SPANX Shapewear Guide

SPANX Shapewear Guide

Feb 23, 2023

We know and love our SPANX shapewear.

Feb 2024

We know and love our SPANX shapewear. When it comes to shaping technology that seeks to solve everyday outfit dilemmas, Spanx is DeBra’s go-to brand. Available in different shapes, styles, and sizes, Spanx has become so famous that it is a market leader among women around the world. Believe it or not, Spanx was founded by Sara Blakely as she was getting ready for a party, and she realised she needed the correct undergarment to provide a smooth look under her clothing. She began the Spanx revolution by cutting off the feet of her control top pantyhose, and that’s where the Spanx brand came to a realisation.

Debra's Spanx Shapewear Guide

Key Feature Of Spanx Shapewear

  • Spanx shapewear is made from luxurious and soft yarns, making it easy to wear.
  • The Spanx waistband is soft and does not curl in or dig into your skin, and this provides a streamlined look and is not visible through clothing.
  • Spanx does not consist of leg bands, meaning it tapers off smoothly along the leg to reduce bulges and unflattering lines when worn under your outfits.
  • Spanx shapewear is designed to give the wearer a slimmer natural look, engineered to target different shapes and specific problem areas while smoothing other regions.

Benefits Of Wearing Spanx

  • Wearing Spanx will undoubtedly build your confidence when heading on a date or a reunion.Squeeze into some Spanx or shapewear, and you will be ready to show off your assets.
  • Wearing the correct size Spanx for your shape and size will make you look and feel pounds lighter.
  • Spanx is proven to smooth out your body, and it’s a kind of magic! No more muffin tops or extra skin below your bra line.

What Material Is Spanx Shapewear Made Of

The material of Spanx shapewear is a mixture of Nylon and Elastane. This mix of these two fabrics depends on the compression level of each garment, and Spanx has three different compression levels.

  • Level 1 - To provide a light hug-like feeling with an everyday flawless finish under clothing. Think of it like a primer or a second skin.
  • Level 2 - A firm hug that provides moderate all-over shaping with extra compression to maintain control. A perfect base layer with a boost of targeted support.
  • Level 3 - Now we are getting to the super firm hug to provide a body transformation and give you the best results. Level 3 offers maximum compression with the flattest tummy with maximum slimming reduction.

Should You Size Up Or Down In Spanx Shapewear

Buy the right size for your body shape and size. This is an area where people need to improve when buying Spanx. Trying to squeeze into a smaller size will not make you look any smaller, and it will likely give you bulges and bumps where they shouldn’t be, and we guess you will want to rip it off the first chance you get. Spanx should make an occasion comfortable with increased confidence, not miserable. Wear YOUR size and let the shapewear do the work for you.

Choosing The Right Shapewear For You

You are on your way to unlocking the magic of shapewear. When we think of shapewear, we think of having an iron that smooths out every lump - a bit like photoshop for living human beings. Sara Blakely (the founder of Spanx) didn’t become the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire without good reason. So, when considering your next shapewear purchase, here are a few tips from DeBra’s team.

  • If you are looking for a complete bodysuit where your shape is small at the waist with a bigger bust, we recommend you look at the open-bust range of bodysuits. These bodysuits incorporate your bra into style and are the better choice for your body type. DeBra’s recommends the LaSculpte UnderBust Smooth Shaping Bodysuit. Available in two colours, Black or Nude and sizes range from 10 to 26.
  • Looking for lightweight, all-day shapewear that is comfortable for daily use. The Spanx Higher Power Shorts target the stomach and provide all-over support. Features gradual release for comfort and movement and eliminates muffin tops. It features a double gusset for ease when nature calls with Level 2 support (Firm Hug). Centre-seam-free with soft yarns, the Spanx Higher Power Shorts offer smoother results with less squeeze.
  • When it comes to comfortable shaping for your tummy and behind, the Spanx Everyday Shaping Thong will provide shaping and support to keep you in control and confident all day. Features seamless comfort with shaping compression, a targeted shaping waistband that stays in place without rolling or pinching breathable fabric, and minimal stitching; the Spanx Everyday Shaping Thong is invisible under clothing.
  • Finally, the Spanx Oncore High Waisted Mid-Thigh Short is the answer if you are looking for a total transformation. This sculpting body shaper is robust and lightweight and features fully bonded front panels for a tabletop flat stomach. The edge-bonded side panels will keep you comfortable with a squeeze-free slimming effect. The booty-enhancing pockets ensure a smooth butt finish, the leg opening will stay invisible under your clothing, and the double gusset opening makes it a breeze when nature calls. As these sculpting shorts offer the most powerful compression, we recommend sizing up if you are in between sizes.

Debra’s Has Helped Thousands Of Women

Check out DeBra’s Shapewear collection. If you’re not confident about buying the right shapewear online, DeBra’s offers a Virtual (Zoom) Fitting service, phone consultations or support on live chat, so you can stay at home and still get the best shapewear for your body. Don’t let sizing uncertainty stop you from feeling confident next time you head to a special occasion.

Book your complimentary In-Store Fitting Appointment or a Virtual Fitting Appointment, or if you have a question, you can contact our Live Chat customer service team during business hours.

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