Today's fabrics like Spandex allow 3x control panty options that hold you in with a lot more style than your grandmother ever experienced trying to squeeze into her girdle.
Choosing the Control Panty Best for You
Control undergarments are made of modern fabrics that stretch easily while giving you the comfortable control you're looking for. When buying control undergarments or shapewear, it's important to try the garments on, because even though the advertising may say that the design offers a comfy waist band, the snugness may be more than you want to endure for hours at a party or family gathering.
Along with control, another popular design feature to look for in shapewear is seamless construction, which lets your control panty disappear beneath your clothing. After all, you didn't choose shapewear to announce to the world that you're wearing it. The idea is to wear it to look your best. Period.
3x Control Panty Options
Trying to find shapewear in size 3x or larger is a little more challenging. Many manufacturers stop with small, medium and large; however, there are manufacturers who do offer options in size 3x control panty styles. If you buy from a company that knows and understands the needs of plus size clients, chances are better that their product will not only give you the control you want, but comfort and style, too. What style you choose will have a lot to do with what clothing you plan to wear over the undergarments. For example, if you are wearing slacks, you may want to wear a high cut brief that not only controls the tummy but also lifts the booty, whereas a long-legged brief will offer a slimming effect under a clingy dress.
Boxer Shaper Panties
Boxer Shaper Panties are preferred by many plus size women because they offer more control as they slim the stomach, hips, and waist. Some patterns also feature butt-lifting designs to help accentuate your figure.
You can find boxer shaper control top underwear easily, but finding it in size 3x or larger is a little more challenging. Here are a few online shops to visit to get a better idea of what is available:
- Roaman's - Boxer shaper panty by Julie France® in sizes medium to 3x
- Full Beauty - Cortland®Brief in stretch lace with belly band shaping, long legs available in sizes medium to 12x
High Waist Briefs
- Woman Within - Panty shaper with high waist by Julie France® offers firm control for sizes medium to 4x
- Bare Necessities - SPANX: Higher Power® Firm Control High-Waist Brief, part of the collection of seamless shapewear. Sizes go up to G, which will fit women up to 325 pounds and six feet tall.
- Her Room - Rago High Waist Long Leg Shaper Girdle offers extra smoothing at the waistline
- Bare Necessities Naomi & Nicole Plus Size Firm Control High Waist Unbelieveable Comfort Brief provides moderate control
Other Shapewear Products
Benefits of Plus Size Shapewear
Shapewear is designed to help plus size women slim or smooth their figures. No matter what brand you buy, most plus size shapewear has a few things in common:
- They slenderize
- Offer seamless construction for sleek invisible control under your clothes
- Provide a compressive fit that lifts and shapes
Plus size women ought to feel good about their bodies. Since not everyone has the same shape, wearing control panties, and other shapewear is one way to make the best of your ample curves.