Shape Up To Christmas- LDB Ready!
So Christmas party time is looming and you’ve been working your bum off blasting GymCube workouta everyday ready for your LBD, but ‘said bum’ might still need just a little bit of help in the uplift department.
Fortunately, there’s lots of shapewear to choose from that will help you attain the svelte silhouette of your dreams. Unfortunately, some of these products need a little help of their own to stay put!
Here’s our top 5 products for overcoming muffin-tops, back fat and making sure you get the most out of your shapewear this Christmas.
Marks & Spencer Firm Control Magicwear Geometric Low Leg Waist Cincher £29.50
As always M&S’s are top of the knicker pile when it comes to Mums and shapewear.
Adored by housewives across the globe, this firm control, low-leg waist cincher is ideal for those that need a little lift and tuck in all the right places but without any unsightly lines. Perfect for popping under an LBD, this piece features built-in panels to flatten the tummy and smooth the hips, a non-bulge waistband and seamless edges that eliminate VPL. Unlike other options on the market, it’s also quite long in the body and so it fits nicely under your bra eliminating any muffin-top effect. At only £29.50 this waist cincher excels at taking the pounds off your hips rather than your wallet. Click here, to buy.
Racerback Bra Clips £1 for 5 from Poundland
If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a favourite go-to bra. An old, comfy one that’s probably a dodgy colour (mine’s purple) but you can/do wear it with anything which is all fine, until you try and sport a slinky vest revealing your questionably coloured straps to the world. Well not anymore! You can now wear your trusty, crusty bra to your heart’s content and no-one will ever know by using these handy little bra clips. Simple yet effective, they pull your bra straps together at the back so they no longer show and as they can be purchased for as little as a £1 from the pound shop, they are certainly a cheaper option than splashing out on new bras!
John Lewis Low Back Bra Strap £6
Have you been heavily blessed in the bust department but feel limited with clothing options? Do you want sport the slinky, sexy, low back tops this Christmas but you don’t want to go braless? If this is you, then you’ll fall in love with John Lewis’s handy low back bra strap. It attaches to your bra straps at the back and then wraps around your stomach, pulling down the back of your bra so it is no longer visible. This is a tried and tested product that is comfy to wear and does exactly what it says on the tin and for only £6 it opens up a whole realm of previously unwearable outfit choices. Best get toning that back! Click here, to buy,
SASSYBAX Armed & Dangerous Body Shaper $68
Wave goodbye to bingo wings and wave hello to… well to whoever you like without feeling conscious about arm flab flapping in the wind. Sold as “the most comfortable "corset" you'll ever wear (albeit far from the sexiest), this soft jersey compression top does for arms what Spanx does for bottoms. Admittedly, they are not the prettiest of things but no one needs to know what’s lurking beneath that new jacket if you don’t tell them! Click here, to buy.
Any girl will know there is NOTHING more annoying or uncomfortable than shapewear that rolls down. Not only is it unsightly, it completely ruins your sexy, suave and svelte image when you are constantly caught trying to heave your pants back up. There are a couple of ways to combat this though. Either use safety pins to attach your bra to the top of your Spanx for a budget-friendly solution or if you want to splash out on not falling out, then have a look at Hooked-Up Shapewear, an innovative range of slimming garments that hook to your bra so they can’t roll down. Not only do they eradicate muffin top and back fat, they also feature hook-and-eye closures at the gusset for those emergency loo trips. Finally, a shapewear product that slims, shapes, stays put AND isn’t an acrobatic act to get out of when nature calls. What can I say I’m hooked! Click here, to buy.