September 2019

What Shapewear is Best for Dress

If you require a little support under your dress, there is no need to worry because there is definitely a shapewear suitable for every dress in your closet. From your maxi to that little bodycon dress, if you want it, you can find it. Let’s look at what shapewear is best for the different kinds of dresses. 

A-line dress

Since this is a very flattering dress, you would require very minimal shapewear so you might want to go with a simple waist cincher or high waist shorts. Just be sure not to wear something that is exaggerated or which would be spotted under your dress.  All this depending on your kind of body of course.


For the bodycon dress, you want to get a full shapewear or slip on suit that should come with a bra. This is because the dress is fitting on your body so you want the shapewear to appear like it came with the dress. It should be the length of the dress or shorter and should not leave any creases over your dress but give you a flawless look.

Maxi dress

For your maxi dress, you do not want a shapewear that will show where it ends with its seam line. You want something that has extended pantyhose giving you a good look from the top to the bottom of your dress. Go with a cat suit shapewear for this kind of dress.


This goes without saying but when wearing strapless dress, it is best to go with a strapless shapewear. There is shapewear for even the trickiest strapless and backless dresses. You just have to find something that works and does not show in your dress. Find a shapewear that is either adjustable or that which will mimic your dress’ neckline.


Can Sweaters Be Dry Cleaned

Sweaters are one of the most essential clothes in any wardrobe and like all clothes; you need to understand how to properly care for them if you intend to keep them for a long time.


Sweaters are made of different materials, the commonest of which is wool. It has always been a general rule that anything made of wool should be taken to the dry cleaners because of the delicacy with which the material needs to be handled. So when it comes to your woolen sweater, it should be no different. Take it to the dry cleaner to have it cleaned. This will not only be convenient but will also save you the pain of worrying about the safety of your favorite cardigan. 1


Though you could opt to dry clean your sweater which is convenient. Modern technology has also made it possible for you to clean your sweaters yourself. If your modern washing machine has a cycle of wool or hand wash, you are good to go. Throw that sweater in and have it cleaned. However, before starting the cycle, it is always advisable to remove stains and douse at the armpits of the sweater so as to ensure that you get a thorough wash. If your machine has a hand wash option, there is no need to worry because it will be as gentle on your sweater as your hands would be. 2

Look at the tag

Your sweater manufacturer knows what is best for it and this is why they took the time to put the tag on its inside. The inside of the tag should guide you as to how best to handle your sweater’s cleaning needs. Some tags will simply have the don’ts of washing your sweater, while others will try to be detailed. 1