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January 4, 2012 / comocyclechic

Let me tell you about the magical properties of shapewear

Boots for the ride, pumps for the office and shapewear for insulation

I was never one for shapewear until I had my baby. My mom sent me a post-baby care package that included a tummy controlling cami — like the one pictured above — and I was hooked. I picked up several items — including some leggings — while I was losing the baby weight and still keep them around because those last few pounds refuse to go anywhere.

Not only are they great for giving me an extra boost of confidence, but they also provide an excellent layer of insulation. Yesterday my husband left for work on his bike and returned home almost immediately with a frozen derailleur so I knew I had to seriously bundle up.

I didn’t want to add a bunch of thick layers or switch from my planned outfit so I just layered everything over some shapewear. It’s not too bulky, I feel comfortable wearing it around the office and when I inevitably get too warm I can shed the extra layers and stow them in my pocketbook without taking up too much room. The only thing I had to do was change my shoes when I got to work.

If you want to bike to work in the cold weather you don’t have to go out and get a bunch of specialized equipment. Just get creative with what’s already in your closet.



  1. Haley McCall / Jan 5 2012 11:28 am

    This is an awesome idea! Thanks babes!

    • comocyclechic / Jan 5 2012 9:20 pm

      You’re welcome. Hope it’s something that helps you out someday!

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