Monthly Archives: June 2009

Spanx ‘will keep your lady lumps in place’

Although the Black Eyed Peas may think that lady lumps are great, most women could be forgiven for wanting them under wraps.

After all, you don’t want them to pop out at inopportune moments – on the train, for example, or in a business meeting.

To make sure this embarrassing turn of events will never happen, the’s fashion expert Tashya Tummings recommends that you invest in the right undergarments.

She suggests that Spanx features "the best body shapers" and that it is well worth spending money on items from the range to make sure you look great under all your outfits, including this season’s bandage dresses and skirts.

"Plus, seamless shapewear is a must have because it supports and enhances your shape," Tashya added.

Earlier this month, Stella McCartney reportedly told Beth Ditto that she loves shapewear and wears Spanx "most of the time" to conceal fashion faux pas, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The Spanx Hide & Sleek Strapless Full Slip from offers support all over the body and is also seamless, so it won’t show up even under your lightest summer clothes.

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Natalie Cassidy enjoys the ’80s with leggings and vest combo

Natalie Cassidy has been spotted embracing the decade of her birth in a bold patterned vest, leggings and tres cool trainer boots.

The former Eastender was snapped by the Daily Mail looking very smiley out in London as she channelled the ’80s, with her black leggings providing the perfect partner to her longline vest.

Nat, 26, made her look ideal for the daytime by wearing the casual boots, which are reminiscent of those worn by basketball stars like Michael Jordan way back when. However, we think she could have glammed the vest and leggings up for eveningwear too, perhaps by combining them with killer heels.

She’s clearly been reading our blog – last month, we reported that Female First had highlighted long vests as a hot trend for 2009, especially when paired with some cool hosiery.

If you need some leggings to wear under a long top, why not try MbyM’s Go Green Carolina leggings from

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Karen O’s green tights steal the show at Glasto

You can always count on Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O to look flamboyant whenever she performs and this weekend at Glastonbury was no exception.

The 30-year-old New Yorker took to the stage last night in a tribal-inspired headdress and shawl, which she paired with green tights.

She went on to sing Art Star through a net of black fabric and later threw a large inflatable eyeball into the crowd (no, we’re not sure what was going on there either).

Anyway, she looked great and seemed to go down a storm with the watching crowds, who sang along to hits from the band’s album It’s Blitz!

Karen certainly knows how to work her legwear – she wore sparkly silver tights for her recent performance on Later With Jools Holland, while she also sported beautiful bold blue opaque tights in the publicity shots for the album’s release.

If you want some green tights for summer, how about Celeste Stein’s Green Pucci tights from

Their swirly graphic print will definitely turn heads without being too heavy as we (hopefully) head into a heatwave.


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Coloured tights to transform dress from bland to bold

In a world where magazines and television encourage us to follow fashion trends as soon as they arrive, women may be forgiven for feeling a little bit overwhelmed by all the throwaway fashion in their wardrobes.

One woman has decided to do something about it – Sheena Matheiken from New York is raising money for charity by wearing the same dress every day for a year.

Well actually, she’ll wear seven versions of the same dress to avoid repelling passers-by, but the point is that by using accessories, she – and you – can make something old out of something new.

Sheena has posted pictures of herself taking part in the Uniform Project and she looks to be doing really well!

In one, she pairs the dress with green opaque tights, while another sees her opting for red tights and shoe boots.

Sheena also teams the LBD with quirky over the knee socks and with cropped leggings.

"Think of it as wearing a daily uniform with enough creative license to make it look like I just crawled out of the Marquis de Sade’s boudoir," she comments.

Want to try it? has got enough hosiery to make you look like you’re wearing a different outfit every day.

We love Religion’s new Union Jack leggings, while Jonathan Aston does opaque tights in every almost colour.

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Fishnets and mini dress make Rihanna a golden CoverGirl again

Rihanna has shown she is one tough cookie after bouncing back looking better than ever days after the court hearing of her former boyfriend Chris Brown.

The R&B singer had been signed up as the face of make-up brand CoverGirl not long before she was attacked by Brown, but the brand pulled the ads to avoid looking insensitive.

Now, however, Rihanna is back to her easy, breezy best and can be seen in a gold strapless dress with gold fishnets in the pictures, making her look every inch the star.

