At ContourMD we’ve been creating custom-fit compression garments and bespoke Shapewear since 1982. Our dedication to the customer service experience and quality has made us a cult favorite & it’s easy to see why!   ContourMD has you covered every step of the way! When. you order with us, you aren’t dealing with a distribution … Continued

At ContourMD we’ve been creating custom-fit compression garments and bespoke Shapewear since 1982. Our dedication to the customer service experience and quality has made us a cult favorite & it’s easy to see why!

 

ContourMD has you covered every step of the way! When. you order with us, you aren’t dealing with a distribution center or a box store. ContourMD’

When it comes to shapewear, the choices can be overwhelming. You may know some of the brands, but what do you know about their quality? You may have seen the ads, but what do you know about their customer experience? What happens if it doesn’t fit, the wrong color, the wrong size, the wrong product? Then what? 

Wrong Size? ContourMD offers you a free measuring tape to help you get started off right.  Our shapewear is custom-made to your measurements so your fit is guaranteed. If it’s not right when it arrives, we’ll make it right for you. It’s that easy. 

Wrong Garment?  We’re just human. Sometimes things get mixed up but an exchange is quick and easy. ContourMD is made right here in the USA & our customer service team is quick to make things right. No matter what stage of compression, or shapewear, we have what you need. 

What Next? Whether you’re going through a recovery process or you’re a daily shapewear, ContourMD has everything you need to feel comfortable and confident every day no matter what you wear.

When Covid hit in 2020, ContourMD pivoted to add personal protection equipment to their lineup.

 

By providing quality PPE to our clients we’re also able to provide masks for a variety of community resources through our Mask Match initiative. We set a goal of 100,000 face masks & until we reach that goal, orders of our 3-Ply Face Masks will be matched 1-1 in direct PPE donations to underfunded Kansas City services like food banks, homeless shelters, and mental health services.

Simply purchase one or more boxes for yourself and we’ll donate a matching number in your name, or you can directly sponsor a purchase of masks for one of our sponsored charities! No code needed, we will automatically match the first 100 boxes per order.

At ContourMD we are dedicated to serving our clients and our community. If there is anything you need during the shapewear shopping process, we are here to help. Free free to give us a call or send over an email with any questions you have along the way.

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Chest Binding Safely With ContourMD Beginning to bind means beginning to affirm your identity, while becoming more comfortable with the way your body looks. The early days of binding are exciting ones. It’s often when you begin to feel and become more like yourself.  When it comes to chest binding, it’s important to remember that … Continued

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Chest Binding Safely With ContourMD

Beginning to bind means beginning to affirm your identity, while becoming more comfortable with the way your body looks. The early days of binding are exciting ones. It’s often when you begin to feel and become more like yourself. 

When it comes to chest binding, it’s important to remember that safety and comfort go hand in hand. To help you find your right binding garments and techniques we put together to help you safely chest bind whether you’re just beginning or you do it daily.  

Why Binding? 

Chest binding is the process of restricting and compressing breast tissue to create a smooth silhouette. This is often done through either sports bras, bandages, or compression garments. Compression garments often provide the “best” or smoothest result and are a very safe option, when used correctly. 

Binding may be used by individuals as a means of expressing their true gender or in preparation for chest reconstruction surgery. However, many individuals may experience different pains or discomforts associated with the act of chest binding. When done incorrectly, binding can lead to discomfort in the back, chest, shoulders, and breast tissue. Due to the pressure and friction against the skin, They may also encounter skin irritations, difficulty breathing, dizziness, numbness, or other respiratory issues. 

But often the benefits of binding far outweigh the discomforts. Binding allows individuals to feel and present themselves as their true gender. Chest binding is associated with increased confidence and self-esteem, along with decreased levels of anxiety and depression. This is why learning proper methods of chest binding and using high-quality compression garments are so important. By selecting ContourMD garments and support for this process, you can ensure a comfortable and compassionate compression experience. 

 

Binding Basics. 

Let’s just start with the basics, and go from there?

