Control Level Guide

We have given each of our products a control level rating, to understand a bit more about what these shapewear control levels mean read on.

Light Control
Smoothes and provides a toned appearance

Medium Control
Controls and smoothes your body shape

Firm Control
Shapes and defines you with support

Extra Firm Control
Transforms your body shape with a slimmer appearance.

Useful Tips
Generally we would recommend you buy shapewear in the normal size you would wear i.e. if you are a size 14 or a medium, buy a size 14 or a medium in shapewear.  Do not be tempted to buy a size smaller for extra control – it will have the opposite effect and will be extremely uncomfortable!

Some brands are considered to come up quite small and in such cases we may recommend that you go up a size. If you are in-between sizes it usually works best for you to go up a size rather than down a size. Please refer to our panel reviews & size guide for more advice.

If you choose to wear lingerie with your shapewear, go for seamless briefs and smooth bras if you want them to be undetectable beneath your clothes.

When putting on shapewear it is usually best to step into it rather than pulling it over your head.

Roll your shapewear up (as you would do with tights) and pull it on firmly!

With High waisted garments, you should pull the shapewear up to sit just under your bust. Put on your bra after you have positioned your high waisted shapewear, to avoid any gaps & bulges.