How do the celebrities do it? No matter what sizes and body shapes they have, they seem to be able to look smoking hot at any red carpet events. What are their secrets? True, they might be hiring the best stylists in town to dress them, but there are some simple tricks that you can do to enhance your bodies for the next special event. All you need are these secret weapons.
Featured – from Left: Halle Berry, Amy Adams, and Cameron Diaz
The Perfect Bra
You don’t think about it but what you wear inside is sometimes more important than what you wear outside. The right bra can really take you the distance. Lift up the twins and create a sexy cleavage. Push-up bras are my favorites because if you don’t have the cleavage, you can always fake it. Depending on the dress itself, the bra that you use will need to work well with the neckline of the dress. You don’t want the bra to peek out. If you are not sure, take the dress with you so when you shop for the bra and try them on together.
Left: Jennifer Aniston – Perfect cleavage with the right support
Right: Versatile and sexy; try the Plunge Multi-way Bra with Gel-Curve, Victoria’s Secret, $50 – 53
The Perfect Body Shaper
Every woman should own at least one good body shaper. For most occasions, you can use body shapers like Spanx. They will offer you enough support along with smooth lines when you wear your evening or cocktail dress. But if you plan to use it for your wedding, you should purchase one that is strapless with bonings. A shaper with bonings will ensure that it doesn’t roll down your body. A nude color is better than white because some times white undergarments can show throw white or light color dresses. Shapers come in many different styles. Some only support your torso while others support your glute and thighs. Everyone should at least have a full body shaper that combines the bra and torso support in one. A good body shaper can be pricy but it is well worth the money. You can wear it under any dresses and it is not something that you need to purchase often.
Beyonce Knowles has the perfect body support – smooth lines and a flat tummy.
Left: SPANX “Hi-Rise” Body Smoother, Nordstrom, $68
Right: If you want the best support, try a strapless body shaper with boning. Jezebel Caress Bustier, Ella Park Bridal, $56.99
The Perfect Heels
Once you have the perfect dress, the perfect bra, and the perfect body shaper, you should also have the perfect heels. Depending on your comfort level, you should always have a pair of heels that will work for all type of dresses. From my experience, a 2.5” to 3” black or nude heels are the best but any neutral color heels are great investments too. They will elongate your legs and force you to stand up tall. Whenever I wear heels, I will get a boost of confidence to anything that I wear. If you are not used to wearing heels, start with 2” and slowly work up to 3”. Although 4” plus heels look very alluring, they are usually not comfortable and can cause problems for your feet. I am guilty of owning a few 4” plus heels but I only take them out for a walk once in a while. Well, it’s hard to resist their charm.
Left: Taylor Swift and Lisa Rinna wearing the perfect sexy high heels.
Right: Try the 3″ peep toe pumps – Pippa Patent Peep Toes, J.Crew, $198