Shapewear around the world – SOUTH AMERICA

I am a curvy and proud, so it seemed only natural to start with South America, where they embrace a good round bum and solid thighs.

Although their shapewear is not the prettiest I have seen, it is quite interesting. The large majority of these items are a nude colour which I like, it makes them look very functional.

South American women don’t seem afraid to cover their entire bodies in restrictive, elasticated shapewear, in fact some pieces even go as far as covering the arms. Brazil especially is very much into plastic surgery, which translates into their underwear. Many sites sell full body post operative suits such as this one:

FAJA ANN CHERY SEDUCCION 1020 | SHAPEWEAR

FAJA ANN CHERY SEDUCCION 1020 | SHAPEWEAR

Although I doubt the effectiveness of the sleeves on the following item, it is interesting that they want to ‘shape’ every part of their bodies:

FAJA DIANE POST OPERATIVE VEST 2465

FAJA DIANE POST OPERATIVE VEST 2465

Even though they seem to enjoy the full body coverage, a lot of the focus is on creating an hourglass figure. This means that the online shops sell many types of waist cinchers, in different styles; some with thong backs, small shoulder straps, open bottom etc.

FAJA VEDETTE 126 VIVIAN STRAPLESS BODYSUIT W/ FRONT CLOSURE

FAJA VEDETTE 126 VIVIAN STRAPLESS BODYSUIT W/ FRONT CLOSURE

My favourite thing about South American shapewear is the BUMS! If they are not padding their backsides out or lifting them up, they are squeezing them through bits of material to create big round shaped cheeks!

This one is padded:

FAJA VEDETTE 507 DANA MID THIGH PANTY ENHANCER

FAJA VEDETTE 507 DANA MID THIGH PANTY ENHANCER

And these ones…well I had to post two because I love them so much! I want one! (This is NOT what I am referring to when I mention ‘open bottom girdles’ by the way…)

FAJA COCOON SPECIAL THERMAL BOTTOM LIFTER PANTY 1478

FAJA COCOON SPECIAL THERMAL BOTTOM LIFTER PANTY 1478

FAJA COCOON FULL BODY ANTONELLA 2190 LINEA POWERNET MAX | SHAPEWEAR | ANN CHERY 1017

FAJA COCOON FULL BODY ANTONELLA 2190 LINEA POWERNET MAX | SHAPEWEAR | ANN CHERY 1017

The last piece that I love is this bra, it reminds of some of the old structured girdles, with regards to the structure and fastening devices.

The fasteners at the front and the reinforced back are great and I love that they are long line, for extra support.

FAJA ANN CHERY YOUR POSTURE BRASIER 3006 | SHAPEWEAR

FAJA ANN CHERY YOUR POSTURE BRASIER 3006 | SHAPEWEAR

FAJA ANN CHERY YOUR POSTURE BRASIER 3006 | SHAPEWEAR

FAJA ANN CHERY YOUR POSTURE BRASIER 3006 | SHAPEWEAR

The message that I’m getting from South American shapewear is that those women want the figure they want and if it involves wearing a full body suit with cut out bum cheeks, then that is what they will wear! This shapewear probably works well to help out with problem areas but the one thing that is missing for me is the suspender  straps… And that just will not do!

If you are interested in any of the pieces in this article, please click here to view the website.

Elinor 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Shapewear around the world – SOUTH AMERICA

  1. When I’ve done shoots to accompany my stories, I have often used Mexican or Central American girls for models. That’s where I learned the word “faja”

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