Heels and shapewear make great bedfellows! In fact, heels can almost be considered as a type of shapewear. Although your core silhouette is refined and supported by shapewear, heels promote a strong posture and the basis of having a sleek line. They are a very powerful force when they are combined. So how can shapewear and heels best be used to convey the figure you would like, and how can you remain comfortable while wearing them?

Create Curves

You can highlight your curves by combining shapewear and heels. Maybe you would like to create curves in places where they might be lacking or accentuate the curves that you already have. Shapewear combined with heels is an excellent way to create a look that can make a big impact. Core focussed shapewear lifts on the behind and compresses around your waist. That highlights your curves which are set off beautifully by slim high heels. For hip hourglass precision, choose a corselette or bodysuit. When this look is paired with slim stiletto heels your body’s curves will be reflected across your leg line.

Most importantly, can you sleep with a waist trainer on.

Longer Lines

From platform heels to kitten heels the major purpose of this type of shoe is to increase your silhouette’s line. The focus is on your legs and to lengthen them. Longer legs can make a big impact on creating an overall look. So combine a shaping slip or shaping shorts with your heels. The compression that exists around the thigh and hip in these shapewear pieces is the ideal complement to heels for lengthening your line.

Balance Your Body

For most people, creating a silhouette that is streamlined involves balancing their body’s proportions. For example, consider pear and triangle shapes, where various extremes can be balanced out by specific dressings. Your natural shape is not changed by shapewear, but it can provide balance and tone. Choose control briefs with a low leg and a high waist t provide you with maximum control around your hips and waist. A panelled bra with wide straps will provide great uplift to highlight your waist and complement your shoulders. Slingbacks and mules are great heels to provide your body with balance. This style of shoe avoids ankle straps since they can interrupt your line and segment your shape.

Stay Comfortable

Comfort is the key to wearing shapewear well. The same thing is true for heels. Ultimately, look good comes from within, and that is why confidence is so important. Your confidence can be increased when you feel natural and comfortable in your appearance. So be sure that you wear footwear and shapewear that are comfortable all day long and not only for short periods of time. They both rely on fit and sizing. If you wear shapewear that is too small it can be painful and make you feel constricted. Your garments will also dig into your body, which will create bumps and lumps in places where they are not wanted. Shapewear that has a bad fit, whether it is too big or too small, will be more likely to move across your body while you are moving around, and roll up or down. Heels also need to be the right size in order to avoid long-term and short-term back and foot pain. High heels need to provide your feet with sufficient support or they will work against your shape and force you into having bad posture.

Are these methods dangerous?

When fit and comfort are so essential, are there any dangers associated with using these techniques to make changes to your figure?

Shapewear

High compression garments should only be worn for short periods of time since over time they can result in restrictions in circulation and discomfort. To wear shapewear safely it is best to stick with garments that fit well to refine your shape gently and that make you feel good!

Written by