*This piece of shapewear was gifted to me from Velvet Queen — all opinions are my own!
You know, May has always been one of my favorite months. Everywhere I’ve lived: Buffalo, New York City, the Bay area, and now Houston, I’ve found that May tends to bring the best weather. And with great temperatures come great dresses. With that in mind, let’s not forget that what you wear under your outfit is just as important as the outfit itself. That’s why today, I’m going to talk about plus size shapewear that works.
Now, I know, not everyone is a fan of shapewear, and that’s cool. I tend to skip it if I’m wearing a skater style dress or A-line. But for body con dresses, maxis and bodysuits, I personally feel more comfortable with a touch of smoothing. Nothing dramatic, just enough. Enter Velvet Queen shapewear.
When Velvet Queen reached out to me to collaborate, I instantly fell in love with their refreshing approach and body positive attitude. They take everything I already love about shapewear, and enhance it by fixing some of the things I don’t love about traditional shapewear. I wore The Natty, and here’s what I experienced:
- Absolutely no rolling. I stayed in this piece while getting my hair done, shopping at the mall and visiting a flea market style bazaar, and I didn’t find myself having to constantly pull it back up or adjust.
- So pretty. Pretty is not a word I’d typically associate with shapewear. It’s usually just kind of…boring. All function and no form. I love the idea of having a gorgeous garment beneath my outfit. I’m a really big fan of pretty lingerie and underwear with feminine details, so branching that concept out into shapewear (without the discomfort of, say, a corset) is awesome. From the bright purple to the girly hot pink lace, The Natty made me feel extra cute.
- Firm control. Velvet Queen shapewear targets the lower belly while adding allover smoothing to your figure. You’ll see a side-by-side comparison below!
- Super easy ordering. Instead of just sending me the garment, Velvet Queen gave me an e-gift card so that I could get the whole experience. Checkout was a breeze, the product arrived quickly and I love that they send checkpoint emails throughout your order — I knew exactly when my order was delivered without having to go to a website and plug in a tracking number.
taking it for a spin
So, how much of a difference can the right plus size shapewear make? See for yourself:
On the left was when I tried this slip dress on in-store wearing my Spanx (which are less than a month old), and on the right is the same dress, same week, wearing Velvet Queen shapewear. I love the way the Natty accentuates my silhouette and smooths out my curves. For a piece as form-fitting as a slip dress, this shapewear definitely helped me to rock the dress with confidence!
If you’re looking for plus size shapewear (straight sizes also offered) that’s colorful and has a variety of styles without sacrificing function, Velvet Queen will serve you well. And of course, you know I always try to help out my honeybees when I can! You can get a 20% discount on your Velvet Queen order when you enter code sarahjane at checkout.
Hope you enjoyed reading about my experience with this #bossbabe brand, and definitely let me know what you think if you place an order! I’m sure you’re going to love it.