First, you should never NEVER use tape or plastic wrap for binding purposes. No matter what you read online, this is not easy, comfortable, or budget-friendly. These methods are extremely unsafe and should not be used. What should you use to bind your chest? Safest methods include sports bras, bandages, and specially designed compression garments. Also, it is important to take frequent breaks or even days off of binding, as it can become exhausting on your chest, breathing, and skin. 

People bind their chests in many ways including wrapping with elastic bandages, wearing athletic compression gear, strategic layering of sports bras and compression shirts and using commercial binders that are designed specifically to reduce the appearance of breasts. 

 

Binding For Larger Chests. 

Because everybody is different, remember to tailor these steps to what feels right and comfortable to you. It may take some trial and error to find the right method for you, and that’s okay. This is your journey and ContourMD is here to offer support every step of the way.

The first step is getting into your binder in the first place. It can be challenging, especially with a larger chest. 

ContourMD makes a variety of binder products and binder alternatives like compression vests that you can either step into, wrap-around, or zip up. Try different ways of getting into your binder, or try another type of binder to find what is most comfortable for you. Remember, you’ll probably want to wear it for as long as possible, so that is something to consider, as well! 

And don’t worry if you need to adjust it throughout the day, or take frequent breaks at first. Experiment to find what type of binder works best for your body and your comfort. Buy the highest quality binder you can afford, and it will do wonders for your skin and comfort. 

 

Pro tips: 

  • Don’t wear two binders (or two sports bras, or a binder over a sports bra) at once, as this can do irreversible damage to your lungs and ribs. Even if you know others who seem to be fine with this method, in the long term it’s not feasible for your health. 
  • Get the proper size for your body! Don’t size down thinking the result will be a flatter chest. The result will just be a lot of pain and maybe some rolling.
  • Take a picture of yourself with the binder on underneath a shirt for the most accurate representation of how you’ll look out there in the world. Just like those side-profile progress pictures you see in gyms and on fitness posters, photographic evidence is the best way of seeing how others will see you! 
  • Take extra breaks! You may already be used to taking more breaks simply from having a larger chest… wearing a binder for 6-8 hours with a large chest won’t come naturally, so remember to ease into it and give your body time to adjust. 
  • Finally, never wear a binder overnight and never wear one while exercising as your muscles and chest need to move to react to your exercises. 

 

How to go about taking breaks

Try to think of your schedule and use a day planner to track when you’ll be wearing a binder, if possible. Not only does this help keep track of your day-to-day life, but it also allows you to find small windows where you could be giving your body a break from binding for a while. 

For example, it might not be necessary to wear while working from home but you may want to wear it before going out with friends for dinner. Being kind to your body is the best way to ensure success. 

It’s important to remain safe while binding, especially if you are considering top surgery, as it can affect the elasticity of your skin and your recovery post-op. 

When you can, consider wearing a sports bra instead of a binder. Some bras provide a lot of compression and if you have a smaller chest, this may be suitable for everyday use. 

Risks to be aware of 

As we mentioned, there are some risks to be aware of that are associated with binding. 

Because of the compressive nature of binding, it can affect your skin, muscles, and movement. Especially as you sweat throughout the day, and you will sweat more with a binder on. It becomes very easy for bacterial or fungal infections to develop. It is important to clean the area regularly when you are giving your body a break from binding and to wash your binder regularly.

Binders that are too tight can also cause nerve and muscle damage. They can even restrict your breathing or cause you to develop GI issues. 

At ContourMD, we have been designing and manufacturing these products here in America for close to 30 years. We are always happy to lend an ear and provide our expert advice regarding sizing, product selection, or proper care for your garments. 

Recommended products from ContourMD 

ContourMD has been creating quality crafted compression garments since 1982. We are proud to offer a wide assortment of compression garments to help you feel your most confident every day. 

Universal Binder – The Universal Abdominal Binder by Contour features individual Velcro panels for precise control and compression. The abdominal binder is designed to help prevent rolling or shifting. The comfortable latex-free garment fits sizes from 28 to 44 inches and is available in white for 8, 10, and 12-inch widths.

