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YOUR GUIDE TO PARTY-READY SHAPEWEAR

Think of shapewear as your wardrobe’s secret weapon. From sculpting lace bodies to strapless bras that actually work, let us take you through the pieces ready to set confidence alight this party season

The sleek, figure-sculpting body

Banish thoughts of fiddly buttons and awkward fits – bodysuits have come a long way since the Eighties. Case in point: this lace bodysuit cut from firm-control fabric. Targeted tummy, bottom and arm-sculpting hold ensure smoothness where you want it, while added stretch means it won’t restrict your dance moves. Genius.

How to wear it: For guaranteed va-va-voom wear this body with your favourite slacks and nothing but a black bra underneath. Or, for a look that’s rather more demure, layer under a sleeveless dress or silky blouse.

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All hail: the waist cincher

Designed to smooth the silhouette and accentuate killer curves, this waist-cinching wonder piece bridges the gap between stretchy shapewear and traditional corsetry. Tailored from super-stretch fabric, it feels wonderfully hold-it-all-in without restricting movement, while the panels mimic heritage corset architecture – pulling in the waist with unrivalled rigour – without hook-and-eye fastenings to fuss over.

How to wear it: Over knickers and under your favourite dress, skirt or trousers look. If you’ve previously been put off by body-con styles, pull on this waist nipper, then try again. We bet you’ll be surprised and delighted in equal measure.

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The perfect front: multiway bra

Introducing a multiway bra that actually works. No, really. And by ‘work’, we mean provides support, stays where it should and gives a sleek silhouette under clothes. Strap wise, you can remove them entirely, cross them at the back or fasten for a halter-neck finish. Lastly, you should know that the cups are designed with a lightweight stretch to flatter the bust and come finished with a velvety lining.

How to wear it: Under an on-trend off-the-shoulder dress or strapless tuxedo-style jumpsuit – both will guarantee a standout entrance. For the ultimate super-smooth finish, complete with firm-control knickers in a matching shade.

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Photographer: Tony Kim / Stylist: Kara Kyne / Hair stylist: Maarit Niemmala
Make-up artist: Adam de Cruz / Model: Laura Goodwin at Milk Management

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