Each month we pick our top three products, and tell you why.? This month, we?re embracing our hosiery drawer as the alternative to hours at the gym and misery inducing diets, with some seriously flattering figure fixes?
1) Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights
Why?? The new range of Calvin Klein Control only hit our shelves last month, but already it?s become a firm favourite.? With winter on its way we?ll be opting for the cosy opaque styles before long, but for now we?re besotted with these semi-opaque Calvin Klein 30D high waisted tights.? With a silky smooth feel on the leg, uber-flattering matte finish and medium control high waisted design, tummies are flattened, waists sculpted and thighs smoothed ? these are the hardest working tights in our hosiery drawer.
Style With: High heeled ankle boots and a bodycon midi dress (with such a sleek silhouette you?ll be more than able to pull it off).? Finish with an oversized tote for an optical illusion effect that will make you look even tinier in comparison.
Wear to: work on dress down Friday ? you?ll shock the office with your hot new body!
How much? ?16.00 / ?19,50 / $26.00
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Well, the fashion team at Cosmo certainly know what they’re talking about. Which I guess is what you would expect, them being experts in their field, but too many times we follow the advice of mags and end up looking as though we dressed ourselves in the dark. In a charity shop. (One geared towards the elderly generation).
Not this time, though, as Cosmo have recommended the Mary Portas & Charnos “Tights of Wonder” control tights range (supplied by MyTights.com, naturally). The three styles available – sheer, spotty and chain patterned “Scroll” tights have all got superb inbuilt control.
The boxer brief is where all the magic happens. A series of knitted-in control bands pull in the tummy, flattening and smoothing your stomach, hips and thighs. Plus, another band sits just under your bottom to provide a little lift – the tights are shaped to accentuate the curve of your rear without flattening it.
Cosmo recommends the Spotty Style, where as well as an all over figure fixer, you can show off your pins in a classic, ultra-chic design that’ll make you look like a sexy 40s screen siren. The plain sheer version are perfect for the office or for under formal dresses, while the Scroll pattern is a touch funkier and works well for a fun, striking weekend look.
Cosmo calls them “wonders to add a little lift to your day” and a “body miracle”. The maker calls them “an instant red carpet figure for real British Women”. We call them “the ultimate in can’t-live-without accessories.” And we’ve
no doubt that after trying them, you’ll be calling them “my new best friend”.
Princess Beatrice has been spotted giving us a glimpse of her Spanx style shaper at a memorial service for the Queen Mother last week. The Royal, who has slimmed down by a couple of dress sizes in the past few years now looks as though she is a svelte size 10 – which just goes to show that control tights and shapewear are ideal for giving you an extra confidence boost, no matter what your size.
If you’re naturally slim and just looking for smoothing for your silhouette under tighter clothing, control tights are perfect – try something like the Aristoc Bodytoners range which will give your bum, tummy and thigh subtle shaping. The Pretty Polly Secret Slimmer range has some great fashion control tights, too, for those who want shaping but don’t want to compromise on style.
If you’re looking for something a little more heavy duty to give a gorgeous shape to those hourglass curves, take a look at the new Miraclesuit collection. Featuring extra firm targeted control provided by their cut and sew technique, their sh
apers will pull you in where you need it most while highlighting your best assets!
Or for something that will slim you both instantly and long term, check out the ShaToBu shapewear. Made using resistance band technology, this shapewear will also help you to burn up to 12% more calories as you go about your day to day life!
Of course for the classic shapewear design you can’t go wrong with Spanx. The range they offer is incredible – a huge variety of shapes for any outfit and Cialis levitra sales in different levels of control, too. With all the choice available, shapewear and control tights can be confusing, so if you’re not sure which style to go for take a look at our shapewear advice pages. You can be sure of one thing, though – you won’t be alone when you get a little helping hand. Tons of celebrities, from Kristen Stewart to Sarah Jessica Parker, have confessed to (or been snapped) wearing shapewear. And now Beatrice has given it the royal seal of approval, there’ll be no stopping us.