How Shapewear Builds Your Confidence

How Shapewear Builds Your Confidence

Women come in all varying shapes and sizes and this is one of the reasons why we should embrace confidence in expressing ourselves. Confidence is a sure way to live your best life. It enables you to face your fears and show your best self to the world. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easy as it sounds. There are certain societal expectations on how we should look and act which usually brings in self-doubts. And sometimes, we are caught up in conversations that breed in self-doubts on how unattractive we are. Talks regarding our body feature, difficult life-stage moments like pregnancy and menopause along with what exercises to do to tone down body fat and whether we are dieting enough to look good in the right places.

To be honest, all these talks are necessary once in a while just to keep us in check but it will be good if you position your mindset that self-confidence comes from accepting yourself and working with what you have. I’ve had personal encounters with people screaming on top of their voices because I’ve got a little fat in my arms.  I used to be bothered until I talked myself out of it. I can’t change much about this although I do a couple of exercises to reduce fat arms. The point is, as you approach a certain age, your body will begin to change in ways you might not have 100% control over but the least you can do is to embrace your natural self and feel confident in it.

There is no one-size that fits all situations in life as there isn’t one size when it comes to shapewear. And although we may feel a bit self-conscious about our opinions on body features and what we should change, we should also look to engage regularly in healthy conversations that don’t squish our self-confidence and encourage acceptance of our shared differences.

Talking about building confidence in our body, there are things you can do to make yourself feel more confident in your skin. This is where shapewear steps in. Wearing shapewear is more like choosing something for yourself that makes you more assured of your body. I am not saying that you shouldn’t feel confident without shapewear but you definitely have no reason to feel bad about using shapewear to boost your confidence level. I should also add ‘wearing a push-up bra, makeups, or anything else that makes you feel good. Go all the way for yourself because if you don’t, no one else would for you.  There are a lot of tools out there that help us with our self-confidence and if shapewear does it for you, then why not?


1.    It smoothens out body insecurities: Sometimes, we feel insecure about our body parts. It is perfectly normal to feel that way from time to time. We all have those days when we feel a bit off and it’s little things like wearing shaping garments that pulls us through the slog of battling with self-confidence. It is cool to know that we can totally be in love with our bodies the way we desire 100% of the time.

2.    Enhances your curves: There is this popular misconception that shapewear is meant to flatten everything. This is absolutely not true as shapewear flattens only the right places. It will slim the tummy and is also designed to accentuate our body curves not squish them. Shapewear that fits properly on your body will enhance your curves and make you look attractively great. Shaping pieces like high waist short are made to give your bum a lift. Leaving you to get the hourglass shape you want without feeling squeezed out.


3.    Shapewear provides a reliable base and supports your body: Apart from shaping your body and enhancing curves, shapewear prevents unwanted panty lines, wrinkles, and fabric bunching. Talk about being embarrassed when someone walks up to you, to point out sticky panty lines. With shapewear, your level of confidence is high and you won’t have to worry about anything embarrassing underneath your clothes. Part of feeling confidence comes from not having to worry about all the little things that distract you from living your best life.

4.    A confident woman thrives in success: We all know that one has to dress for success but apparently what you wear underneath your garment is just as important when it comes to your overall achievements. A study of about 1000 women showed compelling evidence that what we wear greatly influences how we act. 74% of the respondent in the poll reported that they feel much more confidence when wearing shapewear at work while 88% affirmed that confidence women are much more likely to receive a promotion. The survey also found out that 72% of women feel that they are taken more seriously at work when they look their best. Confidence is obviously a multifaceted trait and if shapewear increases it, then it can have an effect on the potential for climbing the ladder of success.

Shaping attires can change the way we view ourselves which ultimately alter the way others and the world at large view us. You might only need to wear shapewear to an event or it’s an everyday habit for you. The decision is completely yours to make. Be bold and confident, knowing that you alone hold the power of how to confidently represent yourself.

So, tell us in the comment section. Have you tried wearing shapewear to work or is it a regular thing for you? If yes, have you discovered yet how they boost your confidence and overall performance at work? Let us know how and what you feel about wearing shapewear and how it has helped your self-confidence.

