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

17 comments:

  1. I like wearing shapeware because it smoothes everything out.

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  2. I love shape wear because it keeps things from jiggling lol

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    1. Hello,

      Congratulations! You are the winner of our giveaway! Please respond with your email so that we could send you out your prize!

      Thank you!
      Tiff

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  3. I love wearing shapewear because the slimming and smoothing effect makes me look sexy in my body on dresses.

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  4. I love wearing shapewear because it smooths out your outfit. It also helps keep the jiggle down at work places and church!

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  5. I love wearing shapewear because it helps to make me look more polished and clothes lay better. It also makes me feel confident with my fashion choices. Smooth and lean lines no lumps and bumps.

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  6. I love wearing shapewear because it smooth you out and let’s your curves do all the talking!

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  7. I love wearing shapewear because it smoothed me out and gives me a flat look in whatever I'm wearing. It makes me feel more sexy.

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  8. I love shapewer because it smoothes out the lumps and bumps. I think of shapewear as primer for your clothes -it provides a smooth base for your outfit to be built around especially for curve-hugging styles like body con dresses.

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  9. I love wearing shapewear because it makes me feel sexy and more confident.

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    1. Hi Khady,

      Congratulations! You are the winner of our giveaway! Please respond with your email so that we could send you out your prize!

      Thank you!
      Tiff

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  10. I like shapewear because it makes me feel more confident in my clothes!

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  11. Shape wear helps give me the added confidence that everything will stay in place. I don't have to think too much about how my clothes look it adjust them throughout the day.

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    1. Hi Indigo,

      Congratulations! You are the winner of our giveaway! Please respond with your email so that we could send you out your prize!

      Thank you!
      Tiff

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  12. I love wearing shapewear because your outfit isn't complete until you add confidence to the look.It makes my walk different,my attitude different don't leave home without it no matter if it's a night out on the town or a run to the supermarket this mom will make sure I always look SNATCHED in my shapewear ����

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  13. I like the shape wear.
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