Pretty much all the big A-list celebs have admitted to rocking a pair, particularly on the red carpet, and we’re not just talking the ladies here, some of the well known boys have also realised the benefits of this incredible product range. (yup since 2010, Spanx has been doing products for men as well)
Now thanks to PDL Distributors – importers of the finest quality lingerie and swimwear – South Africans can enjoy all the curve-creating, bulge-smoothing, tummy-sucking and sexy-silhouette-shaping powers of Spanx! (can you tell I’m excited)
You might be thinking, yeah but Spanx isn’t really for me… Well you’re wrong. Spanx really is for everyone. I for example snapped up a cheaper, copy product at Primark last year and I use it religiously under body hugging dresses. For me I like shapewear because it eliminates any signs of VPL (that’s Visible Panty Line boys), it gives you a beautifully smooth look, and it also allows you to enjoy a few glasses of bubbly and a couple of canapes without stressing about your stomach bloating out like a little blowfish.
Basically you can exhale knowing that you look incredible all night long. What’s not to love about that?
I was however extremely excited to hear about the launch of Spanx here in SA. You see that cheapie I bought at Primark is not that comfortable and it’s also made from a really thick fabric which doesn’t breathe well. I’ve also had a look at the offering at Edgars and Woolies and wasn’t really impressed. To me, Spanx has always been the ultimate goal in shapewear, especially with so many woman around the world already swearing by it’s pure awesomeness.
Spanx is known for its use of innovative fabrics and designs, including extra comfort features which minimize figure flaws & help women look slimmer without sacrificing on comfort. Most of their styles come in both black or nude options, so it’s pretty easy to match with your outfit, and they also have an easy sizing chart which uses your height & weight to determine the best size for you.
At the launch which took place at the beautiful 15 On Orange Hotel, we were treated to a full fashion show which gave us a look at all the different Spanx options, including what they look like on their own and what they look like underneath some sexy looks.
I took a bunch of photos and have put them together in a few collages for you guys. Have a look at these & as always you can also click & zoom to get a better look:You can also have a look at the various styles on the PDL website over here and price wise you’re look at R645 up to R1500 for those leggings. We each got a pair of these bad boys to try out: Then I also won best tweet of the day (thank you, thank you) and was told that I could head off to Inner Secrets Lingerie in the V&A Waterfront to get fitted for another pair of my choice. The ladies there are so awesome and immediately recommended the best style for my needs. I walked away with this Haute Contour Tummy Taming high-waisted shorty shaper (R785): Some might be thinking that it’s a bit pricey, and yeah I hear you on that one. But just remember that this is an investment piece people. It will last you for a very long time and you’ll feel and look incredible. You simply can’t put a price on that…
So how do you get your hands on your own pair? Check out the full list of stockists over here.
Just think about it, no more sucking it in… And as they say: They have your butt covered.