Now that we’ve explained the differences between compression levels, read on to discover the different shapewear types Leonisa offers and when to wear each garment.
Waist Cinchers and Tummy Shapers
Waist cinchers and tummy shapers
are the perfect shapewear type to help define and sculpt your waist. They create that gorgeous and timeless hourglass
silhouette. Plus, with a variety of styles and compression levels, you can wear Leonisa's waist cinchers and tummy
shapers all day long. If you're going straight from work to the gym, you can even
wear some of them during workouts.
Leonisa offers cinchers and tummy shapers made from our patented technologies. Our SkinFuse® waist cinchers feature
three adjustable bands, so you can customize the compression on different areas of your waist. If you’re looking for a
waist cincher that is soft but still slimming, try one of our shapers made from our PowerSlim® fabric. These tummy
shapers are made with a soft inner fabric layer along with side and back boning, so your skin won’t be irritated and
the shapewear will stay in place. For extra-firm compression, try our latex waist trainers. Not only do they adjust to
the shape of your body while sculpting your waist, but latex trainers can also help improve your posture.
Apparel Match: It’s best to wear Leonisa's waist cinchers and tummy shapers beneath looser-fitting clothing to avoid lines and seams from the shapewear.
Body Shape: With several styles of waist cinchers and tummy shaper fits to choose from, there's something for every woman's unique midsection. They can even help improve posture and reduce back strain. For women with more rectangular and apple-shaped silhouettes, we highly recommend wearing waist cinchers and shapers to accenture the curves of your waist.
Butt and Hip Shapers
Hip and butt shapers are designed to come up high on the torso in order to cover your hips. They work to smooth the lower tummy region, but can also reach up toward the bra. Some shaping briefs that reach your ribcage come with adjustable clips that can secure to your bra. These clips prevent the briefs from rolling down.
What makes Leonisa’s hip and butt shapers different from the rest is our targeted compression within our garments. Our PowerSlim® and SkinFuse® compression fabrics are stronger in the areas you want to slim like your stomach and thighs, while lifting and accentuating other areas like your bottom with specialty cuts and seams.
Apparel Match: Shaping briefs and panties work with just about anything. In fact, they make an excellent shapewear type to keep on hand for everyday lifestyle and activities. From office attire to your favorite jeans and T-shirt, shaping briefs and hip shapers are a wise wardrobe addition. Plus, some come styles come with padding so you can enhance the look of your booty.
Body Shape: Even ladies who have that timeless, sexy hourglass figure need shapewear to hide bulges now and then. That's where butt and hip shapers come into play! High-waisted shapers smooth the belly region, define that classic silhouette and show off those voluptuous curves.
Post-surgical compresssion garments offer
important benefits to patients recovering from surgery. These garments provide extra support and stability to
the body as it heals from surgical procedures. The purpose of compression garments after surgery is to help regulate
blood circulation, which helps to keep bruises from forming and facilitating a faster recovery of the body. Consider
post-surgical shapewear after liposuction, breast lifts, tummy tucks and many other procedures.
Leonisa even offers post-surgical shapewear options for men.
These garments are available in different technologies and control levels. However, please make sure to speak with
your doctor first to ensure these garments are right for you during recovery.
Compression Garments by Cosmetic Surgery
Apparel Match: The clothes you wear over your post-surgical shapewear really depend on your surgery. Try to wear loose-fitting clothes so your compression garment can offer the support it was designed for. Avoid tight-fitting clothes until your doctor says you’ve made a full recovery.
Body Shape: Since there are so many types of surgeries that these garments aid, post-surgical shapewear depends more on the procedure you had rather than your body type. Focus on your specific surgery and create a health plan with your doctor to find the best post-surgical garment for your recovery, no matter your body type.
Seamless shapewear gives women the support
they need but never reveals any seams or panty lines. These garments come in many styles and different control levels,
so you can hide
your panty line no matter what type of shapewear you need. Most women like to avoid visible panty lines (VPL),
so whether you’re
looking for invisible panties, bodysuits, capris, booty lifters or more, seamless shapewear will offer comfort
and support without those annoying panty lines.
