Catwalk Queen's top iconic figure hugging dresses

When the sight of an ultimate, must have right now dress calls, there really is no stopping it. We fight this urge everyday, whether it's walking past an enticing shop window or innocently browsing online. I tend to liken it to some kind of magnetic force we are powerless to resist, well that's my excuse anyway.

But when that dress comes in the form of a bump exposing bodycon, sag revealing shift or pant peeking pencil, another tricky element is added to the mix. While temptation calls us to run in the opposite direction in search of shapeless smocks or baggy babydolls, there is an attractive alternative we can turn to in order to make our dream dress a reality.

With vintage style underwear still hitting high in the fashion stakes, shapewear has never been such a perfect solution. Long gone are the days of the Bridget Jones-esque dilemma of sexy strings vs. body sculpting beige, Triumph's new Shape Sensations range satisfies both quandaries to eradicate shapewear from the shadows of embarrassment.

So from a Herve Leger bandage, to Alexander McQueen's Samurai print pencil, with firm foundations these figure enfolding dresses can very much become a wearable reality. We've rounded up a few of our favourite iconic body hugging dresses above. And you can see Triumph's new Shape Sensation range here.

Above L-R: 1. Alexander McQueen Samurai print dress £1,295. 2. Halston Heritage Iris Deep V Cocktail Dress £158 3. Tube Dress By David Koma £350 4. Miss Selfridge Mocha Drape Dress £28 5. Herve Leger Low back bandage dress £1,409 6. All Saints Bleach Breton Maxi Dress £85 7. All Saints Ayame Dress £135

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