And if the very word 'shapewear' conjures up visions of nanna knickers and Bridget Jones-style underwear, then the good news is the shapewear has had a seriously sexy makeover.
Inspired by Art Deco designs, Nancy Ganz' 'Sheer Decadence' collection mixes function and fashion. It's also the perfect way to create a streamlined silhouette this racing season.
"The races calls for a fun, attention-grabbing dress, but it's important to feel confident and comfortable all day long", says StyledBy marie claire content editor Brittany Henderson. "The fact that this line combines the aesthetics of lingerie and the support of shapewear is a bonus!"
We've chosen three on-trend spring racing dresses - and the shapewear to wear underneath them.
We've paired this Saloni dress with Nancy Ganz' Sheer Decadence High Waisted Briefs, which targets the tummy.
We've paired this Victoria Beckham dress with Nancy Ganz Sheer Decadence Underbust Bodysuit, which targets all over - perfect for a form-fitting dress like this.
We've paired this Ginger & Smart dress with Nancy Ganz Sheer Decadence Waisted Briefs, which targets love handles.