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If you have a special event coming up and want to look and feel incredible under your dress, then give yourself a helping hand by investing in some of our gorgeous shapewear. Or maybe you simply want to feel your best every day. There is nothing working with a little helping hand. With a huge variety of shapewear styles and designs, you will be guaranteed to find your perfect match.

There is a common misconception that shapewear is unattractive and frumpy, once upon a time this was probably true. But now lingerie brands understand that women not only want to feel supported, they also want to feel sexy which is why shapewear designs are a lot more seductive & pleasing to the eye.

There is a variety of support levels available in shapewear ranging from low to firm. Low-level support is great for everyday wear because it will provide a good level of support and ensure you are comfortable all day long. Firm control shapewear helps to create the perfect streamlined silhouette and provides excellent support and hold, which is great if you have a special event on the horizon and want to feel extra special.

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Strapless Bras & Multiway Bras

Having a strapless or multiway bra in your lingerie drawer is an absolute necessity. Designed to suit specific styles of clothing, a strapless or multiway bra will ensure your outfit looks incredible. Some women, particularly if they are larger busted, feel that strapless bras do not provide enough support but they are so wrong! Brands such as Curvy Kate, Prima Donna & Pour Moi, specifically design their lingerie with the fuller busted woman in mind This means even their strapless bras provide amazing support and lift. Wonderbra strapless bras are super popular for lots of different bust sizes and shapes as they give you firm support and hold that simply won't budge. Many of our strapless bras come with removable straps which gives you the option of both a classic and strapless styled bra in one.

We recommend the Wonderbra Ultimate strapless bra. This popular bra has been designed with a unique ‘magic hands’ system in the cups which creates incredible shape and lift. The ultimate strapless bra is particularly great if you are larger busted because the silicone strips on the band provide extra support and help to keep your bust in place.

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Multiway bras come with straps that can be altered into a variety of styles including halter, cross-over and one-shouldered and more. Having this diversity in one bra is great because it means you can wear the same bra with a range of different outfit styles. Curvy Kate never disappoint when it comes to multiway bras so make sure you check out the range! But the possibilities don't end there. If you have that one bra that you adore but it simply won't work with a backless dress, you can buy a bra converter! These wonderful little gadgets attach to the back band and pull it down so it sits at the base of your back. That means you can wear your favourite bra with any outfit. 

Bodies & Basques

Body’s and basques are great for providing extra support and structure to the bust and tummy area, thanks to the added boning & control panels. Known for creating the perfect hourglass figure, a body or basque enhances and controls your curves, giving you that confidence boost we all need sometimes. Body’s and basques are amazing because they provide heaps of sexiness as well as support. All of our styles are designed with stunning fabrics and seductive details which helps to create the perfect look. Shape your curves and gain back a little control with a shaping body. This shapewear solution can be ideal for everyday wear or for an event where you want to look your best. Shapewear bodies are usually made from smooth and soft materials which act as a second skin. The material will be firm but comfortable to ensure you get the support you need without feeling restricted. Bodies and basques will smooth out the tummy area and highlight your waist. They will usually be designed to look seamless meaning they will be almost invisible under clothes. 

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Felina, Triumph and Prima Donna will always be a winner when it comes to bodies that shape. The excellent support and high-quality materials will not leave you disappointed. But if you are looking for superior comfort with your shapewear then look no further than Sloggi. This brand offers you the smoothest, lightweight and soft shapewear that will leave you wanting more. Once you try a Sloggi body, you will never look back. The great thing about bodies and basques is that they are very versatile. You will find a multitude of styles here at Belle Lingerie. If you are looking for something light and comfy, we've got it. Or maybe you are looking for firm support? Try a body or basque that has separate cups. You can have all the same support as a full cup bra would give you, plus extra tummy Control.

Control Briefs

Whether you have a lunch date with your girlfriends or are planning a big night out with friends, you want to look and feel gorgeous in your favourite outfit. Control briefs are perfect for giving your bottom and tummy area that all needed lift and shape to feel incredible. Offering everything from light to firm support, control briefs can be worn for any occasion, even throughout the day. If you are planning to wear control briefs during the day, a light support brief may be a better option because they will provide more comfort and still remain supportive. If you were looking for more support on the stomach area then choosing a high-waisted brief would help to achieve this. The extra coverage helps to provide more structure and creates a smoother silhouette. We also have a range of control briefs that have integrated thigh support which is perfect for making you feel extra confident in your favourite pair of jeans. The extra material and support on the brief help to smooth over and add structure to the top part of your thigh.

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Control briefs are 9 times out of 10, high waisted. This is because the high waist design offers you additional support at the tummy area and can help to cinch in your waist. Belle Lingerie is a big believer in loving your curves and embracing your natural shape, but sometimes we have those days when we don't feel confident in our own skin. Or maybe you are feeling bloated and just want extra support to boost your mood. Control briefs are the everyday solution. Shop control briefs from Maidenform, Triumph, Prima Donna or even Spanx. Belle Lingerie has a wide selection of shapewear briefs with popular styles to suit all.

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