Vedette Shapewear: in the daytime

Vedette Shapewear asked if I was interested in trying out one of their shapewear garments and styling it as day to night outerwear. I was reluctant at first glance because I have never worn shapewear before and I've always thought it was made for people who wanted to hide their love affair with peanut butter, and not girls who were proud of their bodies.

It wasn't until I read their mission statement and browsed through their "I've got nothing to hide campaign" that I was convinced shapewear is more than just a garment for disguising belly fat but also a garment that celebrates your body and is a pretty addition to your wardrobe. 
"At Vedette, we understand the unique needs of our customers and offer you a wide range of shapewear and support garments for any occasion. Our goal is to provide you with high quality shapewear and garments that help you achieve your ideal silhouette but also make you feel comfortable."
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I chose the Tatienne corset for its lace-up accent and the nude color for its vintage appearance. I wanted my daytime look to linger in the golden sun, dreamily like I was headed to a place where flowers grow. The corset itself is very soft, as though it were a sheet of perfectly fitted silk. I didn't find myself pulling at it or getting annoyed like I usually do with tucked in blouses. 

What I found most grin-worthy about the entire outfit was how comfortable I felt inside of it. Sure, it's great to have a belly appear smoother and flatter but the shapewear didn't disguise my body or make me look like a photo-shopped pear, it made me look like me.

I have been that girl. I have stood in front of a bathroom mirror with two hands cupped to my belly, cheeks soaked with tear salts, wondering how did I ever allow myself to grow this island below my bosom? And those creases between my belly button and thigh could swallow a rain drop! I have loathed and I have cursed this body I was given and for each time I have done that, I have lost a precious moment where I could have been admiring the blood and heart that beats beneath it.

Yes, I have hips and dips. I have lines and freckles. I get bruises, bumps and hair in unforgiving places. Cellulite? I got that too. I have come a long way from wanting to hide all of these marks that make me who I am. Now all I want to do is wear clothes that celebrate my body.....

and my brain.

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Stay tuned for the night time look & a giveaway for you to win your own shapewear!
Sunhat - Value Village  | Beige Shapewear Vedette Shapewear  | Floral Trousers - Forever 21
 Flower Petal Wedges - Oasap

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31 comments:

  1. You look absolutely adorable! I've been obsessing over floral lately and this is definitely the cutest outfit ever! :D

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  2. Flower31.5.13

    (wow I never knew shapewear could look so beautiful and ethreal)

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  3. you look so cute!

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  4. i really love your vintage style <3 your floral pants is too gorgeous on you! really enjoy reading your blog <3
    xx,bella

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  5. Hey,
    great pictures and an amazing outfit. I love it!
    Kisses
    Tabea

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  6. I also worked together with Vedette once, they are amazing!

    bisous,
    mia

    heylilahey

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  7. Absolutely love this post Amy - you are a beautiful writer <3

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  8. I absolutely loved the print of your skirt.. It is so beautiful OMG!

    Please enter my first giveaway sponsored by Oasap!

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  9. Nice photos!
    Great post ;))

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  10. You look so super cute. Love the look!

    Xo Amie

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  11. I love the vintagey affect to your photos, I think it compliments your style and your blog very nicely.

    Anyway, the Vedette piece that you chose is really lovely and I would have never guessed that it was actually shapeware. Almost makes me want to try it out for myself. Great post.

    xoxo,
    Avo (www.avoslife.com)

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  12. Anonymous2.6.13

    What an inspiring post! I feel like making cookies now and being happy

    =)

    You look so so pretty

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  13. Such a cute outfit!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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  14. awww so cute, you looking vintage i love the brown color. btw you have great blog. mind to following eachother? follow me if you love

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  15. I love wearing comfortable outfits that make me feel great! You look fantastic.

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  16. You look super cute

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  17. you look so stunning, you remind me a character from an old book! <3
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  18. Lovely photos and you look nice and Summery! Love your hat :) - Tasha xxx

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  19. I adore how you styled this and I this is such an honest post love it , thank you for sharing.

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  20. Goodness, you are so lovely! I absolutely adore your blog! Your style is so inspirational.

    Xo, Hannah

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  21. I like EVERYTHING you are wearing here, its amazing, and the shoes oh gooooooooood❤

    xxx

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  22. sucha cute outfit! and the shoes are adorable! xx

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  23. How goreous are you? Love the romantic and vintage feel here, the shoes are so pretty, and the hat is the perfect finishing touch!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  24. Adore this Amy! One of my favorite outfits of yours- you styled the shapewear brilliantly. You are a dream.
    xo, Tori Lynne
    http://generationscollective.blogspot.com/

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  25. Aww, you look so cute!

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  26. Your outfit is super cute, I am so in love with your hat!

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