Spanx: the Building Block of a Slimming Look

Spanx: the Building Block of a Slimming Look

Discover the beauty of Spanx's slimming effects and learn why they're essential for women over 50. Read the best tips on choosing your shapewear for any outfit.
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Spanx: the Foundation of a Slimming Look

Each year on the red carpet, celebrities give thanks to their Spanx for helping them feel confident and camera-ready. Or they celebrate the near-invisible nature of Spanx, which compared to traditional undergarments, makes it look like they're wearing nothing under those beautiful gowns.

Why brag about what's under there? Because today's underpinnings are as well-engineered and smooth-riding as a BMW!

If you have an event coming up, you might want to check out Spanx shapewear. These undergarments are the best for that slimming look we are all after.

Spanx comes in many shapes- from high-waisted garments called "Higher Power" that reach up to your bra line and down to your knees to camisoles that make bra bulges disappear.

Whether you want to look a size or two slimmer or you want to ensure maximum comfort while eliminating panty lines, Spanx do so much. You might still be asking yourself, "Do I need Spanx?" or "Just how slimming are Spanx?" We're here to provide answers to all your shapewear questions.

How Do Spanx Work?

While the Spanx brand has expanded since it started with the classic Footless Body-Shaping Pantyhose in 2000, the goal of Spanx is still the same: to provide slimming and smoothing properties. The original footless pantyhose were designed to provide a smooth and slim look under white pants and today's Spanx products do the same.

How do Spanx work? Compression with no elastic bands!

Tight elastic bands create visible lines. So instead, today's base layers have stretch technology that provides invisible support. In fact, much of the shapewear created by Spanx over the years has foregone the center seam to give more support with less squeeze.

Why Spanx are the Best Shapewear for Women Over 50

What is there not to love? The seamless design, the tummy control, the no-slip strip in the stay-put waistband, and the all-over support for any activity or evening out. As fans of Spanx, Oprah and Michelle Obama also happen to agree with us!

What is it Like to Wear Shapewear?

Spanx are comfortable, and they really do work!

Just check out Val's View of trying them out for a week. As Val mentioned, Spanx feels like a hug instead of a girdle totally constricting you. You might even walk a little taller from the added confidence of knowing that you are showing off your best assets.

Slimming Spanx Styles

The Higher Power Short will be the best undergarment for wearing under a dress vs. a pair of pants. This short will smooth the waist and the thighs together, so you have no unwanted bulges. In addition, form-fitting high-waisted shapewear will eliminate the unwanted muffin top leaving you with a smooth finish from head to toe.

What Color Spanx is Best?

First look at what you are most likely to want your Spanx for. In other words, choose your pair of Spanx based on the outfit you intend to wear it with.

If you are thinking under the LBD (little black dress), then we would recommend going with black. If you are looking for something under those white pants or other neutral or softer-tone wardrobe items, then we would recommend sticking with the nude. In all honesty, the nude color probably has a little more versatility because it would also work under a black garment.

For this reason, most Spanx aficionados have several pairs of Spanx in a variety of colors and styles to match different types of garments in various color palettes to be worn throughout the year and do different occasions.

Our Top 5 Spanx Tips:

1. Make sure you buy the correct size. Check out the size chart and ensure you select your shapewear based on your current size, not the size you hope to be. Remember: Spanx is meant to be slimming but also comfortable.
2. Do not try to put these on straight out of the shower. Always give yourself a little time to cool down before slipping Spanx on.
3. If the high-waisted style does not fit your rib cage perfectly, try tucking the top band under your bra band. This will keep your Spanx from rolling down.
4. If you are prone to cling or static, just rub your Spanx with a dryer sheet.
5. Take proper care of your Spanx. It is recommended that you hand wash and line dry or dry flat for longevity. This will also help with maintaining the fit.

1 comment

Miss Rick

I started wearing Spanx about six months ago and I fell in love with the way they hides everything.While putting everything else in the perfect spots.

I started wearing Spanx about six months ago and I fell in love with the way they hides everything.While putting everything else in the perfect spots.

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