Shapewear style guide

Accentuate your silhouette with our range of lingerie and hosiery that sculpts your body.

Shaping Slip

Slips are designed to streamline your silhouette. This style provides all-over support and shaping for your body.

Key Features

  • Different levels of control.
  • Often available in a cup less style of ‘wear your own bra’, with the ability to wear a bra of your own choice.
  • Wired styles are often called bra slips.

Ideal for… All shapes and sizes.

What to wear with… Skirts and dresses to create a smooth silhouette.


Shaping body

Bodies are designed to shape and define your torso, often with a firmer tummy controlling front panel.

Key Features

  • Creates a smooth outline and all over body shaping.
  • Often available in a cup less style of ‘wear your own bra’, with the ability to wear a bra of your own choice.

Ideal for… Enhancing an hourglass figure.

What to wear with… A favourite dress or a shorter length garment.


Shaping knickers

Great for eliminating VPL under clothes and smoothing out the bottom and tummy area. Often available in different controls to suit different occasions.

Key Features

  • Sits higher on the waist for extra support.
  • More coverage on the bottom, helps create lift and support.

Ideal for… Light control for everyday use, or firm control for occasionwear or tighter fitting outfit.

What to wear with… Tight fitting clothing or a great everyday option.


Waist clinchers

Waist clinchers are designed to create the hourglass silhouette.

Key Features

  • Firm control fabrics.
  • Focus on defining and smoothing the waistline.

Ideal for… Enhancing hourglass curves.

What to wear with… Under a favourite dress, highlighting a narrow waist.


Thigh slimmer

Thigh-slimmers are designed to smooth and shape your thighs.

Key Features

  • Different levels of control often available.
  • Longer thigh coverage for extra support.

Ideal for… Great for defining your waist, tummy and thighs.

What to wear with… Pencils skirts and trousers.


Shaping hoisery

Shaping hosiery and leggings are designed to shape and smooth your bottom, thighs and legs.

Key Features 

  • Often with firmer support around your waist.
  • All over shaping fabric to smooth and toned appearance.

Ideal for… Light shaping of the legs and thighs.

What to wear with… Great for wearing under dresses and skirts.


Tori Shelton

As Figleaves' garment technologist, Tori is an expert at bra fittings for both lingerie and swimwear. Working with our buyers, she manages the product from fitting to production, ensuring quality, fit and materials are the best they can be.