Thursday, November 6, 2008

Let's talk about SPANX baby...

... let's talk about you and me!!! (yeah you know the song.... and now you are singing it) :)

Something I don't think I have ever mentioned/admitted on my blog is my love for & wonderful relationship with SPANX!!! I mean, pure, unconditional love. There I said it, WHEW, it's out!!They SUPPORT me in my times of need. They SMOOTH things out when things are bumpy. The TIGHTEN things and make me appear to look smaller! How can I not have MAD love for them??? And I am pretty sure they love me back! The squeeze me tight enough to make me think that anyway!

I own this pair here... and I just have to say... They are wonderful!!!!! I decided to get the "Higher Power" version because they come all the way up to your boobs! Therefore, they do not allow for squeezing of your "love handles"!!!!! Because we can't be having that now! They do not squeeze your leg. So no leg bulge!! I think no matter what size I am I will always wear these under a snug fitting dress or even pants. They really just work miracles on my body! Now, are they tight, YES? Do they ride down occasionally? YES! Are they hard to go to the restroom in after you have had a couple of glasses of wine (or anytime for that matter)? YES! Also it's very important that I point out the Spanx have what they call "double cotton gusset." What is this you ask?? It's basically an opening in the crotch that allows you to tinkle without taking them off. So, might you try to use the "gusset" and tinkle on your Spanx? YES! But hey, you can wash them!

Here are mine... (Please note- This is not me :) & I DO NOT look like this in them!!)

If only they had Spanx that could make my whole body look as smooth as the Higher Power's do I would be set. Oh wait... what's that... THEY DO! Ladies let me introduce to you...

Hide & Sleek Strapless Full Slip (perfect for strapless dresses)

And the Hide & Sleek Full Bodysuit (how funny/fabulous is this?)

Now i am not sure if I would bust out the body suit but I sure am tempted :) It might not be so comfy but who cares if it makes me look smaller & smoother right?

Now one last thing, one day when I find out I am having a baby, one of the first things I will be purchasing is... Power Mama. Could these BE more wonderful? I about died when I saw these. I just love them!

Now I wanna know how many of you ladies wear Spanx and how you really feel about them!! Tell me about YOUR relationship with Spanx!! :) Come on, it's ok to admit it. I mean OPRAH wears them!!!

44 comments:

Ms. Florida Transplant said...

Is this a sponsored post??? :-) If not, Spanx should be paying you!

NewlywedCentral said...

What is so funny is they always choose models who clearly don't need them -- LOL -- I don't look like them when I wear my SPANX either!!

Great post!

d.a.r. said...

OMG!!! They have a preggo spanx!! That is awesome!

Mojito Maven said...

oh girl, you are totally speaking my language. I have the exact same pair that you do and I wear them all the time!!!!!!! I do have to admit that they can be a challenge when you need to use the restroom but the discomfort is worth the beauty (especially after my 17 pound gain).

GIRL FROM THE LAND of 10KL said...

I love spanx too! I discovered them a couple of years ago during my fulltime job of being a bridesmaid!

SouthernAccent said...

Yes, I wear Spanx - love them! But I did find the exact same thing (similar packaging as well) at Target - they are called Assets and are MUCH cheaper, but work just as good! I don't think there is one person in Hollywood that doesn't wear some sort of sucker-in-thingy!

SouthernAccent said...

and forgot to say the ones at Target are by Sarah Blakley too - she is the original inventor of Spanx.

The Heckathorns said...

If I would have known about the "Power Mama" one, I would have bought that in a heart beat! I am in need of some Spanx...three kids will do that to your body. (unless you are Angelina Jolie...i'm very jealous!)

Lindsey said...

I almost bought them for my wedding and now I wish I had!

Gwen said...

I LOVE MY SPANX TOO!!!! Best invention ever!!!

Kari Beth said...

Mmmm...I LOVE my spanx! Love them...hate the "gusset" (didn't know that is what its called though)...definitely tinkle on myself every time I try to use it. I have the same pair that you do but would like to have every single pair. They really are like a best friend.

Megan said...

Oh yes, Spanx and I are good friends! I just have the smaller version that covers my love handles, and I have a hard enough time getting that one on, I think it would take me a full hour to get that body suit on!!! I just discovered Spanx this year and I'm loving them!!! I might need to get that one that is for a strapless dress!

Jessica said...

OH yes yes yes!! I love me some Spanx. Complete Lifesaver is what they are. I have never seen the full body types but you can bet I will be purchasing one ASAP!

Rebecca Taylor said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE Spanx!!! I wore them on my wedding day...I had cute bridal underwear, but nope...the day of, I opted to just go with the spanx. haha!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Haha! I have the same pair! I wore them to Hubby's Christmas Party last year, thank you Spanx! A few other times too, very nice for huggin' the after baby tummy too! :)

Sarah said...

