We’ve often claimed that Spanx are a red carpet favourite amongst celebrities but a recent piece at HollywoodLife.com which features the stars showing off their shapewear (albeit accidentally) made me think that perhaps the time had come to offer up some proof!
Shapewear should never be seen of course, and Spanx go to great lengths to make sure their products are invisible under clothing, but every now and then a celebrity has a moment that gives us just a little glimpse of the secret to their fabulous figures. Whether they flash their Spanx sliding out of a car or because of an unexpected gust of wind, when the photographers’ flash bulbs are popping from all angles there is nowhere to hide!
An energetic dance routine gave the game away for Katy Perry during a recent performance. When she hitched up that sparkly, figure hugging dress she revealed a pair of Spanx mid thigh shorts. One of the great things about Spanx is the feeling of all over control that you get from the moment you put them on. Your body will feel firm to the touch and nothing wobbles. So, if you are planning a big night out Spanx are one way to make sure you stomp, shimmy and shake with confidence of Katy Perry!
Making a graceful exit from a car in a short or tight skirt is the Achilles Heel of many a celeb. Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria gave us a little Spanx show when jumping out of her car on the way to the Allure magazine party. When she didn’t have pesky photographers pointing their lenses up her skirt however, she looked sensational in a figure hugging black satin dress. Tight dresses in satiny fabric can be seriously unforgiving and this is when Spanx really come in handy to smooth out any lumps and bumps. To make absolutely sure you get a smooth line all the way down your torso, choose products that go up to the bra line like the Spanx In Power Line Super Higher Power or a full body suit like the Spanx Slimplicity Open Bust Mid Thigh Bodysuit.
Not all celebs are shy about their Spanx habit however, Danni Minogue has been quoted extolling the virtues of Spanx – “I always wear them on the red carpet” she said. She went on to say “they make my butt into the shape it would be if I was really good and went to the gym and had a personal trainer!”. Proving that Spanx is not just for special occasions, America’s chat show queen, Oprah Winfrey said “I love Spanx. I wear Spanx every single day. I’ve given up panties. I wear Spanx!”. The prize for the most enthusiastic (and incomprehensible) endorsement, however, goes to model Tyra Banks with this little gem:
“Every celebrity walking down the red carpet. You think she’s all just naturally like ‘shooop.’ A lot of them have SPANX on…… You put ‘em on, it sucks you up, baby. No matter what red carpet, I got ‘em on. I look like a granny before I put the dress on, but I put on the dress, and it’s like, ‘palow!’”.
Palow?! No me either.
Stylists and celebrities the world over use Spanx because they work. Some celebrities are happy to tell us how much they love their Spanx, sometimes it takes a mistimed car exit or wardrobe malfunction to do it for them. Either way, they are essential red carpet wear and now Hollywood’s worst kept secret!
Founder of MyTights.com