Finding the perfect shapewear is akin to finding the perfect soulmate.
If you pick the wrong one, it can make your life a restricted nightmare.
If you make the right decision, however, you’ll always have someone to have and to hold (hold you in, that is) and support you through sickness and health and skintight dresses as long as you both shall live.
With this in mind, I set out to find the perfect shapewear.
In just a matter of weeks I was set to be the maid of honour at my sister’s wedding and also sashay down a few red carpets for some movie premieres (for work purposes – it’s my job as Mamamia‘s Entertainment Editor!). I already had some gorgeous dresses hanging up in my closet at home, waiting patiently to be slipped on for these big events, and yet I knew from experience that the wrong shape wear would ruin the look.
I also knew that I needed to feel supported but not so restricted that I couldn’t fully enjoy a few glasses of bubbly and some canapes.
After all, there’s nothing quite as heartbreaking as rocking up to a formal affair for a night you’ve been looking forward to for weeks, only to have it completely spoiled by your shapewear making you feel like an angry octopus has wrapped itself around your stomach.
And so, enter Sonsee Shapewear Shorts (RRP $69.95).
What drew me to this brand was the fact that the new Sonsee range of shapewear is actually designed for women with curves. Which, as so many women would know, makes a huge difference when it comes to fit and style.
It’s always more comfortable to wear something that has been designed specifically with your body in mind, instead of just grabbing the biggest option available in a standard shapewear and hoping that it works.
Another plus when it came to this shapewear was that I really could wear it from morning through to night without feeling like my stomach and legs were being restricted or strangled. Which was a huge benefit, especially with an all-day event like a wedding (or even just a day at work!).
I selected the nude option, since my bridesmaid was cream, and was happy with the fact that it sat seamlessly beneath my dress. In fact, it really evened out any little lumps and bumps you could see through the material of my dress and just gave me a very even surface to work withing beneath the garment.
It’s also pretty handy that this Sonsee range goes from a 14 right through to a size 28 (just as an FYI, I found them very true to size so there is no need to size up or down, just go with your regular clothing size).