Get into shape

| Lingerie

We’re starting the conversation on shapewear. It’s [almost] spring and bridesmaid dresses, white jeans + skirts, along with barely-there dresses are calling our names. And since we spent most of winter nesting – and with nesting comes cooking + wining – we need to rethink our position on shapewear. Poor shapewear can sometimes be the redheaded stepchild of the lingerie industry, yet we can’t argue that it’s one of our most-trusted allies. With the snap of elastic, shapewear has the power to contour our bodies, show off our curves and ensure everything stays tucked in its proper place. Now, bring on the backless, gauzy white number.


Don’t fret those days spent lounging parkside in a fit + flare summer dress, instead put on a seamless high waisted thong made from silicon like this one from Nearly Nude. The silicon material means the waist will stay place (hint: no rolling down) plus has the added bonus of no panty lines.


When sporting your best No. 2, go for a half slip like the 1/2 Slip from Commando. Not only does it produce a seamless silhouette, but it also has a weighted hem to keep it from riding up under that pencil skirt.


High waisted skirt, meet high waisted brief. The Glam Sexy Contour Shaper Brief from Cosabella is lacy, lovely and supremely svelte, and will keep everything smooth and slenderized while you show off that waist of yours.


For fitted dresses, especially those made out of ponte type fabrics, try a fitted full slip, like the Marilyn Zipper Full Slip from Dmondaine.


That cocktail dress for your best friend’s wedding has met its match in the strapless, underwire Shape Allure from La Perla. It smooths, shapes and will hold you perfectly in place whilst dancing the night away.