This question has a no… and a yes as an answer! Shapewear is a fantastic way to alter your silhouette. The appropriate shapewear can change your appearance from your thighs to your bustline. Your shape can be nipped in and accentuated just where you need it by offering the ideal amount of control. Shapewear made of lycra or spandex can provide fantastic shaping for your waistline, with items like control briefs and shaping shorts offering superb contouring. These clothes will not only reduce the size of your waist, but they will also lift your butt and smooth the contours of your hips. However, the results will only be fleeting because of the materials’ soft, pliable nature. Only a waist trainer can help you if you want to permanently decrease belly fat while wearing shapewear. The A-list fad that became popular in about 2014-2015 is waist training. A waist trainer, commonly referred to as a waist cincher and especially favored by the Kardashians, is essentially a wide elasticized belt that ‘trains’ your stomach to go smaller. They can accomplish spectacular effects, removing 4-6 inches off your belly, if they are fitted and worn properly. The corset, which was popular in the Victorian era, has been modernized as waist trainers. They are far more pleasant to wear than their whalebone forerunner because they are made of pliable material. They’re designed to be worn much more tightly than conventional shapewear, and while they offer immediate aesthetic gains, you won’t get long-term advantages from wearing a waist trainer until you’ve worn one almost every day for a few months. Your waist will supposedly become “conditioned” to the new shape over time. Some are even made to be worn during physical activity to maximize their impact.