What are your essentials?
My absolute favorite piece is Spanx Tight-End Tights ($26; spanx.com
). We have the solid black that's a must, plus fun colors and patterns. They add an edge to any outfit, they keep you warm, and they offer great shaping.
How about dealing with dressier fabrics?
Our camisoles provide coverage and hide muffin top. And our bras eliminate back fat—especially important when wearing satin, which is particularly revealing.
How do you know if you're getting the right fit?
The right size shaper won't roll or ride. Women may think that going for a smaller size will make them look even slimmer, but that much compression just isn't comfortable.
Do you have any how-to-wear shapewear tips?
Step into slimming camisoles and bodysuits rather than pull them over your head. For all shapewear, hand washing is best. Never put it in the dryer.
When in doubt…
Wear whatever you want and have fun!