We used to think that shapewear had to remain a shameful secret that we’d take to the grave. Frankly, we thought we’d rather do pretty much anything than own up to the fact that we were getting a little helping hand from Spanx UK… but it seems we were wrong. Nowadays, any VIP or FOP (Fairly Ordinary Person) is queuing up to lavish praise on Spanx shapwear… and who are we to turn our noses up at such a trend?
Mum-to-be Kim Kardashian was snapped this week wearing a camel coloured leather dress (a brave choice on any day of the week, let alone when you’re also juggling a baby bump)… with trusty shapewear shorts peeking out from underneath. The Kardashian sister has declared her love for the brand in the past, calling them her “best friend”, and it seems she’s not about to give them up any time soon. Luckily Spanx has a range of lines to suit every need, including maternity Spanx (of which Rochelle from the Saturdays has already admitted to being a fan)… so now you know just how she’s keeping that svelte pregnancy figure!
Kim loves her leggings, so we’d be surprised if she hasn’t also tried Spanx leggings. I can personally vouch for these – I love them. They pull you in, flatten your stomach, tone your legs… pretty much everything you could ask for and more. The control around the middle even makes me sit and stand better, so you get better posture into the bargain! Plus you wear them just like normal leggings, so there’s no need to hide them away, and no possibility of your secret getting out.
One Spanx fan that we would never have guessed had a shaping secret is the gorgeous Holly Willoughby, who recently revealed her love for shapewear, saying: “mine [her dressing room] is just hairspray […] and some pairs of Spanx”. We would never have guessed that the svelte star needed shapewear, but it just goes to show… celebrities are just like
us mere mortals (sort of). If you’re after an hourglass shape like Holly’s, we highly recommend the Slim Cognito collection. Strong control to hold in all your wobbly bits, along with graduated compression to create an hourglass silhouette and a seamless design that keep the shapewear discreetly tucked away (unless, of course, you decide to take a leaf out of Kim’s book and show it off) makes the Slim Cognito products a firm customer – and celebrity – favourite.
These are just the latest two to go public with their Spanx adoration – other devotees include A Listers like Kristen Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow. So whether you decide to shout it from the rooftops, whisper it to your nearest and dearest or keep it between you and I, get Spanxed up with complete confidence that you’re in great company.