No matter how fit or trim you are, you probably have those days when you feel a little flabby. Or you have a special event and want to look extra-fine. Sucking in your gut all day long just isn’t feasible (trust me, I’ve tried). Enter Slimpressions premium shapewear. Thankfully, Slimpressions shapewear re configures your figure – it does the hard work so you don’t have to.
Slimpressions is a premium line of everyday shapewear designed to slim a woman’s body. The result? The illusion of weight reduction that boosts her confidence and lifts her spirit. Our flab-u-less™ slimming garments comfortably sculpt both the top half and the bottom half of a woman’s body.
Recognizing a void in the market, the original Slimpressions pieces – The Haves and The Have Nots – were designed to smooth and shape “arm flab”. (You know, when your arm keeps waving even after you’ve stopped? Happens to the best of us.) In addition to making your arms look good, the Haves and Have Nots use the fab-u-less technique to slim and shape the belly and smooth the dreaded back bra fat. The Have Nots was even featured on What Not To Wear’s Shapewear and Underwear Tips in June of 2009.
Before & After
Slimpressions generously provided me with a Skinny Minis and Tanks a Little to review. These two products are part of the expanded collection of upper body control with naked arms.
The Skinny Minis is a camisole with adjustable spaghetti straps and “seamless, ribbed midriff for all-around smoothing compression.” Ever since giving birth to Toddler Boy I have found that all my shirts seem just a little too short and I wear camisoles quite a bit so I’m fairly particular about them. A good camisole is long enough to layer and cover my belly (or tuck into pants) and does not have an annoying shelf bra (ick!). The Skinny Minis passes with flying colors on both counts! Yay for a long camisole that actually stays down and provides coverage. The Skinny Minis even has an extra support band around the hips designed to help it stay put where it belongs. And, instead of a shelf bra, the Skinny Minis has seamless support of the chest area. There are no defined “cups” but the material does gather and provide support with less compression than the midriff area so you aren’t smooshed. The Skinny Minis is great for layering and I know I will continue to get a lot of use out of it.
I admit, the Tanks a Little looks a little funny, but when you hear the description “BYOB – bring your own bra” the shape totally makes sense! Tanks a Little is an upper body control tank top with naked arms and an open front that scoops below the bra line. Although it probably wasn’t designed as such, the Tanks a Little is the perfect shapewear for nursing moms. I can wear the Tanks a Little and it doesn’t block access to my nursing bra. And, frankly, shapewear that does it’s job (like Slimpressions) is tight which is not ideal for getting a boob to a hungry baby. The straps are very wide set so as not to interfere with the bra, and as a result I didn’t really like the way it looked layered with another tank top. It worked better for me layered underneath a top or dress with sleeves.
To Buy… If you’re looking for a great piece of upper body shapewear, you should definitely look into Slimpressions. They have a great selection and I think it’s worth the investment to get a good foundation to feel more confident. All pieces are offered in neutral and basic colors (think white, black, nude), are long enough for layering and designed to stay put while giving you curves where you want them and not where you don’t.
Shop! Slimpressions can be purchased online at the Slimpressions website. Your size is based on pants size so that it fits snugly over your hips. Exclusive Discount! Use the code TheShoppingMama2009 for 25% off! Code expires August 30, 2009.