Search results for shape wear
29 April 2013
Shapewear is often seen purely as 'slimming' underwear that people wear when they're desperate to squeeze into a size smaller than normal. And sometimes that is the case - never underestimate the power of a pair of big knickers when your favourite dress is
21 May 2012
While most of us pull out the shapewear for special occasions, jeans and bulky sweaters cover a multitude of sins during the winter months. But with summer comes lighter fabrics and more skirts and dresses - along with heightened body consciousness.
6 February 2012
If the lingerie choices in previous Undies Mondays installments has been a bit too fussy for your tastes, this week we may just have the perfect brand for you. DKNY Intimates' Spring / Summer 2012 collection is all about simplicity. There's no fussy lace or VPL
9 January 2012
If there's one thing Ann Summers doesn't do, it's frumpy underwear, so when they decided to launch a range of shapewear, a lot of thought was put into making it as sexy as possible. The result is the In Control range, a set of five pieces (bra, suspender cami,...
7 March 2011
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
26 January 2009
In the words of many women across the globe, 'hooray for Spanx!' The new breed of hold-you-in foundation garments give you a sleeker silhouette without the pain of more old-fashioned alternatives. I wouldn't wish old-fashioned whalebone corsets or scary looki
2 December 2008
I was very kindly given some La Senza gift vouchers the other day, so today I popped along to the new Covent Garden store to treat myself. I must admit to rarely visiting before, in fact the only La Senza stuff I own was bought for me at Christmas (by my moth
19 November 2008
I promised news of Gok Wan's shapewear range, and rest assured a video is coming very soon (I wore the black corset to a party recently under a strapless LBD, and after test driving it I am definitely a convert). While I put the finishing touches to that piece,
5 November 2008
We're in the middle of yet another round of press days at the moment (this time it's Spring / Summer - just what you want in November) and yesterday one of the places we visited was ILoveJeans.com, where I discovered the problem-solving brand 'Little in the M
29 August 2008
Certain friends of ours are no so enamored with Gok Wan, but I think his boundless enthusiasm and love of the everywoman is adorable, and in person he's just as charming and chatty as you'd imagine. His addiction to the high street is well documented on 'Gok'
22 May 2008
I've raved constantly in the past about the wonders of Spanx Higher Power for smoothing out lumps and bumps and giving you a bit of a non-surgical tummy tuck under fitted clothes. But there are two problems with the biggest pants in the world. Firstly, they're
25 January 2008
I must confess to secretly loving surfing through the Trinny & Susannah pages of the Littlewoods / Additions Direct websites. Say what you want about these women's 'break you down to build you up, then squeeze your boobs' technique, they always get the end re
14 January 2008
Longterm readers will know I'm obsessed with Spanx, but sometimes life calls for a shapewear solution that doesn't reach almost to the knees (and allows for a slightly more pleasant trip to the loo). With this in mind, I headed to the shapewear department of
29 November 2007
Looking for an extra boost of confidence today? Then I think I've found it for you! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but to state the bleeding obvious - Carrie Bradshaw wears big knickers! Why exactly is still a mystery but she does... and I think
30 October 2007
Gemma Cartwright writes... Visible panty line, bra straps on show, whale tail, camel hoof, white undies with black clothing, black undies with white clothing...there are so many ways to get underwear wrong and I think we've all done it at least once. It's a re
22 October 2007
If you love body-con but are a bit scared about the lumps and bumps, Victoria's Secret have (sort of) come to the rescue with their 'Sexy Slimmers' curvy jersey dress ($98). A bit like the magic dresses from Marks and Spencer last year (I have a black one, it
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