This post feels particularly apropos this week since Sara Blakely, inventor of the megabrand Spanx, has been ranked the as the youngest female billionaire by Forbes. Since Spanx launched, shapewear has come a long way. Lately it’s been showing up in sexy photoshoots and editorial pieces, and can be a great choice for a boudoir shoot look if you want to stay a bit more covered up but still feel and look great.

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The Triumph Stylish Sensation Bodydress is a great piece that will help bring out your modernist side. It’s high fashion and smoothes out your lumps and bumps, without losing that sexy edge that you want for a great boudoir shoot.

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This Vargas dress is the little black dress of the lingerie world. The details are amazing, and the dress provides great control under an equally sexy piece of outerwear.

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This Must Slip Under Dress from Body Wrap Shapewear is sexy and supportive. This piece comes in lots of different colors and patterns, so it’s easy to find one that fits your personality perfectly.