Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Sandra Bullock are among the female celebrities reported to be keen on body shaping underwear Spanx - but what about the men?

With stars including Steve Carell and Jimmy Fallon wearing items from the Spanx range, it may be time to consider the new compression t-shirt which helps cover unsightly lumps and bumps guys may want to cover.

Firming chests and narrowing waists, the new male Spanx t-shirt - which comes in small to extra extra large - could provide a welcome boost to egos and looks by smoothing out love handles and beer bellies.

Founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely said: "We applied our 10 years of knowledge and expertise in compression fabrics and transforming the body to this first of its kind collection for men. It's the new standard in men's undergarments."

Looking like any normal vest or t-shirt, the cotton compression technology helps to smooth out figures without feeling uncomfortable.

So if you are stuck for a Christmas present for a boyfriend, husband or family member who complains about their shape, this could be the perfect gift idea.

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