Just in case you haven’t seen the 7,000 other posts I’ve made about my appearance on ABC’s “The Revolution,” I thought I’d post about it here. Seeing it again just reminds me of how much I absolutely adore Tim Gunn. Honestly, he’s just as sweet in person as you think he would be! Here’s a link to the show (I’m in the first segment) if you haven’t seen it already:
Because ABC doesn’t announce brand names on air, I thought I’d let you know some of my favorites. I am a typical “apple” shape, meaning all of my extra weight is carried in my abdomen, so I am constantly on the lookout for great shaping products that will help me with that.
Here’s a handy-dandy little list of all my favorites, and I can also personally attest that the people behind the products here are some of the most supportive folks I’ve ever had the good fortune to work with. I think it’s important to note that because in the world of online and internet shopping, personal attention and amazing customer service can sometimes get lost. Not with these companies – they’re top notch in both the customer service and product quality departments.
Day-to-Day Shapewear: SLIMPRESSIONS
Slimpressions makes some of the most comfortable shapewear on the market today. I wear their pieces almost daily, and my favorites are “The Have Nots” and the “Tanks a Little” because they allow me to wear my own bra with them. If you’re busty and wear a full shaper top, it can sometimes smoosh everything together and not give you the hourglass shape you want. Pieces that allow you to wear your own bra give you that shape. These are breathable and super-comfortable enough to wear every day. You can also get 25% off by using the “DIVAT” coupon code at checkout. So go! SHOP NOW!
See this shaper over here on the left? I am ABSOLUTELY. IN. LOVE. with it. This is my new favorite shaper for dresses. During the spring and summer, I wear dresses almost exclusively, so slip shapers are key for more. This one is the absolute BEST slip shaper I have ever worn. It’s the Flexees Firm Control Slip with Lace, and it ROCKS.
This was sent to me to review, and I was completely blown away by how awesome it truly is. Not only is it a slip shaper, but it has a built-in bodysuit (with hook-eye panty – easy for the ladies room!), so you get DOUBLE the shaping compression. I ordered by bra size (38D), so I was a little concerned that it might be too small. No need to worry – it fit PERFECTLY. As a bonus, my bust looked amazing – every single person I saw that day said so (with no prompting)! lol Seriously – this hugs and flatters in all the right ways and in addition to being really comfortable, it’s quite sexy looking as well. Want one of your own? Get it HERE.
They also sent me this:
Holy compression! This thing works. For someone with all my weight in the middle, it immediately gave me a waistline. Like a “I can finally tuck in my shirt” waistline! Spanx is pretty well-known for it’s heavy-duty compression. I’ll tell you a little secret too: I would wear this underneath my bathing suit to go swimming. This gives me the same shape I’d have if I was ever fortunate enough to have plastic surgery – and that’s saying a LOT. Of course, I also love it because I can wear my own bra, and you know how I feel about bust compliments. Want one of your own? Get it HERE.
Thanks so much for watching me on “The Revolution.” I really appreciate it!