What Are SPANX?

by Jessica Wright
(last updated September 2, 2016)

When you want to achieve a smooth, sleek look, look no further. There are several different types of shapewear that can help you obtain the smooth sleek look without any of the discomfort you might think comes with such clothing. One such brand of shapewear is SPANX.

Shapewear like SPANX is a form of clothing used as a first layer under all different types of clothing. Shapewear can be worn everyday to help control the shape of your body for all-day control. The great thing about the new shapewear is that it is designed not only to help slim a person's body but it also is very comfortable and flexible. There are no unsightly ridges, nor do they ride up, bunch up, or pinch like the old girdles used to do. The new shapewear garments also don't show through clothing.

The newer generation of shapewear is a perfect undergarment and they come in a variety of different colors. Shapewear helps to trim and shape your waist, tummy, hips, butt, and legs. There is a huge variety of different types of shapewear for women such as:

  • Leggings. Leggings help to control and support the hips, thighs and legs.
  • Panties. The panties help to shape hips, and butts, some come padded which helps to shape and others to help minimize and control the hip area.
  • Body Suits. To get an all over smooth sleek look the body suit is the best choice.
  • Hosiery. These are a lot like leggings only shearer and have feet like sock and nylons.
  • Bras. For added support for the breast area, a shapewear bra will do the trick.

Men can also find shapewear such as undershirts and underwear. The undershirt has an athletic look which gives the look of being fit, this type of underwear gives some back support while it narrows the waist and helps to flatten the stomach area. Men's shapewear is a great support for those men who suffer with "man boobs."

Some of the top shapewear brands are Anita, DuMi shapewear, Flexees, Sliminizer, SPANX, Self Expressions, and Body Wrap. At least one or two different brands of shapewear can be found in most department stores such as JC Penny's, Sears, Kohls, but for the men's type of shapewear you will need to look at the finer department stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Ave., and Nordstroms.

The cost of shapewear can run from as low as $10 on sale for the tummy shape brief panties to as high as $84 for the SPANX Hide and Sleek Slip Suit.

Author Bio

Jessica Wright

Jessica is a communications major studying for her masters and working full time. Growing up in a household of girls, she learned young the fun of trying new beauty ideas. Jessica enjoys playing the piano, dating, and having a good time with family and friends. ...

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