How to Wear Shapewear Properly
Shapewear comes in all styles now and is also available to men. And though shapewear maybe marketed as a sculpting wear it’s powers aren’t unlimited. It won’t cut down two dress sizes but only will help you look better in tight-fitting clothes compressing one or two inches of your figure. Shapewear also should be worn properly if you want to avoid swelling due to bad blood flow and other health problems. Here are some tips on how to wear shapewear properly:
Choose Right Size
Right size is as important in shapewear as in any clothes or lingerie. Shapewear is restricting so going down one or two sizes can really restrict your blood flow causing swelling. A smaller size of shapewear won’t make you smaller. The bulges will go up or down but they won’t magically melt away. So if the piece is rolling up or down then the shapewear is too small for you. It won’t work better if the size is smaller. It just won’t.
Choose Control Level
Shapewear varies in control levels. Some have light levels of compression others have very firm. It’s quite obvious that the firmer the piece is the less time you should spent in it due to high level of restriction. Light control levels can be worn if you need to look smooth everyday. But the less time you spend in shapewear the better.
When you don’t heed the warnings and recommendations on proper shapewear use you might suffer some serious health risks. If you are sporting the wrong shapewear size (smaller one) its bands can be too tight and cause swelling or blood clots in legs due to decreased blood flow. If the shapewear in the upper part of your body is too restricting you may suffer breathing problems and you may also experience heartburn. When the internal organs are firmly compressed the acid may go up to esophagus causing heartburn.
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