Recently we had a social media activity where we asked you guys what would you like to know about shapewear and what would you like us to write about in our self-love blog, and we got tons of comments, the most common one: “how to use my shaper” “shapewear usage” “best usage” and you know what we are going to talk about it!

To be honest with you we think there’s no “best” usage to your shapewear, why? Because you can use it for literally everything, and every occasion, that why we’ve designed multiple styles to adjust to your lifestyle, so we want to guide you a little and talk about our shapewear basics for you to make the most of them, and give them the best usage possible.

First, get the right fit!

Once you know how to choose and use your shapewear, you’ll never go back to not wearing a compression piece again, believe me. At cysm, we have a shapewear fit quiz that will help you find your perfect fit. A quiz hip and waist measure will help you pick correctly.

If you are not feeling like taking the quiz, it is always recommended to go one size down than your regular clothing size, this is because of our shapewear flexibility and to trim those extra inches you are looking for to minimize.

LAYER for extra results!

This is usage, not a lot of people actually know. You can wear more than one shaper at the same time to completely change your figure (we of course recommend this if you are already used to high compression, not for daily use)

Some stars, such as actress Octavia Spencer and singer Adele, admit to layering pieces of shapewear for special occasions.
“I’ve done two or three layers for an appearance or commercial,” Banks-Coloma says. “Obviously it isn’t comfortable, but it can be effective.”
This of course can be a little tiring, so we never advise this usage for your day-to-day. It’s more like a special occasion kind of shaper use.

Not Only For Special Occasion

If you are someone that has your body shaper folded on your closet for most of the time, and only use it if you have a big event, girl get those garments out of your closet and start wearing them more often! Our shapewear is designed with fabric that’s breathable and adjust to your body just like a second skin.

Shapewear is meant to make you feel beautiful every day, wear it to give a clean and smooth look to your everyday, plus the health benefits you can get from supporting you back and muscles on a daily basis. Here are some of our top shaper recommendations to wear literally, for any occasion:

Postpartum Shapewear

Shapewear will actually help you feel better, support your growing belly and back making your journey to motherhood way easier. MD, medical doctor od Labor and delivery at Massachusetts General Laura E. Riley recommends the use of specific partum and post partum shapewear whenever possible “Maternity shapewear is fine for women to wear daily if they are comfortable,” Riley says. “It should help for women with varicose veins, which can be uncomfortable when standing, and it should provide support to lift the uterus off the cervix and ease pain [if the pelvis becomes misaligned].”

Remember, it is important to consult your doctor before taking any decision. Here are our future and newly moms favorites:

Fitness Mode On

Weather you are a gym lover, enjoy a relaxing run or trying to lose weight we all have a common goal, have a healthy and fit lifestyle. At CYSM we’ve created amazing body shapers, waist trainers and more to help you achieve your body goals as soon as possible. Check out our customer’s favorites to sweat a little more:

In summary, there is on best usage for shapewear. Really you can use it for every life situation, just make sure to wear the right shapewear style and size so you’ll feel super comfortable at all times and also fits the occasion. Hope these shaper recommendations are helpful for you to incorporate all of these shaper tips into your life.

August 23, 2021

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