Today I had a really sweet email from a lady asking me "what is the Ideal shapewear for Stomach control?"

This is actually a bit of a tricky one to answer, as it really depends on the size and shape of your tummy. Our tummy sizes and shapes vary wildly, but most of us have one thing in common, we really do not like our tummies.

The Different Types Of Tummy Shapes

The Little Sticky Out Pooch Tummy

If you are generally fairly slim, but have a little Stomach bulge that just never seems to go away, this bit is for you, and like my older sister, she is so lovely and slim, but her tiny belly drives her mad. I swear in her head it is some michelin man style tyre round her waist. When actually it really isn't noticeable and looks quite nice!

However, you still want it to be slimmer, especially in scary dresses like bodycons. So the sort of shapewear you need to be looking at is SMALL shapewear. Don't go for anything too full on. Just focus on the tummy area.

You can easily get away with an itsy bitsy control thong or a cute little pair of slimming pants. These will give you a nice bit of tummy control, in that your pooch will be flattened and smoothed out.

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The Spare Tyre Tummy

The spare tyre tummy type is the most common one of them all (sorry to call lots of you common, but you are amongst friends). This type of tummy is often caused by not having a strong core body strength. If you don't exercise a great deal and sit down in front of a computer all day, the chances are you have a spare tyre tummy.

The spare tyre tummy is easily disguised with shapewear. You don't need to go for anything too strong - firm control is best for this. It is easy to get on, comfy to wear all day, and it will instantly hide your spare tyre tummy. It is best to go for a high waisted style so that you don't spill over the top of your shapewear.

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The Kangaroo Pouch Or Apron Tummy - Also Called A Mummy Tummy

So many lovely ladies that I know tell me they have this type of tummy. It is a sort of wobbly flap that hangs down and makes me very sad. Mine isn't quite there yet, but I swear in a few years I'm going to have to actually tuck it into my knickers. I've seen it happen, well on really mean greetings cards!

The only way to hide a tummy like mine is with EXTRA FIRM control and BIG shapewear. Things have to be enveloped and contained as there is simply too much for anything small.

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The Wine Tummy

The wine tummy is the female version of a beer belly. Many things can cause it, beer and wine being just 2 of them.  The wine tummy is the sort of tummy that is just permanently round and sticky out. In some ways it is preferable to the apron tummy, as it is less lumpy and bumpy. But it is still something that lots of us want to make less of.

The best way to hide a beer belly tummy is by giving it more definition. And for that you have to go with a waist cincher. Full on maximum control with boning. This will pull you in and flatten you out, making you look less round and much more curvy.

I Hope this little run down of the different types of shapewear suitable for stomach control helps with any thoughts or questions you may of had.

Shapewear is a wonderful addition to the daily wardrobe and the collection here at Luv Curves really is up there amongst the best.