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The truth is, we love our lingerie for making us look — and feel — sexy. And we love our shapewear for giving us a flawless figure and unparalleled confidence. But what if we could find pieces that could do both? The good news is that these magical undergarments do indeed exist. There are a number of lingerie pieces that actually double as shapewear, meaning you can reap the benefits of both in one piece.

Ready to take advantage of this multitasking magic? Here are three items to add to your lingerie collection — stat:

Longline bra

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Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra P5351 | Sandrine Hipster P5355 in Black

It’s easy to see why the longline bra is making a big splash in the lingerie world recently. For one, it’s a universally flattering style. There’s something innately elegant about the longline bra — just that extra bit of fabric gives it an eye-catching edge. That’s not the only advantage that this bra style has, either. The additional material that extends beneath the cups also has shaping benefits. And to boot, it provides some extra support, which is especially helpful for ladies with fuller/heavier busts.

The fabric underneath the cups on a longline bra helps to smooth out the top of the waist, almost like a bustier would. That makes it a phenomenal pick for wearing under body-hugging dresses or tops with high-waisted skirts. To get the most support and shaping, look for longline bras that feature boning. Fortunately, there are a wide array of styles to choose from as well, so whether you’re looking for a longline bra with plunging neckline, unlined cups, underwire, or padding, you’re bound to find one that fits your needs.

Related: Where To Buy Longline Bras


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Elissa Low Back Bustier P5017 | Elissa Bikini P5013 in Black

Super supportive yet undeniably sultry, the bustier is a surprisingly versatile piece to have in your arsenal. This form-fitting garment hugs your entire torso, shaping the waist while also gently pushing the breasts up. Basically, you’re getting support, lift, and shaping all in one. If you have an hourglass shape, consider this piece your new go-to for showing off your feminine figure. And since a bustier typically has no straps, it’s a phenomenal substitute for a strapless bra when you want a little extra help in the shaping and support department.

There are a wide variety of bustiers to choose from. If you’re full-busted, consider a bustier with supportive lined cups with underwire, which will provide the perfect combo of lift and coverage.

High-waist brief

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Charlotte Padded Bra 6901 | Charlotte High Waist Brief 6917 in Red/Black

In case you haven’t noticed, the high-rise panty is back with a vengeance. And we couldn’t be more grateful for this retro resurgence: not only does it have a super seductive pin-up vibe, but it’s undeniably comfortable. Oh, and did we mention it can function as shapewear, too?

Since the panty extends farther up on your mid-section toward your navel, it won’t cut into your tummy or hips. That means you’ll achieve a smoother line under clothes, with no unsightly bulges. Plus, a high-waist brief accentuates your curves, highlighting your shapely hips and derriere. And if that won’t make you feel like a feminine goddess, what will? Look for a seamless high-waist brief if you’re wearing a form-fitting dress or skirt to avoid any visible panty lines. In luxe fabrics like silk and satin, this panty style is just as chic as it is comfy.

Who says shapewear can’t be stylish? You really can have it all with these three lingerie staples. Before investing in any of these multitasking garments, you’ll obviously want to be sure you know your proper size (and if you haven’t gotten fitted in the last six months or more, it’s time to do so). But once these practical pieces are in your collection, they’re sure to become instant favorites.

Related: 4 Stunning Lingerie Looks That Will Flatter Your Curves

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Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra P5351 | Sandrine Hipster P5355 in Cameo Rose

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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion this holiday season, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Charlotte Padded Bra 6901 | Charlotte High Waist Brief 6917 in Red/Black
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Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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