Show off your shape

The perfect outfit starts with the right foundation: shapewear!

Before: Constance arrived dressed in a box-cut midi dress…

After: … and left in a figure-flattering pencil skirt!

Constance Nombuliso Fojisa (42), a mother of three from Strand in the Western Cape, was nominated by her middle daughter, Vivian Nosisa Fojisa. Vivian wrote in to tell us how amazing her mother is and how she works so hard keeping the family on track that she hardly has any time or money to spend on herself.

We treated Constance to a day full of pampering, from a beautiful real-hair weave and a make-up lesson to a fabulous wardrobe fitting, advice and a photo shoot.

We showed Constance how using shapewear can help transform her figure and help her clothing sit better. Shapewear is designed to show off all the right curves, and Constance’s hourglass figure shouldn’t be hidden!

When it comes to shapewear, Constance wanted something versatile that she could wear under pretty much anything, so we kitted her out with a fabulous onesie. With detachable straps she can wear this under everything, from shorts and jeans to skirts and dresses.

Shapewear contours and redefines your shape to smooth out any unwanted lumps and bumps to let your curves shine!

High-waisted shapers control the tummy, bottom and upper legs.

The bodysuit creates a head-to-toe streamlined shape.

Skin deep

To ensure Constance’s skin stays radiant, we recommended a basic beauty routine: cleansing, toning and moisturising daily, as well as exfoliating weekly.

To get that everyday glow, start with foundation. Then just add eyeliner, mascara and lip gloss to finish off. Take it to the next level with colourful smokey eye make-up and red lipstick.

Read more: Shapewear and what pieces will work best for you

Check out reader Bhekezulu Susan Mthimkhulu’s transformation.

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Photography: Shavan Rahim/NMP