Body shapers perform mini-miracles when we wear them. This go-to garment is quickly becoming a wardrobe staple that can tackle a variety of problem areas. In the spirit of spring and getting our figures just right, we tapped slimming expert, for their top 5 reasons to wear shapewear and dress yourself thin:

Tip 1. For maximum curve creation, look for latex. Of course, many garments also use varying amounts of latex to create shaping, so looking for something similar to the popular ShapeBand. It will reduce your midsection by 1-3 inches immediately, allowing you to look up to 3 sizes thinner. Plus, some users wearing the ShapeBand for 8-10 hours a day for 30 days report sustained reduction of 1-4 inches in the midsection. 

Tip 2. Next time you are shopping for shapewear, choose an underbust style garment. Underbust shapers like the SlimVest rise to the area just below your bra. This style of shaper has several benefits that you might not have thought of. The garment supports your bust, giving an instant lift and push up effect. Secondly, the result is an overall leaner and longer look.

Tip 3. Compression is a good thing when you're shopping for a shaper to get rid of that muffin top and unwanted bulges. But the one area you may not want to compress is the bottom. In fact, many shapers feature special rear rounding designs that are meant to lift your tush, while reducing back and stomach bulge. The Alexandra by Vedette is a brand favorite.  

Tip 4. How about shapewear with built-in weight loss support? Choose the right garment and the shaping may last longer than you think. Garments with thermal latex panels or designs can increase thermal activity in the core, increasing blood flow and moving toxins. Studies have shown sustained loss of inches with long-term use. Check out the Rubberflex Lined Shaper Girdle by Co'Coon to give this trend a try. 

Tip 5. Lose the lumps and bumps. Some of the most effective non-surgical treatments for cellulite come in the form of garments you can wear. Anti-cellulite shapers use techniques like micro-massage and there are even infused garments to smooth and create more even toned skin. Capri Leggings With Bio-Crystals by Co'Coon is a winner too.

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