Photo courtesy of johnlewis.com

Want to reduce cellulite, but tired of rubbing all of those lotions and serums onto your backside? Take heart -- there's a new product out there that could be the answer to your anti-cellulite prayers (What? You don't pray about that?). Beginning today, John Lewis is carrying a line of undergarments that have been shown to reduce cellulite in 80 percent of women. Seriously, all you have to do is wear them -- it doesn't get much easier, folks.

The Scala Bio Fir Anti-Cellulite lingerie is available in stores (you can look online, but as this post is being written, all styles are out of stock). John Lewis feels confident in the line -- it did its own research, letting 50 women wear the underwear six hours a day for 30 days, finding an 80 percent success rate. The store's lingerie buyer, Helen Spencer, said,

"We are approached very regularly with products promising the kind of results women want, but which haven't stood up to scrutiny. This is where Scala's range is different -- it does exactly what it says on the tin."


She went on to explain that, because the technology is within the fabric, "the anti-cellulite properties remain intact for the lifetime of the garment, withstanding countless washes."

Okay, so they've been tested, shown to work, and they remain effective for a long, long time. What's the catch? It's not the price -- these wonder-undies are only £25 or £30 (between around $37 and $45), depending on the style you select. However, there are no shops in the States, so if you have to make a trip to England or Scotland to buy them, we suppose that price becomes less of a bargain.

Still, given the chance, we'd definitely give these a try. How about you? In the meantime, we'll settle for the shapewear shown below.

The Best of Spring Shapewear

    DUMI SHAPEWEAR SHAPING HI-CUT BRIEF

    Ergonomic undies? Who knew? Rebecca Apsan, owner of New York City lingerie boutique Le Petite Coquette, recommends this pair for "light control." Dumi's panties gently shape your tummy, thighs, and butt and stay in place while you strut your stuff (which means you've entered a wonderful wedgie-free zone). Plus, they're available in leopard print, which offsets (at least partially), the conservative hi-cut waist. "It livens things up underneath while getting rid of that little pouch," says Aspen.
    $40.00
    www.thelittleflirt.com

    Courtesy of La Petite Coquette

    WACOAL TRY A LITTLE SLENDERNESS BODY BRIEFER

    Somewhere someone is patting herself on the back for coming up with such a clever name. But cuteness aside, this is a seriously sleek shapewear. The all-in-one nylon/elastane briefer banishes back fat and minimizes your mid-section while shaping and supporting your breasts with hidden underwire cups. Wear it under just about anything for immediate smoothing. It's like a tummy tuck, without the gross surgery.
    $85.00
    www.wacoal-america.com
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    Courtesy of Wacoal

    DKNY FIRM CONTROL MESH THONG

    Bare Necessities's Heather Gross also endorses DKNY's new shapewear styles for to their firm control and pretty feminine detailing. "My favorite piece is the firm control mesh shapewear thong. It has a beautiful mesh overlay with a chic pointelle design that is all around the thong," she says. "It flattens your tummy, slims your waist, and eliminates panty lines. Did I mention it's sexy too?" SO not your mother's idea of shapewear.
    $29
    www.barenecessities.com/
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    Courtesy of Bare Necessities

    SPANX BRA-LLELUJAH RACERBACK BRA

    Yes, it's almost summer. No that doesn't mean your bra straps should be overtly exposed. To fight that fashion faux pas, the maker of the ultimate squish-it-all-in tights has designed a great bra for shoulder-baring styles – especially tanks. With naturally adjusting shoulder and back straps made from hosiery, it banishes VBL (visible bra lines) and keeps back fat at bay. A front-closure design and smooth, foam-lined cups offer full frontal coverage. Bra-llelujah indeed!
    $62.00
    www.spanx.com
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    Courtesy of Spanx

    BODY WRAP SEAMLESS HIGH WAIST/LONG LEG BODY PANTY

    A one-stop, bulge-battling force of nature, this body panty's breathable fabric won't leave you feeling like a stuffed sausage (even though it features a high waist and provides full support for your sides, tummy, hips, thighs and butt). Says Le Petite Coquette's Apsan, "One really great thing about this piece is that it doesn't roll down." Perhaps even more importantly, it offers "bathroom convenience." In other words, if you have to pee after a few cocktails you don't have to take off the whole contraption. Genius.
    $42.00
    www.thelittleflirt.com
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    Courtesy of La Petite Coquette

    BODY WRAP SEAMLESS SHAPEWEAR STRAPLESS BRA WITH SLIP

    With its removable straps, this bra-meets-slip is ideal for spring's flirty shoulder-revealing styles. Better yet, it can support up to a D cup while flattening the tummy and slimming the waist. Says Body Wrap believer Aspan, "It's perfect for achieving an overall smooth look. My manager is extraordinarily thin and even she wears it for that extra smoothness." For those of us not so lucky, it sure beats the StairMaster.
    $58.00.
    www.thelittleflirt.com
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    Courtesy of La Petite Coquette

    LA PERLA UNDERWIRE BRA AND LASER-CUT BRIEF

    If La Perla can't make shapewear sexy, no one can. Enter their Update series made with Xtra Life Lyrca for a light, breathable, stretch-proof fit that's built to last and at these prices you'll need it to. Bonus: This third-date acceptable option won't leave your paramour wondering, what the hell is that thing you're wearing? (if he gets that far).
    Bra: $112.00
    Brief: $52.00
    www.laperlausa.com
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    Courtesy of La Perla

    SECRET WEAPONS BY ANNETTE HIGH BACK BODY SHAPER WITH LEGS

    It's not exactly a James Bond toy (look an astray that turns into a poison dart!) but it is pretty neat that you can still wear your favorite bra with this one-piece wonder that claims to be the "ultimate secret weapon" for achieving a flawless silhouette. It's seamless, comfortable, and the high back helps those unwanted rolls disappear. Still need convincing? Its "molded seat" boosts your booty while a woven midsection packs extra tummy flattening power.
    $75.00
    www.annetteinternational.com
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    Courtesy of Annette International

    CASS LUXURY SHAPEWEAR INVISIBELLAS CAMI BODYSUIT

    Cass's high-end shapewear is made from a blend of nylon and spandex and designed with their "invisupport" patented slimming system. The slenderizing bodysuit, available in a full panty or thong style, lifts the bust (for up to C cups without underwires which makes wearing a bra optional), slims the torso, and targets that flabby stuff that busts out around your belt line. As Cass claims, "It's you, only better." Sign us up.
    $86.00
    www.cassandco.com
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    CASS LUXURY SHAPEWEAR ANIMOTO CAMI DRESS

    Among the most stylish and versatile shapewear options is this form-fitting cami dress. Use it as firming foundation under silks or knits or be daring and wear it out on the town with a cute cropped jacket or modern cardigan. It won't cling to your clothes and it offers solid support (even without a bra). Most importantly, it stays put at a three inches above the knee length. Hot to trot!.
    $128.00
    www.cassandco.com
    SHOP MORE SHAPEWEAR

    Courtesy of Cass & Co.

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