When you’re spending every day looking at super-thin models at Fashion Week, you may think the entire world is squeezing into skin-tight dresses with ease. But even young, gorgeous and fit models like Chanel Iman and her buddy, actress Nia Long (holding their goodie bags from the SPANX Fashion Week Fall Preview Suite) know about the power of body shapers. In case you think Chanel Iman is giving those SPANX items to her mom, think twice. These girls are keeping what’s in those bags (it’s a known fact that celebrities and models don’t always look naturally smooth and sleek in their clothes).
While a normal woman might feel positively bulky after watching the Fashion Week shows, there is hope! During Fall 2009 Fashion Week, Editors got a chance to see what one great body shaping brand, SPANX, is offering for the coming seasons. I took some time off to check out the various lines. For starters, I was surprised at the displays in the SPANX suite. There were so many different items that shape various body parts various ways, and at various price points, it was almost dizzying, and took my “guide” more than half and hour just to explain them all.
The big news was the preview of the SPANX Fall 2009 Haute Contour collection. This upscale (and pricey) collection will appeal to true fashionistas and those who want something more than just normal pretty/functional for special occasions (think: brides, proms, graudation, etc.). The colors are beautiful, the lace, as nice as anything you’d find on lingerie in an upscale boutique.
Can you believe this gorgeous cami is a body-shaper?
The lingerie-inspired looks designed to shape and enhance your body” are hardly everyday corsets. True, the line is all bodyshapers in various levels of “compression” to make you look better in your clothes (and out of them) than you ever thought possible. The collection isn’t available yet, but if you’re itching to spend some dollars on sexy lingerie that does more than just sit there, visit SPANX.com and sign up for the e-mail notifications for first looks of the Haute Contour collection, along with exclusive offers.
These items are probably more like what you think of when you think about bodyshapers. For everyday wear, there are SPANX items to slim and control virtually every part of your body from the neck, down, in various levels of control (or “compression” as it is called in body-shaper lingo).
There’s also an “Assets” line that’s more budget-minded, and sold at Target. The camis are control-oriented, but cute enough to function as outerwear.
This Cami has more compression where you need it on the bottom, and less on the top. You could still wear it peeking out from beneath a sweater or jacket, especially in another color.
Some of the styles are so comfortable you could wear them all day and not even remember you have them on. Others offer serious compression, and you probably wouldn’t want to wear them for more than a few hours for a special event or to make a spectacular impression. No matter what your goal, whatever your problem areas, SPANX has got them covered! Visit www.spanx.com to see all of the options, then go to your favorite store and stock up!