Hello Swimwear and Lingerie Folk {waves enthusiastically}

Today’s Must-Have-Monday item is a handy little waistcincher garter belt combination from Change lingerie’s Charade Spring 2011 Collection.

This stunning little number features the type of control and smoothing that you would expect from shapewear with the added benefit of suspended garters. The addition of the garters at the base of the waistcincher allows me to avoid having to double up on the number of garments I need to wear on my waist and hips. Voila! Lingerie pulling double duty… Brilliant!

I happened to stumble upon this little number and was blown away by the quality and attention to detail. The elasticized nylon fabric is deliciously luxurious and has that nice bit of give that prevents the piece from pulling too much while shaping my waist. There are seven hook and eye closures along the back that ensure that it won’t spontaneously ‘pop’ open. The four garters descend from the scalloped bottom edge and feature cinches (like on the shoulder strap of a bra) so that you can customize their length.

The front panel is detailed with lace work and blinged out ribbon which conceal the control panel for your stomach. There are eight ribs running along the length that give the waistcincher it’s chutzpah and keep your middle section in smooth form.

It is sized small to extra-large, but tends to fit on the smaller, tighter side, so I would advise you to try one on before you buy.

Change is a new lingerie line to me and I (of course) had to go online and check out their other products and see if all of their collection is as praise-worthy as my nifty little waistcincher.

They are a relatively new Danish company and have been producing their sumptuous lingerie for the European market for the past 13 years. They have only recently begun developing the North American market with stores in several major Canadian cities and I particularly like their swimwear and am looking forward to seeing more of their designs.