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Saturday, 15 June 2019


By Seun Tayo-Balogun, CEO Brief Essentials

A woman’s body is a beautiful tapestry of symmetry – of fine lines and patterns, curved and wavy – and for a plus size woman, there’s a whole lot of that symmetry to go around, which is why having the perfect shaping undergarment is of the utmost importance.

There’s something about putting on a dress over the right, form-fitting shapewear. There truly is no fashion without the right foundation, and for plus size women, the right foundation isn’t the uncomfortable shaping garments with metal boning that sticks into your skin or elastic that is so tight it cuts off the blood flow to your limbs.
Shapewear isn’t just about hiding the excess fat around your waist or your arms, it’s about accentuating your already voluptuous hips with the smooth, seamless sides of a perfectly crafted high waist panty. Or showing off your gorgeous hour-glass figure with a form-fitting shaping vest.
And so with these few points of mine, I hope I have been able to convince you that as a plus size woman in Nigeria, you need to have at least one of these 10 awesome shapewear in your closet:

The Extra Firm Rago All In One Body Briefer

The Rago All in One Body Briefer is the “one shapewear to rule them all”. It’s made of power knit high modulus fabric and lace stretch with 4 rows of inner grippers.

It shapes the waist, hips, thighs, back and derriere, giving exceptional shaping and body control. It is the truth when it comes to a smooth appearance underneath bodycon dresses.

High Compression Strapless Powernet Bodysuit Colombia Faja

If you’re a boss lady ready to slay the corporate look, this bodysuit is the solution. It’s perfect for everyday use and has excellent tummy compression all the way down to the thighs, giving you that smooth silhouette underneath any kind of bodycon dress, skirt or pant suit. It’s also strapless, so you can wear your own bra underneath or none at all, depending on the kind of look you’re going for.

High Compression Powernet Panty Bodysuit

Just like its big sister above, this compression bodysuit is also excellent for everyday use or to get that smooth silhouette under any kind of attire. It features the latest technology in control and compression garments. The only difference is that it stops just below the butt and so gives your derriere a natural lift. If you want to get that sculpted, hour-glass figure every day, this is the shapewear to get.

Rago Extra Firm High Waist Girdle

This bestselling girdle has all the best sides of a full shapewear, the only difference is that it starts at the torso and ends at the thigh. The front and side boning is flexible, providing the perfect shaping experience but with none of the discomfort that other lesser shapewear might come with. It can be worn to shape the waist, hips, back and derrière, and features exclusive split crotch for convenient opening, aka, no need to take the whole thing off when you have to go number one. Flat sewn seams give the smooth silhouette perfect for bodycon dresses and skirts, and the gripper stretch lace at the bottom won’t stop the blood flow to your legs.

High Compression Post-Surgical Strapless Powernet Boyshort

One of the biggest worries of women who have gone under the knife is whether they would be able to wear shaping undergarments again without risking compromising their surgical sites. My answer; this Strapless Post-Surgical Compression Boyshort. It comes in either high or medium compression, depending on the one you’d be more comfortable with, and it’s made of maximum quality anti-allergic material that is perfect for all post-surgical, body shaping needs.

Maidenform LYCRA® FitSense™ New Magic High Waist Thigh Slimmer

This Maidenform Slimmer not only flattens the tummy, smooths the hips and accentuates your already voluptuous backside, it also features an all-over cool comfort technology that helps to keep you cool and comfortable underneath it all. The elastic waistband has a silicone no-slip feature so you don’t have to fear your shapewear riding down when you sit or worry about adjusting it when you get up, and it’s also soft against the body so you can wear it all day without feeling uncomfortable.

MAIDENFORM Firm Control Shaping Slip with in built bra

Imagine a shapewear that doesn’t just shape but helps to hold the girls in place? This Maidenform Firm Control Shaping Slip comes with foam-lined bra-cups built to help create a natural cleavage. Forget about having to stuff rolled up tissues into your bra, this shapewear can do that for you, while shaping your tummy and hips and giving you a smooth look under your clothes, all without sticking to the clothes when you’re wearing them. In addition, it has convertible and adjustable straps, a plunging neckline, all the while keeping you cool and comfortable; talk about multitasking!

MAIDENFORM Lux Lace Strapless Convertible Shaping Body Briefer
Fairytales aren’t real, but this Maidenform firm control Sexy Lace body shaper will turn you into a Disney Princess. In addition to smoothing your tummy and waist, this shapewear features a five-way strap with a beautiful lace front with princess seams that creates an hourglass look and is fully lined for two-ply control and no show-through. If you decide to walk the streets wearing nothing but this body briefer, no one would stop you. Yes, it’s that beautiful.

Esbelt Bestselling Bela Vest

This vest might look like a corset or waist cincher, but it isn’t just like any corset or waist cincher. It’s the bestselling Esbelt Bela Vest, made of natural rubber with a triple-filtered cotton, moisture-absorbing lining for comfort. The flexible boning prevents it from rolling up and in addition to reducing inches from your waistline, it provides enhanced back support, correcting your posture. But if all of this isn’t enough to make you run out right now and get this vest, maybe the fact that it helps to hide excess underarm fat will. So while wearing that sleeveless dress, you have the illusion of toned arms. If that isn’t a win, I don’t know what is.

Lateral Zipper With Removable Sleeves

For that full, sculpted experience right from the arms down to the thigh, this shapewear is just the thing for you. With just one set of zippers halfway down your torso, this garment is easy to wear and take off. The sleeves are removable with a set of five simple hook and eye closures, so you can always decide to take them off when you’re dressing sleeveless or put them on for that firmer, more sculpted frame underneath any kind of outfit.

For more information on body shapers for plus size women in sizes up to 15XL, please see more at www.briefessentials.com/women/shapewear
Brief Essentials is Africa’s Foremost Lingerie, Shapewear and Underwear Destination.

Brief Essentials, started in April 2011, as an online platform made with love out of Nigeria, created to fill the gap in the ecommerce market place, bringing together over 50 renowned lingerie, underwear, shapewear brands and everything in between to the Nigerian Market.

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