Right ladies, party season is upon us and I don’t care about your shape or size, with all the parties and events coming up there’s no point in getting out that little black dress unless you’ve sleeked, shaped and contoured your curves!
I’ve been there before, ready for a black tie Christmas party. I’ve got my dress sorted (a beautiful floor-length gown) and just need my underwear to hold me in all the right places for more forgiving angles.
From full body to knicks and multiway bras, shapewear shopping can often feel like a minefield of lingerie ready to pinch, tighten and give you a very unsexy Bridgit Jones like look!
Well, not any more…
Let’s start with the full body – and yes there’s bound to by a frumpy-looking nude ensemble, but lets stick to the sexiest of shapewear for now.
Magic Bodyfashion are innovative and all about maintaining your sultry style from dress to lingerie. Their Shape Up Dress is a figure-skimming slip that takes care of little lumps and bumps around the hip and thigh areas, while the Lycra fabric ensures the fit is comfy…so you can eat your three-course dinner and relax!
Our very own Intimates Control has also stepped up their sex appeal with their collection of strapless slips and wear your own bra lace firm control slip. Designed to look like LBDs of their own they sleek your curves and come in designs that flatter your outfit. The strapless slip is perfect for bandeau styles, while the wear your own bra style allows you to wear your perfect bra for a comfortable and confident night.
OK, next up are the half slips and skirts to take care of those troublesome tum, hip, bum and thigh areas.
We’d all love to wear a bodycon dress this party season, but they’re difficult to pull off. The key is to sleek your thighs and hips for one smooth curve. Magic Bodyfashion again comes up top with their Super Control Skirt. Available in nude or black it’s perfect for both lightweight and darker dresses, while the delicate lace detail is pretty and feminine – you’ll just love it!
For something a little more solid when it comes to shaping, the Intimates Control Half Slip has plenty of stretch but gives a more structured feel – ideal for girls who need a little more shaping. Decorated with a lace hem and available in black or nude, it’s still pretty and a dream to wear.
Moving onto the body then for ladies who want to define those hourglass curves…
Miraclesuit is the one to beat in this category. Their strapless body (and indeed most of their shapewear) boasts that it can make you 10lbs lighter in 10 seconds! Now to me this is an absolute God send, and, what’s more it has structured stitched panels to really narrow and sleek your silhouette as well as underwired cups that lift and support (no mean feat when going strapless)!
Magic Bodyfashion again have a sexy offering in the form of their Super Control Body – a panelled, lacy wonder that you can wear your own bra with. It helps to flatten the tummy and create a subtle lift to the bust area for a piece that’s as functional as it is stylish.
And finally we move on to separates…
Now not all shapewear is to smooth, flatten and hide! Magic Bodyfashion have a cute pair of padded knickers to give girls with slightly less junk in the trunk a noticelbly more rounded derriere.
From Magic Bodyfashion to Maidenform, Intimates Control and Wonderbra, there’s a range of Waist Nippers around that are designed to, well nip in your waist! I already have quite a narrow waist and so worry that these will only emphasise my hips, but they’re great for straight up and down girls and apple shapes who want to create more of a curve in the middle!
OK so this was a quick round up of what we’ve got to offer, but hurry girlies, Party season is already upon us and shapewear is selling out fast so make sure you get your perfectly sexy shaping piece.
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Love Laura x