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Raceday Shapewear - Be Spring Carnival Ready

The weather is warming up, the days are getting longer and it’s event season! It’s that time of year again when everything is happening all at once. With the spring carnival in sight, we’re going to give you our top recommendations for creating your perfect silhouette. While we can’t guarantee you a winning horse, we can guarantee you will look your best this raceday! 

What the spring carnival means for fashion?

This year, Spring Carnival begins on the 15th of October. Whether you plan to attend the races as a night out or head to the Melbourne Cup for a day in the sun cheering on thoroughbreds, you can expect live media coverage of the track and the attendees. Women dress to impress with gorgeous shoes, stylish fascinators and some of the most eye-catching dresses. What you don’t see however, is the incredible transformation that their shapewear is doing to create smooth curves and hourglass figures.

Types of shapewear

Commonly referred to by the popular brand “spanx” - thanks to being popularised on the Opera Winfrey Show - shapewear comes in many forms depending on how you plan to contour your body.

Control Briefs

Control panties focus most of their control towards the tummy. Available in thongs, low or high waist, and with or without a leg, shaping briefs are the perfect way to shape your buttocks and flatten your abdomen.

Thigh Slimmers

Using a range of panelling and compression, thigh slimmers give an instant slimming effect to your thighs and softens out your silhouette.

Shaping Bodysuits

Shaping bodysuits slim and accentuate your curves using targeted compression through panelling and knitting structures. Shaping bodysuits are the ‘all-in-one’ solution to flattening your tummy, shaping your waist and slimming your hips.

Our Top Raceday Recommendations

Miraclesuit Shapewear
Extra Firm Control Torsette Bodybriefer (2091-E) - Miraclesuit

The perfect choice for women looking for a smoothing garment to wear under their dress. The over the shoulder straps are great for women who find that high waisted shapewear rolls down without the extra support. The double panels slim your body while also encouraging better posture. The cupless design means you can combine this with any bra of your choice to best suit your outfit. Also available with a leg.

 thigh slimmer shapewear

Tummy Tuck High-Waist Thigh Slimmer (2419) - Miraclesuit

The quickest way to get a tummy tuck is this high waist thigh slimmer from Miraclesuit. Crisscross front seams, front double panels and extra-firm control fabrication holds in your abdomen to make you feel instantly lighter and eliminates muffin top. The no lines design means you can wear this garment seamlessly under any outfit without it showing through. Also available without a leg.

 shaping slip

Sheer Half Slip (2784) - Miraclesuit

This hi-waist slip seamlessly moulds to your body to create the perfect fit. The ideal garment to create a smooth look, this sheer half slip will flatten your stomach, minimise thighs and shape your hips. With a built in panty and a no ride feature, you’ll have your perfect silhouette. 

Get fitted for shapewear in Melbourne

If you know what you’re after or if you’re a bit unsure about what will work best we suggest popping in to our lingerie store in Moonee Ponds where our fitting staff will be able to find a suitable garment. We suggest bringing in your outfit too so we can make sure you’re comfortable and are getting the desired effect without any seams.


Where to buy Spanx in Melbourne?

Illusions Lingerie has a wide variety of Spanx and shapewear in all different styles to suit every occasion. Explore our shapewear online or visit us in-store to be fitted.

What shapewear will give me an instant tummy tuck?

There is a wide range of products and styles available that will flatten your stomach, look out for our styles boasting a “tummy tuck” effect.

Does shapewear come in plus sizes?

Yes! Here at Illusions Lingerie we stock sizes XS to 5XL.

About The Author
Lingerie Specialist
Famously known throughout Moonee Ponds and Greater Melbourne as the "Bra Fairy", Tracey has been helping women feel comfortable and confident through stress-free bra fittings for over 38 years.

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