A mum's best friend - Spanx Shapewear!
If you haven't heard of Spanx shapewear before, this is a must-read article. Find out how Spanx shapewear can flatter your figure and give you a smooth, sexy silhouette. Don't forget to check out the video at the end of the story to see just how this shapewear works!
Pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood are beautiful, unique and life-changing experiences. But ladies, let's admit it -- as wonderful as all these experiences are, the post-pregnancy body can be confronting to say the least.
It's the soft, slightly droopy belly that just won't go away. The huge breasts and thighs. The 'tuck-shop' arms. Pregnancy seems to have this knack of depositing extra flesh exactly where you don't want it.
Of course, with adequate exercise and proper diet, it is possible to get back your pre-natal figure eventually. But at the end of some stressful days, all a mummy wants to do is stuff her face full of char kway teow and chocolate, and collapse in a heap on the bed or sofa.
On days like this (which is most days for many mums!) even thinking about exercise is tiring.
So what's a mother to do when she has to squeeze herself into a cocktail dress for a dinner party, or wear that pencil skirt for a job interview?
Should she just say the kids are sick and not go to the dinner party, or wear a sack to the interview? Actually... no!
She just needs to be introduced to shapewear -- Spanx shapewear to be precise!
What is shapewear?
Shapewear are undergarments designed to temporarily alter the shape of a woman's body, resulting in a smoother, sleeker look especially when wearing tightly fitted clothes.
There are different kinds of shapewear that target different parts of your body. So while one could flatten your tummy, another might slim down your thighs and hips.
The Spanx story
Spanx founder Sarah Blakeley developed the idea of her amazing shapewear around 10 years ago. She had to wear pantyhose in the hot Florida weather for her door-to-door sales job, but didn't like the appearance of the seamed foot while wearing open-toed shoes.
However, she liked the fact that the control-top eliminated panty lines and made the body appear firmer.
So she experimented by cutting off the feet of her pantyhose while wearing them under a pair of pants -- but this didn't work as the pantyhose continuously rolled up her legs.
Determined to produce a revolutionary new product that could give women the appearance of a sleeker silhouette, she developed her Spanx shapewear.
Now, she is the world's youngest self-made billionaire, and Spanx is perhaps the most popular brand of shapewear in the world.
There's an old saying that you can't achieve beauty without pain... but Spanx doesn't think so.
The brand prides itself on making a woman feel good about herself without the discomfort that some associate shapewear with.
Here's what some of theAsianparent's readers have to say about Spanx:
"I do own one of it (Spanx shapewear), and i feel great after wearing. Unwanted pouches gets tuck [sic] in neatly giving a flawless finish to a dress attire."
"I wear (Spanx) shapewear occasionally - esp if you need to wear a skin tight outfit. Maybe once every 3-4 months. I don't think I could survive using it daily."
"I first heard of it from a friend and would totally like to try one! She said it works wonders for her, especially since she has post-partum 'bulges' like me!"
"It's a coincidence that I heard about this from a friend recently... N [sic] I've been wanting to try it. Read some good reviews online."
You must be wondering where exactly on your body can Spanx shapewear work its magic. The answer is "anywhere and everywhere"!
- Tummy: Spanx advises it's best to pick a high-waisted product, which offers coverage from just below the bra line, smoothing down and slimming your waist.
- Thighs: Spanx offers a great range of mid-thigh shapers, which help create the illusion of trimmer thighs.
- Muffin top and love handles: Spanx offers camisoles, bodysuits, shaping panties and mid-thigh shapers, which all help smooth out those annoying bulges!
- Bottom: They actually have a product called the Booty-Booster that adds lift and plumpness to your bum, while shaping your thighs and hips at the same time!
- Back-fat: Yes, Spanx has a product for those annoying 'back-boobs' too!
They also have a great range of bras and even have products that can slim-out those tuck-shop arms. Before we tell you where you can find Spanx products in Singapore, here are some more things theAsianparent readers have to say about Spanx:
"Never heard if it before I had kids, but things changed since then, I use it on occasion."
"I couldn't have worn my wedding dress without shapewear! It's a lifesaver when you have something sexy to wear too!"
"It was very useful especially with all the flabbiness after giving birth. It definitely makes me look a few pounds lighter when I needed it."
Spanx in Singapore
Spanx products are available at Tangs: Orchard Level 2 and Vivocity Level 1.
Also buy online at:
- www.Qoo10.sg (free shipping available)
Spanx Shapewear don't come cheap (from around S$45 and upwards, depending on the product). But you can be assured that you will get good quality (and a sexy silhouette!) for the price you pay.
Check out this video below to see exactly how Spanx shapewear can give you a figure to die for!
Do you wear shapewear and would you consider investing in Spanx after reading this article? Tell is what you think by leaving a comment.