Expand-A-Band Binder – The Expand-A-Band Binder fits all genders, giving you excellent support and compression. The Expand-A-BandAbdominal Binder attaches with a special Velcro that adheres to any part of the binder making it easy to adjust and control the amount of applied pressure to the abdomen. The Binder is Latex Free, made of material using DriRelease with FRESHGUARD, helping keep you feeling drier and fresher longer.

Contour PowerNet Vest – Contour works with surgeons to ensure that our patients have compression garments that deliver maximum performance without compromising comfort or style. Check out our PowerNet Vests to learn more about this durable and versatile garment.

Express yourself with ContourMD

Chest binding is an expression of who you are and ContourMD wants to support you with proper compression and compassion every step of the way. Feel free to reach out via email or give us a call & enjoy a knowledgeable & judgment-free experience. 

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    How to Measure Yourself Accurately for Shapewear If you’re new to shapewear or compression garments in general, you’ve probably realized that one of the biggest challenges can come from measuring yourself accurately for the garment. During the best of times this can be awkward but when you’re getting ready to invest in a … Continued

 

 

How to Measure Yourself Accurately for Shapewear

If you’re new to shapewear or compression garments in general, you’ve probably realized that one of the biggest challenges can come from measuring yourself accurately for the garment. During the best of times this can be awkward but when you’re getting ready to invest in a custom made piece, you want to be sure everything is right.

Fear not! We’re here to help you ensure that your measurements will be accurate so your garment fits perfectly each and every time you wear it. Of course, getting used to how the garment feels can take a little while as it’s much tighter than your regular clothing but that’s it’s job. While that may sound intimidating, many people find it to be quite comforting.

Measuring for shapewear is much like measuring your body for tracking weight loss. The number on the scale does help a little bit in determining a base size for shapewear, but what you’ll really want to go by are the numbers on the tape measure to guarantee you the most accurate fit. 

How to Take Body Measurements

Here are some of our top recommendations when measuring your body for shapewear:

  • Always use a cloth/fabric, or flexible tailors tape measurer, not a metal one. This method is more accurate and even a fraction of an inch can make a huge difference. 
  • Do measurements first thing in the morning; your body tends to swell throughout the day and you want the truest numbers to guarantee a proper fit.
  • Always measure against bare skin. Clothing that gets in the way can drastically affect the measurements, more than you think. 
  • If you need an assistant to help measure you, wearing a form fitting cami and briefs can help you be more comfortable while being measured.
  • Breathe normally and measure when you are at rest, not flexing or sucking in. 
  • Use a mirror to ensure you are measuring in the right place and that the measuring tape is straight all the way around. Especially when measuring the hips and bust area. 
  • Write down your measurements each time to insure accuracy. 

What to measure

There are five key body measurements you should always have handy when you’re shopping around for shapewear: arms, chest, waist, hips, and legs. You may also need your current weight for some of the pieces, as this affects the level of compression and garment type that may be suitable for your desired purposes. 

It’s important to note that you may need to revisit some of these areas for specific types of shapewear. For example, you may need to measure your calves and thighs for your leg measurements in addition to your inseam for your custom compression garment. The same goes for sleeves, you will need to know the circumference of your arms to ensure a proper fit and the right amount of support.

Keep in mind, your weight may shift throughout the year so it’s always best to check your measurements and your shapewear before making your next order.  If you’re stuck between sizes or need help in any way, our expert staff is only a phone call away to help you with any questions you may have. 

What’s next

ContourMD has been helping people recover in comfort since 1982. A family owned brand based in Lenexa, KS, we’re dedicated to helping you look and feel fantastic. We’ve built our brand on compassionate recovery and today we are proud to continue that dedication to both our clients and our team with new product additions and our Mask Matching InitiativeAs always, our helpful team is always just a phone call away. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have along the way!

