Shapermint – Hit or Miss?

So when it comes to plus size fashion there is one part that I tend to stay away from and this is shapewear.  Thought I grew up in a fatphobic household you would think that this would be something that would have been a constant in my life but it wasn’t. Mostly this is due to the fact that my family’s goal was for me to lose weight and get smaller,  not to smooth out any rolls or my belly.

That being said, I do acknowledge that there are some benefits to shapewear particularly when it comes to specific styles, such as bodycon dresses, and clingy fabrics. So I’ve been considering trying it out for myself and it was around this time that Shapermint reached out to me to try some of their pieces. Due to how sizing was listed on the size chart, I decided to size up in my selections in hopes that they wouldn’t be too snug. For the most  part sizing up worked in my favor with one exception I hadn’t considered. Read on to learn more about that.

Disclaimer: Pieces were gifted for review, but opinions are my own. This post does include some affiliate links, any sales made through such links will reward me a small commission – at no extra cost to you.

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Let’s Talk Bras!

With the great amount of attention that we put on shopping for great outfits, we tend to ignore what lies beneath.  Foundation-wear is essential to looking great for every outfit that you put together which is why I was so excited to learn about  Curvy Couture from body positive designer and blogger, Alyssa Dalessandro of Ready to Stare at Curvy Con this year.

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With the inspirational Alyssa at the Curvy Couture booth.

Curvy Couture is an online plus size intimates retailer that  sells lingerie and  bras internationally up to a H cup. As I got the chance to take a look at some of their bras in person at their booth I decided to order one for myself.  I’ve never owned a t-shirt bra  so I decided to order one in the color nude, a shade that has yet to grace my bra collection.  My favorite thing about my experience shopping at Curvy Couture was the fact that returns are free and the team is goes the extra mile to help you get the right fit.  I’ve had my new bra for a month now and it has become one of my favorites.  That said, I figured this was a great opportunity to discuss bras and bra shopping. So if you’re looking for a new bra or to just refresh your collection here are some points to keep in mind.

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