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New to the market: Uniqlo shapewear. Not only is it a lot cheaper than Spanx, but it comes in purple, which is a real bonus, as Liberty London Girl points out in exceptionally British fashion: "The obvious problem with most shapewear is that peeling off a bandage-coloured girdle before a night of passion is not the most alluring of actions. Whilst you are still going to have to peel this lot off, at least the purple looks less like a surgical truss..." [LLG]