 

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We’re ecstatic to see more and more people begin to embrace their curves and celebrate their bodies. As part of this movement, shapewear can help accentuate and smooth your body in all the places you want. Know that no matter what shape or size you are, the right shapewear garment is out there for you, … Continued

We’re ecstatic to see more and more people begin to embrace their curves and celebrate their bodies. As part of this movement, shapewear can help accentuate and smooth your body in all the places you want. Know that no matter what shape or size you are, the right shapewear garment is out there for you, and we’re here to help you find it. Fear not! Shapewear is nothing to be intimidated by. It’s something to be celebrated and embraced… the sooner you let shapewear into your life, the sooner you’ll find it embraces you just as much.

We’ve put together a few of the most commonly  asked questions to help you find the best shapewear for your unique needs:

  • Do I need shapewear
  • What does shapewear do for my body?
  • How do I find the right size shapewear? 
  • How do I care for my new shapewear?
  • Why should you choose ContourMD shapewear?

Do You Need Shapewear?

Shapewear provides many benefits to many different groups of people and, as we’ve mentioned, the right piece of shapewear is out there for you. We just need to help narrow down what would be best for your specific goals and your body type. 

Many people don’t realize this but shapewear isn’t just for “tummy control” or “butt lifts,” although, those are great reasons to pick some up. Shapewear has varying levels of compression and also benefits people recovering from cosmetic surgery, weight loss surgery, those who are pre or post-op gender confirmation surgery, new moms, men and women who have had breast surgery, and even people working from home and wanting to look nice on that zoom call.  And while we may be completely “over” Zoom calls and virtual happy hours, the confident and controlled feeling you will enjoy from finding the right piece of shapewear will last longer than the year 2020 felt like. 

What Does Shapewear Do For My Body?

As we’ve mentioned, there are many different reasons a person will seek out and use shapewear. From tummy control to a comforting compression after weight loss surgery, the uses for shapewear are vast.  Shapewear can be used aesthetically to improve your shape and contour or even just to smooth underwear lines, or it can be used medically to help people recovering from various types of surgery.  And while shapewear doesn’t have the same level of compression as the medical-grade garments we also manufacture, it can be a long-term solution for those who have received some sort of cosmetic surgery and are looking to maintain and emphasize their results long after the healing process is complete.

How Do I Find The Right Size Shapewear?

When considering buying shapewear products it is important that you know your measurements to ensure the right size. Typically your weight and height should be enough to find the right level of compression, but we will also require measurements of your waist, thighs, hips, stomach, neck, bust, shoulders, and arms (depending on the garment you’re considering). 

Make sure these measurements are precise and DON’T size down for extra compression. Buying shapewear garments that are too tight can cause the garments to roll down and become uncomfortable (or you may not even be able to get them on in the first place). 

If you buy the wrong size of shapewear, it’s easy to feel like shapewear is not right for you or is extremely uncomfortable… though this may not be true. And keep in mind that every brand is different, so if you used to have a shapewear piece from another brand, make sure to use our size chart and select the corresponding size even if it’s different from your other brand. 

And remember, if you’re unsure, having trouble with measurements, or feel like you’re between sizes, you can always chat, call, or email, and one of our expert staff will be pleased to assist you in finding the right size. 

How Do I Care For My Shapewear

You invest in something and you want it to last, shapewear is no different.

Don’t worry. Caring for shapewear is nothing like that. But there are some handy rules you can follow: 

  • Always wash on the gentle cycle (with cold water). 
  • Use a wash bag when you can. 
  • Wash separately. 
  • Hang to dry (really, NO dryers)
  • Don’t twist the garment. 
  • Use a delicate detergent. 

It seems like a lot of steps, but trust us, it’s worth it.  We will admit that hand washing is ultimately the absolute best way to preserve the integrity of your garments, but this is the same for all your clothing. 

If you choose to machine wash them on gentle, be sure to put your garments in a separate bag and avoid spinning them with bras or other things with hooks as they can get caught on the materials. Luckily, you can hang your shapewear to dry (it doesn’t have to be flat) but seriously, don’t wring out the water. This will destroy the shape of it. 

