I remember my first shapewear. Well, I might not remember it as clearly because it was a while ago. But I do remember the day my mom took me shopping, as an adult, to go buy underwear and shapewear. It was a bit chilly outside, but I decided to wear a simple dress and summer sandals to go shopping because I did not like the hassle of trying on clothing at the same time as unbuttoning a shirt or untying shoelaces. Trying on clothing was already tedious to me. My body had undergone some changes and I was a bit worried I would not fit into my size. I was also worried that my mom would judge me or that I would judge myself. I had been a certain size my whole entire life and growing up felt like a scam. Up until that moment I hated growing up. But I secretly enjoyed the little booty I had gotten from graduating from being a teenager to a fully grown woman. I had boobies and a little butt. I looked sexy!
We arrived at the mall and went straight to a fashion store. Foschini had the most diverse clothing in South Africa and looks were easy to find. I didn’t want to shop around for anything else because I just wanted to get the shape-wear shopping over and done with and go home.
We got into the store, and I walked to the women’s Lingerie section. The bras and panties looked really nice on the mannequins. They will also look good on me, I thought. I took three different types of shapewear and headed straight to the fitting rooms. I took the bodysuit shapewear in the colour black. I loved how it looked on me. I also tried on the Latex Tummy Control Mesh Shapewear which quickly became my favourite.
I have a good head on my shoulders. I think I look good in almost anything and even if I don’t look good I am delusional enough to believe that I am the hottest woman on earth. I had some issues with how my body had changed over the years, but I love my body. But when I put on that shapewear, you could not touch me. I looked so good but I also felt amazing. It’s interesting how a simple piece of clothing can generate so much happiness. I felt like I was on another planet. I literally felt like I hand landed on the moon.
Built-In Shapewear Slip Maxi Lounge Dress
If you thought It couldn’t get any better, it got even 10 times better. The dress I tried on next was something every woman should own. The Maxi dress is a dress with built in shapewear. No one had to tell me twice! I took it without looking at the price, but the price was a horror movie at the till. LOL If I had all the money in the world I would have bought the Built-In Shapewear Slip Maxi Lounge Dresses in all the available colors. That’s how good the dress looked on me.
Self-Love and Shape wear
I cannot tell you enough how the world has created very insecure women through crazy advertising, promoting unrealistic body expectations and standards. And because of that, we go thorough lengths to look and feel our best. I can tell you right now that I don’t know where my love for a certain look came from but I will tell you that I love taking care of myself and I’m hoping the love of taking care of myself is not rooted in misogyny and it’s just me expressing love towards myself.
I want to have white teeth because I love how they look in pictures. I love going to the gym (sometimes) because I love how I look when I have some muscles. I love wearing neat and clean clothes because I love how people respect me when I walk into a room. I love driving the car of my dreams because I love how quickly and efficient my car gets me to where I am going. I love wearing shapewear because it boosts my confidence, strokes my ego and makes me look damn good. I do all this work for myself. So that I can wake up every morning and be proud of the woman I have become.
Core Control Cheeky Wide Crotch Panties are another must-have in a woman’s wardrobe. The wide gusset panties are simply wider crotch underwear. The one thing I hated when it comes to Shapewear is how uncomfortable it can get in the crotch area. Especially in shapewear panties. Even shapewear bodysuits can get uncomfortable if the crotch area is not wide enough and the lady bits can get irritated. The wide crotch area Gusset panties from Popilush are of Excellent quality, Probably better than in the photo, and well-packed.
Shapewear shopping is an intimate experience so take your time and choose the best and most comfortable.