War of the Shapewear

Their 'Real Housewives of New York' feuds were notorious. No surprise Bethenny Frankel and Jill Zarin are peddling rival shapewear brands. We rate them, midsection to midsection

By Susan Swimmer
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Photograph: PHOTOS: FRANKEL: INB WENN PHOTOS/NEWSCOM. SHAPEWEAR: JENS MORTENSEN (2). ZARIN: BEHAR ANTHONY/SIPA/NEWSCOM

BETHENNY FRANKEL
MIDNIGHT LACE Wearing this, you won’t have to undress in a closet. Frankel’s Alluring Shaping Bodysuit (right, $40, skinnygirlshapers.com) expresses your inner sexpot while still confining your outer flab.
DOUBLE DUTY Frankel says this black-and-gold confection can go solo under jackets; she wears hers with a blazer. Uh-huh . . . but maybe not the best look for work.
BOTTOMS UP Craving a Sasha Fierce moment? Frankel’s Booty Booster (not shown) is a bike short padded with butt cushioning.
NAUGHTY CHEF Frankel’s What’s Cookin’ Fantasy Apron (not shown) offers little support or coverage but a recipe file of X-rated possibilities.

 

JILL ZARIN
RUCHE RESEARCH Zarin’s line, which includes the Body Guard (below, $69,in stores), is amazingly well constructed. She’s worked in the hosiery industry and knows about smooth seams.
TIGHT END Zarin’s Leg Up legging (not shown) offers light control and a slight booty boost.
IN THE FLESH Many Zarin styles come in a range of colors (blush, cocoa, black, white, tan) that complement many skin tones.
MULTITASKING Her Cami-Oh! (not shown) will bump up your boobs, slim your waist and crush back fat.

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First Published Wed, 2011-08-17 09:24

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