Matching the right Rago shapewear to your shape

Many women complain that girdles create more problems than they solve, that they create muffin tops above the garment or that they are uncomfortable. Other women complain that there is no point in wearing shapewear because it won’t work with their body type, that they don’t have anything to ‘shape’.

In this post I’m going to match a piece of Rago shapewear to each body shape to make sure that those problem areas are smoothed out and the best parts of your body are accentuated. This is of course just a general guide, if you would like more help finding the right piece of shapewear for your body, please feel free to email me at elinor@thenylonswish.com. I have concentrated on Rago for this post because they supply varying levels of shaping, ranging from light to extra firm.

Diamond/ Oval

diamond ovalThe main difference between the diamond and oval shape is that women with the oval shape tend to have larger breasts than those with a diamond shape body.

However, the solution to accentuating your best bits are very similar. The aim in this case is to minimise the waist and accentuate the hips, which can be done thanks to the wonders of modern shapewear!

The Rago 2202 has a thick band that holds the waist in place very nicely. I would then pair this bra with the Rago 463 open bottom girdle as it has a little more height than the usual girdle which means that you can wear the waist band over the girdle, creating an overlap and a double layer for extra support.

RAGO 2202

RAGO 463

RAGO 463

 

Hourglass

hourglassAh the much sought after hourglass shape! Although this is a very desirable shape for us ladies, it still needs to be controlled! I would definitely recommend a full body briefer, such as the 9357 if you wish to wear stockings, or one of the other variants such as the 9077. This will retain your natural shape but smooth you out where you might have lumps or bumps and emphasise that waist!

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RAGO 9357

RAGO 9077

RAGO 9077

 

 

Inverted triangle

inverted triangleThe inverted triangle tends to be heavier or top but have boyish hips. Not to worry, keep wearing your supportive bras and add some curves to your lower half by adding some padding with the Rago 917, this piece will add inches to just the right places, in a very feminine way. If you’re not keen on padding yourself out, I would recommend something to cinch your waist in to create the illusion of curves, this can be achieved with the extra firm shaping 2107 for example.

RAGO 917

RAGO 917

RAGO 2107

RAGO 2107

Pear

pearIf you are concerned about the size of your hips and bum in relation to your chest, the best option for a pear would be something that holds that area in tightly, especially if you are concerned about saddle bags. In order to achieve a nice smooth outline, I would recommend some nice extra firm shapewear. These two garments work like a DREAM!

If you’re wearing a skirt/ dress, I would go with the 1294:

RAGO 1294

RAGO 1294

If you’re wearing trousers or a skirt/dress, I would go for the 6210, it will prevent thigh chafing as well:

RAGO 6210

RAGO 6210

Spoon

spoonIf you’re spoon shaped and you want to accentuate your shape, I would go for something with a waist band, such as the 2202 bra and pair it with a light girdle such as the 1365. Alternatively, if you want to minimise your lower half, join the pear shaped ladies and shimmy into a firm but comfortable 1294.

 

RAGO 1365

RAGO 1365

Straight

straightMany women with a straight body complain that they do not feel feminine enough due to looking a bit ‘boyish’. If this is the case, then inject a bit of sass into your underwear draw by trying out a 2191 bra in red or pink and pair it with the ultra sexy and firm shaping 2107 to draw your waist in and push your hips out.

 

RAGO 2191

RAGO 2191

 

RAGO 2107

RAGO 2107

Top hourglass

top hourglassThe top hourglass tends to have a standard hourglass shape but is comparably top heavy. With this shape, it depends what you are looking for, you can either balance your hip to chest ratio out by wearing padding like the inverted triangle, or you can pull your waist in with a cincher. If you just want to keep everything in the right place, I would recommend an open bottom girdle such as the 1359 or 1361.

 

RAGO 1359

RAGO 1359

RAGO 1361

RAGO 1361

All of these items can be viewed at http://www.ragoshapewear.com and purchased from http://www.americanshapewear.com

Elinor 

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