Party Season Shapewear Sorted

When party season arrives, we all want to ensure we look our very best. We spend hours picking out the right dress, agonize over choosing the perfect pair of shoes and try on every pair of earrings we’ve got until we’re ready to go. Not a hair or eyelash out of place, but oops, we forgot all about our underwear, and now that bodycon dress a la Jennifer Lopez now has a big visible pant line right across the back. Not quite the look you were going for I expect.

I think us women get so caught up the excitement of the outfit, we sometimes forget all about the importance of what to wear underneath that LBD and those foundations are just as important as what everyone else sees. The key to getting it right is to choose shapewear that is right for you. Everyone has different needs and each outfit may present its own dilemmas. So to help you make sure your super smooth his festive season, here is our guide to the key shapewear solutions and what to wear them with…

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Spanx Simplicity Strapless Full Slip This style is a great all rounder and perfect for those times you want to show a little shoulder.

Wear under…Your favourite little strapless number for the ultimate smooth silhouette

Ariella Short Chiffon DressKaren Millen Satin DressShubette Strapless Dress

Playtex Objective One Size Down High Waist Long Leg Pant For those occasions when only a tight dress will do, these high waist pants are an essential. Ensuring you have no VPL and smoothing any wobbly bits, they are a lifesaver come party season.

Wear under…a figure hugging frock to smooth out any lumps or bumps

Pied a Terre Slinky Knot Jersey DressMary Portas Body Con DressJaeger Cowl Neck Dress


Flexees Decadence Custom Lift Body Silk and satin may be lovely, but it has a habit of clinging in all the wrong places. This body will minimize cling and its built bra will make you feel secure and confident.

Wear under…a showstopping maxi dress to minimize cling

Phase Eight Structured DressAlexon Satin DressBiba Maxi Dress

Linea High Waist Pant This high-waist pant enhances, lifts and shapes your bottom, while also smoothing and flattening the tummy. Perfect for a waist defining look.


Wear with…a super feminine pencil skirt for the perfect hourglass shape

Linea Shutter Pencil Skirt - Label Lab Midi SkirtBiba Leopard print Skirt

Kate O'Brien

Hi I'm Kate, in a previous life I was Womenswear Editor but these days you are more likely to find me pouring over a planning calendar than the latest copy of Elle in my role as Online Content Producer. A Northern tourist in London, some of my favourite things in life include red wine, chutney (accompanied by cheese), sequins, grey cashmere and Matt Damon. I am known in the HoF office for owning far too many coats for one person, laughing too loud, and drinking full fat Coke only when hungover. My life's ambition is a simple one; to own a Puggle.

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