Body Image

You've heard us say time and time again, “At Slimpressions®, we're all about helping women look better in their clothes, but more importantly, we're all about helping women FEEL better about themselves.” This is why we've come up with the new tagline, ConfidencewearTM. Statistics show, 8 out 10 women are not happy with what they see in the mirror. Let’s face the facts: 8 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder. 90% of these individuals are female. Americans spend more than 40 billion dollars on diet and beauty products a year. It is estimated that 40 to 50% of American women are trying to lose weight at any given point in time. Almost half of all women smokers smoke because they see it as the best way t...
You've heard us say time and time again, “At Slimpressions®, we're all about helping women look better in their clothes, but more importantly, we're all about helping women FEEL better about themselves.” This is why we've come up with the new tagline, ConfidencewearTM. Statistics show, 8 out 10 women are not happy with what they see in the mirror. Let’s face the facts:
  • 8 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder. 90% of these individuals are female.
  • Americans spend more than 40 billion dollars on diet and beauty products a year.
  • It is estimated that 40 to 50% of American women are trying to lose weight at any given point in time.
  • Almost half of all women smokers smoke because they see it as the best way to control their weight. Of these women, 25% will die of a disease caused by smoking.
  • 13.8 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in the United States in 2011. The majority of which were performed on women.
The average American woman is 5’4″ and 140 pounds.Most of us have a disproportionate view of our bodies due to the media, especially advertisements. The current standard of ideal thinness, set by the media, is achieved by less than 5% of the female population. For example:
  • The average American model is 5′11″ and 117 pounds.
  • Twenty years ago, models weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today, they weigh 23% less than the average woman.
We believe that your weight shouldn't determine who you are. Confidence is a mental state. Love your body in every way, shape and form. You ARE beautiful. Encourage yourself to believe this. You have to love yourself, before you can allow others to love you. Sources:

On a Weight Loss Journey? Want to See Immediate Results?

If you're anything like us, you've probably resolved to make some changes this new year.  Most of us start each year with the commitment to improve in some way - Whether it's to drink more water, to get organized, or to strive for more BALANCE in your life, people tend to begin the new year with a renewed spirit and optimism for the future. The most common new years resolution is to lose weight.  Change isn't always easy though, especially when you don't see immediate results from your efforts.    No matter how you accomplish it, losing weight is not easy.  Whether you opt for the traditional diet and exercise route or you've decided that it's time for bariatric surgery (ie adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y or...
If you're anything like us, you've probably resolved to make some changes this new year.  Most of us start each year with the commitment to improve in some way - Whether it's to drink more water, to get organized, or to strive for more BALANCE in your life, people tend to begin the new year with a renewed spirit and optimism for the future. The most common new years resolution is to lose weight.  Change isn't always easy though, especially when you don't see immediate results from your efforts.    No matter how you accomplish it, losing weight is not easy.  Whether you opt for the traditional diet and exercise route or you've decided that it's time for bariatric surgery (ie adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass surgery (Roux-en-Y or RNY), sleeve gastrectomy, biliopancratic diversion, etc.) weight loss requires a commitment and for most of us, is not at all easy.  To me, losing weight is a journey.  I don't just talk the talk.  I walk the walk.  My own weight loss journey has been a bit of a roller coaster.  At times I'm up.  At times I'm down. At times I'm docked in the station waiting for another "go" moment of inspiration.  Know that regardless of where you are on your personal  journey, you can  feel confident when you wear Slimpressions.  No matter if you've put on a few extra pounds or if you have lost lots of weight and want help smoothing out any loose skin, Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.  There's nothing like a little immediate gratification for your hard work, right?  Check out these Before & After results.  Not sure what product is right for you?  I'd encourage you to check out our Product Selector to help you choose.  We created Slimpressions for the less-than-perfect body.  No matter your body type (straight, pear, spoon, hourglass, top hourglass, inverted triangle, oval or diamond), we have something for you.  Unless, of course, you're Barbie...Slimpressions is real shapewear for real women. Blessings, Amy Pedersen Co-founding Slimpressionista

