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Tested September 2011
"The Workout You Wear"
I had the pleasure of testing a variety of ShatoBu shapewear garments during the month of September. I wore a piece of shapewear 4 or 5 times a week for a total of 16 test wears. Each time I wore the shapewear anywhere from 2-6 hours.
In the past I have tried shapewear from a variety of brands but usually reserved it for special occasions. I find most shapewear to be uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time or restrictive when it came to pairing with clothing. I don't like dealing with the rolling of the waistband or the feeling of the garment riding up or pulling as I move.
Initially, I thought the ShatoBu shapewear resembled some of the other similar brands on the market but quickly experienced the difference with an acceptable level of comfort that I attribute to the superior construction of the garments. One thing I did notice is the ShatoBu garments actually do return to their shape after hand washing and hang drying. In the past I noticed that other shapewear brands did not wash up well.
I could feel the resistance bands working while wearing the ShatoBu shapewear, especially when walking long distances. I also found that while wearing the shapewear, I had a heightened awareness to concentrate on engaging my core muscles, even when in a seated position. I actually wore a ShatoBu shaper for two pilates classes and found it to be similar to wearing fitted yoga pants. I was also pleased that the shapewear's moisture wicking feature actually worked to keep me drier than I would have imagined.
After wearing ShatoBu for a month, I noticed I felt a bit more confident and energized when I was wearing them as opposed to when I went without wearing them. The shapewear made my slinkier dresses fit better and any signs of panty lines were eliminated.
My favourite piece of ShatoBu is the footless leggings. I enjoyed wearing them with a tunic dress and gladiator style sandals. I just started wearing the high waist tights with boots to work with the cooler Fall weather.
After experiencing the comfort and long-wearing performance of the ShatoBu shapewear, I would consider purchasing more ShatoBu products and I will recommend the ShatoBu shapewear to friends.
I did not receive pay for this review but I did receive 5 pieces of ShatoBu shapewear for the purpose of product testing.
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