Dutch underwear and shapewear brand Magic Bodyfashion officially launched in South Africa this month together with their new ForEveryone Collection. When most of us think shapewear, we think about sucking in our ‘problem’ areas to look skinnier. But, that old school way of thinking about shapewear is long gone. Today, shapewear is no longer a manipulation of bodies but rather a solution for fashionistas wanting to look their best. That’s where Magic Bodyfashion comes in.
Magic Bodyfashion says its shapewear and solutions garments are for everyone — no matter your shape or size — and is designed to help you create a smooth, polished look, with no visible panty or bra line, in your favourite outfits. According to the brand, shapewear can be used to make any woman feel comfortable and confident in her clothing, and help her embrace her natural figure no matter the size.
The brand has been the body solution brand ‘by women for women’ for over 25 years and is sold in over 60 countries worldwide, from Germany to Hong Kong, so you know they must be doing something right!
The shapewear product range promises to offer functional garments with a great fit that is all about comfort. The brand also prides itself on offering a solution for every wardrobe problem. Magic Bodyfashion offers a full wardrobe of shapewear and each product has its specific function which is fabricated from high-quality materials using the latest innovations. This also applies to all the bras and accessories.
What’s more, Magic Bodyfashion prides itself on its sustainability strategy Magic Cares, which is divided into three parts: environmental, which works on reducing the amount of paper/plastic and CO2 emissions; social, which is all about donations, employee programs and social movements and economic, which showcases their two sustainable collections.
The initial launch collection in South Africa consists of 14 varied shaping products and will expand further with additional exciting and technologically advanced garments, that take shaping to the next level. Most of the shaping garments are available from sizes S to 4XL and are available nationwide.
Hands-on with Magic Bodyfashion Shapewear
I popped into Inner Secrets Lingerie for a fitting with professionally trained corsetiere Roxy who gave me the low-down on wearing premium shapewear like Magic Bodyfashion. When it comes to shapewear, it’s important to have the garments fitted by a trained professional who can assist you in finding the right size and solution for you. I tried on the Magic Bodyfashion ForEveryone Hi-Brief (R1,099) and the ForEveryone Be Pretty Tummy Squeezer Lace panties (R699).
The ForEveryone Tummy Squeezer helps to shape your tummy and your bum, giving you the confidence to wear any outfit. With special lace-trimmed seams, and smooth breathable fabric, this beautiful boyshort-style underwear is completely invisible under your clothing. It’s super comfortable and the material is breathable and doesn’t make you feel too warm, like other shapewear options on the market.
Made with lightweight fabrics the ForEveryone Hi-Brief has a high waist design and powerful bonded panels for a strong shaping effect. The fully bonded panels are built-in at the waist, sides, and back of the Hi-Brief to provide an extra firm yet comfortable fit. The silicone trim at the top of the waistband ensures the brief stays perfectly in place.
The brief gives you an ultra-smooth and invisible fit under your clothes and is surprisingly comfortable. While other shapewear I’ve worn in the past felt quite restrictive the Magic Bodyfashion Hi-Brief feels comforting and encourages you to stand up a little bit straighter and improve your posture.
The Hi-Brief fits all the way up to the bra line and can be worn with your own bra, working to shape the waist, tummy, and back to give you a seamless silhouette in even the most form-fitting outfits. Since my fitting with Roxy I’ve worn this shapewear under a number of outfits from my wardrobe and absolutely loved the effect.
The garments can be worn for hours at a time and still feel comfortable without cutting into your skin. Whether you’re rocking a form-fitting bodycon dress, bodysuit, or even skinny jeans and a T-shirt, this magical garment gives you the confidence to know you’ll look your best in anything you wear.
Fittings at Inner Secrets Lingerie
Whether you’re looking for shapewear or want to look your best in your underwear I can’t recommend the free fitting service at Inner Secrets Lingerie enough. Inner Secrets prides itself on offering customers professional fitting services and advice and the staff in each store are so knowledgeable and helpful.
They’ll measure you to figure out your right bra size and will even help you find the right lingerie and underwear solutions for a special occasion. You simply need to bring the outfit you’re going to wear along with you to the store for your fitting, and they’ll help you figure out the rest.
Inner Secrets has 4 stores in Cape Town, including Sea Point, Claremont, the Waterfront, and Mowbray. Click here to find a store near you.
Magic Bodyfashion is now available at Inner Secrets stores as well as online from the Inner Secrets website. You can also find it at Queenspark, Superbalist, Zando, Storm in A-G Cup, and lingerie boutiques across the country. For a full list of stockists click here.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.