As a history buff, I love looking at how things have evolved. Daxon has put together a brief history of the last 60 years of shapewear. From the 1950’s – ‘the decade of the housewife’ – where shape was categorised as a highly feminine perception of women and curves came back into fashion. Shapewear was designed to enhance women’s curves, a large bust and shapely bum were desirable. Think Marilyn, Doris Day, Diana Dors. All the way through to today – where strong opinions still exist but women are encouraged, more than ever, to ‘embrace their figure’ and ‘love the skin they’re in’. Shapewear today is more about enhancing what you have rather than about trying to create an unrealistic body shape.
I understand that shapewear is a bit of a “marmite” topic. Some of you love it and others of you refuse to wear it. Me? I’m on the fence. I own some but I don’t tend to wear it.
What about you? Love or hate?
*this post was written in collaboration with Daxon. All opinions are my own.