Use a light or delicate detergent. The last thing you want is your shapewear absorbing the oil that’s used in cheap detergents and retaining an icky, sweaty smell. There are detergents you can use to wash the inside of your washing machine if it seems to have an odor, too. 

Check out our gentle detergent here

ContourMD is a family-owned business and has been around since 1982. We take pride in designing and manufacturing all our garments here in the USA, so you can be sure you’re receiving the very best quality possible. 

ContourMD products have been surgeon-recommended for almost 40 years because of our medical-grade compression, a wide variety of products available, and high-quality construction of all our garments (not just our surgical lines). 

We’re excited to have you onboard the shapewear train and hope to see you more on the ContourMD site. If you have any questions on what type of shapewear could be right for you or any of our other products, you can contact us here and it would be our pleasure to help you with your shapewear decisions. 

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How To Care For Your New Shapewear We all know how much an investment recovery and shapewear are.  Quality costs up front but the cost per wear is small because custom made garments longer lasting than mass produced counterparts. As with any high quality clothing or under garments, the lifespan of the garment is directly … Continued

How To Care For Your New Shapewear

We all know how much an investment recovery and shapewear are.  Quality costs up front but the cost per wear is small because custom made garments longer lasting than mass produced counterparts. As with any high quality clothing or under garments, the lifespan of the garment is directly related to how well you care for it. Now, you may be wondering how do I take care of my shapewear? 

Through regular care, these pieces last a lot longer than lower quality shapewear brands which explains the slightly higher initial investment. ContourMD’s custom made recovery garments and shapewear are guaranteed but they last longest when cared for properly.  While the garments themselves should last a long time due to their quality, their lives are extended even further when cared for properly. Taking care of your recovery or shapewear helps ensure it stays compressive, elastic, and comfortable for the lifespan of the garment. 

 

Wearing Shapewear for Longevity 

If you wear shapewear everyday, not just on special occasions, it’s definitely best to have at least two pairs of shapewear so that you can alternate between them, and have a pair to wear while the other is being washed. We recommend two in your favorite shade and an extra for dressing up needs.

By giving the fabric a day to “recover” and regain some of its elasticity between uses, you are extending the life of the elastic and of the garment as a whole. While it may seem counterintuitive, having multiple pairs of a garment will extend the life of each garment individually. Think about your shoes. The ones you wear daily break down quicker, those that get rotated out have a longer lifespan. Same for the elastic in your shapewear, you place less stress on the garment by not wearing them on a daily basis. 

It’s important to keep in mind that shapewear counts as an undergarment, even if it’s worn over your standard undergarments. Because it has direct contact with your skin, the oils and dirt that is expelled by your pores tends to break down the fabric so you’ll want to wash them every 1-2 wears. This is for sanitary reasons, they absorb the sweat from your body and can develop an odor, this also extends the life of the garment by removing the oils that break down the elastic. 

 

Washing Shapewear for Longevity 

You absolutely can and should be washing your shapewear on a regular basis. As we mentioned, every 1-2 wears you should be giving them a clean. It doesn’t have to be an intense spin on the industrial cycle, but just a quick and gentle wash with your delicates. We recommend a mesh laundry bag to keep snaps, hooks and zippers safe.

How to Wash Your Shapewear 

  1. When machine washing, use a detergent for sensitive skin to prevent unexpected reactions.
  2. Wash by hand in the sink but as we all know this takes a lot of time. It will extend the life of your pieces but you may not have the time to dedicate – gentle cycle is fine but using the mesh laundry bag is best in the machine. 
  3. Your washer will automatically use COLD water for the gentle cycle but if you’re washing by hand, make sure to rinse cold or super low temperature. You know how dermatologists recommend rinsing your skin with cold water after washing your face to close your pores and keep your skin’s elasticity up? It’s pretty much the same principle here.
  4. Pro tip: don’t use the spin cycle or twist the garments to ring out water! They need to drip dry. 
  5. Whatever you do, please do NOT put your shapewear in the dryer. Not only does it break down the fabric and alter the appearance of the clothing, it ruins the elasticity and compressive factors that shapewear has to offer and can actually warp the garment. 
  6. No one wants to look lumpy, that’s why we buy shapewear in the first place so please, don’t dry the pieces in your dryer. This is also why we recommend having more than 1 piece of shapewear if you are a daily user, so your other pieces have time to dry flat. 