I don't wear spanx but i am NOT above them! lol who doesn't love sleek lines? My mom bought them for my wedding for under her dress and we had a lot of good times squeezing her into them (shes a larger woman) lol. She said it was very comfy and she felt more confident and pulled together. I am sure I will get the prego ones that is so awesome!!! My 14 yr old cousin wore them under her homecoming dress this year... who new the "Corset" was comin back in style in 2008!

Danica said...

Gosh! this makes me want to get some seriously! Maybe when I have some super special occasion I'll purchase but DANG they do look like the are making women look SMASHING!

Mrs. Forever said...

I adore my Spanx - I have multiple pairs and wear them almost ALL the time! I'm totally buying the preggo spanks when the time comes - that is incredible! I've tried some of the off brands and they don't compare (although I know a lot of people swear by Assets so I might need to try them....)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Hmmm, I can honestly say I have never heard of them! But they sound like they are amazing! I am not very good with panty hose though so they probably aren't for me!

KLC said...

I will totaly be rockin' spanx (actually probably the target version) under my bridesmaid dress in a few weeks!!!!

An Atlanta Bride said...

Loving all the options! :)

ROXY said...

Love em!! I got my first pair a few months ago and I can't believe how comfortable they are! Sarah Blakely.....genius!!

Hollie said...

I've never heard of the maternity ones! that is awesome.
You bessss believe i'll be checkin into them the next time I'm pregnant (whenever it is!)

You've got me wanting to try them now!

Megan said...

Those seem very interesting! Especially the one for preggos.

The Redhead Next Door said...

The girl who invented Spanx makes a line called Assets available at Target. I have bought some of these (because they are less expensive) and I LOVE them!! I have a super tight Betsey Johnson dress that I would not be able to pull off with out the help of these. So worth it!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i love spanxx. i used to wear them all the time in college during rush. they would pick out all these matching dresses with the size 2 girls in mind and i was much bigger at the time. spanxx were my best friend. now i love them for all my clingy black dresses.

yosis said...

SPANX are life!!! I wear them under every singe skirt, dress, etc. You should invest in some Spanx tights!! They are super thick and wonderful!

The Pink Owl said...

I *triple* love my Spanx! Seriously, the chick that invented them is a GENIOUS!

Being Brazen said...

Spanx? Never heard of that brand. We must have somthing similar here in South Africa, but i have never tried it before.

Kate said...

I looooove my Spanx! AND did you know that they make a pair of tights that are both brown AND black? You just turn them inside out and you have a different color! Genius!

The Golf Widow said...

H E double hockey sticks yes!They are wonderful. Even had the prego ones.They are just what every mom to be needs. The support was an added bonus.

Sarah Danielle said...

My relationship with spanx is love/hate. I love that I can wear them on days when I feel bloated or to keep me looking smooth in a light weight silk dress (that seems to show EVERY FLAW - why did I buy this thing!?)... but I hate how UNATTRACTIVE they are - ugh... and how discouraging it can be after a night out with the hubby and then having to say "Hold on honey... I'm wearing Spanx" then rushing to remove them as quick as possible (which is IMPOSSIBLE to do without nearly breaking your neck!)...

So I have given up wearing spanx to maintain my newlywed sex life. LOL. See.... love/hate?? HA!

Sarah Danielle said...

I responded to your request on my blog, but just in case....

Here is what I wrote:
"Sure Lynds! I would love to help!

Did you see the other dress that I showed to her (the floral one more like mine)?

Here is the link:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_16&listing_id=11246328

Also, for your dark hair and perfect pale skin tone I think this dress with a pair of cream wool tights & rich brown boots would be gorgeous (I would shorten the length on you however, it should hit right below or at the knee).

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_1&listing_id=16545318

Let me know if you want me to keep looking! :)"


Hope that helps!!

morewineplease said...

I have never ever worn them, but have SOOOO many friends that do... I clearly need to make the purchase!

Kris Norman said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Small world, huh? =]

I've never tried them, but after seeing this post, I just ordered the Mama pair.

Mrs. Buck said...

Ive never had spanx, but I've been wanting a pair for a while now. I think I'll bite the bullet and order a pair asap!

MMM said...

I'm a power mama!

N.M.B. said...

I've got em and I wear em! It's about time for a new pair because mine look like they've been rode hard and hung up wet.

And I most definitely don't look like that in mine either...I resemble more of sausage stuffed in it's casing.

P said...

I'm going to have to go get some spanx. Thanks for the tutorial!:)

Monogramchick said...

Spanx and I are great friends, we go waaaaaayyyyy back!

Great post! :)

The Shabby Princess said...

I've never worn Spanx, but oh man, I'm sure I'll be purchasing them at some point. My BFF got some for her wedding and they did wonders--she had a very form fitting dress, and it really made her look flawless.

Miss Shortcake said...

I still haven't tried Spanx, but definitely will get a couple of the preggo ones for when the time comes! ;)

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I do not wear SPANX but I think you sold me on them...I am going to order a pair. Thanks for the info!

I just found your blog from Mrs. Newlywed and I am going to start following you...your blog is so cute!

Jay-Tee-Aye! said...

I worship my Spanx