The answer is… it depends! The good news is wearing your shapewear for “too long” is never dangerous, it may just become uncomfortable and isn’t recommended, and how long you should wear your shapewear depends on the garment. There are a few different levels of compression which contribute to how long you should wear your shapewear, such as moderate, medium, high, and waist trainers, which are adjustable.
If you’re looking for a rule to use for all your shapewear, no longer than 8 hours unless you’ve had surgery.
HOW LONG CAN YOU WEAR WAIST CINCHERS?
Waist trainers are relatively small in the shapewear world and are used to instantly trim inches off your waist and train your waist to be slimmer over time, giving you that much-desired hourglass look.
Waist trainers are just that – for training, so you can wear them for a long time. Waist trainers are not corsets, so they aren’t dangerous to use, are adjustable, and are easy to put on and take off, so if you did find yourself in a situation where you wanted to take it off, you can do so without stripping right down. Many dedicated ladies wear their waist trainer for about 8 hours a day.
HOW LONG CAN YOU WEAR BUTT LIFTERS?
Butt lifters shape the lower belly, butt, and upper thighs, and while they’re a popular choice for wearing to parties and other events, you can wear them all day without concern as they don’t modify your shape permanently. Many of our customers wear a butt lifter daily to prevent the appearance of a saggy butt in the future. You don’t need to take off your butt lifter until it becomes uncomfortable for you.
HOW LONG CAN YOU WEAR SHAPEWEAR?
Body shapers are any piece of shapewear that covers multiple areas of your body and usually offer medium to high compression to smooth your curves. They’ll keep your tummy tucked in, nip in your waist, smooth your thighs, lift your butt, and more.
Because body shapers offer such full coverage and a higher level of compression, they may become uncomfortable over a long period of time, but if not you can wear them all day and into the night.
RIGHT: Invisible Bodyshaper NS198
HOW LONG CAN YOU WEAR POST SURGERY SHAPEWEAR?
Post surgery Colombian Fajas are made with a material called “Powernet”, and are specifically designed to be comfortable and offer high compression to women who have had surgery, to aid in their recovery.
Post surgery shapewear garments are designed for long wear, so you can wear yours 24/7 without worry, only taking it off to clean.
RIGHT: High Compression Faja NS066
IS IT OKAY TO WEAR SHAPEWEAR EVERY DAY?
Yes, you’re perfectly okay to wear your shapewear daily. As long as you’re comfortable, you’re good to go! As long as your shapewear is the right size for you, you can wear it all day long. If you need help choosing the right size, you can always contact our team and we’ll ensure you get the best fit that will give you the shape you’re looking for and feel as comfortable as possible.
WILL WEARING SHAPEWEAR 24/7 PERMANENTLY CHANGE MY SHAPE?
Not permanently, no. While high compression garments and waist trainers will often help you look slimmer and more toned temporarily, you can’t simply wear shapewear for a month and see those results forever – just like working out, unfortunately! However, unlike going to the gym, you can see instant results when you put on your shapewear.
CAN I WEAR SHAPEWEAR AT THE GYM?
You can wear your waist trainer at the gym, provided it’s designed to be worn while working out. You can wear your waist trainer for the duration of your workout, just swap it for another waist trainer after your workout so you don’t get a sweat rash.
So, the answer to “how long can I wear shapewear?” is essentially 8 hours, or as long as you’re comfortable!