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Fashion Faux Pas: Kim loves Spanx!

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Love her or loathe her, there’s no denying that Kim Kardashian attracts more column inches than the average celebrity. This week was no different, although this time it wasn’t little North West or an outrageous outfit stealing her limelight. Spotted in New York wearing a figure hugging lace top and centre split skirt as she made her way to sign copies of her new (slightly pretentious) selfie-filled book, Selfish, Kim made no secret of how she maintains her curvy hourglass figure. And the verdict? Spanx! Peeking out of her skirt, Kim was wearing Spanx shaping shorts to smooth away her lumps and bumps. We don’t blame her; after all she is a recent mother, but it was satisfying to know that even Kim, with a bum as famous as the Kardashian star herself, isn’t free of everyday problems we face with our own body. Fashion faux pas aide, here are our favourite shaping shorts so you can have your own Kim-licious derriere!

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Chic Silhouette

For just the right amount of slimming and shaping, try the Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short. These offer a high control and smooth panels that flatten your tummy and lift your bum for a 360 degree shaping support! Even better, these shaping shorts are laser cut  on the thigh which means you won’t get any nasty VPL while still being able to wear you flirty minis and cocktail dresses! If you want a little more tummy shaping magic, opt for the Spanx Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh shorts instead!

A little extra bum boost

Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with Kim’s lovely behind, but if you crave the extra booty boost, look no further than the Spanx Slimplicity Booty Booster Shorts, with optional “butt-lets” that you can insert into rear pockets to make your bum look fuller! For the post-workout bum look without even hitting the gym, try the Ambra Killer Figure Bum Lifting Shorts as well. And at only £16.00 a pop, these are practically a steal!

Spanx Slimplicity Open Bus Mid Thigh Bodysuit

Spanx Slimplicity Open Bus Mid Thigh Bodysuit

360° Magic

If all-round shaping magic is what you desire, try the Spanx Slimplicity Open Bust Mid Thigh Bodysuit! This body suit is designed with an open bust that begins shaping and slimming from just under the bust and doesn’t end until the mid-thigh. And with the signature trusty Spanx design, these are also laser cut for a seamless slimming silhouette. The ShaToBu Get Fit High Waist Mid Thigh Shaper should also be on your radar; with resistance band technology to tone your muscles and burn calories during wear… without even lifting a finger. Err, where do we sign up?!

Check out our entire range of shaping shorts before you leave!

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Laura’s Choice: Brand New Spanx!

Spanx. Whether you’ve tried it or not, you’d have to have been under a rock for the last 15 years to have never heard of it. The brainchild of entrepreneur Sara Blakely (the first self-made female billionaire, FYI), the shapewear giants have gone from strength to strength in recent years. On a mission to smooth over our lumps and bumps and enhance the body confidence of women across the globe, they’ve become such an institution that even the most high profile of celebrities swear by them for red carpet events.

Hot off the press, we received the latest in Spanx innovations last week, and we’re so excited by them that they’re already available on our website for you to buy. Sleeker, altogether more effective and even cheaper than previous styles (how we don’t know?!), the Shape My Day range is about to become your new streamlining hero. Oh, and they’ve also thrown in a pair of stylish faux leather leggings for good measure! Here’s our round-up…

Shape My Day

If you want shapewear to do exactly what it says on the tin, you won’t find a better solution for your body insecurities than this brilliant new range. To make things a little easier, I thought it sensible to group the new range based on what it can offer for different problem zones.

 

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Spanx Shape My Day Girl Short

Type: Shaping Short (shorts to waist)

Best for: Taming your tummy, thighs, hips and bottom

Using firm control panels for reliable shaping support, these shaping shorts are ideal for those of who want to streamline your tummy and lift your bottom. Giving you the option of wearing shorter hemline styles (think party dresses and the like), it’s also possible to enjoy 24/7 comfort thanks to a new and improved 360° seamless waistband and a polymer strip to ensure you never experience any dreaded faux pas! Spanx, you spoil us.

 

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Cami

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Cami

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Cami

Type: Shaping cami

Best for: Tummy taming, for wearing low cut tops

If your torso and midriff are your problem zones, this cami could be the shapewear secret for you. Offering you a shortcut to a smooth upper half, the open bust design means you can also wear your own bra, ensuring you can receive the perfect amount of support. Available in five sizes and in two shades, this style also boasts flat edges for an incredibly discreet effect as well as a polymer strip to ensure it never becomes visible during wear.

 

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Mid Thigh Body

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Mid Thigh Body

Spanx Shape My Day Open Bust Mid Thigh Body

Type: Shaping Bodysuit

Best for: All over smoothing control, for wearing own bra

For top to toe shaping magic, this mid thigh shaper takes advantage of a super control level to give your silhouette the kind of makeover you’ve always wanted. Targeting your tummy, hips, thighs, torso AND rear, there really is nothing better on the market for giving you back your body confidence. You might expect something so effective to compromise on comfort, but fret not ladies, for Spanx have ensured a comfortable wear thanks to seamless zones, flat edges and a convenient double gusset. Is there anything they can’t do?

 

Spanx Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh

Spanx Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh

Spanx Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh

Type: Shaping Shorts (shorts to bra line)

Best for: Shaping magic from your thighs to your bust

Last but not least, consider these shaping shorts the ultimate must-have. Extending from the mid-thigh until beneath the braline, this innovative shaper will remain 100% incognito thanks to its seamless appeal and sleek finish. Ensuring that washboard stomach you’ve always dreamed of is in your grasp, the super control level is always on hand to…well, shape your day!

