How to Stop Shapewear from Rolling Up Thighs (5 Useful Tips)

If you’re wearing the wrong size or style of shapewear, then it can roll up the thighs and cause discomfort. The trick is to ensure you’re wearing the right size and style for your body type.

Here are some tips on how to stop shapewear from rolling up thighs:

  • Make sure you’re wearing the right size. If you’re in between sizes, go with the smaller one if you want to prevent rolling.
  • Try a different style of shapewear with an ankle strap or higher waistline that won’t ride up as much.
  • Wear something underneath your shapewear that will hold it in place — like tights or leggings — instead of going commando!

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Wear Well-fitting and Right-sized Shapewear

The first step in avoiding rolling up thighs is ensuring that you’re wearing the right size. Take into consideration the fact that there may be some shrinkage after washing and drying your garment, so order a size larger than what you normally wear if possible. If this isn’t an option for you, look at reviews from other people who have purchased similar items to see if they have any recommendations on sizing expectations based on their experiences with the product.

Use Hold-ups

A hold-up is a clip that attaches your shapewear to your bra strap. Hold-ups are designed to keep shapewear from rolling up your thighs. They’re made from a special material that grips tightly to your skin and stops the roll from happening. If you love wearing shapewear but hate how it rolls up on you, this could be the solution you’ve been looking for!

woman in sideview wearing a straps pull down bra
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Check your Compression

Compression is key to making shapewear work, but that doesn’t mean it will always stay put. A good rule of thumb is to look for a high level of compression and a tight fit — without being too tight. If the garment rolls up, it’s too loose; if it hurts or feels restrictive, it’s too tight. The goal is to have compression without feeling like you’re wearing a corset.

Some brands of shapewear offer compression in their designs, which is great for women who have trouble with cellulite or other problems on their thighs. However, if you don’t need this level of compression, it can cause your shapewear to roll up your legs even more. If you have trouble with cellulite or other problems on your thighs, look for compression garments that are specifically designed to target these areas. Otherwise, opt out of compression altogether if possible. (1)

Try different brands and styles until you find one that works for you. Every woman’s body is different, so there’s no such thing as the perfect type of shapewear for everyone out there. Try different brands and styles until you find one that works for you!

Check for a Silicone Hem

One of the most important features of a good pair of shapewear is a silicone hem. This feature prevents the garment from rolling up on itself or bunching up around your thighs while you’re wearing it. If there’s no silicone hem, then it may not stay in place as well as other products do!

You can also use a silicone strip in the waistband or a hem to give garments a clingy fit you can’t achieve with normal hems. To add comfort to your shapewear be sure to choose one that offers this feature.

When wearing, Take your time.

If you’re rushing around and don’t have time to pick out the right pair of pants or skirt, keep your shapewear at home. It takes time to get used to wearing this type of product, so make sure you have time to put on your shapewear properly so it stays in place throughout the day.

Another important tip for shapewear to sit properly and work as intended is to make sure your skin is dry and that you are not too warm when you get dressed. So, don’t put on shapewear if you have been sweating or have just gotten out of the shower. (2)

Take a look at some of our related articles below.

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Maggie Walker
Maggie Walker

Certifications: Fashion Design (BA)
Education: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lives In: Chicago
Maggie has invaluable experience working in the fashion industry. Regarding fitting and clothing, only a select few can match up with her experience.
She oversees every aspect and has put her heart and soul into MadisonPlus.

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