Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 5 years since I've written the blog, Get Your Shape In Shape! Crazy how times flies and yet (some things) stay the same. I'm still wearing my shapers and I still am still recommending them to all of you!
image source: Rago Shapewear
Now, I want to clarify something. When Julie Ann and I recommend wearing a shaping garment under the retro clothing styles we carry at the store, IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE FAT! Oh goodness, we understand that body image and the way we all feel about ourselves is a delicate issue, and would never in a million years ever focus on a womens body in a negative way! It just means we're recommending proper undergarments that can improve the way you see the garment fitting you. That's all, nothing nefarious behind a shapewear recommendation. We pinky swear!
I always say; you can't build a house without a proper foundation and that goes the same for an outfit!
Some Myths About Shapewear:
Wearing shapewear, girdles, corsets, etc. is not shameful and it's certainly not a requirement for wearing retro clothing. Shapewear is something that helps to get a more authentic feel and style to the clothing as foundation garments have been a vital pieces to historical fashions from the Victorian Era and beyond. You can even think of it as wearing a little piece of history.....without having your ribs misshapen and suffering from fainting fits. *Phew!*
Shapewear, not so taboo after all!
Thank you for reading!