In a stark contrast to today's other post, but in no way undermining it, I have a little body-confidence-inspired review for you.
If you follow me on Twitter then you may know that this week I am under-taking a bit of an image change; I'm having what I anticipate will be about six-inches cut off of my hair, a huge step for myself. My personal image is on my mind a lot at the moment now that I've had my second and almost undoubtedly last child, how do I, as a woman, regain some confidence within myself? Myself as a person and not just mummy?
Pregnancy was kind to me and I was back in my size 12 clothes almost immediately after having Bear though I will admit there are a few more lumps and bumps than there used to be, not that I mind, had I not got back in my clothes, I wouldn't of been bothered. To sooth out some of those bumps when wearing my unforgiving business-lady dresses (oh yes, bet you didn't know I had to wear those on occasion), I've had a little bit of sneaky help.
I already own a few bits of shape wear to suck in this or that. There's a reason for this; I'm a really weird shape. I'm an 'hourglass' figure typically but below my waist, my hips draw in creating a natural 'muffin top' (normally when your excess wobbly bits overhang the waist band of a garment). My hips are much narrower than my waist and so I have a little roll sitting atop of them and then what I consider to be generous thighs (insert wink here). Because of my weird shape, a lot of dresses don't fit me quite right, so I use shape wear to ensure that I get a good fit out of my fashion. There's nothing worse than trying to exude confidence when talking to other business-owners when inside you know you're rolls are on full display in an unforgiving, little, black dress.
The Naomi and Nicole rear-lifting, high-waisted boy short is a clever bit of undergarment kit that smooths out your tummy whilst lifting your bottom so that you get the best of both worlds. The garment stretches all the way up to just below your bosom, ensuring no unsightly overhang just below your bra and 'shorts-style' legs to keep your thighs in check too!
Here are my before and afters...
And now my pros and cons.
- Lightweight and comfortable.
- Smooths and shapes.
- Creates a 'stream-lined' silhouette.
- Because I'm taller than average, I found the legs to not reach the full way down my thighs and so it was visible where they 'cut into' me a little bit beneath my leggings.
The rear-lifting, high-waisted boy shirt by Naomi and Nicole is priced at £32.50 and is available from mytights.com
Please note I was provided this item for review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Labels: body image, confidence, product review, shape wear