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All new products to help you achieve that seamless silhouette.
Get Spanx-ed All new products to help you achieve that seamless silhouette.

Face it; every girl needs a little help, no matter how slim and trim your body. VPL (visible panty line) isn't the only threat to keeping a bodycon (or even a tee!) nice and smooth. Protruding bra lines, an ever-so-slight muffin top, or a behind the back bulge could easily ruin an outfit.

It's the ability of Spanx to hold it all in comfortably that's made Hollywood A-listers and fashionistas in the know embrace its body-shaping powers. Yes, even the tightly-toned subscribe to the wonder undergarment to make what lies beneath those red-carpet dresses positively seamless.

What's great is that the brand has expanded its product line-up to include bras, slips, camisoles, tops, and even swimsuits (not available in the Philippines just yet) with shaping capabilities, addressing other hidden needs.

The original slew of tummy-tucking panties and thigh-smoothers has also been improved. Fabrics are lighter and easier to pull on, while compression is isolated to those important areas. A special gusset is fitted into the crotch area to make trips to the little girl's room much easier.

Interesting to note is the development process involved in creating each piece. According to Misty Elliot, International Business Director for Spanx, the body-shapers are designed to lie on the body, often fashioned on a body form. This, and the fact that elastics and garters aren't used in the hem area, prevents the pinching that results in an extra bulge that other ill-fitting undergarments produce.

Each piece is also tested extensively by many different female subjects, in order to get feedback from real women. Imagine the number of times a product goes back and forth between the design room and the manufacturer's studio before it gets a stamp of approval? Knowing how critical women can get, you know you're getting a good product.

Spanx are now available at Rustan's Department Stores in Makati, Shangri-La Plaza, and Alabang.

Click on to learn more about the product range.

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—Isha Andaya, Managing Editor

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