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The trick mastered by celebrities of “bouncing back” to their pre-pregnancy shapes after giving birth remains imprisoned by the magic circle. Normal ladies are too busy catering to the whims of their newborns so a turbo charged exercise programme is impossible to maintain.

However new mums shouldn’t be embarrassed, disappointed, down heartened or hateful of their new bodies. Instead they should embrace their newfound curves and dress themselves up in confidence instilling lingerie. Items that enhance, pull in and reshape will give you the confidence you need to shine.

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Shape contouring underwear works miracles. You don’t need to feel as though you are cheating; you are still working with what Mother Nature gave you, just in a more effective way. Here are three lingerie styles that will give you the boost you need.

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Feel sexy, sassy and glamorous all at once with a Lipsy corset from Next. There are several to choose from, but our favourite is the simplest Lipsy corset: the Metallic Corset, £35, boasts fitted cups, sweetheart bandeau neckline and exposed zip fastening on the back. It’s not strictly underwear, but the boundaries between underwear and outwear are pretty blurred these days. This will give you inner confidence by pushing up your breasts and holding in your stomach; you’ll feel like Kiera Knightly in Pride and Prejudice.

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Next’s Black Lace Basque, £26, is sultry and sizzling. The sheer lace central panel and plunge bra reveal plenty of skin, whilst the contoured shape will flatter your curves and slim your waist. Matching Brazilian briefs and glossy hold ups are available too. This is the kind of underwear that is meant to be seen and not much could be sexier than this basque and hold ups combo.

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The perfect contouring base layer, that just happens to be attractive and sexy too, is the Black 101 Way Body, £30. This has removable pads and straps and a contouring structure that slims, holds and enhances all in one. This is a failsafe item of womens lingerie that every woman needs to have in her wardrobe.

Want some body inspiration? Check out this stylish celebrity mums gallery from Marie Claire.