slim woman in shapewear works out in an empty room
Photo: Anna Shvets

Shapewear is truly a magical undergarment. It is able to do wonders to the curves in a matter of seconds, tightly embracing each and every inch of your body. But the real magic is happening between the fibers of the material. Wonder how it happens? Let’s find out how shapewear works. How is it able to provide instant flattering results?

What does Shapewear do?

Of course, there is a huge variety of different shapewear on the market. From super-supportive tops, and compressing socks, to the full shapewear bodysuit that holds everything in place. Still, all of the shapewear has a single role — it defines the figure, concealing the fat away, and gives your curves an appealing silhouette.

But shapewear developers claim that it does more than just conceal the unwanted volume from the body parts. A special cut, material sewn in different patterns can actually move the fat cells underneath your skin. This means that regular usage of high-quality shapewear can be beneficial for your figure in the long term. Of course, a healthy diet and active lifestyle are just as mandatory for good results.

a picture of a woman in a shapewear

How does Shapewear Work?

You won't believe it, but the main secret behind your favorite best plus-size shapewear lies between the fibers of the body-shaping material. Literally, the main ingredient of the magic undergarment is elastic fabrics. The two most popular materials for the shapewear are nylon and lycra (also known as spandex or elastane). Depending on the type of shapewear, these materials can be mixed together, or blended with natural fabrics like cotton for better moisture absorption.

The ultra-elasticity of nylon and spandex is the main reason behind its usage for shapewear. Synthetic fibers implement a perfect amount of pressure on the skin, embracing the body from every single angle. Another beneficial quality of synthetics is its wonderful ability to return to its original shape. Even after a long period of wearing, stretching, and washing your favorite body shapers, it will be able to regain its original pressure strength.

woman wearing a full-body shaper

Does Shapewear Make You Sweat?

Yet, the exceptional elasticity of nylon and spandex is not the only reason for its use. Synthetic materials are known for retaining a body's heat. They do this better than natural materials like cotton, linen, or silk, as they allow air circulation through the fibers. Of course, your skin needs to breathe even in the tightest shapewear. However, synthetics are great for colder climates and times of the year. It helps to stay warm during the winter, or sweat more profusely for weight loss purposes.

Shapewear Provides an Instant Result

The best part of the shapewear is the instant curve-defining results. You don't actually need a long and exhausting journey to have an immediate slimming result. Shapewear was specially designed, cut, and sewed in a way that slims you up to 1-2 inches in no time. This makes it an irreplaceable item in everyone's wardrobe.

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