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  • 86th Academy Awards - Oscars

    Tomorrow, Sunday 2nd March, the 86th Academy Awards will take place, many of you know this glamorous event as the Oscars.
    The likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts will be looking as glamorous as possible and we can't wait to see what everyone will be wearing. One thing we know for sure is that there will be loads of shapewear underneath those breath taking frocks.
    3091__1At Mio Destino we specialise in women’s shapewear. Body shaping lingerie has become very popular from brands such as SpanxMiraclesuit and Body Wrap, even in Hollywood.
    Shapewear is the perfect undergarment to wear if you want your figure to look smooth. That desired hour glass figure could be yours in minutes!
    We offer a wide range of shapewear and have something for every single occasion.
    So if you have a dress you have been dying to wear but aren't too confident about wearing it, purchase some shapewear today and feel your confidence rise!



  • A guide to Shapewear

    Let’s go back to the olden days when woman used to wear corsets so tight that they would damage their organs, crush ribs and faint numerous times a day, just to look good in their massive frocks.

    Luckily for us ladies in the 21st century we have managed to step away from the iron and whalebone corsets and there is something called shapewear.

    For those who aren't quite sure what shapewear is, it is an undergarment which is designed to alter the shape of your body to create a smooth look for a certain period of time.

    Body Wrap Shapewear Ivory The Catwalk High-Waist Long Leg Panty
















    Wearing shapewear seems to have become somewhat of a trend nowadays especially in Hollywood. You can spot a glimpse of thigh slimmers and control slips, left, right and centre. How else do you think the red carpet tredders look so amazing in their tight dresses?

    Even though popularity has risen, in the UK we are still a bit hesitant when it comes to shapewear. According to research by Mintel (April 2013), shapewear garments are mainly worn by women who are 55+ and only 1 in 8 women has ever bought shapewear for themselves. Further research found that three fifths of women state that advice on the best underwear to improve your shape, such as shapewear, would encourage them to buy more.

    Here at Mio Destino we want to set some myths straight and convince you that shapewear can be sexy, covers your problem areas and adds an extra layer of confidence.

    Let’s get one thing smoothed over first, shapewear is not a substitute for the gym or dieting. These undergarments will not make you lose weight. However they will make your figure look smoother and can create that desired hourglass shape most women are after.

    We won’t lie, it’s not going to be an easy ride getting shapewear on. But when you think about it, that makes perfect sense because you’re trying to hide unwanted lumps and bumps so you need a bit of force to smooth them out. Plus most women have not been told how to put on shapewear correctly and therefore end up missing out on the benefits of these great garments.

    Here are some of our tips which will help you with your new shapewear.

    The first tip we want to give you is, always step into shapewear and pull it up over the hips to avoid trapping your head and arms. Another good tip is to bunch up the shapewear, just like you do with tights or leggings, and putting it on whilst gradually releasing the tight fabric. Most shapewear garments come with instructions, these are there for a reason and we advise you to follow them.

    When it comes to sizing you don’t want to go for a bigger size because you think it might be more comfortable. If you wear shapewear that is too big a fit it will move around your body, wrinkle or twist. Plus it won’t provide the right level of support that you are looking for.

    Buying shapewear that is a smaller size than you usually wear will not provide you with more support either. It will just not fit and feel very uncomfortable. Shapewear that is too tight will most likely cut of your circulation, pinch your skin and create bulges (which you are trying to get rid of).

    So instead of going for a smaller size go for your correct size with firmer support. Support at Mio Destino ranges from light control to extra control and there are a range of brands available such as Spanx, Miraclesuit and Naomi & Nicole.

    Going with the least coverage as possible is the key to comfort, when it comes to shapewear. Take a good look at each body part, even if it’s not a factor that made you decide to buy the shapewear in the first place, determine if it should be included in the shapewear or not. For example if you want a slimmer waist you really don’t need to buy a full bodysuit, this will probably make you feel uncomfortable and you won’t be happy with the result as you’re not correcting your problem area.

    Take a look at our Help Guide page to see which shapewear garments you should be wearing with your body hangups.

  • Slim with Spanx

    If they are good enough for Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah and Julia Roberts, Spanx is good enough for Mio Destino customers! The renowned comfort and secure fit of Spanx shapewear makes them the best confident boost a woman needs before leaving the house!

    Below are our favourite products from the Spanx's bestsellers list

    Slimplicity Open-Bust Full Slip

    Spanx Simplicity Open Bust Nude Slip

    If you need any shapewear, it is the Spanx Slimplicity Open Bust Full Slip! With its super slimming level, the slip will give you a sleek and smooth silhouette under your clothes. The shapewear concentrates on the midriff and thighs with its built-in panty to give you extra tummy control!  You will not be left hot and bothered with the cool fabric which is breathable under skirts or dresses. Featuring a open bust, the slip allows you to feel confident in your favourite bust boosting bra to maximise your figure!

    Spanx Super Higher Power Bare Brief

    Spanx Super Higher Power Bare Brief

    The Spanx Super Higher Power Bare Brief is a girl's best friend! This shapewear is perfect for your little black dress with the soft and securely fitted waistband. The shapewear brief slims the midriff and shapes the stomach. Featuring non-binding legbands, the super higher power brief will give a sleek silhouette to any outfit. Made with 100% cotton, the briefs are breathable and comfortable if you want to wear jeans for a more casual look.

    Spanx Slimmer and Shine Open Bust Black Bodysuit

    Spanx Slimmer and Shine Open Bust Black Bodysuit

    The Spanx Slimmer and Shine Open Bust Black Bodysuit is ideal if you want to smooth your tummy and hip area. The fabric used has compression zones which target your torso and transform your shape for the ultimate wow factor. This fabulous bodysuit will do wonders to your ego and derriere with its bottom pockets which gives it a cheeky boost! With the engineered bust lift, you can dress to impress with a plunging neckline.

    Can't get enough of our shapewear? We also stock Naomi and Nicole, Body Wrap and Miraclesuit

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