National Underwear Day: Shop shapewear under £40 for women

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Today is National Underwear Day and what better way to celebrate than to enhance our beautiful bodies with flattering undergarments?

Shapewear can be a Godsend when it comes to sucking you in when wearing a pair of jeans or a figure-hugging dress. It provides comfort all while smoothing out lumps and bumps and firming your pert derriere, giving you an added confidence boost as you strut in your outfit.

Many celebrities swear by the clever undergarments to enhance their figures on the red carpet.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian famously wears two pairs of shapewear to help her achieve an hourglass figure and tiny waist and Adele also said that she wore four pairs of Spanx underneath her 2012 Grammy Awards dress to look “drop-dead gorgeous”.

Even J-Lo wore a pair of tan control underwear underneath her Chanel midi-dress while out and about in Miami in June.

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But there are many things to consider when choosing the right shapewear for you.

While it might seem like a good idea to go a size down for added firmness, it can actually make you look bigger by accentuating your lumps and bumps, which will make you feel uncomfortable.

Stay true to your size and let the garment work its magic.

Whether you opt for a pair of underwear, a bra, camisole or bodice, we’ve rounded up the best shapewear to suit all body types and shapes, so you can strut in style with confidence.

Firm Control No VPL Wear Your Own Bra Body by Marks & Spencer

Firm Control No VPL Wear Your Own Bra Body by Marks & Spencer | £28 | Shop it now

Women's Skimmies Slipshort Light Boy Shorts by Jockey

Women's Skimmies Slipshort Light Boy Shorts by Jockey | £16.48 | Shop it now

Cooling FX High-Waist Thigh Shaper by Yummie

Colling FX High-Waist Thigh Shaper by Yummie | £37.46 | Shop it now

The Collection Black Firm Control Low Leg Shapewear Knickers by Debenhams

The Collection Black Firm Control Low Leg Shapewear Knickers by Debenhams | £15 | Shop it now

High Waist Brief in Caramel by Nubian Skin

High Waist Brief in Caramel by Nubian Skin | £24 | Shop it now

Light Control High Waist Briefs by John Lewis

Light Control High Waist Briefs by John Lewis | £18 | Shop it now

Firm foundations high waist brief by Maidenform

Firm foundations high waist brief by Maidenform | £36 | Shop it now

Magisculpt Jacquard Underbust Blush Firm Control Body by Simply Be


Magisculpt Jacquard Underbust Blush Firm Control Body by Simply Be | £22.10 (WAS £34) | Shop it now

Women’s Vest by Sloggi

Women’s Vest by Sloggi | £30.35 (WAS £41) | Shop it now

Got a little more cash to splash? Shop our more expensive shapewear pick:

Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Mid-Thigh Bodysuit by Spanx

Suit Your Fancy Strapless Cupped Mid-Thigh Bodysuit by Spanx | £122.14 | Shop it now

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