The new additions to the collection come in a very fetching and on trend dogtooth print in both purple and black and white and black. The white and black fits perfectly with the 60s trend that is going to hit the high street this Autumn/Winter. The range comes in sizes 12-32, back sizes 34 - 46 and cup sizes A - G.
I don't regularly sport shapewear because I find it very restrictive and I rarely wear tight fitting clothing that requires smooth lines. I'm also not a fan of nude underwear which most shapewear seems to be. This range appealed to me because it is light control and comes in a rather lovely print so I couldn't wait for my package to arrive from Simply Be.
I found that the briefs gave a nice silhouette under dresses without leaving me feeling squashed and unable to breathe and the balconette bra did the same, it gave a nice shape and the wide straps didn't dig in to my shoulders. I love the high waisted briefs and the set has a very fun and retro feel.
Another factor that puts me off buying shapewear is that it's so difficult to get on and trips to the ladies room become awkward and take five times as long. I didn't have those problems with this all over light control body shaper which has a handy fastening at the bottom. I love wearing this under dresses on a night out and feel very confident when I'm wearing my items from the range. I love the price of this range as it's comparable to if not slightly cheaper than my normal brands of choice Freya and Fantasie and it comes in a wide range of sizes. My only quibble is that the sets don't come in a FF cup size and I had to size up a little but I still managed to get a great fit.
I rarely wear bodycon dresses because I'm not confident enough to show off all my lumps and bumps but I would consider wearing that style and this dress more now that I have some light control briefs. Here are some before and after photos sporting regular briefs before and the Gok high waisted control briefs after:
Not entirely sure that these photos do the range justice but the after look is noticeably different, leaving me with a far smoother silhouette and feeling much more confident about wearing this dress.
If you want to try the Gok range it is available from Simply Be right now.
What do you think of shape wear, do it give you more confidence?