What’s unique about our seamless shapewear is the majority of styles are made from our SkinFuse® fabric. As stated
before, we designed this material to feel like a second skin. Seamless shapewear garments include targeted compression
for certain areas that you want to smooth, and zero compression for curves you want to accentuate, all without showing
through your clothing.
Apparel Match: These styles are seamless, so go with whatever makes you comfortable. Want to wear tight clothing with your seamless shapewear? Go right ahead. No one will be able to see any seams or panty lines, so wear that sexy dress or those tight jeans and show off that beautiful, unique body! No VPLs here.
Body Type: If you have a curvier figure, seamless shapewear will become your new best friend. Seamless shapewear styles will smooth your sides all while being virtually invisible, so you don’t have to worry about your shapewear outline showing through your outfit. Just be sure you’re comfortable, and you can rest easy knowing no one can see what you have going on underneath your unique style.
Contour bras are perfect for women who want to shape their underarms and upper back, while helping the bust to look in place. Some types even have posture and back support. These bras will give your bust a unified, shapely look. They will even support your bust for extra comfort throughout the day. Leonisa offers a variety of contour bras. Whether you’re looking for something sexy, like a lace contour bra, or something supportive, like our posture-corrector bra, we have you covered.
What sets our contour bras out from the rest? Our multi-benefit contour bras are a must-have for your everyday wardrobe. The criss-cross DuraFit® design is created to lift your shoulders back to keep you from slouching. In addition to improving your posture, the double-layered contour cups also made from DuraFit® fabric help support your breasts to avoid shoulder strain. With breathable fabric that’s comfortable to wear, you can use these bras all day long!
Apparel Match: If you plan on wearing a tighter top, contour bras are a great choice. Not only will these bras smooth your back, but they will give your breasts the shape and the support they need to stay perky. Contour bras can also work for everyday wear, so throw on a t-shirt for the ultimate comfortable look.
Body Type: Contour bras work for a variety of bust-sizes. If you have a bigger bust and are looking for a little extra support, these bras are great. Or, if you have a slightly smaller bust and want to make sure that your bust maintains a smooth, unified shape, these bras are perfect for you, too!
Shaper shorts are similar to shaping briefs in that they offer
the same high waistline that shapes and smooths the tummy area, waist and rib cage. The key difference is that shaper
shorts extend downwards and can provide thigh slimming support, too.
Leonisa’s shaper shorts are thoughtfully designed in order to maximize results. Most of the waistbands on our shaper
shorts feature a double-layered DuraFit® waistband that comfortably smooths your stomach. For more breathability and
ultimate comfort, a single-layered fabric compresses the thigh region.
Apparel Match: Shaper shorts are an especially appealing option for ladies who aren’t keen on wearing a butt shaper, but still want to smooth the tummy and minimize those VPLs (visible panty lines). Even if you’re not interested in those benefits, shaper shorts are excellent for skirts and summer dresses because they prevent chafing between your thighs as you walk around.
Body Type: Women with a rectangular body shape can benefit from shaper shorts. Consider shaper shorts that accentuate and add more cushion to the tush area. They will help to bring out a curvier silhouette.
Bodysuits offer an all-around approach to a
slimmer silhouette. They provide coverage from your lower bottom area to your upper back and bust. Bodysuit shapewear
eliminates the bunching that occurs beneath the bra and toward the top of briefs. Essentially, Leonisa shaping
bodysuits make a versatile option that covers more of the body.
When it comes to the bust area, we offer bodysuits with built-in cups for total support and comfortFor women who find
it challenging to locate a comfortable, well-fitted bra, a compression design bodysuit is perfect.
All of our bodysuits offer total torso support with our trademark technologies. Some bodysuits even combine style and
innovation due to our Signature SmartLace® technology. This fabric adds a sense of luxury to some products and is made
from an anti-pilling treated fabric. Feel sexy without compromising compression with our SmartLace® bodysuit styles.
