Friday is hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee finally and not long until Christmas now!!
A different one to what I normally review here I know, but I got these at such a good price I just had to see the deal with the Spanx brand and try them out for myself.
It’s a chill day for me, so I decided to not do hosiery and whack on a pair of jeans instead (for a change) and try these out. I would normally do it under a bodycon skirt but I ain’t going anywhere special at the mo for me to wear these, so under jeans at home will do me just fine (plus it gives me a chance to focus on them rather than my day-to-day business!)
SPANX founder Sara Blakely was getting ready for a party when she realized she didn’t have the right undergarment to provide a smooth look under white pants. Armed with scissors and sheer genius, she cut the feet off her control top pantyhose and the SPANX revolution began! With a focus on solving wardrobe woes, the SPANX brand has grown to offer bras, underwear, leggings, active and more. SPANX has secured its place in women’s hearts and in pop-culture with daily mentions everywhere from CNN to SNL.
In March of 2012, Founder Sara was named the world’s youngest, self-made female billionaire by Forbes Magazine and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA and opening retail shops across the United States, SPANX can now be found worldwide in more than 50 countries. In addition to keeping butts covered from Savannah to Singapore, SPANX also shapes the world by focusing on our mission: To help women feel great about themselves and their potential.
– taken from their website
Size: A / 4’10” – 5’5″ (147-165cm) 95-125lbs (43-56kg)
Materials: 85% Nylon, 15% LYCRA® Spandex/Elastane – Imported
Price: RRP: £32.00 / TKMaxx £5.00
Website: Spanx Powe Panties – 004
From The Website: Behind every powerful woman, there’s a pair of powerful panties. Command attention in these confidence-inducing panties that combine the comfort of regular underwear, the feel of hosiery and the power of a shaper!
- Soft hosiery fabric slims tummy, thighs, hips and rear
- Body-shaping control that’s comfy and flattering
- Perfect to wear every day under skirts and dresses
- Cotton blend gusset makes panties optional & eliminates VPL (Visible Panty Lines)
- 85% Nylon, 15% LYCRA® Spandex/Elastane – Imported
- Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Line dry. Do not iron
The Packaging: so the front is a cute cartoony version of models wearing the underwear along with the brand name, model, size and the price. I got these for a bargain at £5.00 GBP so I was dead impressed.
The back of them go into more detail along with a cartoon leg model at the side wearing them:
“The must-have performance undergarment offering the comfort of underwear, close fit of hosiery and power of a shaper… SLIMPROVED”
“Thinner yarns mean less bulk… and the best-ever results.
Slims tummy through thighs! All-around shaping ensures a flawless figure each time.
4-way stretch – fits like a second skin.
Amazing feel on the body! So comfortable, you’ll forget you have it on.
Double-layer design ensures thighs stay bulge-free.
Wear every day as underwear for a firm rear and slim look.”
Once you open the outer packaging, you find them nearly wrapped around cardboard ready to go!
Getting Them On: okay do these look like they’re gonna fit your whole thigh, but they actually don’t. They end up sitting mid thigh so you can still wear over knee skirts with these which is great. I wore mine under ripped jeans which actually have rips lower thigh so I just about got away with it. I have to admit you don’t struggle to get these one like you can with control top hosiery. I scrunched and rolled them up which did help a lot, but otherwise these just pull on and stay put. You don’t need to adjust much if you’re a size small but larger sizes you may need to a little.
On The Legs: so on the legs these feel damn great. I had them on all day and to be honest, I actually did forget I had them on. They are so comfortable; they don’t squeeze you at all which I thought it would to give it that slimming effect.
They do look a little like cycling shorts, but I like how they just sit well on the legs and the end of them are hemmed so you don’t get that part poking out so it’s noticeable through clothing. It’s a flush fit!
Around The Bum: these are so comfy it’s unreal. They slightly give shape to your bum but not much I have to say. It’s more about slimming it all down, so don’t expect a booty popping through in these; it’s more about toning it all down to make it look a slim and sexy from behind too!
One thing I did notice was that these have a gusset which works from the front right to the back, so you do see it peer at the back (unfortunately!)
On The Belly: around the stomach is just unreal. Once you get them on, you may find them a little tight to begin with, but you get used to it after 20 minutes or so and they feel like you haven’t got anything on. I was so impressed with these; I never expected them to feel ‘invisible’ in a sense but they actually do and I’m not even exaggerating here!
Inside them, you will find that they have a label which is always helpful so you know which way is which when you get them on, and as you’re supposed to wear these as underwear (I didn’t to begin with) – they have a super nice cotton gusset on them too which actually feel really soft and wouldn’t irritate or anything.
On The Thighs: as I mentioned before, these don’t squeeze your thighs to death but works with them to create a slimming effect under clothing but also lines up so you don’t any material which shows through your clothing. I hate it when you get hems and seams that pop through and it just looks so crap! But with these (and yep, even under jeans) you can’t even tell on the thighs.
If you rub your fingers over it, then you will notice that it’s there, but visibly you can’t see anything, so bring on tight dresses for XMAS!!!!
If you can get yourself a bargain on them, then just do it. To be fair, even if you don’t and pay full price it’s so worth it!
I am so glad I gave these a go; I know some people will say I don’t need it (blah) but I love trying them out as under some clothing it just makes you feel more comfortable and confident and that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day regardless of your shapes, lumps and bumps!
They are super comfortable and actually do slim you down a little; I won’t say it’s a miracle worker but it’s on the verge of it. It has a job and does it well; there are other brands or makes that can tuck you in even more which do hurt a little but these are just perfect for that light control.