Shapewear: Why Every Woman Needs It

Our fashion expert Donny Galella tells how Shapewear can transform your figure in seconds.

Shoes, handbags and jewellery are an important aspect of an outfit. But it’s what lies beneath the clothes, which can truly make or break an outfit.

The art of dressing has one thing in common with the skill of building a house. Both need to be built on terra firma.

Good quality, undergarments are essential to ensure a solid foundation, for your outfit. One of the fastest growing trends in undergarments is shape wear, often referred to as ‘miracle underwear’.

These miraculous stretchy undergarments can help lift, flatten, smooth, firm and prevent the dreaded ‘VPL’ (visible panty line). With shape wear options growing by the minute, here are some options to consider.


Ricki Lee Coulter understands the benefits of slipping into shape-wear, the curvaceous entertainer is a big fan of the Holdmetight ‘Second skin’ range. This seam-free range comes in practical hues of black or mocha and in sizes 10-20. To get rid of that dreaded ‘VPL’ slip into the ‘Second Skin Strapless Dress’ (RRP $39.95) by providing a smooth line under dresses, and targeting the tummy, hips and thighs. Also available is the ‘Seamless Bodysuit’ and ‘Tank Top’ each focusing on different parts of your body. They’ve even developed a clever swimwear option, which aims to cleverly sculpt the waistline, flatten the tummy and give you a firm bottom. “The swimwear is constructed so well, it holds in al your lumps and bumps,” says Ricki. “It’s a great confidence boost when you’re at the beach because that’s where you usually feel the most exposed.” Holdmetight products are available now at BIG W stores nationwide visit for more details.

Dr 90210

Dr Robert Re from the reality show Dr 90210 and his design partner Bruno Schiavi have developed ‘The Tulipe range’. Utilising the latest technology in design and construction, this new range is designed and engineered using Dr Rey’s key plastic reconstructive secrets for style and comfort. The vibrant collection features a bold graphic print in hues of pink, purple, white and black. Available exclusively at Target Stores, sizes range from 10 to 16 and retail between $29 - $49.

Bras ‘N things

Stock a vast range of shape wear in tones of nude and black, including Slim waist skirts, ‘Seamfree’ cinchers, high-waisted long leg control shorts, control cami’s, midriff stomach control cincher and the ‘Ultimate Body’ Strapless control teddy (pictured), priced at $79.99

Peachy Pink

This shape wear range uses a patented 3D wave weave knit, designed to carry out a continuous and delicate micro massage to the skin by working with the natural movements of the body and claims to help lose up to 2.5 centimetres around the stomach, hips and thighs. All products are available in four sizes, catering for dress sizes 8-20. Short pants are $54.95 and high waisted pants and leggings are both $69.95 each. Available online at or call 1300 970 950.

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Posted by Dennis30Report
vey good
Posted by Mira10Report
i tried the peachy pink shapewear i have to say they are quite comfortable giving my an hour glass figure- tight at first though i have also seen a slight improvemnet in my skin appearance
Posted by Report
just one Q the actual product small and do u have to squeese urself in to wear it or its easy to wear it?