Helpful Tips

Try not to be in a rush! Shapewear is a very individualized product and to ensure we give you the proper product with the best fit we need to measure you and ask you some questions before you actually try on a garment. We have shapewear from over 34 different companies and each one runs differently. You may be a large in one company’s shapewear and a small in another. We measure you to ensure the best fit and our staff is trained to know what size will fit you according to your body type and garment manufacturer. Check our measurement chart on our website to give yourself a general idea of your size before you visit us.

Bring the dress!

We always encourage our customers to bring their dress to try on over their garment. That way, you can see immediately if the garment you are trying is giving you the results you are looking for. By seeing you in your dress or outerwear, we can offer the best garment that will complement the form and fit of your clothing. If you are unable to bring your dress, at least try to bring a picture of it, that way we can get a better idea of what style garment will best fit your dress style.

Think about the compression you want to wear

Give our staff an idea of what you want to accomplish with your shapewear and what compression levels you will feel comfortable wearing. Feel free to try the different kinds of compression when you are at our store. Start with something comfortable and take baby steps to achieve your desired level of compression. For beginners, we always recommend our light to light-medium garments to allow your body to gradually become accustomed to compression. Starting out with high levels of compression will be uncomfortable and may discourage you in your shapewear journey! We have a very wide range of compression levels designed to suit your needs, but here is a simplified overview to help give you an ideal of what shapewear is designed to achieve:

  • Light: Comfort + Smoothing up to 0.5 inches
  • Medium: Comfort + Supporting + Slimming up to 1 – 1.5 inches
  • High: Support + Defining + Shaping from 1.5 up to 4/5/6 inches

Customer etiquette

To make shopping at our store the most pleasant experience for all our customers, please keep your hygiene in mind for both yourself and your fellow patrons. We ask that you please wear panties or leggings when you are planning on trying on our garments. Please come bathed and free of creams, body lotions, sprays, etc. It’s also easier to try on garments when your skin is in its natural state and not covered with any products!

Tips for brides

Give yourself ample time to visit our store beforehand we can give you the fit and style that will best complement your beautiful wedding dress. We might need to make a special order for you, so come as soon as you pick out your wedding gown to start the process. If it’s not feasible to wear your gown to our store, try to bring a picture of both the front AND the back of your dress, as this will help us marry up (pun intended!) your gown to your garment! Please keep in mind that your garment may need to be customized by your bridal shop depending on the cut and style you will be wearing, thus all the more important reason to see us as soon as possible.

Tips for mommies with newborns (post partum)

If you underwent Cesarean section you must wait at least one week after your surgery to start wearing a garment. ALWAYS consult with your Doctor if you had any type of natal surgery to ensure you are able to safely wear shapewear. Medium compression works best for our post-partum clientele, as it offers the right amount of support that is effective, yet allows your body to re-adjust to its pre-natal condition. The style we recommend for our post pregnancy clients are "hipsters”, which extend slightly below the hips over the upper thighs. This style gives you more uniform compression where you need it most after your pregnancy, in the complete lower torso area.

Tips for before and after surgery

If you would like to purchase a garment before your surgery, let us know what type of procedure you will have and please TRUST US WITH YOUR MEASUREMENT! We will carefully measure you and give you the proper size when considering your pending surgery. We have many different styles of garments that conform to the different surgical procedures. Although most customers think we should be giving a smaller size, the correct size is actually going to be the same size that you are before your surgery, as you will experience swelling and fluid retention after your procedure. Trust us – we’ve done this before….!

After you’ve had your procedure done and are ready to start wearing shapewear, be prepared to BE DISCLIPLINED! If you’re going to use a garment to assist you in post-surgery recovery, wear it REGULARLY as instructed for at least six weeks. The more consistent you are in wearing your garment, the more effective the results. Again, we ask that you wear panties, leggings, or any type of covering underwear for sanitary reasons when trying on a garment.

Tips for active shapewear

We have a wide variety of shapewear for both men and women designed to complement an active lifestyle.
Active shapewear can give you added support while you engage in physical activities, such as weight training, running, or even just working around the yard! Our garments have a special balance of form and function that contour to your body and allow you to move freely while at the same time giving you effective support.

  • Torso garments assist you in maintaining good posture while exercising, which helps to flatten that tummy while supporting the lower back.
  • Shapewear with leggings and sleeves give support to sensitive knee and elbow joints, which helps reduce the risk of injury.


All of our garments are made from high end fabrics and are designed to withstand the rigors of physical movement, lasting longer than many of the lower quality shapewear brands you may see in the big box stores.
If you do decide to wear shapewear while exercising, we strongly recommend you open and allow your garment to dry immediately after a workout. You should also hand wash your garment regularly to keep it fresh, but you should never put your garment in the dryer as this will damage the fabric; line dry only please! Also, having at least two garments allows you to wear alternate ones so that they can dry out thoroughly between exercise routines.

If you have the following conditions, please let us know *

(*) If you have any of the above conditions we advise you to wear only smooth or light compression; and of course, you should consult with your doctor before visiting us