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Volunteer Your Shape for Smoothing

As a woman on a volunteer committee you find that your time is spent doing a lot in one day. From group events to talking to donors, volunteering is what you love to do. But as you age, you're finding your clothes don't look as good as they used to and you might be seeing bulges that didn't used to be there. This can affect your confidence and that won't go over well when you're asking for a donor to contribute money to a cause you believe in. If you don't exude confidence, the person you are talking to might mistake it for having less than one-hundred percent confidence in the institution you are volunteering for.

One way to make yourself look sharp and ready to collect funds and help out those groups you support is to get into some shapewear. It isn't going to be tight like a girdle, and won't lace like a corset. What it will do is take a little off here, a little off there, and make you look smoother overall. It just makes the bumps turn into curves, and the curves a little smaller. Balancing you out from top to bottom with simple shapewear will allow you to go out and raise funds and participate in volunteering with all the confidence you deserve. They won't know what hit them when you walk into the room, because your confidence will precede you.


Taming the T-Shirt

If you're wearing a T-shirt, the number one problem you probably have is seams showing under your shirt. The second biggest problem is probably straps showing. The third problem many women have is that if the shirt is tight, you may show spillover bumps from the top of your bra if the bra is not a correct fit.

Peaking seams -- T-shirts are made of really soft material and those can cling a little to your body. While this style looks great on most people, the seams of your bra will show much more easily under these super-soft t-shirts, drawing attention to your breasts as well as your seams. Instead of being in a position where someone is trying to find out what those lines on your shirt are all about, get a seamless or microfiber bra for a smooth fit under all your t-shirts.

T-shirt straps -- Some t-shirts have wide necklines. This means you can show strap when you would much rather have those straps stay put. Consider convertible bras and choose if you need one strap, two straps, or no straps on your bra under your t-shirt. This keeps straps where they need to be, even if where they need to be is back in your lingerie drawer.

Bumpy breasts -- If you wear a bra that's too small, you get those extra bumps on top of your bra where your breasts aren't fitting into the cup. This can give the illusion of having four bumps on your chest instead of two. This doesn't just confuse the people around you; it will also be uncomfortable for you. Instead of tugging at your tee to keep the fabric off of your chest, consider going up a cup size and getting a bra that fits. It will not only make you look better in your t-shirts it will make you feel so much better.


Make Your Holidays Bright

Do you have t-shirts and sweatshirts and other special holiday clothing? Maybe you have some embroidered shirts or a special pin you like to wear during winter. When you have favorite shirts or accessories, you want them to look their best! If you're wearing a flat or lumpy bra, you wonder why you bought that shirt in the first place. Wearing a bra that fits correctly also helps with brooches or other adornments (including necklaces) that rest on your chest. Bra straps that keep falling could even get caught up in your festive pins and leave you with an accidental tear in your shirt.

Your favorite snowman shirt shouldn't have seams showing through the fabric. Erase this problem with seamless lingerie -- your bra and panties will make your t-shirt the center of attention instead of the creases from your bra. Make your holidays merry and bright by making sure your foundation is taken care of. A comfortable bra makes all holiday fashions look their best, which will make you feel amazing no matter where you wear your holiday finest. Celebrate your holidays in style.


Looking for a Little Flair for Your Derriere?

While everyone loves gravity for keeping them on the ground, it's less than kind to women's bodies. When you want to get a little boost in your bootie, look no further than the Crown-ette® Rear Lift Brief. It's a full brief with a thin layer of foam around the bottom that will give you a little boost and put your bum where you remember it being. This can give you a confidence boost in jeans or a pantsuit, or for going out with a friend or a hot date with your spouse.

If you're looking for even more of a boost, there is a full brief panty with insertable foam pads. The panty lifts and the foam pads shape and add oomph to your derriere. If you find that you're having trouble finding jeans that fit correctly without spandex, these panties can be the difference between slacks and a comfy pair of denim jeans. Or if you're wearing a dress and it's falling flat, you could add a little more flair to the back of your dress by wearing either the Rear Lift Brief or the Rear Lift Enhancing brief with foam inserts.

Enhancing your bottom does not have to be tacky or over the top. Hanes makes it easy to add to your natural curves without feeling silly. That way you feel comfortable while looking great.


Stop Fighting With Your Shapewear

Wouldn't it be nice to have shapewear that worked well and was easy to put on? The Bali® Easy On® Body Briefer is the easiest shape wear you'll find. It can be put on just like a shirt. Pull it over your head and with a few clasps you're ready to put on your clothes and go. The straps incorporate a great, thin silicone layer under the shoulder to keep your straps in place without having to make them uncomfortably tight so they'll stay put. There is even underwire in the Body Briefer so you can be sure you'll get the support you're looking for along with the smoothing action of the shapewear.

If you find yourself in formal wear, you might not be able to easily get out of the dress and the shapewear to go to the bathroom. Having convenient clasps might be the difference between enjoying your evening and spending most of it doing the potty dance.

Look great in whatever you choose to wear with the confidence that no one is going to see back bulges or hip bumps. The boost to your self-confidence will be well worth it, especially when it only took you a couple minutes to get into your shapewear. You don't have to break a sweat to get your curves under control.


Mother of the Bride Options

When you're shopping for a mother of the bride dress, your main concern is to look great. You're going to be in the wedding pictures and you want to look good on your child's special day. Here are some tips to make sure you look your best in those wedding day photos. One of the most important things to do before you go shopping is to buy your wedding day lingerie. The type of lingerie you want to buy will depend on your goals. What do you want your underwear to do for you?

  • Are you looking for extra bust support?
  • Do you want to make sure your waist looks tucked and a few inches smaller?
  • Is there a one "problem area" you want to tame, or are you looking for all-over support?
  • Will you be wearing a dress or a pantsuit?
  • How fitted will your outfit be?
  • Are you full figured?
The answers to these questions will help you find the right shapewear for you. If you buy the outfit before the undergarments, it will be difficult to find shapewear that makes you look good and is comfortable. If you buy shapewear that makes you look great and feels comfortable first, any outfit you try on will also look great and be more comfortable than it would have been if you had to choose the underwear to fit the outfit. You'll feel as good as you look watching your child walk down the aisle.

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