Posts Tagged ‘shapewear’
Unwanted lumps & bumps. We all have them. But as ever, shapewear guru Spanx has come to the rescue once more, creating even more treats for our shaping collection and leaving us body confident in the process. From the ultra-lightweight to the gym bunny friendly, there’s even a pair of sheers to deliver a J-Lo inspired derrière! Simply choose the shapewear that ticks most of your boxes and voila – that enviable outline is a mere click away…
Proving that shapewear needn’t be clunky or overbearing, the ultra-thin Trust Your Thinstincts range combines all-round smoothing with a lightweight feel. What’s more, the clever designers at Spanx HQ have listened to our suggestions, adding in a non-compression bust to their tops & slips. Squash & squeeze free, the range is also equipped with nifty stay-put details for the best possible fit.
For those wanting to tackle tricky tummies, the Thong Body is a must. Using a medium slimming level, the bodysuit will trim & slim in seconds, smoothing stomachs and skimming love handles. With adjustable straps and a non-compression bust that adapts to all cup sizes, the bodysuit is perfect for wearing underneath your work shirt or a slightly sheerer blouse for the evening (as the top can be disguised as an everyday camisole, shh!). If the idea of VPL (visible panty line) gives you chills, worry not as the silky microfibre thong sits incognito once on. If the ultra-thin quality appeals but you’re after more coverage, the Tank Full Slip from the collection is perfect. Ideal for both work & play, the full length slip also uses a medium control, but this time round the lightweight shapewear will lift bottoms and trim thighs alongside tums & muffin tops. To keep your slip in place, a bodysuit has been used underneath whilst a silicone hem grips against skin for a secure feel. Comfortable enough for everyday wear, the seam free slip will go under shift dresses and LBDs with ease, leaving those around you none the wiser. To avoid a Monday morning kerfuffle, Spanx recommend that you step into the slip instead of trying to put it over your head & neck.
As the first ever cotton shapewear range from Spanx, the Spoil Me Cotton collection is quite something. Possibly the softest way to slim yet, the breathable shapewear on offer will keep you refreshed in your hour (or day!) of need. Hectic schedules have met their shapewear match as the High Waisted Panty not only feels gorgeous but leaves behind a silhouette to be desired. Designed to streamline your figure from just below the bust to the bottom, the panty uses a medium control and a high cotton content to keep you body confident at all times. Offering full coverage for your derrière thanks to a flattering cut, the panty also features visually slimming seams on the centre section which hug you in all the right places. What’s more, to up the ante when it comes to the tummy control, a double layer of fabric has been used. Phew!
Forever on the go but can’t bear to part with your Spanx? Making sure you don’t have to, shaping gurus Spanx have added the Shaping Compression Knee Pant to their active wear Active Bottoms collection. This is one product that I regularly wear, meaning no longer do I worry about bumping into a friend en route to the gym! Reaching to just below the knee, the sleek trousers offer a medium control to tame thighs & bottoms instantly – leaving you to tackle that cross trainer in style. Unlike most trousers, these actually come without a middle seam as a clever curved one has been used instead. Narrowing hips & bums with the illusion, the flat lying seam provides that extra boost of confidence when you need it most (read: that dreaded spin class). When it comes to styling your knee pants, you can choose to wear them as a secret layer or by themselves – or failing that, you can always pop them underneath your favourite shorts.
And last but by no means least, the Booty-full Sheer Tights. Working to give your derrière the pert makeover that you dream of, the clever 20 denier sheers use a zoned control to lift & define. Concealing a medium shaping control in the boxer brief, the control will transform thighs and tums too whilst the specially designed contours (you’ll recognise these as heavily reinforced strips of fabric) will grant your booty an uplifted and youthful look. Ladies, these ought to be at the top of your lust have list for the season ahead!
If you’re after even more shaping magic (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), have a browse through the rest of the Spanx family – and remember to always follow the size guide provided to get the ultimate fit for your frame.
Until next time ladies…
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…
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
Read more of Our Top Picks: October
Recently at the 2013 Emmy’s, Kate Mara of the American political drama House of Cards was spotted on the red carpet showing her Spanx bodysuit through her J Mendel dress. Now, celebrities are certainly no strangers to Spanx! Plenty of our favourite stars have admitted to their love for the shapewear line. From Gwyneth Paltrow to Kim Kardashian, celebrities swear by the power of Spanx.
