For someone who has tried various brands of shapewear (bought both online and from stores overseas), my first thought of shapewear is always that it has to be as tight as possible for it to be able to ‘squeeze’ and ‘slim’ as much as possible. Therefore when I was approached by D’Elegance to try out their personal consultation services and their shapewear products, I was rather skeptical. I mean how different could their services or products be to what I have already been buying online. However after reading more about the company and their products and learning that there could potentially be a difference between D’Elegance shapewear and the ones I was used to. I decided to just it a shot..and boy am I glad I did.
On her D'Elegance Personal Consultation
During my personal consultation session with D’Elegance, I was educated on the purpose and usage of shapewear which contrary to belief, is not to squeeze/ flatten your fats and flabs. Rather it is as its name suggest, to shape your body curvature and body silhouette. Everyone has an ideal body shape based on our height and weight and the idea is well, to be big at the areas that should be big and small at the areas that should be small (as we would say in chinese 该大的地方大，该小的地方小).
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The beauty of my personal consultation at D’Elegance was the fact that the entire process/ session was private and non-intrusive. A far cry from the departmental store nightmares of trying to catch the attention of the aunty sales lady who will take one look at you and assume your cup size and then proceed to announce it to the world.
My pre-shapewear measurements were then taken by Elida and she proceeded to explain to me what some of the more ‘unique’ measurements were about. For example, the ‘magic triangle’ measurement which involves the width measurement between the breasts as well as the length from each breast to your neck. This magic triangle pretty much tells you if your breasts are at their ideal position or if they might be sagging or too far apart. The measurements were taken ‘clinically’ so I didn’t feel self-conscious but at the same time it was personal enough because Elida took time to learn about my concerns.
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Based on my measurements, Elida identified my ‘problem areas’ and choose pieces of shapewear which she felt would address my issues and give me my ideal shape. I was about to say give me BACK my ideal shape since a lot of us developed most of our issues after pregnancy and childbirth. But I realized that the shape which Elida had shown me through the shapewear, was something that I had not even achieved pre-kids.
The reasons could range from not owning the right bras and panties or not knowing the right way to put them on (yes there is a right way to put them on for maximum results), to not knowing what to accentuate.
After putting on the shapewear which was selected for me, Elida taught me little tips on how to ensure that I achieved maximum effect and impact with the shapewear. She then proceeded to take my post shapewear measurements, these measurements were then use to replot a diagram to show your ‘changes’ and how much closer to your ideal shape you now are. Honestly I was amazed at the post shapewear measurements! I knew for a fact that my usual shapewear would ‘flatten’ certain parts of my body minimally though I never quite knew by how much.
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I was shocked to see that D’Elegance shapewear had not only shaved 7cm off my abodomen and waist line combined but it was able to add 1cm to my chest line. Add 1cm you might ask? Isn’t shapewear supposed to make you smaller? Well no..shapewear is supposed to shape you which is why certain areas may become bigger because fats/ flabs from the wrong areas may have been returned to the right areas (eg. fat at the back or underarm fats to the chest area or thigh fats to the butt). My legs even measured longer than before even though I am pretty sure that I didn’t grow 3cm during the course of the personal consultation.
And just when I thought I could not be amazed any more, Elida showed me that I could mix and match different shapewears to achieve different effects. I could wear pieces individually or altogether. Yes I had layered 3 pieces of shapewear at 1 point without feeling like I would pass out from heat or compression and it didn’t add bulk.
On her experience with wearing D'Elegance Shapewear
I love that the D’Elegance bras provide fantastic support with a cup that doesn’t neglect the sides of the chest. I have often seen too many bras that provide insufficient support and barely cover enough.
Of course, the personal consultation with D’Elegance also helped a great deal in getting me the right bra size and teaching me the right technique to wear a bra. Trust me, it’s not just about bending forward to fill the cup before hooking the clasp.
The panties are silky and super comfortable. Yes I know they look like ‘granny’ panties because of the high waist but they are the furthest things from unattractive granny panties. The lace on the panties are soft and non-scratchy and most importantly, it provides good coverage.
Why must you have good coverage for your underwear you ask? Well so that you don’t find yourself with waist band marks that have dug so deep into your skin that they have pretty much become permanent and have shifted your fats into the wrong positions and cause fat folds to form and stay at part of your lower body. Definitely 1 product that I am going to be stocking up on!
