When Hollywood’s biggest stars hit the red carpet tonight for the 88th Academy Awards, the focus of more than a billion viewers around the world will be on the glittering gowns and fabulous jewels.

But while fashion pundits will obsess about the latest styles – sheer mesh panels, plunging necklines and thigh-high splits – Tinseltown’s fashionistas know the real secret to looking fabulous is what lies beneath.

While stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Helen Mirren have all spoken openly about their love for compression underwear like Spanx to smooth every errant wobble and bump (‘I can’t live without them,’ Mirren quipped), this year Hollywood stylists have a veritable arsenal of body shaping ‘weaponry’ at their disposal.

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