Shapewear has been changing women’s figures for decades. From whalebone corsets and Spanx to controversial waist trainers, women from every generation have looked to shapewear, girdles and the like to help them tighten up and smooth out. And whether they’re fighting the battle of the bulge, covering up cellulite, trying to perk things up, or just trying to look as smooth as possible, millions of women wear shapewear of all kinds. Unfortunately, many of us are wearing it wrong. From washing it to putting it on, there is a lot of room for error that can affect your figure and the lifetime of your shapewear.
So whether you’re trying to look better in a bandage dress or give more curves to your shape, here’s how to wear these undergarments the right way.