On the set of Fantastic Four, Jessica Alba wore Spanx under her jumpsuit to create the flawless lump-free look. On the more extreme side, Adele admitted to wearing four pairs of Spanx underneath her dress at the 2012 Grammy’s! The point is, even celebs need some help looking perfect – and there’s nothing wrong with that! Some of the most popular shapewear types among celebrities are bum-lifters and thigh trimmers to help them look great in those fantastic red carpet looks. We can’t forget about the men though! Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family tweeted a picture of himself before last year’s Emmy’s wearing a Spanx for Men compression shirt.
So there you have it! If you want to look fierce like Katy Perry (another huge fan of shapewear) on your next big night out, forget about “sucking it in” – just hop into some Spanx shapewear and let it do the slimming for you!
What does she want? Men! And what does she want them wearing? Spanx! That’s right, you haven’t read the headline wrong ladies, Hollywood super starlet Sandra Bullock has let the cat out of the figurative bag, confessing that she’s rather keen to meet any members of the opposite sex who dote on Spanx as much as her!
Speaking to weekly gossip glossy Heat, the former Miss Congeniality star reveals the extent to which her shapewear enthusiasm travels, letting the British public into the secret behind her stunning red carpet looks. Rarely putting a manicured foot out of line when it comes to her polished style, Bullock claims that she relies on Spanx to see her through public appearances. What’s more, she doesn’t just like them – she loves them! After spilling the beans on her favourite pair (for the record, she adores shapewear with a high waist, just like the Spanx Undie-tectable High Waisted Panty), the raven haired beauty went on to talk about Spanx for men – or ‘Manx’ as she affectionately coined them.
Here at MyTights HQ, we can’t get enough of shapewear for men. Helping to bridge that gap between the sexes, the nifty shapewear works to help men look sharper, stand taller and feel better in their clothes. And why shouldn’t they? Given that our hosiery drawers have been blessed with shapewear for as long as we can remember, it’s high time that the men in our life can join in on the fun too.
For the man who’s always on go, we recommend the Spanx For Men Cotton Compression Crew. Designed to fit and look just like a regular tee, the discreet but effective shaping top offers a clever compression system that will firm chests, narrow waistlines and flatten stomachs. All without having to break into a sweat! Made from a breathable cotton fabric, he’ll feel cool & comfortable despite that lengthy commute, and as the seams lie completely flat – no-one will be able to guess the secret to that enviable figure.
If he’s beginning to warm to idea of shapewear (and who wouldn’t?! A fabulous new figure in seconds!), then might we suggest the Zoned Performance Tank from Spanx. With no sleeves, this tank is set to become a wardrobe favourite. Move aside Rex as it appears man has a new best friend, with a clever zoned compression system that creates a sporty, more toned look instantly. Targeting abs and concentrating around the torso and chest, the support will also work its magic on that posture too, helping him to stand tall after years of slumping. For even more bonus points, a comfortable spandex nylon fabric boasts ‘breatheasy’ zones to cool underarms and back. Phew! Who says shapewear doesn’t work hard?
So men with ‘Manx’, please come forward! A certain Hollywood starlet is waiting to meet you…
It’s no secret that Kim has no problems in sharing her life with anybody that wants to listen, and this fact is cemented by her ongoing reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. In its eighth series now, Kim recently took the opportunity to show off her blossoming pregnancy curves…along with her Spanx. Showing us all that when it comes to shapewear she knows best, the tabloid regular is spotted lounging around in her shaping shorts minus any airs or graces.
Worlds away from her polished & preened red carpet style, the yummy mummy revealed her (then) bump, demonstrating that whilst comfort is key when it comes to getting dressed, it’s more than okay to crave a little control for your lower half when you’re expecting. And quite frankly, we adore her for this.
