You're officially on notice. As of next week, spring is here. And you know what that means - summer is just around the corner. So if you spent the past few months sitting on your butt watching "Top Chef" on DVR and packing on the pounds, you're about to be in for a rude awakening.

Luckily shapewear has gotten so smart (Top-secret firming technologies! Patented slimming microfibers! Scientifically tested construction!) that you don't have to look like the "before" shot in a "Big Babes Gone Wild" issue of Star magazine.

Whether you're five pounds or 25 pounds from your goal weight, or are just battling those persistent problem areas-grrrr, bat wings!-there's an option out there for you. Check out our top picks: