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Undie cover; Don't let unsightly straps, visible bras or VPLs ruin your outfits... we've got all the solutions to your underwear woes. By Didi Danso.

WHERE TO BUY: asos.com, accurist.co.uk, damart.co.uk, fashionworld.co.uk, figleaves.com, mandco.com, marisota.co.uk, marksandspencer.com, newlook.com, primark.com, riverisland.com, schuh.co.uk, simplybe.co.uk, topshop.com, ultimo.co.uk, yoursclothing.co.uk, zara.com WHERE TO BUY: asos.com, accurist.co.uk, damart.co.uk, fashionworld.co.uk, figleaves.com, mandco.com, marisota.co.uk, marksandspencer.com, newlook.com, primark.com, riverisland.com, schuh.co.uk, simplybe.co.uk, topshop.com, ultimo.co.uk, yoursclothing.co.uk, zara.com THE SOLUTION: Opt for nude underwear or, THE SOLUTION: Opt for nude underwear or, if you're of a darker complexion, go for brown or black. This nude bodysuit with medium control smooths and pulls in problem areas.

if you're of a darker complexion, go for brown or black. This nude bodysuit with medium control smooths and pulls in problem areas.

| Nude lace VPL bodysuit, PS70, Simone Perele @ Figleaves.

| Nude lace VPL bodysuit, PS70, Simone Perele @ Figleaves.

THE PROBLEM: VPL under white outfit White is a great summer look but don't ruin it by having underwear showing through clothes.

THE PROBLEM: VPL under white outfit White is a great summer look but don't ruin it by having underwear showing through clothes.

| White blouse, PS39, and white trousers, PS69, both M&S; blue suede shoes, PS9, Primark.

| White blouse, PS39, and white trousers, PS69, both M&S; blue suede shoes, PS9, Primark.

THE SOLUTION: Opt for nude underwear or, if you're of a darker complexion, go for brown or black. This nude bodysuit with medium control smooths and pulls in problem areas.

THE SOLUTION: Opt for nude underwear or, if you're of a darker complexion, go for brown or black. This nude bodysuit with medium control smooths and pulls in problem areas.

| Nude lace VPL bodysuit, PS70, Simone Perele @ Figleaves.

| Nude lace VPL bodysuit, PS70, Simone Perele @ Figleaves.

THE PROBLEM: Too figure-hugging This bodycon dress is ideal for dates - the plunging neckline and stretchy fabric will show off a curvy figure. But the problem is it also outlines a big belly and wide hips.

THE PROBLEM: Too figure-hugging This bodycon dress is ideal for dates - the plunging neckline and stretchy fabric will show off a curvy figure. But the problem is it also outlines a big belly and wide hips.

| Black bodycon dress, PS89, M&S; white heels, PS58, Topshop.

| Black bodycon dress, PS89, M&S; white heels, PS58, Topshop.

THE SOLUTION: These corset knickers will shave inches off the thighs while pulling you in at all the right places. They flatten a round tummy, making you appear slimmer. If boobs are in need of a boost, the deep plunging underwired bra will not only keep the bra out of view but will give the bust a lift, too.

THE SOLUTION: These corset knickers will shave inches off the thighs while pulling you in at all the right places. They flatten a round tummy, making you appear slimmer. If boobs are in need of a boost, the deep plunging underwired bra will not only keep the bra out of view but will give the bust a lift, too.

| Pink deep-plunge bra, PS42, and pink lace corset briefs, PS40, both Gossard @ Figleaves.

| Pink deep-plunge bra, PS42, and pink lace corset briefs, PS40, both Gossard @ Figleaves.

THE PROBLEM: Clingy fabrics Jersey fabrics can be very unforgiving, showing off any lumps and bumps.

THE PROBLEM: Clingy fabrics Jersey fabrics can be very unforgiving, showing off any lumps and bumps.

| Navy jersey dress, PS69, M&S; blue suede shoes, PS55, Schuh.

| Navy jersey dress, PS69, M&S; blue suede shoes, PS55, Schuh.

THE SOLUTION: For a slimline shape, slip on a control bodysuit to smooth out any lumpy bits.

