We've all got at least one item in our wardrobe which we only feel confident in with a little support – whether it's a slinky pencil skirt, slim-cut trousers or jeans, or a form-fitting dress.
And by support, we mean the kind of shapewear that flatters your body in all the right places and gives you a smoother silhouette in what might otherwise be an unforgiving outfit.
If M&S has been your go-to for shapewear for decades, you may be interested to know about one of their latest inventions which is already flying off the shelves and racking up five star reviews: the Magicwear™ Waist Cincher & Thigh Slimmer.
They're a must-have for wedding season too: you'll feel even more fabulous in your chosen wedding guest look if you're wearing these, trust us. (Check out our edit of the perfect wedding guest dresses for under £200 for some inspo).
Read on to find out why customers think these are quite literally 'magic' and 'worth every penny.'
Why we rate them
Utilising Marks & Spencer's exclusive Magicwear tummy control technology, the shapewear offers a smooth finish (no VPL!), a cinched-in waist for an hourglass shape, plus they'll lift your bottom and shape your thighs.
But, crucially, there's added stretch which makes them comfortable to wear and move around in. So unlike some shapewear items, you won't feel like you need three people to help you wrestle them on and off.
Another plus point? They also utilise M&S's moisture-wicking Cool Comfort technology so you won't overheat in them either (and, yes, the gusset is 100% cotton).
Available in four colours (black, rich quartz, opaline, rich amber), the Magicwear™ Waist Cincher & Thigh Slimmer come in sizes 8-22.
They're currently causing a stir on the M&S website, too, because when we were adding ours to basket, messages kept flashing up that over 100 people had purchased them in the last 48 hours.
What the reviews say
The reason that these Magicwear™ Waist Cincher & Thigh Slimmer pants are considered the best shapewear around by so many customers? The confidence boost factor for starters. Comfort is also a huge plus point too, as well as the aesthetics – the pants give you a smooth, bump-free silhouette under anything you wear.
"Really is 'Magic'! Made me feel a lot more confident while wearing it, especially because I have put on a few pounds."
"Amazing!!!! Comfy and stayed up no rolling down. They were not visible and tucked everything in nicely! They are temp controlled too so wasn’t left feeling overheated. Honestly these are an absolute game changer."
"Fit really well got one size up. No rolling. Just take your time putting them on, they really sucked me in nicely and didn’t leave any nasty marks on my skin."
"These are brilliant there so comfy and never roll down perfect to wear with that little slinky dress highly recommend."
"This is a life saver for those tight, figure-hugging dresses! If you're thinking about it, get it. Quality is brilliant, can still breathe and move easily, so worth it."