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Shapewear Guide

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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. With a huge variety of styles and designs, you will be guaranteed to find your perfect match.

There is often a common perception that shapewear is unattractive, frumpy and very un-sexy, and once upon time this was probably true, but now lingerie brands have understood that women not only want to feel supported, they also want to feel sexy which is why their designs are a lot more seductive & pleasing on the eye.

There is a range 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 streamline silhouette and provides excellent support and hold, which is great if you have a special event on the horizon and want to feel extra incredible.  


Having a strapless or multiway bra in your closet is a lingerie 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 Freya, Fantasie & Elomi, specifically design their lingerie with the fuller busted woman in mind, which means even their strapless bras provide amazing support and lift. A lot of our strapless bras come with removable straps which gives you the option of both a classic and strapless styled bra.
Multiway bras comes with straps that can be altered into a variety of styles including halter, cross-over and one shouldered. Having this diversity in one bra is great because it means you can wear the same bra with a range of different clothing styles.

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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.

One of our favourite multiway bras is the Freya Deco Shapewear Multiway bra in black and ivory. This classic and supportive design is perfect for everyday wear. The stunning subtle floral design on the band of the bra adds a wonderful and elegant detail.  


Body’s and basques are great for providing extra support and structure to the bust and tummy area and this is thanks to added boning & control panels. Known for creating the perfect hourglass figure, a body or basque enhances and controls your curves, giving you that all needed added confidence. 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 this look. Add a pair of stockings and killer black heels to create the perfect outfit for seduction.

The Elomi Maria is one of our most popular plus size basques. The timeless design screams elegance and sophistication and is guaranteed to make you feel extra special. The Elomi Maria basque, which is available in both cream and black, has been created with luxurious stretch lace and smooth satin.

One of our latest arrivals is the Triumph Amourette body which has been designed with delicate black lace. The stunning new body fastens with a hook and eye on the gusset making it incredible easy to take on and off. An elasticated seam on the back of the body provides a custom and comfortable fit. 

                                             8502 Elomi Maria Basque cream black   10152690 Triumph Amourette 300 Body BSW Black 

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 even more 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 helps to smooth over and add structure to the top part of your thigh. 

We highly recommend the Freya Deco Shapewear high-waist control brief which is available in both black and ivory. The extra support and coverage on the tummy area will ensure your beautiful curves are lifted & shaped to create a wonderful hourglass physique.

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