The best kept secret for a smooth body shape…

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Finding the perfect underwear can be a tough task for any woman but have no fear, as Caroline Morahan has shared with us her top tips for underwear. For those of you who aren’t aware Caroline is the Face of Littlewoods Ireland, so she gives her advice on looking fabulous from the inside out this season with her favourite picks from Littlewoods Ireland’s extensive lingerie collection. Whether its comfort, style, feel or fit you’re looking for in your underwear, Caroline tells us there’s something for everyone. Here are some of Caroline’s top tips:

 

Dress to Impress

‘Even if you are in good shape, fabrics with a sheen can be unflattering around the midsection. For a little extra help at that wedding where you’ll definitely run into your ex, pop one of these clever creations, the JML Belvia Bodysuit, €27, on underneath your “I’m over you” dress. Go for a size smaller than you would normally take for extra hold and enjoy watching him pine. Hee hee! ‘

 

JML Belvia Bodysuit - Large, €24

JML Belvia Bodysuit – Large, €24

Perfect Padding

‘We all love a little lace to make us feel pretty but every girl should have a few plain t-shirt bras in her collection. I call these the “work horse bras” as they’re the everyday bra that will look good under everything. A moulded cup with some subtle padding will give you a great shape. If you wear a lot of white, nude is the right choice for you; otherwise have fun with colour. My personal fave is super plain with no padding – you can find it with the Elomi Seamfree Moulded T-shirt Bra, €32.’

Elomi Seamfree Moulded T-shirt Bra, €32

Elomi Seamfree Moulded T-shirt Bra, €32

 

Convertible Comfort

With the plethora of asymmetric, one-shouldered tops and dresses around this season, you simply won’t survive without an Intimates Solutions Ultimate Backless Convertible Bra, €20. I prefer the feeling of some sort of strap to help defy the laws of gravity – that’s exactly why I love this multi-way. You can cleverly attach just one strap under the sleeve to give you that added invisible support if you’re wearing something off one shoulder rather than having to go completely strapless. This bra’s uses don’t end there – you can also switch the straps for halterneck styles, cross over or spaghetti. I’ve got one in nude and black.’

Intimates Solutions Ultimate Backless Convertible Bra, €20

Intimates Solutions Ultimate Backless Convertible Bra, €20

 

Yummy Mummies

“The muffin top is the bane of so many women! Having a baby can wreak havoc on your body but it shouldn’t mean you have to resign yourself to loose-fitting clothes for fear of exposing your wobbly bits! The Flexees By Maidenform Easy Up Waist Cincher, €32 is, in short, a miracle invention. It’s comfortable to wear and will help return your hips and waist to their former glory. If you want to wear skinny jeans on a night out this really is the piece for you. However, if you’re thinking of a form fitting dress that will cling to your bum, invest in something else like the Miss Mary of Sweden Firm Control Low Leg Shaper, €44. Otherwise you’ll be able to spot the end seam across your rear – not a good look!”

Flexees By Maidenform Easy Up Waist Cincher, €32

Flexees By Maidenform Easy Up Waist Cincher, €32

 

Dress to Impress

“If you’re planning on wearing a figure hugging dress to that all important party and are worrying about your lumps and bumps meet the Flexees By Maidenform Firm Control Long Leg Body, €47. This ingenious creation has a plunging neckline so it won’t be visible under a low cut dress. It delivers a slenderising effect to your tummy, hips and thighs without the worry of lines or seams. Fabulous!”

 

Flexees By Maidenform Firm Control Long Leg Body , €47

Flexees By Maidenform Firm Control Long Leg Body , €47

 

Sophisticated Support

“Just as you should wear sun block on your face to prevent premature aging, you should wear a really well made, supportive bra to prevent premature sagging. The Sorbet Elegance Underwired Bras (2 Pack), €25 is super supportive while delivering a great shape. If (like me) you’re above a D cup, it’s imperative you are well supported during the day. This bra delivers, and the best bit – you get one in black and one in white! Don’t forget to have plenty of pretty, pieces in your underwear collection. Feeling sexy starts with you and nothing says frump quite like faded underwear. Bin it and bring sexy back with the Sorbet Elegance Glossy Lace Bras (2 Pack), €25.”

 

Sorbet Elegance Underwired Bras (2 Pack) - BlackWhite, €25

Sorbet Elegance Underwired Bras (2 Pack) – BlackWhite, €25

Sorbet Elegance Glossy Lace Bras (2 Pack) - BlackWhite, €25

Sorbet Elegance Glossy Lace Bras (2 Pack) – BlackWhite, €25

 

Slip-ups

“If you want the advantage of waist cinching underwear under your sexy dress but don’t want to suffer a “Bridget Jones moment” when your boyfriend sees what scaffolding you’ve got underneath, you need the Flexees By Maidenform Pretty Full Slip, €42! This wonderful piece of underwear has all the contouring power you need but the cute design means you won’t be mortified should your man sneak a peek.”

Flexees By Maidenform Pretty Full Slip, €42

Flexees By Maidenform Pretty Full Slip, €42

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