Apparel Match: Wear your bodysuit shapewear underneath a variety of garments and wardrobe ensembles. Our bodysuits are great for outfits that are more fitting because they smooth your curves from your back all the way down to your bum. Many bodysuits include underwire in the bust and targeted compression that shapes all the right places.
Body Type: Bodysuits work on several body types, helping most areas on your body and offering a sleeker look overall. They also provide firm control of your complete tummy area and back. Sometimes, they include arm shapers as well.
Some women have a strawberry shape, also known as an inverted triangle body shape. Strawberry-shaped women have broad shoulders and their bust area tapers into a narrow backside with petite hips. Strawberry-shaped women use bodysuits for tummy control, extra breast support and a fuller back and waist.
Shaping Slips / Half-slips
Shaping slips work much like bodysuits, but they offer a skirt-like slip instead of shorts. This coverage extends
down to the thighs, plus, these garments provide a much easier way for ladies to use the restroom.
You can wear shaping slips even if you are wearing a mini- or midi-style skirt. Shaping slips are generally available
as half-slips or skirts for ladies who want to slim down the tummy and hips but prefer to wear a separate bra (or even
cami shapers or camisole shapewear).
Many of our shaping slips are designed with our SkinFuse®, so the garment fuses seamlessly with your body. With
ultra-thin seams, you don’t have to worry about your slip showing through your clothing.
Apparel Match: It goes without saying, but shaping slips work best worn beneath dresses and skirts. Perfect for accentuating a curvy silhouette for a date or a night on the town, shaping slips are more than ideal for that tightly fitted bodycon style dress you’ve been eyeing.
Body Type: Since they are similar to bodysuits, shaping slips complement many body types to provide a sleeker look and firm control over the tummy and back.
Cami shapers are wonderfully
convenient shapewear, specifically made for the upper torso region.
Many of Leonisa’s camis are supportive enough to be worn without a bra. Leonisa cami shapers come in different
slimming technologies. One of those is our powerful and super comfy SkinFuse® material that eliminates visible seams
under clothing. This material works exceptionally well if you choose to wear the shaping cami over your favorite bra.
It will cover the bra’s seams for a smoother look. Or, depending on the control level you want, you can even find cami
shapers made from our Durafit® or PowerSlim® technology.
What’s great about our slimming camis is that they offer more than just slimming your tummy and waist. Some cami
shapers smooth underarm spillage, support your bust and even improve your posture.
Apparel Match: Cami shapers and camisoles are perfect for daily use. These shapers are the perfect shapewear pieces to wear beneath tank tops, T-shirts and even blazers.
Body Type: Women with an hourglass shape will love a cami shaper. Cami shapers also smooth out any back bumps that may show beneath your favorite tops.
Panty Girdles and Shapewear Panties
Panty girdle and shapewear panties offer a waist-cinching style of garment that wraps around the tummy area and hips, ending around the upper thighs. Panty girdles offer a sexy, sensual look and a defined hourglass figure.
At Leonisa, we offer an extensive collection of panty girdles and shapewear panty types. Explore tummy-smoothing girdle underwear and high-cut, seamless shapewear underwear that hides VPLs beneath leggings.
We understand that many women like to highlight their rear but want to smooth other areas, so our panty shapers do just that. High rise shapewear panties flatten your stomach, and innovative thong designs lift the butt and eliminate the look of cellulite.
Apparel Match: Wear panty girdles and shapewear panties beneath almost anything. There are some panty girdles specifically designed to give your booty that extra perk. This type of shapewear will make your bum look fabulous in a pair of jeans or perky in that summer dress.
Body Type: Panty girdles and shapewear are designed to fit many shapes and sizes. From apple-bottomed women to slender figures in need of a booty boost, Leonisa offers a variety of panty shaper options. There are even maternity support panties to help you carry some of that extra weight and provide back support for your baby bump during pregnancy.
