10 wardrobe must-haves

Ever feel like you have a wardrobe full of clothes, but nothing to wear? With a few smart buys and expert styling tips, you can totally transform your closet and boost your body confidence in minutes!

10 miracle workers featured imageFrom magically-sculpting fabrics and optically-flattering prints – we’re revealing all the secrets to looking slimmer and defining your shape. Sometimes it can be as simple as undetectable curve-control shapewear or well-cut lingerie; other times it might be a flattering neckline or carefully-placed accessory that helps to balance your figure and highlight your best bits.

Our 10 wardrobe sensations will pull you in and boost you up in all the right places, so get ready to reshape and flatter your figure.


This swimsuit’s clever panels create the optical illusion of an hourglass figure. What’s more, the timeless monochrome will never go out of fashion!


Paneled underwire swimsuit, R359, 2 to 10, za.nextdirect.com

Sheer sleeves
If you’re concerned about baring your arms, go for extra cover with sheer sleeves, which can be worn under anything.


Black sheer long-sleeve top, R170, XS to L, H&M at polyvore.com

Playtex Contour Perfection Bra
This revolutionary bra has sculpting padding up top, which helps to reshape a bust that might have lost its fullness, or for those who have a smaller cup size.

Playtex Contour Perfection Bra

Playtex Contour Perfection Bra R630, 32B to 36DD, polyvore.com

Shapewear pants
Do you have a tight skirt or dress to get into this season? Then thigh-slimmers are your secret weapon. Triumph’s shapewear pants will hug your hips and slim your legs, giving you the definitive silhouette.


Shape Sensation Long Leg Shaper, R279, S to XXL, Triumph

Stunning couture dress
Ruching and draping cover a multitude of sins. Figure-hugging dresses with ruching across the bust and waist are most flattering on an hourglass figure as they help define curves. We adore this one by Karen Millen.

grey dress

Couture Dress, R3 200, 6 to 16, Karen Millen

Peplum top
Tops with layering or peplum details are super slimming and will skim perfectly over rounder middles. If you don’t want to show off your arms, choose one with fluted sleeves for extra cover.


Floral peplum top, R999, XXS to XXL, Trenery

Slimming jeans
Your denim rescuer! With flattering seams and built-in shaping support, these Freddy jeans will hold you in, in all the right places.

WR.UP shaping-effect jeans,

WR.UP shaping-effect jeans, R2 399, Freddy

Magic shaper bodysuit
This Woolworths bodysuit is perfect for contouring and smoothing your silhouette, without that bulky feeling under clothes.


Bodysuit, R270, 8 to 24, Woolworths

A-line skirt
A-line skirts are a flattering choice for most figures. They skim over wider hips, balance out a bigger bust, and clever paneling and pleats will cover up a rounder middle. This beauty will never go out of style!

Pleated A-line skirt, R1 199, 34 to 46, Jigsaw

Silky scarf
A pretty scarf will cleverly divert attention away from your tummy. Add Jo Borkett scarf to any outfit to keep the focus up top.


Scarf, R399, Jo Borkett

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