I loved that it helped me maintain an upright posture throughout the day. I have noticed recently that a slouch has become part and parcel of my posture and the body suit helped to keep me upright without being uncomfortable. The only downside for me is the fact that I can’t wear it with every top as its lace straps are a little thicker than some of the straps of my tops.The body suit is a really comfortable piece and I actually wore it on a week where I was outdoors a lot and I didn’t feel the heat even with a body suit and long girdle on.
My go to piece when I needed a flatter tummy and a perkier butt than what the body suit can give me. Unlike regular shapewear which flattens your butt and makes it looks like a flat wide piece, the D’Elegance long girdle allows your butt to fill up the 3D space in its material and the result? A butt that is not flattened but rather, is shaped into a regular, toned butt. The panels around the abdomen areas are also ‘thicker’ than the body suit which means it is better used for addressing issues around the abdomen.
For those who have given birth before and use a Velcro binder to bind your tummies, this is somewhat similar except that it uses mini clasps to secure itself. Almost like a corset but just for the waist. This piece I have to say, is extremely effective! I managed to fit into a dress that I had recently bought and had not been able to wear because it was a size too small. It not only slimmed my waist but also contained my hips so that I could fit into that dress nicely.
One thing to note about the D’Elegance pieces is the fact that different parts/ panels of each piece are made from slightly different materials or may be slightly thicker/ thinner than other parts. Which is the beauty of their product if you ask me. Unlike other brands which are made from 1 material only or come in 1 thickness throughout, the D’Elegance range ensures that there is flexibility and mouldability to its products, depending on the problem areas that each product is supposed to address.
Author of blog Jahbella and mother of two
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Disclaimer: This review is excerpted from a post done by Ms. Rachael, who owns the blog Jahbella. Ms. Rachael received D’Elegance products for the purpose of this review.
Ms. Rachel Tan
If you are ever looking for shapewear to reshape your body, I would recommend you to consider the D'Elegance Personal Consultation Service, because:
- You get an intimate one to one attention. There is no awkwardness or embarrassment. You can your full body measured comfortably, discreetly and professionally (with no hurting remarks that some lingerie promoters give)!
- Someone is able to tell you about your body, you will learn and understand more. Probably hearing things that you don't know about your whole life like I do (wearing the wrong bra size!)I was amazed when Elida told me the B cup bra is not good enough (what?! I didn't know I was trying on a B cup in the first place! All along I thought I am A cup, and B only if it's a push up bra!), and then she got me the C cup bra to try on instead! After putting it on and she showed me how to adjust correctly, I was able to fill the C cup bra fully, all with my own assets and read this, there is no paddings or push up function whatsoever! All along, i always thought I am very flat-chested!
- You get helpful consultation what's your perfect shape and how far away you are from the perfect shape now as well as recommendation on which shape wear suits your body and lifestyle.
- You get to try on various shapewears and learnt the correct techniques of wearing different shapewears, including how to adjust your own body into the shape wear for effective shaping! To me, this is the best part of the consultation service!"
On the D'Elegance Shapewear Collection
I have purchased many shapewear since my eldest was born, but this is the first shapewear that i can wear for long hours even in non air conditioned environment. After three weeks of wearing D'Elegance Shapewear daily:
- I must say that the effect is significant even if I take off the shapewear now, as my tummy used to be even larger! Now, my tummy is flatter even if I do not wear the shapewear in a day.
- And I am also "addicted" to wearing my D'Elegance shapewears now, I actually feel more comfortable with wearing the shapewears to support my posture and body!
- I had also become more self-conscious on remembering to eat (previously I skipped meals sometimes due to busy schedule, which resulted in me taking heavy dinner that is actually more fattening on my body)
- I am happier! My self-esteem has definitely risen and like I always say, a Happy Mummy raises Happy Children!
Before & After
Mother of two and author of the blog Miracule
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Disclaimer: This review is excerpted from a series of posts done by Ms. Lim Ting, who owns the blog Miracule. Ms. Lim Ting received D’Elegance products for the purpose of this review.
Ms. Lim Ting
My experience with D'Elegance was totally PRIVATE (1 to 1 consultation) and PERSONAL, my conversation with my consultant, Elida, was kept behind closed door. I was totally at ease and not shy about telling her my areas of concern and the best of all was, I had her undivided attention!