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How Compression Garment (SHAPEWEAR) Really Works

You are here because you are curious to find out if shapewear hype is real and worth the hype that it is currently getting? You have read testimonials on how come women use shapewear to achieve the perfect figure that you are only dreaming to have? Well, you are in the right place and this is not to bust your bubbles but a lot of women have actually used shapewear to smooth out curves, creases and got the sculpted figure everyone dreams of. By the way, do you know your body type and the type of shapewear to opt for? Find out here.

Firstly, shapewear comes in different shapes and sizes just like our bodies, this is why it is important to know what type will fit your body based on its shape. And if you’ve had bad experience before with using a compression garment, it’s vital to not let it affect your future decisions about getting the perfect shape with shapewear. This article will dispel every doubt you have about using shapewear to enhance your body appearance.

It is a known fact that getting a flat stomach is hard, what makes it hard is having to try out different exercises to tone the abs and keep your tummy flat. But many women always feel pressured into working hard to get the desired flatness of the belly. If you have ever tried to suck in your belly, you will understand that posture and breathing can affect how big your tummy looks.

Shapewear mimics exactly the effect of having to suck in your stomach by slightly flattening the area but without the stress of constantly trying to stay sucked in. Shapewear is not designed to permanently flatten your stomach but provides support that accentuate and contours your body features.


Shapewear is a type of compression garment which works by pushing fat into your body and compressing the entire stomach area. It works in three areas of your body which are the waist, middle area and the bottom. It is designed in a way that pulls you into shape and curbs the unwanted bulges. It helps to flatten the folds encircling around the belly and hips, resulting in a slim and feminine look. It enhances the appearance of the person by giving your body a slimmer and fabulous look.

This can temporarily shed a few inches off your tummy and waist. It doesn’t necessarily mean that shapewear is a miracle worker because if you have a lot of fat on your tummy, your tummy will only look smaller in shapewear but won’t look flat.

For shapewear to work effectively well on your body, it must fit snugly on your body. Very tight shapewear can be dangerous because shapewear works by putting pressure on the body. So, for maximum benefit, the compression garment must fit snugly against your body but should not dig into the skin or hurt. You have to select breathable fabrics to avoid having sweat trapped on your skin. Most bad shapewear experiences are with extremely tight shapewears. Once you notice discomfort or tingling under the shapewear, you need to stop wearing it immediately. Good shapewear should not hurt or interfere with your ability to carry on with your daily activities.



Your shapewear should feel comfortable and smooth but not too restricting. Once it is too squeezing, rolling down or doesn’t feel right, then you need to go up a size or swap to a different style. It is also important that you know your body type before choosing shapewear. For an all-day comfort, you should opt for light (medium) or firm (medium-high) shapewear. Choose supple and more stretchy fabrics that move with your body while adding subtle contours to your shape, providing hours of comfort without you, wanting to take it off.

Every body type has different target areas when it comes to choosing the perfect shapewear. No matter what your body type is, you need to select the compression garment that will enhance your shape. The main objective is to shape and define your waistline.

La Didor makes shopping for shapewear an easy task because we hand-picked the best compression garment often loved and worn by women of all sizes worldwide. If you need help finding the perfect shapewear for you, then do not hesitate to contact support for clarifications and guide to your perfect shapewear.


Understanding Your Body Shape & Perfect Shapewear For Your Body Type.

The body shape is defined by the skeletal structure which is made up of hormones, genes and fat distribution. This is temporary defined after puberty and although it can be altered a bit through regular exercises, we often get dissatisfied with our body shape. The evolution in the fashion world has made it a lot more difficult for most women to embrace their physique and be confidence in their bodies. Understanding your body shape is all you need to make the right decision when it comes to clothing.

Understanding and knowing your body shape will help you while choosing the type of clothes and undergarments that will accentuate your good features, minimizing the not-so-perfect body creases. And what this means is that you will in no time be able to dress in a way that really suits you.

In this article, we will be discussing the different beautiful body shapes and how to choose the perfect shapewear for your body type. But before that, it is worthy to note that the major challenge underlying body shape is that most times, women focus on the problematic areas such as the tummy, arms, thighs and the bottom. What this habit does is that it clouds your sense of judgement on seeing the whole picture. It is essential to view yourself as a whole so that you can confidently define your body shape.

Here are the major body types according to a study of over 6000 women.

