The right shapewear for the holiday party season

Pick the right shapewear for your needs.

Pick the right shapewear for your needs.

Jami Kloet, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:44 PM ET

The arrival of the festive party season means glittery cocktail gowns and body-hugging holiday dresses. When it comes to dressing up, confidence is key in keeping you from feeling down.

Thankfully, modern innovations in the world of undergarments have made it possible to conceal extra curves and camouflage some of our most common body insecurities. Whether you’re looking to enhance your décolletage or tame your tummy, there’s sure to be a miracle-working intimate on the market that will flatter your figure.

When shopping for shapewear, it’s important to note that not all underthings are created equal. Some pieces wilt after just a couple of wears while others might feel overly constrictive. The best shaping garments undergo demanding performance standards that are based on scientifically determined metrics that define the ability of each piece to offer both shaping effect and comfort.

The result is a gorgeous garment that glides over the body and adheres to your curves without creating a squeezed-in sensation that gets uncomfortable after a couple of hours.