The consultation was an enriching one, from sharing with me on:
- how should one choose the correct lingerie and wear them correctly;
- how shapewear can benefit and help us to sculpt our body shape and work towards attaining our ideal figure;
- how shapewear can help with correcting posture. I did not know and no one ever told me about it because I have a tendency to hunch no matter how hard I reminded myself that I need to keep my posture upright.
The shapewear has managed to address one of my major concern – tummy fats that caused the increase in my waist line. After I put it on, there was no more spillage of tummy fats. This is what I call MAGIC! It's that simple – no pills, no sweat, just the long girdle!
If you did not know that shapewear can help to improve posture, the vest is the one! I tend to hunch unknowingly. After putting on, instantly it kept my posture upright and the support did deter me from going back to the bad posture. Simply amazing and of course I find myself to be constantly standing upright more often and the feeling of confidence when I stand upright, I feel heightened and great!
Who says you need to lose weight to look good? No more pills, no more strenuous exercise, no more tucking in of tummy. Make an appointment with D’Elegance and see how they can help! All of us have different body shapes and I am surprised that it even helps people like me with a skinny frame."
Business owner, blogger and stay-at-home mother of two
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Disclaimer: This review is excerpted from a series of posts done by Ms. Serene, who owns the blog Xavvylicious. Ms. Serene received D’Elegance products for the purpose of this review.
Ms. Serene Seah
On her D'Elegance Experience
Elida is a lovely lady who instantly makes you feel at home in her elegant shop. In fact, I view her as a mentor to my womanly concerns. She is a very approachable and a motherly person who is selfless in sharing her experience and advices on taking care of our health and body. She reiterated that being a woman, we should be treating ourselves better. This is especially so after giving birth and we need a stronger body and mental health to be able to run the household. Her positive demeanour in life was infectious and I really left her shop not only feeling happy with my new Shapewear but also a determination to take care of my body and health.
During my personal consultation, Elida chatted to me while helping me to understand my curves and problem areas and recommended the right Shapewear that would enhance my figure and boost my confidence. She taught me how to wear a bra the right way. (Finally I found an expert who shared with me what I had always wanted to know.) She also taught me on the different combinations and ways to wear the Shapewear to suit my different needs on different dresses and clothes. Finally, she took my measurements again with the Shapewear on, and presented me with some pleasantly surprising numbers that I never knew existed on my body.
On her favourite D’Elegance Shapewear
Just after 2 days of wearing the long girdle under my pants and long dress for more than 8 hours at work, I stopped wearing it on the 3rd day and wore a pair of shorts. You know what? I could actually see a thigh gap! OMG! Yes, if you have a problem area like me, you will probably understand how I felt when I found a pair of slimmer thighs on the 3rd day! The Shapewear probably works like a memory piece. It remembers the shape of the sculpted thighs and hence, the shape stays. I would not think that this “memory” will last forever just by wearing for 2 days. But certainly, I will persevere to wear it more frequently, and add on brisk walking, I might really get the confidence in wearing short skirts very soon.
Another thing I like about this long girdle is the high waist design. It serves to flatten the tummy and is really designed to ensure all excess fats along the sides of the body are not bulging out. If you do shop around for girdles, most of them have a lower waist design than this one. Hence, this long girdle will be able to firm up the tummy as well as shape up the butt and thighs.
The other piece of Shapewear I love is the Body Suit. This piece serves many problem areas. First of all, it firms up your tummy and stops that bulge from popping out. Secondly, the lace straps tuck the excess fats towards the middle. This one has to complement with the bra which has broad piece of strap supports and broad back support for better results. Thirdly, the backside support lifts your butt up instantly. Lastly, wearing the body suit over the high waist long girdle wraps up all the remaining parts that are not covered anywhere.
You will not see what they call the “muffin tops” and unsightly bulges at the waist line and the bra support areas. You can also wear this body suit on its own and it gives you a flat tummy, lifts your butt and wraps up excess fats all over the upper torso.
The next piece I like is the waist slimmer. The waist slimmer is much tighter than the long girdle and body suit. It really makes me sit up right, stand straight and walk with a straight back. It helps a lot with my weak back and waist, ensuring that I am always in a good posture no matter what I do. It is best worn together with either the long girdle or the body suit. It can also be worn on its own and you will find a slender waistline.
