Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Go Figure

Lei ChicYou wish you were a brickhouse. Actually, your figure is more like a bouncy castle – featuring little jiggles, bulges, and ripples that are anything but a good time when you’re getting dressed.

You need to firm up your foundation. But the last few forays into the lingerie section fell flat (when that bustier smashed down your bustline) and left you out of breath (since the sausage-like slip cut off all circulation).

Fortunately, we found you some strong support. Kiana Anvaripour is the founder of ResultWear, a new line of shapewear that gets the stars red carpet ready and just arrived at Neiman Marcus. We asked her to solve your common figure problems with pieces that will keep you in top shape and your flaws under wraps.

Lei Chic The Outfit: A floaty sundress that clings to all the wrong places.
The Undergarment: A high-waisted half slip  (just the skirt portion of a slip) will keep you sleek from your ribcage all the way down.
ResultWear’s Version: The Stella featuring a tummy panel and bands that wrap around to smooth your hips and thighs.
Try On Tip: Walk around with the slip and your dress on to make sure friction doesn’t make the dress fabric bunch up.

The Outfit: Skinny jeans and that notorious muffin top.
The Undergarment: A mesh bodysuit is not only sexy but will trim anything busting out of your waistline.
ResultWear’s Version: The Victoria is coming out this spring.
Try On Tip: Your shapewear should just fit. If you go a size smaller, instead of looking slimmer, the garment will create more bumps.

Lei Chic The Outfit: A fitted top that unfortunately shows that baby got back fat.
The Undergarment: A bra with a wide band (a little narrower than a sports bra) to smooth you out and lift your bustline.
ResultWear’s Version: The Jane which lifts without an underwire and features pockets if you want to add enhancers.
Try On Tip: Raise and lower your arms, twist and turn to make sure everything stays in place.

The Outfit: A pencil skirt that’s so light, it shows what’s all thong.
The Undergarment: A pair of seamless panties covered with a half-slip smoother. .
Try On Tip: The waist should be contoured to keep it from rolling down. Sit down and stand to make sure it the slip won’t slide down or ride up on you throughout the night.

Lei Chic The Outfit: A jersey wrap dress that molds to your bulges.
The Undergarment: A mesh slip with a plunging neckline should smooth and disappear under the fabric.
ResultWear’s Version: The Victoria with a built-in bra and without an underwire.

ResultWear is now available at Neiman Marcus with prices beginning at $79. Meet creator Kiana Anvaripour with your questions tomorrow, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Intimate Apparel, Level 2.

Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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