  1. Straight Body Type.

The straight body type tends to have smaller hips or bust. The body fat is distributed evenly from the shoulders to the hips. The key to dressing a straight body type is to dress the top and bottom in equal proportion while enhancing the waist. If you have this body shape, here are the general features to look out for. • Your lower legs are always shapely defined • Your hips and bust are balanced • Your waist is not very defined • Your bottom will probably be flatter than round • You tend to gain weight in the torso area first and then your upper thighs and arms follows suit.

2.Pear Body Type.

For Pear body type, the hips measurement is usually greater than the bust measurement. Body shape distribution tends to be in the buttocks, hips and thighs. To dress a pear body shape, look for styles that will add detail and volume on top, minimal bottom. Always emphasize the waist General features of this body type: • You have full hips or thighs • You have a defined waist • Your shoulders are narrower than your hips • You have a small bust

 3.Hourglass Body Type.

This body type has the hips and bust in equal sizes with a narrower waist. Body shape distribution are around both the upper and lower body parts of the body. This body type may have additional weight in arms, chest, hips and the rear area. The key to dressing an hour-glass body type is to dress the top and bottom part of the body while accentuating the waist. General features for this body type are… • Your legs are shapely and proportionate to your upper body • Your waist tends to be obvious and curves to your thighs • You have rounded shoulders that aligns with your hips. • Your bust and hips are well balanced

 4. Inverted Triangle Body Type

This body type is characterised by larger top than the bottom, the shoulders are wider than the hips. The hips are small and legs are likely to be in great shape. The key to dressing this type of body is to balance the broad shoulders, chest and back with your narrower body in order to create a more of an hourglass effect. General body features • You have flat hips and bottoms • You have straight and squared shoulder line. •


 5.Diamond Body Type

A diamond body shape has comparable characteristics to an apple body shape. Diamond body shape have slimmer arms and claves but hold most of the weight in the bust, midsection, hips and thighs. This creates a bug problem when looking for clothes that will elongate the body without adding extra weight to the bust. The key to dressing this body type is to balance your shoulders and bust with your hips while creating a waist. General body features… Your hips are broader than your bust and shoulders. • There is tendency to gain weight in your stomach, back, hips & butts. •Your waist is note defined. • You have slender and beautifully shaped arms.



All body shapes are beautiful but sometimes, we need to be a little extra in order to improve our self-confidence. Using shapewear to accentuate your body features is an amazing thing and you should be proud of yourself for wanting to look more beautiful.

Now that you have an idea of what your body shape looks like and the appropriate name for it, how do you know the perfect shapewear to opt for? We have different body shapers for every body type at La Didor and we will be highlighting all of them in this section, bearing in mind the different body shapes. Here are some recommendations based on the various body shapes.

  1. Straight body type:
Waist Trainer or Cincher This shapewear is perfect for this body type because it focuses on the waist, accentuating and defining the waist

Waist Trainer or Cincher : This shapewear is perfect for this body type because it focuses on the waist, accentuating and defining the waist

 2 .Pear body type:

High-Waisted Shaper : Short: The body shaper that will fit a Pear body shaped body is a high-waisted shaper short. This shapewear helps by controlling the waist, tummy, hips and back. It also helps to sculpt your butts. This shapewear is comfortable enough to be worn all day and will not show through your clothes.

3.Hourglass body type:

Waist Trainer and/or Magic Belt: Although you may have the shape that many women wear shapewear to get, you might still have some bulges that you want to control. Using this waist trainer/magic belt made from a seamless material which is designed to shape your waist into an hourglass shape as well as helping to smoothen out little folds in your tummy area is a great idea.

 4.Inverted Triangle body type:

The aim is to shift focus downwards by creating enough balance. Waist cinchers can help to create more definition for the mid-section. For more enhancement at the bottom a high-waisted shaping brief is perfect.

 5.Diamond body type:

High-waisted shaping panty: This can be worn all day which will help to gently shape and smooth out your tummy area.

Finally, no matter what your body type is, bear in mind that all bodies are unique and amazingly beautiful in their different shapes and sizes. Shapewear is a support tool that you can use to contour and accentuate your body shape, not to alter it.

Which of the body shapers do you think would suit your body shape? Drop your comments and we will be happy to read them.