What do Madonna, Gwyneth, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson and the cast of Gossip Girl have in common? They're all a fan of contral briefs. Yep, you read correctly. The reason they look so flawless in their getups could very well have more to do with their underwear choice than their macrobiotic, wheat-free, gluten-free, taste-free diets.
The shapewear phenomenon isn't new. We've all heard stories of undergarments which suck you in and trim inches from your thighs, but how do you know which is best? I came across this very problem when Bella asked about lingerie recently. As a bridesmaid in a fitted satin gown, she needed the best form of underwear to not only streamline her figure, but also lend a smooth finish under the delicate fabric. And with that, the Sugar Shapewear Shape-Off was born. Here at Sugar headquarters we've reviewed the very best that control underwear has to offer, enduring weeks of compromised lingerie style, tummy-sucking pain and thankfully, svelte figures, to give you the very best info on the wonderful world of control briefs. Keep on reading to see how the Spanx slim cognito mid-thigh shaper scored this week. read more
Product Name: Spanx Slim Cognito Seamless Mid-Thigh Shaper in Nude
Control rating: 3/5
Comfort rating: 5/5
Style rating: 1/5 (I think you have to accept that if you’re after a quick fix, you will look like Bridget Jones!)
Review: "I was bridesmaid a few weeks before Christmas and wanted something to give me the smoothest shape possible and ensure that there wasn’t a VPL in sight! I was so, so happy with these Spanx. Other seamless underwear seemed to be visible against the figure-hugging satin of my dress (it didn’t help that it was a champagne colour so you could see everything!) but with the Spanx Slim Cognito Seamless Mid-Thigh Shaper, I felt happy and relaxed, completely confident that I had the smoothest shape possible. The low waist was essential as it was a backless dress and as unlike other ones I’d tried on, this felt really thin and streamlined so you could always roll it down once more if you needed to. I got a comfortable 15 hours wear from it without feeling as though I was going to faint! The only improvement I’d make is to have grippers on the legs as they had a tendency to ride up – though that could’ve had something to do with my erratic dancing!"
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Available from David Jones nationally, and Spanx online.