Shapewear is becoming one of the most popular categories of legwear in the world. The legwear industry used to produce shapewear tights and other items of hosiery and lingerie for the plus size market, but this type of clothing is expanding its range to offer items to women of all sizes.
In 2017, it’s common for legwear retailers to find themselves with as many customers in a size 12 as they do in a size 22. This type of clothing has even become popular among celebrities and models, with journalists and publications photographing the Kardashians in these kinds of garments.
Spanx is one of the biggest brands in the world of shapewear. Their range is well known for having a garment for everyone, with graduated support tights, boxer brief control tights, hold in knickers, and so much more.
Spanx is expanding its range to include a range of new and exciting garments, like the arm tights, a series of designs that provide opaque coverage for the arms and upper torso. These look like the upper third of a dancer’s leotard and are ideal for keeping your arms warm without having to cover up the rest of your outfit with a jacket, for example.
Whilst these are not exactly items of shapewear, they do hold you in around the upper arms, so if you are conscious of your arms, Spanx arm tights are ideal.
Other big developments in the world of shapewear are the items we have seen from Wolford. Wolford are a fashion tights designer and a luxury tights designer primarily. However, they also have a list of items that help shape your figure too.
Wolford are one of the only designers out there that are introducing fashion into shapewear. Their new ranges for 2017 feature patterned tights that are contouring, as well as their classics like Miss W, a range that is stylish and ideal for formal events, but also sculpts your legs.
These new releases by Spanx, Wolford and others are the reason that shapewear is on the rise in terms of popularity, in particular their new appeal in the fashion world. All of this makes it more accessible to the wider community of legwear shoppers.