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Article: How to Measure Your Size to Fit Your Shapewear Bodysuit

How to Measure Your Size to Fit Your Shapewear Bodysuit

How to Measure Your Size to Fit Your Shapewear Bodysuit

In the fabulous world of women's fashion, shapewear has become our treasured secret buddy. It's all about blending comfort with confidence, so we can absolutely slay in our favorite outfits. Think of it as that fantastic, often overlooked friend in our closets, silently doing its thing to make sure we look sleek and on point, no matter the occasion.

But, the real magic of shapewear comes alive when it fits like a dream.

I'm talking about a kind of perfect that feels like a warm hug—where every curve is lovingly embraced and every inch feels like it's wrapped in comfort. On the hunt for that perfect size slimming bodysuit? Keep reading to discover how to find the best shapewear fit for you.

Understanding the Shapewear Spectrum

Before we jump into the nitty-gritty of measuring, it pays to understand that not all shapewear is created equal. It comes in a variety of sizes, shapes, fabrics, and compression levels. From high-waisted briefs that target your tummy to full-body bodysuits that sculpt your entire profile, there’s a piece of shapewear for every inch of you.

Each type serves a unique purpose, be it for tucking, smoothing, lifting, or giving you that hourglass figure you’ve always coveted. Understanding what you want from your shapewear will make the sizing process infinitely more straightforward.

The Science of Sizing

The key to unlocking shapewear’s potential is to measure, measure, and measure again. Size is a number, but comfort is a feeling. Here’s how you can ensure your shapewear stays true to your curves.

Step 1: Measure Your Waist

Knowing your waist measurement is fundamental. Don't suck in, don't puff out—stand naturally to get your true measurement. This will help you find shapewear that will cinch at the right spots, comfortably.

Step 2: Bust a Move...And Measure!

With your arms at your sides, wrap the tape measure under your arms around the fullest part of your bust. Ensure it’s snug but not too tight to get an accurate reading. This measurement will help determine the bodysuit's top fit.

Step 3: Go for the Hips

For most bodysuits, the hips are where the magic happens. Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest part of your hips to get a grip on the girdle that will be most accommodating.

Remember, with shapewear, the fit is even more critical due to its compression nature. Never guess your size or pick something you aspire to fit into—choose what fits now, and watch it work its magic.

Shaping Through Styles and Body Types

Just like no two bodies are the same, there’s no one-size-fits-all shapewear solution. Here are some common body types and the types of shapewear that fit like a dream.


If your hips and thighs are larger compared to your bust and waist, opt for high-waist or thigh-shaping briefs for a more balanced silhouette.


For those with more weight around the middle and a larger bust, a mid-thigh bodysuit can help shape and support without creating unwanted bulges or lines.


Lucky you! Your bust and hips are almost equal with a well-defined waist. Celebrate this enviable shape with waist cinchers and body briefers that emphasize those beautiful curves.


When your bust, waist, and hips are about the same width, a full-body bodysuit or a shaper that aims to curve and contour in the right places can enhance what you already have.

The trick is to balance and enhance without constricting. Remember, the right shapewear should feel like a second skin, not like a costume designed for a doll that isn’t you.

Size by Style, Not by Insecurity

Don't fall into the trap of choosing a size smaller than you need. This is probably the biggest don't in the book of shapewear shopping. If your shapewear is too tight, it will roll, pinch, and, quite frankly, make you feel uncomfortable.

And never, never compare your size to anyone else's. Your body is your canvas, and the right shapewear will accentuate its beautiful, unique features. Confidence is the most attractive accessory you can wear, and a well-fitted bodysuit can only enhance that glow.

The Fit Checklist

When you think you’ve found 'the one', here are a few things to consider before sealing the deal:

  • Does it roll down your waist or up your thighs? If yes, it's not the one.
  • Are there any fabric bulges or pinching? Comfort is key; if it feels off, it is off.
  • Do you feel supported in all the right places? The answer should always be a resounding 'yes’.
  • Can you breathe? If you need to take shallow breaths, consider a size up.


Maybe you've tried shapewear before and it wasn't the right fit. Perhaps you've been apprehensive about giving it a try. Our parting words are to give it another go, but this time, with an arsenal of knowledge about fit and comfort.

Shapewear is not about hiding; it's about enhancing. It’s the invisible partner that helps you pull off that dress, those jeans, or that tailored suit with unparalleled grace.

Fitting into the right shapewear is fitting into self-love—a state where comfort and confidence coexist. Master the fit, own the feel, and watch as your outerwear and inner glow harmonize.

Start your shapewear venture by checking out Feelingirl shapewear bodysuit, where not only the right size, but the right style can be a few clicks away. Remember, the only size that truly matters is the one that makes you smile and feel beautiful.


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