OK, so I’ve spoken about the magical miracle of shapewear for a long time and – truth be told- I have a secret.
I haven’t exactly been using it, you know, properly. Yeah, I know, even fashion and beauty writers can learn something now and again. Here’s my experience:
Before the holidays the amazing site Bare Necessities (the source for all things fabulous next to your body, let me just say) gave a little in-house makeover at the gorgeous Style Coalition Lounge for some of us online media folks. We provided our sizes ahead of time and they came armed with hand-selected pieces to help each one of us with our toughest dresses and a secret weapon: Jenny Altman, former Fashion Editor at O, The Oprah Magazine and a wizard at helping women find the right underpinnings to help them look their best.
I presented my dress: a gorgeous grey sheath with clear, iridescent sequins. I had worn the dress once (see the photo above) but was less than pleased with the results of the shapewear I had worn underneath it. You can see from the photos taken of me that I was a little less that streamlined under my clothes and, well, lumpy was just not the look I was going for that night.
Enter Jenny Altman and my two new sure-fire weapon pieces of shapewear under the dress:
ASSETS by Sara Blakely Panythose – virtually indestructible and with a power panty that sucks everything in above the muffin top. I will now have them in ever single color. I am so not kidding.
Sassybax Torso Trim Camisole With Underwire – it’s like a soft tank top that sucks you in, trims you down AND holds the girls up in spectacular fashion. I’m not even kidding. This one’s a game changer, ladies.
And the after photo? Well, you can see for yourself.
You can see the results in the photo above but let’s look at another before and after when it comes to the power of good shapewear. Please note that my body weight DID NOT CHANGE between these two photographs IN ANY WAY.
See what I mean? Ladies, sometimes it’s not what you’re eating it’s what you’re WEARING that’s doing you a disservice! Log onto Bare Necessities right now and start looking at Jenny’s suggestions. You will never BELIEVE the magic that can happen with good shapewear.
New Year’s Eve is coming as are many events in 2011. Don’t untag yourself from another photo, folks. Get thee to Bare Necessities and do some serious underthings shopping NOW.