Studies shows that shapewear industry is booming after four decades and that reflects the truth that they have altered much in terms of comfort and usability in comparison to their ancestral siblings. The modern shapewears are much different from the former ones which our grannies used and the new hybrid varieties meet the requirement and luxury of modern women.

Modern women are less tolerable to pain and hence the shape wears are designed delicately, lending no space for rashes and torment. The fabrics used in the modern shape wears are breathable which makes it proper for a whole day use. They are also made in such a way that they can regain the original shape after each use.


Shapewear is not only about flattening your extra flab but also about giving you a sleek and smooth silhouette. Unless you remember that it can cut down 1-2 inches of your silhouette, and not the real fat, you are on the right path of choosing a flawless shapewear.

Fabrics used in shapewears

Generally we use Latex, Elastane, Nylon and cotton for making shapewear.

While latex provides the elasticity and capacity to hold shape memory in shapewear products, Elastane, Also known as Lycra, is a good source of elasticity which can be stretched upto 600% of its original shape.

Elastane is also light, flexible and smooth and is resistant to sweat and skin care products. Nylon which is an artificial polymer, and highly resistant to wear and tears, will give extra support and smooth contour to your body.

Fabric part

Cotton, as is well acclaimed for its breathing properties, is used in the inner parts of the shapewears where it sweats most and highly needed.

So, in comparison with our grannies’ methods of using long cotton clothes for tucking in extra flabs the newer version has been designed scientifically pinpointing each and every demands and requirements of the modern life.

The sit Test

To know if one shapewear is comfortable do the Sit test. Try sitting wearing your shapewear. If it is no unpleasant, you can own the product.

So stop worrying about the comfort levels that a shapewears would provide. A shapewear to your scales is certain to give you a leg up. Unless and until you don’t go for those too tight materials, you don’t have to worry about the fat protruding from here and there. They will be most invisible while worn inside your cloth.


It is to be remembered that shapewears will never reduce the body mass, instead it will give you gorgeous curvature adjusting the fat junks to a wee bit up and down within the garment. Once the shapewear is taken out, you regain your original shape.