THE SOLUTION: For a slimline shape, slip on a control bodysuit to smooth out any lumpy bits.

| Animalprint | Animalprint tummy control bodysuit, PS22.50, M&S.

tummy control bodysuit, PS22.50, M&S.

THE PROBLEM: The halterneck A little black dress suits so many occasions but this halterneck style can reveal bra straps.

THE PROBLEM: The halterneck A little black dress suits so many occasions but this halterneck style can reveal bra straps.

Strapless bras are one solution but they may not give the support that's needed.

Strapless bras are one solution but they may not give the support that's needed.

| Black halterneck dress, PS55, M&S; gold bangle, PS8, Freedom @ Topshop; | Black halterneck dress, PS55, M&S; gold bangle, PS8, Freedom @ Topshop; black strappy sandals, PS50, River Island.

black strappy sandals, PS50, River Island.

THE SOLUTION: Invest in a multitasker bra where the straps can be converted into a halterneck. This will not only stop straps from being on show, but also give the support you may need.

THE SOLUTION: Invest in a multitasker bra where the straps can be converted into a halterneck. This will not only stop straps from being on show, but also give the support you may need.

| Multitasker nude bra, PS28, and multitasker briefs, PS15, both Lepel @ Simply Be.

| Multitasker nude bra, PS28, and multitasker briefs, PS15, both Lepel @ Simply Be.

THE PROBLEM: Bra and bulges on show The figure-hugging pencil skirt is a big trend this summer and looks great teamed with a sheer shirt. But the tight fabric runs the risk THE PROBLEM: Bra and bulges on show The figure-hugging pencil skirt is a big trend this summer and looks great teamed with a sheer shirt. But the tight fabric runs the risk of revealing any wobbly bits.

of revealing any wobbly bits.

| Blue short-sleeved shirt, PS25, Damart; mint pencil skirt, PS29.99, Zara; pink strappy sandals, PS45, ASOS; gold watch, from a selection by Accurist.

| Blue short-sleeved shirt, PS25, Damart; mint pencil skirt, PS29.99, Zara; pink strappy sandals, PS45, ASOS; gold watch, from a selection by Accurist.

THE SOLUTION: These control pants flatten the tummy and smooth hips and thighs for a flattering hourglass figure. Choose a nude bra which won't show.

THE SOLUTION: These control pants flatten the tummy and smooth hips and thighs for a flattering hourglass figure. Choose a nude bra which won't show.

| Nude tummy, waist and thigh slimmer, PS29.50, M&S; nude lace bra, PS14, M&Co.

| Nude tummy, waist and thigh slimmer, PS29.50, M&S; nude lace bra, PS14, M&Co.

THE PROBLEM: Strapless dress An eye-catching print dress is sure to stand out in the crowd.

THE PROBLEM: Strapless dress An eye-catching print dress is sure to stand out in the crowd.

But let it be for all the right reasons and not for bra straps or spare tyres around the waist.

But let it be for all the right reasons and not for bra straps or spare tyres around the waist.

| Geometric print strapless dress, PS50, River Island; blue bangle, PS4, New Look; pink strappy sandals, PS45, ASOS.

| Geometric print strapless dress, PS50, River Island; blue bangle, PS4, New Look; pink strappy sandals, PS45, ASOS.

THE SOLUTION: This strapless bodyshaper will not only solve the problem of unsightly straps but the secret inner support is also designed to create lift and sculpt the silhouette, giving a slimline shape.

THE SOLUTION: This strapless bodyshaper will not only solve the problem of unsightly straps but the secret inner support is also designed to create lift and sculpt the silhouette, giving a slimline shape.

| Nude strapless and backless bodyshaper, PS45, Ultimo.

| Nude strapless and backless bodyshaper, PS45, Ultimo.

WHERE TO BUY: asos.com, accurist.co.uk, damart.co.uk, fashionworld.co.uk, figleaves.com, mandco.com, marisota.co.uk, marksandspencer.com, newlook.com, primark.com, riverisland.com, schuh.co.uk, simplybe.co.uk, topshop.com, ultimo.co.uk, yoursclothing.co.uk, zara.com
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