Shape fx Dream Wedding Dress

The "Dream Wedding Dress" by Shape fx promises to slim, sculpt and perfect your silhouette. Photos courtesy of Shape fx

Brides-to-be may no longer have to live on the treadmill or eat salad at every meal for months leading up to the big day.

Shape fx has launched what the company calls the "Dream Wedding Dress" -- it promises to push-up, smooth and control in all the right places.

The 100 percent silk dress (above left) has built-in control garments (above right) including a "hidden power-mesh slip" that supports the bust and holds everything in. The slip also features a lacy silicone hem that prevents the slip from riding up. (Will the wonders of technology never cease?)

"We designed this revolutionary dress to ensure that she [the bride] will look and feel picture-perfect," says Geralynn Madonna, President and CEO of Signature Styles (Shape fx's parent company).

The white wedding dress comes in sizes 2-18 and retails for $459; available online and by phone at 800-253-6115.

Lined in silk organza, the floor-length gown features a sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves and shirred bodice (aka tummy tuck). We think it could work on the right bride, though we can't promise you'll be able to breath.

Hey, what's a little suffering in the name of (bridal) fashion?