We test body-shaping underwear
SLIPS ✭✭✭✭ MAGIC SHAPEWEAR WAIST & THIGH (503324806) ABOUT R350; WOOLWORTHS
Our testers loved this slip: it offered firm compression under dresses and created a great silhouette and slimmer outline. There’s no bulging (no muffin top) and it lifts the butt. The slip is comfortable to wear for long periods and not too difficult to get on and off. The silicon strip prevents the waistband from creeping down.
Verdict: Effective, comfortable and stylish. It’s invisible under clothing and smoothes beautifully.
✭✭✭✭ SHAPEWEAR DRESS SHAPER (54789029) ABOUT R260; FOSCHINI
This open-bust slip is ideal if you want to target multiple areas. Most testers found that it made a noticeable difference to their overall shape, but that the bottom rode up. One experienced bulging around her upper thighs because the fit was too snug. Larger-busted testers loved this slip because they could wear a bra for added support.
Verdict: This shaper is restrictive after a few hours, but well worth the smooth finish for those special occasions.