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This bra will be perfect under your prom dress whether it’s halter, one shoulder or strapless. Unless your dress is black, buy nude. And please buy the right size. Generally, all women need to go one size smaller in the band and one size up in the cup. Super important with strapless especially since you don’t want that bra falling down on you on prom night! This is an investment piece. Buy a good one and you will wear it often.


This will smooth your tush and thighs. A boyshort is a great style since unlike a thong, you will not have any panty lines. The boyshort needs to be seamless and smooth, and not too tight. Go up a size if necessary that way it holds you in and smoothes you under the least forgiving of fabrics.


If you want more than tush/thigh shaping, this is the ultimate in high-rise. It goes up to your bra (feel free to let your bra overlap the top) and down to your mid-thigh; shaping everything in its path. This lifts and shapes your rear while cinching your middle, getting rid of muffin top and keeping your thighs from chafing.


If you’re serious about shaping, this all in one bodysuit with major compression will do the trick. The bra/bodysuit in one is amazing. You can’t get lines since you’re wearing one whole piece. It really sucks you in at the tummy and trims your waist, back and hips. And to make life simple, it opens where you need it to so you can actually go to the bathroom… thank goodness. Mom might try to steal this one, but keep it hidden until you need it for college formals.


If you haven’t been tanning and can’t deal with showing your pale legs just yet, try a good quality sheer pantyhose in nude.  (Believe it! Even Kate Middleton is on board.) These have great control top for your hips and stomach, but a flat waistband so they won’t dig in or roll down. The best feature is that they are toeless, which means you can wear them with open-toe shoes.