I don’t normally make a habit of writing about underwear, and I am certainly no fashion blogger, but there is always room for something a little different.
A couple of months ago, I did some work for a company called Bella Bodies Shapewear, on their social media accounts facebook and instagram. The more I had to write about their products, the more sucked in I got – by my own marketing so to speak!! After a week or two I I just had to try them out for myself, so I asked for a few samples and put them to the test.
I LOVE them and I’m really not just saying that. I haven’t even been paid to write this review, but honestly, it’s the best shapewear and underwear I have ever tried, and I’ve been a Marks and Sparks (Marks & Spencer) girl for years. So here’s why…….
Bella Bodies Shapewear is a range of shape wear and underwear that are designed to feel so comfortable they’re like a second skin. They are just beautiful to wear and are also designed to suck you in, in all the right places, giving those perfect womanly curves. It was that bit that I was really interested in. Since giving birth to my third child 3 years ago I have really struggled to lose my baby weight. Three years down the track and I’m not sure if I can even call it baby weight any more, but there is quite a bit more paddling to my body these days.
I’m not thrilled about it and I often get pretty self conscious, especially with the muffin top area around my waist, and that horrible back fat roll that sneaks in under my bra strap. Bella Bodies have a range of tank tops and cami’s that are designed to be worn underneath your clothes to cover up all those lumps and bumps, giving an appearance of smooth, sleek curves. Since my weight is stubbornly refusing to shift, I really needed to give them a try.
The bamboo range is just amazing and totally my favourite. I now wear my cami’s every single day. They are just tight enough without leaving me feeling like I’ve got the life squeezed out of me and are so soft and breathable that I hardly notice I’ve got them on (which is great in the Sydney heat). Best of all, they do not lose their shape or elasticity in the wash. I know this sounds a little odd, but I feel so much more confident about my body since I’ve started wearing them. I also can’t tell you how great it is to find an underwire bra that actually holds you all in place, if you know what I mean! It also has a really wide back, so that back fat I mentioned before is all gone (well perfectly covered up anyway). I’ve also been wearing the long cami’s under my dresses so they don’t appear quite so ‘see through’.
Bella Bodies shapewear, also has a range of curve control and smoothing solutions. These products are a lot more firming than than bamboo range and in my opinion definitely not for ever day wear. However, if you have a special occasion outfit that you want to look even more fabulous, than these are for you. I tried the the runway slip under a rather fitted dress one evening and the difference was incredible – all lumps and bumps magically covered up! I couldn’t wear it every day as it was rather tight, but for an evening out it was fabulous and I felt fabulous too.
So like I said, I am no fashion blogger but I am a mummy, with a typical mummy figure and these products have made me feel so much more confident about my shape that I just had to share.
I can go one step better too. Bella Bodies Shapewear have offered 20% OFF plus free shipping on all Mrs D plus 3 reader orders for the next 5 days. Just use the code MRSDPLUS20 on check for your discount. It’s worth it, I promise! (Offer ends at midnight on 7.02.2016)
*Sorry there are no photos of me, I just couldn’t bring myself to pose in underwear. I need more practice before the fashion blogger in me is released.*
Do you wear shape wear?
Let’s all be confident together with our mummy figures.