Now we finally know how all these A-list celebs manage to look so slim and sexy on the red carpet. It’s all thanks to shapewear garment that hides their "unflattering" lumps and bumps, giving them an almost flawless silhouette.

But, while they may look perfect, I often wonder how they breathe in these things. I mean isn’t it too tight?, an online boutique that specialises in bringing these “slimming” products from all over the world for the discerning South African woman, reckons that their range is not only chic, but comfortable too.

I don’t know, hey. Despite probably needing something like this for my little black dress that I’ve been struggling to get into, I’m a bit sceptical.

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Do you think the products are as suffocating as they look?