The big problem w/ shapeware is that those fabrics are often custom
woven to order by the companies that sell them. Even in Los Angeles,
having all the LA garment district to play in... and the west side
(where price is no limit) , I've found it really tough to find much
power net at any price. I'm sure there's some on the net, somewhere...
but then you get seams.
> My main concerns are one; the shapewear will show through, creating
> the dreaded "visible panty line" or peeking out under the edges of the
> costume, two; the costume will not sit nicely with the shapewear
> underneath or three; the costume will not work with any of the readily
> available shapewear items.
Most shapewear doesn't panty line, though you may get a line at the
bottom of the rear if it's just a top piece. The long-line panti...
usually has a high waist, sometimes even to under bust... and the leg
goes to mid-thigh and magically doesn't show under much.
As for the "peaking out", these can be cut and hemmed w/ stretch
stitches, and some times stretch binding if it's a stress edge. Sometime
you have to combine pieces to get what you want --- the right brief
mixed with a long line upper.
> - some are quite slender and won't need much shaping, more just some
> gentle smoothing but others will need a bit more industrial strength
> sucking in.
Shape wear fixes both... it's actually smoothing the bumps and stopping
the giggling that everyone naturally has.
For larger sizes... DO NOT try and stuff someone into a too small
shaper... because rising splitting everything and being uncomfortable,
it adds different curles and bumps.
> What I'm also wondering is how to handle the bare-legged outfits?
Skin toned tights, or even a set of nylons (gasp)! Bare legs are a
new thing. Most of the time folks cover them for that smoother look.
It should also help those thin "boots" stay up. It's amazing how much
even nylon does to pump up the look of your legs. If you have
discoloration or veins... then you'll want to switch to a high quality
skin toned dance tight. (The cheep tights won't cover up much, no