Every wardrobe needs shapewear, no matter what your size or shape there’s something out there to enhance your figure. With party season almost upon us, it’s time to stock up on the shapewear that will smooth lumps and bumps whilst giving you curves in the right places.

Best for cinching your waist


If you’re looking for hourglass curves, the F&F Magic waist cincher, £8 needs to be on your next shopping list. Say goodbye to muffin top with a high waisted stretch band which pulls you in and looks great too.

Best for your LBD


If you’re looking to smooth lumps and bumps from under a fitted dress, try this £30 slip from Next. It has firm control and a lightly padded multiway bra built in.


Best for backless


Fashion Forms clever bodysuit is just £30, it sits discreetly under any backless outfit whilst supporting your bust. It stays put using self adhesive strips that keep it firmly in place.


Best for no VPL


This firm control body, £32.50 from M&S gives all over shaping, with no VPL. It targets your tummy, waist and hips all in one and looks just like lingerie.


Best for tummy control


Try Spanx and you’ll wonder how you got dressed without them. These higher power shorts, £35 will slim your silhouette and they’ve been redesigned to be more comfortable, lighter and sleeker.


Best for all round body shaping


Whatever your problem area, this BHS slip, £29.50 will help to fix it. From tummy control to hip shaping this slip has it all. And best of all you can wear it with your own bra!


Best for bum lifting


Miraclesuit have all manner of shapewear but our favourite is the rear lifting boy short, £37, they lift your bum and have a silcone gripper to make sure they stay in place.


Best for thighs


Debenhams control tights, £9 claim instant inch loss, and will shape your thighs whilst lifting your bum. Perfect for wearing under all your party dresses.


Best for bingo wings


If you’re arms are a problem but you have a sleeveless dress try clever arm shapers, £22.50, from M&S. They keep your arms covered and fit under any dress!