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FRILLS AND FANTASY BOUTIQUE wants to help you find your shape!
We have looked far and wide for just the right shapewear for you! We worked endlessly and tirelessly to find the right material and quality in our shapewear.
A couple of years ago, I decided that I would never wear shapewear again. Not because I think it's "wrong" to do so per se (if that choice is coming from a place of personal preference). Nor was it because looking through the history of shapewear revealed just how messed up beauty standards have been since the dawn of civilization.
We can consider the first shape wears to be the girdles. Ancient Greek women used to wear girdles woven out of firm linen fabric, wool or soft leather material. These shapers generally pushed the breasts outwards and clinched the waist making them look really small.
The earliest recorded version of shapewear dates back to Mycenaean Greece, likely sometime between 1,600 to 1,100 BC. According to lingerie resource and boutique Dollhouse Bettie, the ancient Minoans who lived on Crete long before the Athenian invasion weren't as concerned with decency and nudity as their conquerors the Ancient Romans. "
Ancient Roman women also used shapers or precisely corsets to enhance their curves. Innovations lead to wearing the corsets over the clothes. These shapers were studded and embroidered for more attractive looks. These were paired with roman robes creating a classy look.
The 16th century marked the beginning of steel corsets. These were designed with a mechanism of creating the typical feminine figure. These body shapers kept the upper body flat and clinched the waist. Lower body was fluffier with the typical skirts called farthingales. This era was named as the Elizabethans era because of the remarkable outfits by Queen Elizabeth.
The 21st century shapewear are totally different from their ancestors. We have shapewear that are way more comfortable and usable. These are generally made out of modern day fabrics like lycra, spandex, powernet, nylon and many more. Bollywood to Hollywood, these actresses look so body perfect. Definitely they are fit, but the shape wears give them that extra edge to carry out every outfit enviously. There is no harm in creating a bit of illusion, as long as it’s beautiful.
So as you can see shapewear has been around for a very long time and there is indeed a part of the fashion industry and will continue to be in the future. So come and be a part of the future and the past, whether you wear shapewear for fashion, style or because you feel better in it, there is no shame in accentuating your shape.