When it comes to Spanx for mums to be, celebrities can’t praise the shapewear enough. Made with both you and your bump in mind, the Mama Spanx collection is not only gloriously comfortable but it helps to add a little definition to derrieres, supporting your body and lower tummy all the while. Created using expandable fabric, your shapewear grows with you, quickly adapting to changes to deliver the best fit possible. Phew!
Aside from being the hardest working shapewear in town, the collection offers two very different products, maximising all wardrobe possibilities instantly. For those who can’t bear to part with the Kate Middleton bare leg look (and with a flawless skin tone, why ever would you?!), the Mama Spanx Maternity Tights are just the ticket. Made from a lightweight 20 denier, the tops of your tights are unlike anything else in your hosiery drawer. Harnessing the same shaping magic as the rest of your Spanx hoard, the sheer tights offer medium strength control, located in the boxer brief. With a special support panel under the tummy and an extra wide waistband for even more comfort, we understand just why mums have been raving about them!
If you’re after Kim’s exact look (we can only hope that you’ll wear a few more layers than the starlet did) then treat your wardrobe to a pair of Spanx Mama Power. Available in both the nude skin tone shade that Kim shows off, along with a classic black colour, the shaping shorts work to provide a touch of support for both you and your bump. With shorts for even more versatility, you’re able to wear yours under just about everything. Barely there seams and laser cut edges mean that your secret is never let out of the bag as your shapewear lies incognito underneath all outfits. We won’t tell if you don’t…
Lament the loss of your shapewear no longer ladies as it seems that Kim has firmly put Mama Spanx back on the radar! Hooray!
P.S When it comes to sizing, go with your pre-pregnancy weight as all Mama Spanx products have been designed with your changing shape in mind!
We love it when our favourite ladies in the limelight let us in on their yummy mummy secrets, giving us a glimmer of hope in the process. Showing us that they are (PA and make up artist aside) just like…us! Now we admit that it’s not often that such secrets are revealed, but it seems that Radio One DJ Edith Bowman is keen to set herself aside from the glossy red carpet brigade and we couldn’t be more chuffed. Revealing her fabulous post-baby figure at a pop up cinema earlier this week, the presenter was quick to note that whilst she may look a million dollars, she’s had a little helping hand to get there. No surgery, no manic dieting – the answer simply lies with Spanx.
According to the radio royalty herself, there is ‘a lot’ of Spanx involved when it comes to getting dressed up, and judging from the scores of other new mums that rely on the same solution – it works. Thankfully, the brainboxes at Spanx HQ realised one delightful day that mums with newborns don’t have enough time to brush their hair, let alone get the full benefits of that monthly gym membership. By creating enough shapewear to take care of every single body complaint, happy women & happy babies were created as a result of this and what’s more, happy wardrobes. Whilst snug catsuits and hotpants may not be your first choice of attire for that initial outing post-bump, a chic shift or wrap dress may well be on the agenda (a la Kate Middleton). Helping to smooth your silhouette, your shapewear will emphasise gorgeous curves, helping to leave those lumps & bumps back at home. Hooray!
If you fancy a nipped in waist just like Edith’s, the Spanx Undier-Tectable High Waisted Panty is perfect for this. With a medium strength control that refuses to overwhelm, the lightweight brief will hug your body for that second-skin, ‘I’ve forgotten I have Spanx on’ feeling. Much like a sultry 50’s high waisted brief, these stretch until just under the bra line, smoothing out any unwanted muffin tops and tummies in the process. With barely there seams and handy silicone to keep them in place at the top, that desirable hourglass curves is mere seconds away.
For those that want the strongest on offer, along with much more coverage for complete peace of mind, then a shape suit is the way forward. Albeit not the most glamorous of options, but shape suits are perfect if you’re craving more noticeable control. And given that most come in both incognito shades and undetectable seams, you’ll have no difficulties keeping them disguised! The Slim Cognito Shapesuit offer a super duper strong control, meaning that everything from your bust below is taken care of. With removable underwire and flexible cups up top, you can be sure that you’ll feel body confident and more importantly, comfortable no matter how long you spend wearing it.
And for those amongst us that actually lament the absence of particular pregnancy curves, treat your underwear drawer to the Lifting Hi-Waist Boy Short from Naomi & Nicole. Designed to lift and define your derriere with some clever textile techniques, that gorgeous rounded look will soon be yours, creating a perky look that you’ll want to show off in skirts and shorts. We told you there’s shapewear for everything!
