Big knickers

Overindulging doesn't have to mean you're left with low confidence - especially when all it takes to feel instantly trimmer is a great pair of knickers! The power of some good shapewear is unparalleled - instantly slim and smoth, and give yourself the boost you were looking for to brave that gorgeous outfit. Not sure where to start? We've found the best briefs available right now that will help slim and trim your figure in seconds. Take inches off curvier thighs, smooth out your stomach and lift your derriere. Impossible? Absolutely not. With our top super shaping briefs, you will not only look slimmer but feel more confident too.

It's time to brave those pieces in your wardrobe that haven't seen the light of day for a while. Dust off that skimpy little dress for your next night out and get ready to strut down the street in those skinny pants; it's time to rid yourself of the excuses and take centre stage. Check out our edit of the briefs that will make you feel like the very best version of you...

£36, Triumph

Opt for something a bit different with your shapewear and check out these purple lace briefs from Triumph. Rock a pretty pastel hue and still feel fully supported and totally in control.

£25, Boux Avenue

Sculpt and smooth your tummy with these fabulous high waisted briefs from Boux Avenue. Not only will they keep your worry areas in place, but the lace detailing makes them that little bit more stylist - and rather vintage-like, don't you think?

£24, Spanx

Spanx have gone down a more colourful route this spring. Check out these pretty lace briefs with legendary Spanx super suction technology around the tummy.

£50, Wacoal at Harrods

Slip on the slinkiest of dresses with ease and be sure that your silhouette is safe with these classic black shaping briefs from Wacoal at Harrods.

£155, Wolford at Harvey Nichols

Who said shapewear can't be sexy? This body suit finishes just under the bust to give complete control over a curvier figure.

£18, Evans

With spring finally here, the desire to wear lighter shades on our bottom half will become ever more tempting. Go for a classic nude everyday brief that will give the softest of support, giving you that extra confidence without feeling too squeezed in.

£36, Miraclesuit at

Curvier bottoms might be all the rage for body types at the moment, but even the most fashionable of figures need a little bit of help every now and then.Lift your rear in seconds with these support briefs from Miraclesuit and give Jennifer Lopez a run for money.

Samantha Rnic

Samantha Rnic is a fashion stylist and writer from Colchester. She has worked for titles such as Grazia, The Sun and Look magazine. She is currently studio bookings manager at Matches Fashion.