We all love to indulge a little, or a lot, and why shouldn't we? Enjoying life is far more important than any fad diet or trend.
However, if you were wanting to gently shape your body to look even better than it already does in your favourite dress, jeans or power suit, there's a shining beacon in the clothing realm that'll do the trick - shapewear.
Yep, this line of lingerie will look great - and more importantly feel great - no matter how hard you've gone on the party pies and champers.
Indeed a decent shapewear garment (commonly referred to as Spanx) can completely change the way you look and feel when you step out for any occasion, smoothing out your curves and giving you a confidence boost to boot.
And the best part? It's totally acceptable to wear at any age.
Some of our favourite celebrities themselves are proving it - how else can they look so impeccably toned and flawless on the red carpet.
Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, 37, certainly hasn't shied from being vocal about her love for the form-flattering garments.
Speaking at the 2016 Golden Globes, Cuoco told InStyle: "I love Spanx. I'm all about it."
Meanwhile model mum-of-four Chrissy Teigen has also been candid about her love for shapewear, and how it was inspired by none other than Kim Kardashian.
"[Kim] made me feel so much better because we went to the bathroom and [Kim] had me zip you up," she previously said in an interview.
"And I was like 'Oh my god, she has Spanx on! She's cool. She's normal."
Actress Robin Wright is also a keen fan, stating in an interview: "Always! I have to wear them all the time."
So now that we've established that shapewear is, in fact, absolutely acceptable to wear at any age, as well as transforming the way you look and feel in any garment, we've rounded up the best types and places to buy shapewear in Australia - and it can all be done online.
Good old Bridget Jones was onto something here. Waist control underwear will give you shape, and cut a few inches off the belly region (depending on how tight you go).
Sculpting mid waist brief, $58 at Skims
Kim K's own line, SKIMS, is the holy grail of shapewear. The Seamless Sculpting Mid Waist Brief promises a smoother silhouette and a seam free construction that avoids any muffin-top mishaps.
Triumph Belform panty, $69.95 at Curvy
With a reinforced front panel and rigid stretch fabric, the Belform Panty provides a firm hold and creates a smooth silhouette. It compresses multiple zones of the body and with great finesse to ensure your stomach, and bottom, are well sculpted.
"As always everything I purchase from Curvy is of great quality and so comfy to wear," said a five-star reviewer.
This style is a two-in-one winner - investing in a decent shapewear slip dress, which sculpts your entire silhouette, is a smart choice if you want to save some dosh and look incredible to boot.
Nancy Ganz Body Architect slip dress, $169.95 at Amazon
Australian company Nancy Ganz is dedicated solely to shapewear, and their commitment isn't for nothing. The brand's creation of the 'Hip Slip' back in the 1990s was revolutionary in modernising traditional shaping garments like girdles.
Now, their Body Architect Slip Dress has evolved with the demands of our times, and we think they've nailed it.
Although slightly pricier than other shapewear brands, Nancy Ganz uses the latest fabric technology to achieve comfort and shape, so it can be worth the indulgence.
Much like the slip dress, the shapewear bodysuit is a revelation when it comes to doing (or more accurately sucking in) everything at once. Toning your body from the chest to your thighs, these puppies are your go-to wardrobe staple for when you're gearing up to squeeze into that slip dress.
3 in 1 shaper, $75 (was $85) at Asia Penelope Collection
Perfect for almost any occasion, this shaper can be worn with dresses, jeans, skirts and more. It provides bust support whilst shaping and providing a sleek streamlined look.
SPANX Suit Your Fancy bodysuit, $229.95 at THE ICONIC
Australian online shopping website The Iconic houses a number of shapewear brands that'll do the trick, including OG brand and Opera Winfrey's personal favourite Spanx, which has well and truly nailed the body suit.
And the best part? You don't even need to leave your couch to buy it!
For those with a slightly more voluminous bust, this variation of shapewear is perfect. With a neckline reaching below your chest and sculpting the body from the waist down, you'll still be able to wear your favourite bra. Comfort and fashion are sometimes a tough pairing, but this style is the perfect compromise!
Hush Hush Essensual firm control underbra slip, $69.95 (usually $105) at THE ICONIC
Hush Hush is another Australian brand that knows how to make a quality piece of shapewear that'll last you for yonks. Their seamless Essensual Firm Control Under Bra Slip is the perfect investment for the indulgent weeks ahead.
And although on the pricier side, we've found this one on sale. Score!
We can't all have a derrière like Kim Kardashian, but this shapewear style can certainly give it a nudge. Smoothing out your thighs, hips, tummy and midriff, you'll be slipping into that two-sizes-too-small frock you bought last summer in no time.
AP Seamless high-waist thigh shaper, $39.99 (was $70) at Asia Penelope Collection
Experience comfortable yet firm and controlled shaping in the tummy, thigh and waist area with this design that will smooth and hide.
Ambra Powerlite high waisted shortie, $39.95 at MYER
Australian company Ambra has not only nailed this style in the form of their Powerlite Thigh Shaper Short, but they also have a key philosophy we're happy to live by - being undefined by age or demographic.
And it's glaringly obvious by their designs, which are simple, comfortable and super affordable. In fact, most of their styles are below $50. Sign us up!
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