Edith Bowman, our yummy mummy inspiration!
Yes, you read that right ladies! It seems that our favourite celebs have taken a rather…different approach to their shapewear and have done away with all the speculation of who’s wearing what. Rather than leaving us guessing as to who is secretly relying on their Spanx to keep them slim & trim, two pop starlets have decided to display their affection for the shapewear in public, showing us that they’re loud and proud of their shaping saviours.
Proving that you don’t need trousers to look fabulous, Jessie J took to the Isle of MTV stage in nothing more than her Spanx and a scarf print blouse. Waist cinching and curve creating, her high waisted black underwear quickly became the talk of the town (sort of), as it seemed the Price Tag singer had transformed Spanx into the perfect on stage accessory. Given Jessie’s hosiery history and daring fashion sense, the voluntarily reveal of Spanx seems relatively predictable, but when it comes down to working the trend ourselves, we can’t help thinking that we might just leave the trend to Jessie and her endlessly long limbs!
For a figure like Jessie’s (that will look just as great underneath a little more clothing), we’ve searched high and low to bring you the best shaping solutions. Craving a waspish 50’s waist? Then let us point you in the direction of the Undie-Tectable High Waisted Panty from Spanx. With a medium strength control, these stretch to just below the bust line, flattening everything along the way. Eliminating those dreaded muffin tops and revealing an enviable hourglass shape, these will slip secretly underneath any and everything that your wardrobe has to offer. For a chic looking brief that has a touch of vintage glamour, treat your underwear drawer to the Amazing Light Adjustable Brief from Naomi & Nicole. A doppelganger for Jessie’s stage shapers, the flattering high waist comes courtesy of an adjustable waistband. Allowing you to position it wherever works best for your figure, these go best underneath foxy pencil skirts or elegant high waisted trousers.
And from one shapewear flasher to another, it appears that Jessie J isn’t the only singer celebrating her love for Spanx. Former Disney star Selena Gomez has recently turned her attention to music, putting on a show for fans in Boston. Along with showing off some impressive dance moves, it seems the Springbreakers actress had no qualms in revealing her nude shaping briefs too. Admittedly her high-slit dress didn’t help in conserving her modesty, but we’re still pleased to learn that even young Hollywood starlets need a little helping hand when it comes to looking that glamorous! If like Selena, you’re after underwear that can go incognito underneath all outfits, we recommend the Slim Cognito Seamless Control Panty from Spanx. Ideal for everyday wear, the briefs give all others in your drawer a run for their money, as they offer a super strong control and seamless shaping magic.
Won over by the trend? No, we didn’t think so! Whilst we won’t rush to expose our underwear drawer anytime soon, we can’t help but adore those who prove that shapewear has the potential to become the ultimate stage accessory…
Everyone, apparently! At the weekend the BAFTAs took place, with some of our favourite leading ladies including Olivia Coleman and Sheridan Smith winning prizes. As is the case with almost any major celeb event, Spanx UK was hard at work, providing some of our best loved and glamorous stars with shaping support (including the boys!)
As well as gracing the curves of Sheridan and Olivia, red carpet regulars Holly Willoughby and Tess Daly were relying on the shapewear – and both women mentioned Spanx in their red carpet interview, too. They were joined by a whole host of other famous faces including red carpet presenter Jenni Falconer and Queen-of-the-Olympics Claire Balding. And the ladies weren’t alone – star of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off Paul Hollywood and Chatty Man Alan Car were two of the guys also wearing Spanx for Men. We call that a victory for gender equality !
Away from the BAFTAs, Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden opened up about how much she loves Spanx in an interview with the Daily Mail, saying last week: ‘‘I don’t care that my tummy is hanging over my trousers. I know I can always put a pair of Spanx on. It is a healthy paunch.” A woman after our own hearts…
Here at MyTights we have always known that we offer the best selection of hosiery on the web. Still, it’s always nice to get the seal of approval from those in the know, which is why we’re thrilled we’ve been named in the Independent as one of the top fifty fashion & beauty websites.