One thing I feel that can be improved further on this waist slimmer is the design of the entire row of hooks at the back. If I am wearing the waist slimmer on its own around my bare middle torso, I would not be able to shift an inch due to the friction against my skin. Hence I usually wear it with the long girdle or the body suit that will aid the hook up front and turn to back trick that Elida taught me.
Thank you D’ Elegance for boosting my confidence with your amazing Shapewear! I absolutely love it!
Mother of three and author of the blog Kids R Simple
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Disclaimer: This review is excerpted from a series of posts done by Ms. Christy, who owns the blog Kids R Simple. Ms. Christy received D’Elegance products for the purpose of this review.
Ms. Christy Wong
I have always wanted to maintain my teen-hood slim silhouette but after giving birth to two children, achieving that goal seemed preposterous. Let's be brutally honest here, after childbirth and breastfeeding, a woman's body undergoes major changes that mostly lead to flabby tummy and sagging breasts. I confided to Elida that those are two of my main concerns, on top of my humongous thighs and flat buttocks.
After taking personally my measurements, Rain gave me a brassiere, long girdle, vest and a bodysuit for me to try on. The moment I had them on, it was a jaw-dropping moment. No, I wasn't exaggerating! I was totally in awe of my magical transformation! All Elida and Rain did was to teach me handy tips and show me tricks to achieve an ideal figure that appeared almost perfect to me!
The instant and evident effect?
- instant bust lift (7cm higher than my usual)
- slimmer waist line (less 6cm to be exact)
- flatter tummy (my tight pants became loose)
- rounder buttocks (goodbye flat buttocks!)
- slimmer thighs (definitely slimmer than my hubby's! LOL)
Why on earth did I not discover D' Elegance much earlier? Looking at my proprietary chart and my mirror reflection earlier made me feel like I was a queen confidently wearing her crown, well-armed to face the world full of eyes looking for her flaws. For the first time in forever, I am seeing myself in a different light. I regained the vanishing self-confidence I have when it comes to my body shape.
Truly, I can say that D' Elegance luxury shapewear is the elegance every woman deserves.
Founding member of Mom Bloggers for Social Good and author of the blog Sweet Memoirs
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Disclaimer: This review is excerpted from a series of posts done by Ms. Cherry, who owns the blog Sweet Memoirs. Ms. Cherry received D’Elegance products for the purpose of this review.
Ms. Cherry Syjongtian
Giving birth to Blake and Nakayla has pushed my body to a limit where it refuses to return to the way it was before – this I’m sure most mothers will completely understand. And while the idea of getting a shapewear comes to mind every now and then, I didn’t exactly head out to find one.
However, in the last few months, I’ve been seriously contemplating getting a shapewear for my postpartum body, especially after seeing how well it worked for some of the fellow mommies I know! I visited online shops and physical stores to browse through all the shapewear products I can find, but I always end up feeling a little unsure when it comes down to making a purchase. What if I buy the wrong size? What if it doesn’t fit? What if it doesn’t work?
Needless to say, I was pretty bummed out by my own efforts in searching for a shapewear. I was on the verge of giving up when D’Elegance found me!
On the D'Elegance Personal Consultation
The consultation service provided at D’Elegance is immaculate and personable.
Having my own little room to move and speak freely with my personal consultant, Rain, while sipping on nice cup of tea and trying on various products made all the difference in the world! I felt so safe to talk about my body issues and Rain advised me on how to best use their shapewear to achieve my own personal body image goal. Rain also took time to understand what I like to wear on a daily basis and made product recommendations based on that among other things!
On the D'Elegance Shapewear Collection
After my personal consultation at D’Elegance, I got down to testing the products I have just received. A good majority of the shapewear I picked out focuses on my belly area as this is the part of my body that really bugs me a lot. Just by putting on the basic set, I lost a total of 8cm around my waist and belly area. EIGHT! I was so happy with the immediate results that I almost screamed my heart out in utter disbelief!
Besides shaping my body, I realized through my weeks of wearing, these shapewear by D’Elegance provides really good back support. The girdles and the waist slimmer work their magic in ensuring I keep my posture right, whether I’m standing, sitting, or out and about chasing or carrying the children.
Blogger, blogshop owner, stay-home wife and mother of two
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Disclaimer: This review is excerpted from a series of posts done by Ms. Mabel, who owns the blog Amazingly Still. Ms. Mabel received D’Elegance products for the purpose of this review.