A Guide to Shapewear and Getting Our MOJO into Gear


Hello gals

Ok so I am a recent divorcee, a woman in her 50’s, you get the picture, and I am on the dating apps…hmm but that’s another story LOL.

Instead of ‘dating’ during our Sydney lockdown I have re-visited a few old movies…mainly romantic comedies.

One of my faves is ‘It’s Complicated’ with Meryl Streep (I assure you it’s not a fantasy for me to get back with my ex unless it was Alec Baldwin lol) and Book Club with the iconic actors Jane Fonda and Diana Keaton… Wow Diane Keaton never fails to entertain with her quirkiness but the award for the sexiest older woman must go to Jane Fonda. She continues to completely fill me with awe!!! What a woman, how amazing does she keep herself. Of course, us ‘normal’ women can say…oh she has a home chef, money for the best plastic surgery, loads of time to exercise etc but one thing that money can’t pay for is the discipline to stay like that. And of course continue to be a huge activist for ‘Black Lives Matter’ and the environment, and she is almost 30 years older than me.

These movies are really ‘fantasy island’ because in the Book Club Diane Keaton meets a gorgeous rich pilot who falls in love in an instant with her…Girls I have flown a million times and no man has even offered to get me a free drink from the airline bar.

But something that Jane Fonda said to Diane which really resonated with me was “Make sure you put something sexy on for your first date…” (This is an 80 year old talking to a 72-year-old)…and I am like wow golly…how slack am I…way younger and going off in something ‘comfortable and relaxed’ Hmm…

So, whether it is a first date, or date night or just having a blast with your gal pals…I think the more effort you make with your appearance and get out of your comfy loungewear and into a silhouette-enhancing body shaper the bigger the celebration will be. Of course not everyone wants to wear firm control shapewear and that’s cool too…for those who just want our bodies to feel firmed and look more svelte in that dress, then here is a great little guide to our best shapewear knickers, body shapers, and shapewear shorts, and how best to wear them.


Which is the best shapewear underwear for your body and purpose?

Curve Control Sculpting Shorts | Bella Bodies Australia

1. Sculpting Shapewear Shorts


A blend of shapewear underwear with beautiful leg and bum smoothing.

Ok so these are my first go to for any outfit…they are a waist shaper with tummy firming, leg and bum smoothing. No dig in due to the design of the waist cut where we gently relax the fabric on the waistline. Also doesn’t cut into the legs (and you can fold the legs on these shapewear shorts up slightly to make them shorter if you need to wear a shorter dress/skirt. Bodycon dresses look amazing with these and the most important thing…no lines showing under the dress. Super comfy, easy to wear and not restrictive. My favourite shapewear.


Curve Control Shapewear Bodysuit | Bella Bodies UK

2. Curve Control Ultimate Bodysuit


The best body shaper for women of all shapes!

    Wow for midriff, waist, tummy, hip smoothing and bust lifting this little number has it all. Amazing for those girls who live in jeans, pencil or A line dresses/skirts…our tried and tested full bottom coverage knickers cut you gorgeous girls already love, without leaving visible panty lines or indents on the bottom. Firm tummy control and still really comfortable.



    Curve Control Shapewear Cami | Bella Bodies UK


     3. Ultimate Cami with adjustable straps


    A shapewear cami which smooths bust through to thighs.

      Our body shaper cami is a great tummy and midriff toner…step into it, very comfortable and goes really well with skirts and pants. Wear all day for smooth lines and confidence you look absolutely gorgeous from every angle.



      Girls I hope this helps and best wishes to everyone for such a bloody challenging 18 months. May all your wishes come true…including my ‘fantasy island’ one where I hope to go with my gorgeous new pilot boyfriend and snorkel in aqua water somewhere in the middle of the pacific…