What to wear under there

You have the perfect dress, heels and handbag for your holiday party but what about the right underpinnings? Here’s our guide for the best-kept secrets under the dress. 

Comfortable shapewear is the most important accessory to holiday party dressing. Not only does it smooth and lift, but it also makes you feel confident and look gorgeous throughout the night.

Book an appointment with one of our lingerie stylists so they can help you find your perfect fit for the holidays. Or you can start shopping all Marie Jo and PrimaDonna shapewear online here. 



Body shapers with legs accentuate and lift the curves of the bottom while still offering maximum leg and tummy control. High waist shapers should be worn right under the bra band to create a bodysuit effect.  

Bodysuits can be much more than a basic underpinning. Some of our favorites from this season are way too beautiful to be hidden--throw a blazer or a chunky sweater over it and show off that lace! Ultimately, full bodysuits offer both bra support and body smoothing under a dress or trousers.

Control dresses have supportive fabric with linear control panels to help shape your tummy, bottom and waist without any visible lines under your clothes. The straps fit around the bust, and can be worn with any size bra making it so versatile. The seamless finish makes this the ideal shapewear for fitted clothes and tight dresses in particular.

The control brief gives an elegant body shaping effect and is also worn just below the bra. The front with structure tulle smoothes the tummy and waist, creating a flowing silhouette. The finish with lace on the legs does not pinch and creates an extra feminine look. High waisted briefs are perfect for under skirts and dresses.