Slimming Shapewear That Works Like Magic!
If you want a great silhouette under any dress, a pert bum, slimmer hips or fuller boobs, we can help, as we've uncovered fashion's biggest secret - shapewear! Lose a dress size in seconds by shopping our pick of the best super-slimming buys...
1. Fake A Flawless Figure
The fastest way to a slimmer silhouette is to invest in a shapewear dress. Heine's control corset sits discreetly underneath your fitted frocks and can give you a completely smooth body in seconds. What's more, the straps are removable so even your strapless frocks work with this slip!
2. Get A Red-Hot Hourglass Shape
PrimaDonna Control Briefs, £62.95: Who says shapewear can't be fiercely sexy? PrimaDonna's couture control briefs come in this sassy Christmas red, as well as black, white and nude, and give you an amazing nipped in waist thanks to their in-built corsetry. A must-have for your undies drawer…
3. Smooth Out Your Midriff
Figleaves Miraclesuit, £50: Offering firm control for your whole body, Figleaves' miraclesuit claims to make you look as if you've lost 10lbs in 10 seconds! The rigid fabric and super-tight waist makes for ultimate impact, plus it has an in-built bra! We don't think we can live without one in our festive wardrobes...
4. Sculpt Your Legs, Bum And Tum
M&S Firm Control Sleek & Sculpt, £25: Fake a trim tum and slender legs with M&S's nude control pants. They're discreet and comfortable thanks to the subtle colour and breathable fabric, plus they lift your bottom! For an amazing silhouette under that Christmas party dress, we suggest you invest right this minute...
5. Tennis beauty Serena Williams wows in her new campaign for Berlei lingerie.
The 33-year-old knows the difficulty that often comes with trying to keep those curves in order! The Wimbledon title winner is a natural fit to partner with an Australian underwear brand in a new campaign to promote their sports bras therefore. "I have learned to be proud of my curves and to embrace them" says the sports star. "It's important to love who you are and realise that you're beautiful, no matter what society says." Picture: Berlei
6. Tame Your Tummy
BHS Waist Cincher Briefs, £10: Targetting the dreaded festive muffin top, BHS's seamfree briefs will hide a multitude of sins this Christmas! They trim down your waist, tummy and hips and smooth our your midriff. You'll look like you've started that January diet before the New Year even arrives!
7. Lift Up That Butt!
Spanx High-Power Thigh and Tummy Control Pants, £35: Spanx has just brought out their new and 'slimproved' control shorts, and they're no joke. These skintight, bum-pluming pants transform your entire backside as well as slimming down your thighs and tummy. Every girl needs a pair of these branded classics!
8. Forget Surgery, Slip Into A Full Body Lift
Boux Avenue Shaping Slip, £35: For a full body lift, try Boux Avenue's shaping slip. It's the perfect solution to smooth those unwanted lumps and bumps, sculpting your figure into a gorgeous hourglass shape. The design enables you to wear your own bra underneath but expertly smoothes the lines between the two pieces of lingerie. Don't miss out on this party season saviour! Available in sizes 8 - 18.
9. Let Your Body Breath
Triumph Pure Shaper Skirt, £23: An amazing alternative to tight fitting shorts, Triumph's shapewear skirt works underneath the tightest of dresses to give your shape an incredibly smooth finish. The lack of a crotch means you also means you won't be hopping around in the toilet trying to hoik them on and off!