 

Conclusion

It might seem like a big commitment to care for your shapewear, but in reality, this is how your regular undergarments should be cared for as well. If you’re one of those notorious “once a month bra washers,”  this is your sign to stop that habit and get into the good one of 1-2 wears per wash. Your garments will thank you & so will your clothing budget.

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Looking to change your appearance without spending months hitting the gym or opting for the more expensive cosmetic surgery route? Shapewear could be your new contouring best friend. Think of it as an instant fix without permanent commitment or cost. Let’s start by covering a few basics. Shapewear isn’t meant to permanently alter your physical … Continued

Looking to change your appearance without spending months hitting the gym or opting for the more expensive cosmetic surgery route? Shapewear could be your new contouring best friend. Think of it as an instant fix without permanent commitment or cost.

Let’s start by covering a few basics. Shapewear isn’t meant to permanently alter your physical appearance and it certainly isn’t meant to be worn continuously. When fitted correctly, shapewear can even be, dare we say, comfortable? In fact, many people are using shapewear on a regular basis to enhance their natural appearance and change their body shape appearance without expensive surgery.

 

What is Shapewear? 

People of all ages and physiques are flocking to shapewear to help achieve their desired body aesthetic. Whether you’re looking for more curves, less curves, accents in the right places, or simply a flatter midsection, shapewear can help you achieve this goal. 

If you’re completely new to the concept of compression and/or shapewear, let us fill you in. Shapewear is a type of compression garment that can be worn by both patients after surgery and those who are simply looking for a comfortable, easy-to-wear product that improves their natural shape and contour. And we’ll quickly note that shapewear does not have the same medical compression capabilities as, say, Stage I or Stage II compression garments that you would use after procedures like liposuction or cosmetic surgery. It has more give making it ideal for daily wear. 

Shapewear can be a long-term solution for those who have received some sort of cosmetic surgery or are looking to maintain and emphasize their body’s shape. For example, shapewearcan be worn as a means of gender affirmation, to look more feminine, to look more androgynous, or to look more masculine. There are many non-surgical options out there, you just need to find the one that works for you. We’ve touched a little on how shapewear can help you achieve your desired aesthetic, but let’s expand on this topic by going over some more specific shapewear pieces that help you achieve a specific goal.

 

Changing Your Body Shape 

As we’ve mentioned, spending hours in the gym and dieting with seemingly no end in sight may get you closer to where you want to be but it’s not instant and you still may never get the lines you’re looking for. Achieving, not to mention maintaining, a flat stomach is extremely difficult for some people. There is both physical and mental strain and it’s not always something you can maintain long term. But if you want to look and feel your best, there are alternatives to slaving away in the gym and kitchen. 

People of all ages and physiques are flocking to shapewear to help achieve their desired body aesthetic. Whether you’re looking for more curves, less curves, accents in the right places, or simply a flatter midsection, shapewear can help you achieve this goal. You can’t choose where your body likes to hold fat, but you can choose the garments and undergarments you wear to accent your body the way you like it. 

Use shapewear to change your body shape for special occasions under dress clothing (psst, all celebrities do this for every A-list event) or find pieces that work for your wardrobe on a regular basis. We’ll be here to help with any questions along the way. 

 

Gender Affirming Shapewear

Another major benefit to shapewear is its versatility. There are many different types of shapewear for many different purposes. Gender affirmation is one of them. Whether you are currently transitioning or simply want to enhance your appearance to best suit your true gender, shapewear can help you achieve your goals. 

From binders and abdominal boards to appear more masculine or bodysuits and brief shapers or girdles to appear more feminine, shapewear can do it all. If you have questions about which pieces could be right to help you achieve your desired look, please let us know and our expert staff would be happy to help! 

