LaSculpte Shapewear by Body Type

Nearly every woman has problem areas she would like to cover, as well as positive features she would like to show off. The trick to looking your best is knowing your body. This will help you determine the shapewear and fitness clothing that works best for it.

When it comes to body types, there are roughly five categories: Oval, triangle, inverted triangle, rectangle and hourglass. Most women find themselves squarely in one of these categories. To find out your body shape you will need to measure yourself. Those numbers will help you determine which of the silhouette shapes you fall into.

Pear/Triangle

Characteristics: Narrow shoulder, small top/bust, defined waist, and full hips or thighs.

Recommendation: Half Slips, control underwear, high-waist slimming shorts, are great for pear-shaped women to trim tights and firm bottom. To create more balance, go with a padded or push up bra.

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Rectangle

Characteristics: Shoulders and ribcage straight with bottom and hips, with an average stomach and little waist definition.

Recommendation: Women with rectangular silhouettes tend to have less pronounced curves, so emphasis should be placed on creating definition at the natural waistline and lifting bottom. This is best achieved with a high waist brief, camisole, shapewear bodysuit. For less definition and more control, panty girdles will work great.

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Inverted Triangle

Characteristics: Broad shoulders, narrow waist and hips, and a flat bottom.

Recommendation: Often times the goal with this body shape is to shift the focus downwards. Waist cinchers can help add more definition to the midsection. For more control and bottom enhancement, pair it with a high-waisted brief.

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Hourglass

Characteristics: A full bust, small waist, defined hips and a rounded bottom

Recommendation: Of all the body types, the hourglass is deemed the most balanced. Now, that’s not to say that this body shape is better than the others – ALL are beautiful and perfect – it just means that clothing is typically designed to fit this shape by default. Likewise, just about any overall smoothing shapewear bodysuit would smooth your jiggles.

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Round/Apple

Characteristics: Rounded shoulders, average to large bust, full middle section and a flatter bottom.

Recommendation: Shapewear that specifically targets the stomach area, such as waist cinchers, control underwear, slips and slimming shorts. Panty girdles are particularly good for apple-shaped women to add definition to the waist.

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Treat Your Body Right

Want to nix the shapewear? Mix and match an outfit from our women’s gym wear and fitness clothing line and get outside. LaSculpte is Australia’s choice for sports brasgym topsyoga pants and shorts.