I remember the first time I heard about SPANX.
I was watching Oprah one afternoon and she had on this very attractive, very vivacious woman named Sara Blakely who was talking about her footless hosiery, SPANX.
I immediately remember thinking – this is genius. Hosiery to help you look trim and slim and tucked and sucked-all-in.
But it wasn’t until last night that I really, really felt that Sara Blakely should be honored with a National Holiday somewhere on the calendar.
I went out to dinner with my mother and sister. We were doing our “Mom Generations Holiday Dinner” at this great little restaurant in our town. I threw on a pair of jeans that I bought right before I got pregnant with Benjamin. They buttoned. But they needed a little – shall I say – squeeze in my hips.
So I tossed on a pair of SPANX – which doubled as a great additional thermal in this freezing weather – and instantly the jeans fit GREAT!
So Day #8 of my Fashion Advice for Moms… (if need be) invest in a pair of SPANX. They come in a variety of styles and colors and designs. They’re not only hoisery, but body shapers and camis and bras and slimming apparel and maternity options and plus size options. There are few essentials that we need in our wardrobes… panties and bras are definites. SPANX is another.
For any jiggles or wiggles or shakes or rolls or flaps or flips… SPANX it.
It’s the easiest fix. Sara, as a mother of 4, I salute you.