have followed me for some time, you know that I absolutely love these type of crop tops with the long tie in the front. I was actually doing make-shift "crop tops" like this from oversized button-up tops before these newer tops started trending. They are so cute and sexy. I just love the style!

Most of them have a pretty low cut in the cleavage area, so I decided to pair this top with a ultra sexy cage bra to give it some extra edge and I am so glad that I did! It gave it that extra umph that I was looking for instead of having a normal bra showing or covering it up with a cami. I finished off the look with a perfect pair of lightly distressed jeans and nude heels.

I hope that you enjoyed this look and have a great Labor Day weekend!

Much love,
Tiff

Shop my cage bra here!

Bella Lime

8.27.2017






Dress | Heels


I don't know what it is about lime but I absolutely love the color! Even though we are approaching the end of summer it is a fun lively color that I would wear well into Fall and beyond. In today's look I am rocking a sultry dress with tulip draped detailing that is super sexy and very flattering, if I do say so myself. The cut of the dress pulls the waist in while the draping conceals the tummy area. I did not wear any shapewear in this look! Just a good strapless bra :)

You could wear this look for a night on the town or a dinner date. Whatever you choose you will definitely demand the attention of the room!

Shop this look here!

Much love,
Tiff

Chocolate Strawberry

8.18.2017




Serving Chocolate Tee | Jeans | Heels: Similar Options
Pink graphic tees, distressed denim and long wavy hair is on the menu today!! Serving Chocolate tees are back in stock and are now available in pink!

Such a cute and feminine color that you could dress up with blush colored heels, like I did, or dress down with girly fur slippers. Whatever you choose you will be sure to slay and represent like the glorious melaninaire that you are! :)

Much love,
Tiff

Shop this look here and here!