Gok Wan Vs. M&S: Who wins the battle of the figure-fixing frocks?

As M&S and Gok Wan both claim to have created the ultimate party dress for flattering curves… Who wins the battle of the figure-fixing frocks

10:24 AM on 20th October 2011

Claire Stringer, apple shaped Claire Stringer, apple shaped Claire Stringer, apple shaped

Claire Stringer says: ‘I’m size 16 with the body of someone who is nearly 40, and has had four children”. She tries Gok”s red figure fixing dress with built-in shapewear followed by the optical illusion dress from M&S

Sacha Applegate, pus sized Sacha Applegate, pus sized Sacha Applegate, pus sized

Sacha Applegate says: “I have dinner lady arms and huge thighs and I hate seeing myself in the mirror”

Sharon Humphries, pear shaped Sharon Humphries, pear shaped Sharon Humphries, pear shaped

Sharon Humphries says: “I work-out every week to keep trim. I haven’t always been slim, especially after my children”

Michelle Duncan, hourglass figure Michelle Duncan, hourglass figure Michelle Duncan, hourglass figure

Michelle Duncan says: ‘I used to be a size 12-14, but lost weight three years ago when my marriage broke down. I’m now a size ten with a EE bust”

Anna Price, pear shaped Anna Price, boyish Anna Price, boyish

Anna Price says: ‘I have a deceptive figure — I’m nearly 6ft, and a size 14, but my boyish shape gives the illusion I’m slimmer than I am”

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