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An old-fashioned girdle cinches you in at the waist, but only slims so far. A smoothing tank eliminates back flab, but doesn't do much for your muffin top. This Soma bodysuit—made of compression fabric and strategically placed, ultra-thin panels—does wonders for both problem spots by extending up to your shoulder blades and holding all of you in like a corset. But unlike that ancient shapewear torture device, the addition of spandex and stay-put silicone edges around the leg openings (which prevent it from riding up and creating lines under a form-fitting dress) make this "torset" more comfortable—without sacrificing any tummy-taming power. Plus, a convenient hook-and-eye gusset at the crotch means you don't have to peel everything off when you need to use the restroom and the open bust design allows you to pair it with your favorite push-em-up bra.
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Tree Print Pillow Cover, $34. If you can't carve your initials into the real deal, this personalized throw pillow is the next best thing. And perfect for sprucing up your love nest come Valentine's Day.
"Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner" Tea Cozy, $18. Prevent fingers from getting burned by your morning cup of joe and subtly show your boss you mean business with this Dirty Dancing-inspired drink sleeve.
Flying Squirrel Dusting Glove, $18. You'll actually want to clean your computer screen and wipe down your coffee table with this adorable microfiber mitt.
Vitaminschtick Biggy Lip Balm, $9. These jumbo sticks hydrate lips just as well as the fruity-flavored waters they're named after.
Here to offer an alternative: Cisco's StyleMe Mirror. Currently available in the United Kingdom and making its way across the pond, this high-tech mirror allows you to virtually try clothes on through a series of gestures. By standing in front of the screen, you can digitally drag clothes onto your reflection and punctuate your look with accessories like belts and necklaces. You can even share a photo of an outfit on Facebook, Twitter or via email and get a second opinion from friends. While this new technology won't provide the most accurate depiction of how an item fits, it can help narrow down your pile—making decisions like what color looks best against your skin tone and if a neckline is right for your shape faster and easier. Meaning you can try on less, and in turn, cut down the time you spend under unflattering fluorescent lights.
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Here to make sense of the endless abyss of shirts, dresses, skirts, shoes, jeans, and jewelry: Stylitics—a new site that logs what you own (allowing you to manually upload photos of all your items or add things via the web), keeps track of your outfit history and recent purchases, gives you new ideas for what to wear, and even tells you the weather so that you that you know to slip on your rainboots or pack an umbrella. According to Stylitics, the average consumer has over 250 items in their closet, but their calendar function ensures you don't repeat ensembles and helps you plan what to put on day-to-day or for upcoming events—making getting dressed in the morning more foolproof. Plus, you can access your virtual closet anywhere you're able to log on—meaning you can double-check what's hanging up at home before buying yet another black dress.
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You know a good bra can give you a much needed lift and even improve your posture, but slipping this microfiber tunic from Mission Control over it takes the miracle work one step further...at least when it comes to back flab. The wide straps won't dig and the back panel extends all the way up to your shoulder blades (smoothing any lumps or bumps below it). Bonus: Compression panels cinch you in at the waist and slim your tush and thighs so you can knock 'em dead in a curve-hugging dress.
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