Shape up in the New Year with Shapewear

Feel like your figure needs a little bit of help before your New Year gym binge takes visible effect?  Well help is at hand in the form of shapewear that will shape your bum, tum and thighs to perfection.  Shapewear is a growing phenomenon.  It is the modern day celebrity’s secret to a flawless body and has given a boost to more red carpet bodies than we could possibly count.  If you choose the right products for you it will be virtually undetectable under clothing (however, clingy or revealing) and will give you the confidence to forget about your wobbly bits.  But with so many products on the market – not to mention on our website – how do you know which is the right one for you?


Probably the best known of all the shapewear brands is Spanx.  Amazingly, this brand was born after founder Sarah Blakely cut the legs off her control top tights for control that would work with trousers and open toed shoes.  From these humble beginnings was born one of the most effective shapewear brands on the market beloved of celebrities.   They now come in a range of styles and shapes to suit every outfit.

High waisted products are great for holding in tummys and giving the look of firm toned abs without endless painful stomach crunches.   The Spanx solution to this includes their In Power Line Super Higher Power which provides medium level control from just below the bra line down to the mid thigh.  They include super tummy control panels which will pull you in and give you a smooth hourglass line.   As you would expect from Spanx, they have thoughtfully spun this product from a non-stick material which won’t roll down and included ultra flat seams so you can be sure your secret figure booster is undetectable.

If you feel that you need the all over control offered by a full shape suit the Spanx Slim Cognito Shape Suit is one of the strongest control products available.  Like all the Slim Cognito Range, it offers strong control and uses targetted compression to sculpt your body in all the right places.  Suitable for wear under dresses and trousers, this spanx slim cognito shape suit uk offers bust support with removable underwire making it a complete underwear solution.

If you are worried that all that non-stick fabric will make it difficult to wear your tights then Spanx also do shapewear with inbuilt tights which will make your legs look flawless.  Spanx In Power Line Super Shaping Sheers offer great control and also come in a high waist version which will sit up to the bra line.  Soft and comfortable to wear, there is no need to compromise on practicality for your shapewear.


For shapewear that works just that little bit harder for you, ShaToBu products use the principles of resistance training to help you burn 12% more calories as you wear them.  Available in the UK exclusively through, these could revolutionise the shapewear market.  ShāToBu uses seamless resistance bands to make muscles work a little harder during natural movement, so you dont have to!  When muscles work harder, more calories are burned – perfect to supplement that New Year tone up plan.

The ShaToBu range includes the Calorie Burning Control Tights which include non-binding leg bands and an extra wide and comfortable waistband. The tights are soft to touch, and the inclusion of Lycra gives them a great fit.

For those that prefer a separate shaper, there is a ShaToBu Calorie Burning Shaper High Waist shapes from bra line to just above the knee and will allow you to burn extra calories even on days when you want to go without tights.

Be one of the first to experience this innovative new product and expect to hear more about ShaToBu’s innovative products in 2011.


Speaking of innovation, when our favourite celebrity style gurus Trinny and Susannah launched their own shapewear range, they really did think of everything.   If you still want to flatten your tummy but live in fear of the dreaded VPL then these clever girls have developed a tummy flattener that has a thong back.  Perfect for close fitting trousers or if you just prefer the feel of a thong but still want to lift and control unsightly stomach bulges.

There is a shapewear product for every problem area and every outfit and this is just a tiny selection of the products on offer on our website.  But if Christmas has taken its toll on your waistline and you need results NOW then these are a great place to begin your search for the perfect shapewear for you.

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