 

How to Look More Feminine 

Shapewear can help you achieve a classic hourglass shape by cinching the areas that are traditionally more “masculine” like the waist, and helping to provide a more curvy silhouette. Click the image to browse our entire collection of shapers, girdles and bras.

Our full bodysuits which help create the illusion of an hourglass shape & provide easy access when nature calls. Can be worn with inserts or without. 


High waisted girdles can help you contour a more shapely derriere without costly surgery or hours doing squats. Add in hip and thigh pads to increase the curves. Click below to see our girdle collection.


If you want to enhance your upper body, we suggest our bra shapers, which can be worn with inserts or with your natural figure. Available in multiple shades and custom sizes to fit you.

 

How to Look More Androgynous 

Many of our shapewear pieces can also be used to achieve an androgynous look that helps you to feel comfortable in your own body, which is the ultimate goal! 

If you want to go for a more hourglass androgynous shape, consider using one of our bodysuits which come in a variety of fits and styles to work with your life. 

You may also consider high waisted options with a bra top. These individual pieces are easy options together or separate. 

If you’re going for a more squared off look, consider using a
binder
abdominal board
compression vest 

These options, worn daily under your regular clothing can provide you with an outward appearance that more geniunely reflects who you are.

How to Look More Masculine 

If your goal is to reduce your curves, there are plenty of options. Depending on the goal you will find our compression & shapewear vests to be a great option for day to day wear.

 

Our abdominal boards can also help you reduce the appearance of curves under your clothes comfortably as well as our custom fitted binders which can be worn however you choose.

 

As you can see, shapewear helps us achieve way more than just compression and smoothing fine lines under clothing. It helps us to be who we really are and embrace our identity through the clothing we enjoy wearing, and provides confidence in our appearances. No matter what any “wellness coach” might say, feeling comfortable in your own skin is hard to do. Anything that helps us to be comfortable with our appearance is an investment worth making, in our opinion.

Investing in shapewear pieces that suit your lifestyle and wardrobe can help achieve so much more than just a sleeker appearance. It can provide peace of mind knowing we’re venturing out into the world as who we are truly meant to be, and that is a good feeling! If you have questions about shapewear or want to learn more about what pieces might be right for your body type, don’t hesitate to send us a message or check out our website here

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It’s that time of year again, the BIG GAME & of course we’ll be cheering the Kansas City Chiefs on the whole time!  Just like the Chiefs, we know it takes a solid defense and a powerful offense to succeed but you overlook the importance of a great foundation. We have the foundation wear you … Continued

It’s that time of year again, the BIG GAME & of course we’ll be cheering the Kansas City Chiefs on the whole time! 

Just like the Chiefs, we know it takes a solid defense and a powerful offense to succeed but you overlook the importance of a great foundation. We have the foundation wear you need for a great defense, a strong offense and we’re highlighting some of our best players in the Shapewear Showdown!

Our top picks are guaranteed to help you feel and look your best no matter what you’re up against.

 

The Best Offensive Line 

ContourMD’s custom made compression vests give you the support you need to focus on what really matters, like what flavor wings are you going to order? Our compression vests are great for recovery and for daily wear. Shapewear garments also offer various levels of support that are unique to your body. Our compression vest solved the underarm binding issue and won’t ride up.  Available in both black and white colors, it is a great staple for any wardrobe.

Check out our complete offensive line here.

 

The Best Defensive Line

A solid defense keeps you safe and free to make the power moves. Our unique foundation wear is guaranteed to do the same by slimming you down & giving you the confidence you need to succeed. ContourMD’s girdles give you the support you need and the comfort you crave. Offering extra back support, a flattened midsection & Available in both open and closed models, we have the right fit for you.

Check out our complete defensive line here.

 

The Powerhouses

Under pressure, there are always those top performers that over deliver time & again. We appreciate that since we’ve been doing it as a brand  since 1982.