"I always wanted to be a CoverGirl. Every little girl wants to become one," said the 21-year-old of the campaign.

If you want some sexy fishnets with a hint of gold, try for Jonathan Aston’s Back Seam variety.

These are available with gold thread sewn around the seam, which will add some Hollywood glamour to any outfit! You can also get them with red and silver threads to go with whatever you’re wearing.

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Whoops, J-Lo! Should have used shapewear…

As the mother of 16-month-old twins, Jennifer Lopez probably doesn’t have as much time as she once did to dedicate to perfecting her going-out outfits.

Unfortunately, this worked to her disadvantage last night as she headed to a restaurant in Inflatable Paint Booth LA with husband Marc Anthony.

As the 39-year-old manoeuvred herself to get out of her car in her super-tight hot pink Herve Leger bandage dress, her curves made a bid for freedom and J-Lo ended up flashing a little more than she meant to at watching photographers.

However, despite the minor slip-up, we couldn’t fault her on her choice of dress or her figure and think she’s definitely one of Hollywood’s yummiest mummies!

If you want to try a body-con dress like J-Lo, you way also wish to try some shapewear for underneath in order to avoid flashing the flesh.

The Spanx Hide & Sleek Strapless Cami would be great for under a bandeau dress, as it will hold in any waistline bulges, as well as restraining the bust with strong but comfortable support.

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Kylie to design golf socks?

Anyone who plays golf regularly may soon be able to get more fashionable socks and other attire.

It has been reported that pop sensation Kylie is keen to design her own range after being disappointed with the lack of couture evident on the courses.

The Spinning Around diva told Glamour magazine that she got into the sport because her new boyfriend Andres Velencoso is an enthusiast – and that she was surprised how many other celebs like to chill out with a few holes of an afternoon, including Kings of Leon drummer Nathan.

However, she obviously wasn’t impressed with the woolly jumpers and uncomfortable socks.

"Maybe I need to get into designing golfwear, because let me tell you, it’s not easy to look good on the golf course," Kylie pointed out.

If you want to sex up your local golf course, why not try Pamela Mann’s Argyle over the knee socks from

They are a modern update of the classic pattern and would look great with a mini white netball skirt, a cashmere jumper and an ’80s-style sun visor.

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Katy Perry wears Spanx and likes it!

Where once celebrities seemed to be distant, mythical creatures who were unreachable to us mere mortals, these days they are practically falling over themselves to reveal their innermost secrets.

Luckily for us, this includes secrets about how they get their goddess-like figures – they cheat.

This week, Amanda Holden has already revealed that she uses Spanx when she feels as though she’s having a ‘fat day’.

Now, it’s Katy Perry’s turn. The I Kissed a Girl singer – who is renowned for her fun, quirky outfits – has said she too uses the shapewear to avoid spilling out of her tight stage costumes.

"I wear lots of Spanx and Lycra," she is reported by Star Pulse to have commented.

So at last, we know that the bodies of out favourite stars aren’t hewn from gold – and that we can copy them simply by using shapewear.

There’s a whole range of Spanx, as well as shapewear by Aristoc and other brands, at to make sure that you shall go to the ball.

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Amanda Holden: Spanx are perfect for ‘fat days’

Although she may not look as though she knows the meaning of the phrase ‘fat day’, Amanda Holden has insisted that she suffers with them as much as the next girl sometimes.

However, the Britain’s Got Talent judge – who is reportedly in talks to become the next Cilla Black on American television – told Now magazine that she knows just how to deal with them through the strategic use of shapewear.

"On fat days, I wear Spanx," she commented, adding that she sometimes resorts to tucking her tummy into a tight pair of jeans too.

The 38-year-old did admit that she intends to have plastic surgery when she gets a bit older – but surely there’s no need when there’s such a great range of Spanx available?!

For girls who don’t fancy going under the knife or spending hours in the gym to get a figure fit for television close-ups, check out

Spanx Higher Power is perfect for achieving a streamlined figure because it reaches from mid-thigh to just under the bra-line.

It is made from soft fabric so won’t feel restrictive, but it shapes the waist, tummy, thighs and bottom in one go.


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