What do I need?

You have a special occasion and you want a sleeker silhouette around your tummy

Go for a waist cincher, the ultimate ‘go-to’ shapewear

You have a special occasion and you want to lose a few inches all over

Opt for a waist cincher or torsette plus shapewear briefs or tights. A bodysuit or slip would also be a good option.

Your special dress won’t work with straps

Go for a high waisted ‘skirt slip’ or half slip, which don’t have straps

You might have a Marilyn moment

If there’s any chance of your skirt blowing up (or it’s already very short), go for shapewear briefs rather than shorts!

You’re an apple shape (large bust, round tummy with slimmer thighs)

Slim your tummy and firm up your bum with a thigh slimmer or high waisted briefs. Avoid styles which would cover your bust – fear the muffin top!

You’re a pear shape (bigger thighs and hips than your top half)

Even out your figure with a thigh slimmer to streamline your hips and thighs.

You’re an hourglass shape (equal width of shoulders and hips with a smaller waist)

Emphasise your waist further with a cincher or waist nipper, or a slip to really show off your curves.

You’re an athletic shape (similar width up and down)

Create a nipped in waist with a cincher or waist nipper, or show off your toned top half with a traditional corset.