As Brazilian Buttlifts are more popular than ever before, and a surgery win starts with the best recovery. We live up to our Compression With Compassion with buttery soft compression garments to help you recover in comfort. 

The other powerhouse we couldn’t live without is the Biker Compression Shorts. Each custom made pair will go the distance, perfect for daily wear under everything.  With an easy to use side zipper and buttery soft material, you will want to wear them all the time.

 

Want To Be An MVP?

This month we’re giving away a $200 gift card & you could be the lucky winner. It’s no Super Bowl ring but our products are guaranteed to make you feel like you just won big! Just fill out the short form below & be sure to check your email. Winner announced on March 1.

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There is no better time to celebrate your body than today! We appreciate every body and that’s why ContourMD has been making compression and shapewear products since 1982. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable while accentuating your body in all the right places.   Did You Know? Literally ALL celebrities wear shapewear at … Continued

There is no better time to celebrate your body than today! We appreciate every body and that’s why ContourMD has been making compression and shapewear products since 1982. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable while accentuating your body in all the right places.

 

Did You Know?

Literally ALL celebrities wear shapewear at important events to maintain a flatter stomach and to help smooth their bra and underwear lines but shapewear isn’t just for red carpet or recovery, it’s a useful tool to help you feel confident that you look your best. That’s why we have created this guide to help you find the best fit for your unique curves.

 

Let’s Get Started

Understanding your body shape is important because it will help determine what area to accentuate through shapewear. Do you want to smooth your natural silhouette? Maybe you’d like to accentuate those curves? Shapewear will help showcase your natural form and have you looking and feeling your best in no time. No matter what you want to accentuate, we have a shapewear for you.

 

Check Your Measurements

Knowing your basic measurements like height and weight will help when shopping online. Most compression garments will use these two metrics to get a good idea of the level of compression you’ll need. It’s important that your shapewear is not too tight, as it can roll down or up and can be uncomfortable. A tighter/smaller size won’t make you look smaller; it will be more likely to look lumpy.

 

Depending on the type of garment you’re considering may need to know your chest, waist, thigh, bra, or hip measurements. We have a handy sizing chart available here for you to use (it’s almost never wrong!) but you’d rather have a personal stylist, our expert staff is happy to help you find the right pieces. We will even send you a FREE TAPE MEASURE if you fill out our form!

 

Dangerous Curves Ahead

 

There’s a variety of different levels of compression among shapewear garments. We picked a few of our most versatile shapewear options to give you a custom fit and a great value. Here your guide to a well-rounded shapewear collection for your closet. Click each item to learn more!

 

The Classic Body Suit ─ This shaper brief/bra combo comes in neutral or black and looks just like those sexy bodysuits we all know and love… except, better! Designed to be worn under regular clothes, this garment helps control everything from the butt up. Lifted butt, smooth stomach, and under-control breasts, what more could we ask for? Great for layering under the sheerest of outfits.

 

Smooth Shaping Panties ─ Shaping panties help make wearing waistbands comfortable again! Keeping a protective barrier between your skin and your waistband, shaping panties also help smooth the stomach area under shirts or blouses creating a flawless look now matter what you’re wearing.

 

Modern Biker Shorts ─ Who doesn’t love a good pair of high-waisted biker shorts? This 90s staple has been making a comeback in recent years. These are perfect accessories under dresses and rompers. A great investment, they’re a perfect under winter sweater dresses and they also prevent thigh chafing in the sweaty summer months ahead.

 

The Mid-Thigh Bodysuit ─ This flattering suit hits midthigh and molds your body into a classic hourglass shape. Custom fit to your unique curves, it’s comfortable enough to wear every day for work or play.

 

How Can We Help You Feel Your Best

If you are searching for everyday contour garments you might select a lower compression top for those Zoom calls or high-waisted bike shorts for some mid-section control. If you’re looking for shapewear for a special event like Valentine’s Day or you want more support you may consider a fuller shapewear set or girdle. If you’ve got questions about shapewear for daily wear, special occasion or an upcoming procedure, we are only a phone call away.

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