For the fashion devotees

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Proving that function and fashion aren’t polar opposites, Spanx have clearly been keeping one eye on the recent catwalks with the last of our new styles. Befitting of a rock chick style and pretty much our favourite trend for the upcoming seasons, the Spanx Faux Leather Leggings combine a wet look finish with top secret shaping magic. Making it possible to rack up the style points while trimming your problem zones, I don’t expect these to hang around for too long!

 

 

Ready to try out the new styles and rid your body insecurities for good? Make sure you consult our handy size guides before you do, or if you’re still in any doubt, don’t hesitate to contact our team and we’ll be delighted to help! And while you’re here, you may as well check out our entire Spanx range before you leave!

Until next time…

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Lily Allen Wears Spanx… And Nothing Else!

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Do we really know what goes on behind the scenes in the celebs’ dressing rooms? Well recently the popstar Lily Allen gave us an insight when she took an Instagram video of herself singing and dancing along to Drake’s Started From The Bottom in just a pair of Spanx shape wear with the caption: “cool mum”.

Steal the Air Balloon hitmaker’s style by wearing the Spanx In Power Line Super Higher Power but this time with a sequinned ombré style dress. This clever shapewear irons out any lumps and bumps and leaves you with a stunning silhouette thanks to their tummy control panels and overall strong control. The addition of ultra-flat seams means that these shaping shorts are ideal for special occasions like weddings or nights out where you want to wear a figure-hugging dress.

Clearly a big fan of Spanx, we wonder whether Lily wore the Spanx Power Mama when she was pregnant with her three children. These ingenious shaping shorts provide support for the mum-to-be’s back while trimming the silhouette. Maternity wear just got luxe. 

Many other celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Emma Watson have been snapped in their Spanx, admittedly they’re normally worn under clothing and spotted by mistake. If you want a pair of shaping shorts that you would almost be happy to reveal, choose the Pretty Polly Lace Shaper Short. Featuring medium control running from the bottom of the mid-thigh to the bra-line, their scalloped edging and floral lace design look absolutely gorgeous while their purse-friendly price won’t stretch the budget.

For more inspiration, look at our range of shapewear for a celeb tastic look in seconds.

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Laura’s Choice: Shape It Up!

With more and more women confessing to owning and wearing shapewear in some form or another, it was about time that someone came up with something new and exciting.  Thank goodness, then, for Pretty Polly’s Shape It Up collection, which has gone some way to making shapewear seem young, cool and fun.  The five new medium control additions to their existing capsule collection are perfect for those demanding ladies who want it all – shapewear that controls effectively, feels amazing to wear and looks great too.  You’d think that any products combining all this would pretty much bankrupt you for the next season – but no, Pretty Polly have made their whole range fabulously affordable as well, so no one gets left out.

For those that like a classic shapewear shorts style that will target the traditional “legs, tums and bums” areas, the Pretty Polly Shape it Up Long Line Shaper Shorts are perfect.  With a longer leg than average shapers, these shorts are perfect for under pencil skirts or form fitting midi dresses, as the leg extends down to just a few inches above the knee.  With a wide control waistband that refuses to roll down and a seamless design to make them as discreet as possible, these are a great all round shaping solution.

For a similar silhouette with added pretty points, the high waisted Pretty Polly Lace Shaper Short gives the same medium control around the hips, tummy, bum and thighs, but has the added bonus of a high waist than extends right up to the bra line, not to mention the elegant lace design and adorable scalloped edges.  This is the prettiest shapewear I’ve ever seen – I predict this is one you might actually admit to wearing!

If you want to make an even bolder statement, the Pretty Polly Boy Shaper Short comes in a vivid hot pink as well as classic black and nude, and has a boy short design, meaning they’re ideal for teaming with minidresses, high hemmed skirts and even micro shorts.  Perfect if you just need a little help around the middle, these will flatten tums and give derrières a subtle boost.

Pretty they might be, but these styles were still designed to be worn under clothes – unlike the Pretty Polly Shaper Leggings, which will shape from ankle to braline with ease.  You can of course layer these if you want to – they’ll work well under slim fitting trousers or clingy evening dresses, as there’ll be no visible lines thanks to the seamless design and the fact that there is no edge where the shaper stops on your thigh like you get with a shorts design. But personally I think they would be fab worn on their own for the gym – their slight sheen finish makes them look just like regular exercise leggings, so fellow gym bunnies will simply think your fabulous figure means you’ve been putting in extra hours on the treadmill.

And whether you team with your leggings at the gym or under a tailored blazer on a night out, the Pretty Polly Shaper Cami is a shapewear classic.  It looks just like any basic vest top, albeit with a luxurious slight sheen to the fabric, but tucked away inside is yet more of Pretty Polly’s pretty fab secret shaping.  With adjustable straps and a non-control structured bit about the bust to lift rather than flatten, the camisole boasts shaping control all around the mid section, so it’s well equipped to flatten tummies, trim waists and smooth backs.  This is perfect for layering under dresses or sheer blouses, as everyone will think you’re just wearing a regular top and so your shapewear can remain your little secret.

The entire range is virtually seamless (any seams that do feature are super flat and usually on the inside of the leg), so there’ll be no risk of anyone guessing the reason behind your amazing new figure.  Plus, all the styles except the Lace shaper shorts have been treated with a cooling finish, so they’ll keep you feeling fresh even in warmer weather. If you love these, be sure to check out the rest of the Pretty Polly Shape it Up collection, including classic control tights and even shaping suspender styles!

Until next week…

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