Slimming Arm Shaper
A slimming arm shaper is another type of shapewear that
targets a very specific area. Arm shapers come in several variations, but they all do one crucial job: they slim
sagging regions of the arms often called "bat wings."
Overall, the majority of our arm shapers utilize our SkinFuse® compression technology, which makes your arms appear
more toned, reducing that extra jiggle that may leave some women feeling self-conscious.
Some styles offer a simple fit over the upper arms and biceps, while others provide a ¾ length sleeve and connect in
the back or beneath the bust for extra support. Leonisa offers arm shapers that provide back support with just the
right amount of coverage. Our arm slimmers also have an adjustable back closure so you can find the best fit.
Arm shapers are also perfect for post-surgical arm procedures, arm lifts or liposuctions that target the arms. They
offer support as you heal, keeping swelling and bruising to a minimum.
Apparel Match: Obviously, arm shapers work under many types of garments. But, you should not wear them with short sleeves or sheer sleeves that reveal your shapewear.
Body Type: Not so much aimed at your silhouette or body shape, slimming arm shapers can genuinely help anyone who desires smoother arms. If you're looking for an all-around smoother appearance, keep in mind that Leonisa also offers shaper jumpsuits that include attached arm shapers. Additionally, if you’re recovering from cosmetic arm surgery, doctor-recommended post-surgical arm shapers are great to wear during the recovery process.
There are many different types of leggings,
but control leggings help to define and shape
your legs. At Leonisa, we offer shapewear that shapes your legs and provides a high waistband for tummy control. Our
control leggings help to sculpt your curves and smooth cellulite. Further, many control leggings offer an anti-slip
grip that keeps the shapewear from shifting.
Many of Leonisa's butt shaping leggings are made from our soft and durable DuraFit® compression fabric. This special
fabric includes an interior lining of PowerSlim® firm compression mesh fabric to support your tummy, thighs and
everything in between. Plus, as the name implies, our butt shaping leggings offer strategic cutouts that add
Apparel Match: Control leggings work well as activewear for workouts, yoga classes and more. They’re also perfect for daily wear, so you can dress them beneath your favorite pair of jeans, or opt to dress up your leggings with a trendy tunic.
Body Type: Control leggings are ideal for smoothing a muffin top. For women who have an apple-shaped figure with a large bust and narrow hips, they'll help accentuate your bottom-half curves.
Post Pregnancy Shapewear
Post pregnancy and
postpartum shapewear are specially designed for moms, combining practical and aesthetic solutions. Some post
pregnancy shapewear flattens the tummy area and helps new moms feel
confident in their shape by achieving their pre-pregnancy figure. Other styles aid the postpartum healing
process by encouraging blood circulation. Postpartum shapewear can even help heal abdominal separations or incisions
from cesarean sections.
Postpartum shapewear from Leonisa features targeted firm compression with our PowerSlim® fabric. Many styles have an
adjustable velcro closure, so you can choose the amount of compression you want and continue to wear the garment as
you begin to lose the additional baby weight. Not only are post-pregnancy garments comfortable to wear, but they are
safe as well. Each style is created without hooks or zippers, so you don’t have to worry about damaging any incisions.
Apparel Match: Since post pregnancy shapewear comes in many styles and suits various needs, moms have a ton of options to choose from. Styles like maternity support panties are perfect during pregnancy, but once the baby arrives, the firm compression helps slim down that postpartum belly.
Body Type: Post-pregnancy shapewear isn’t necessarily designed for one body shape. As ladies of all shapes and sizes have children, it’s most important to find postpartum shapewear that addresses your unique baby bump and the parts of your body that need support. Leonisa also offers supportive shapewear for mothers specifically recovering from a c-section.
No matter your shapewear goals and desires, there are numerous options to help you feel #UniqueLikeYou. Use this guide to make sure the shapewear you choose targets the part of your body you’d like to address. Shop Leonisa today and have fun exploring all the different shapewear possibilities.