Making Your Weight Loss Goals Public

As we begin another new year, 'tis the season for setting resolutions.  Weight loss, eating right and exercising more are the most popular goals for people each year, however, within weeks (if not days) we tend to fall into our old patterns and let these resolutions slip away.   Studies show that when you make your goals public, you are more likely to stick to them.  Not only do goal-setters have a sense of accountability when they make their goals public, but they also feel supported by others.  We loved this story about how one man is making his weight-loss goals public.   So are you ready to tell the world what your goals are?  If you'd like support from your fellow Slimpressionistas, let us know what your new year's resolutions are (...
As we begin another new year, 'tis the season for setting resolutions.  Weight loss, eating right and exercising more are the most popular goals for people each year, however, within weeks (if not days) we tend to fall into our old patterns and let these resolutions slip away.   Studies show that when you make your goals public, you are more likely to stick to them.  Not only do goal-setters have a sense of accountability when they make their goals public, but they also feel supported by others.  We loved this story about how one man is making his weight-loss goals public.   So are you ready to tell the world what your goals are?  If you'd like support from your fellow Slimpressionistas, let us know what your new year's resolutions are (weight loss or otherwise).  We're here for you Slim Sisters!    Blessings, Amy Pedersen and Jennifer Daniels Co-Founding Slimpressionistas Slimpressions Shapewear

Let’s Lose Weight In 2013, Shall We?

As you know, here at Slimpressions, we believe that every woman is beautiful and that shapewear can simply enhance that beauty.  We also believe women should embrace their bodies and treat them with love and respect by eating well, staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.   Amy's good friend Heather K. Jones has a powerful tool that can help you do just that in 2013.   Heather is a registered dietitian, a health journalist, and the author of several nutrition books.  She specializes in weight management and behavior change therapy, and she has spent the last 15 years assisting people who struggle with diet and food issues.  She even works with Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer.    Her new Diet Type eBook series will help you t...
As you know, here at Slimpressions, we believe that every woman is beautiful and that shapewear can simply enhance that beauty.  We also believe women should embrace their bodies and treat them with love and respect by eating well, staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.   Amy's good friend Heather K. Jones has a powerful tool that can help you do just that in 2013.   Heather is a registered dietitian, a health journalist, and the author of several nutrition books.  She specializes in weight management and behavior change therapy, and she has spent the last 15 years assisting people who struggle with diet and food issues.  She even works with Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer.    Her new Diet Type eBook series will help you tap into the power of your personality to help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.    How does it work?  We're sure you’ve heard of the personality tests that millions of people take each year to help them find the right job or career path, or even the right love match online.  Heather uses this proven method to help people find the right weight loss and health approach.    Be sure to take her quick personality assessment and find your Diet Type today by clicking here.    Once you take the free test you'll receive a FREE Diet Type introduction eBook with more information about how your personality affects the way you eat, exercise, and approach weight loss.  More good news! Heather is currently offering a New Year discount of 30% off the entire Diet Type series!   Order now and you'll receive all four Diet Type eBooks, including the Diet Planner, Diet Player, Diet Feeler, and Diet Thinker eBooks (valued at over $100.00) for a one-time fee of 26.00.  Plus you’ll receive two additional Diet Type eBook bonuses – the Diet Type Jump Start Meal Plan and the Weight Loss basics.   So how do you know if the Diet Type books are right for you? ·      If you would like to put an end to overeating and dieting once and for all, Diet Types is right for you.  ·      If you want to understand your issues with food, Diet Types is right for you. ·      If you want to use the power of your own personality to lose weight, Diet Types is right for you.    We believe these products will make eating a joy instead of a battle. They will help you use your own personal power to gain control of your health, and here at Slimpressions we are all about helping you be the best you, YOU can be! To find your Diet Type, place your order and receive your FREE bonus gifts, please go here now. Happy New Year Slimpressionistas! Amy Pedersen & Jennifer Daniels Co-Founders www.slimpressions.com

The Glitz and the Glamour of the Undies

Ahh the glitz and the glamour of awards shows!  Like the many celebs that donned our slim shaper this season, we plan to wear Slimpressions when the winners of the 2010 Undie Awards are announced in a few short weeks. It's more than a cliche.  It truly is an honor to be in the running.  We've worked hard to create a premium line of body slimmers that exceed expectations.  Even though it took us longer than we planned to launch our original designs (three years in fact, but who's counting?), we're proud that we took the time to get it right in our shape clothing line.  We asked a variety of women to comment on each version and we're glad we invested the time and money necessary  to perfect our women's shapewear and to create solutions that ...
Ahh the glitz and the glamour of awards shows!  Like the many celebs that donned our slim shaper this season, we plan to wear Slimpressions when the winners of the 2010 Undie Awards are announced in a few short weeks. It's more than a cliche.  It truly is an honor to be in the running.  We've worked hard to create a premium line of body slimmers that exceed expectations.  Even though it took us longer than we planned to launch our original designs (three years in fact, but who's counting?), we're proud that we took the time to get it right in our shape clothing line.  We asked a variety of women to comment on each version and we're glad we invested the time and money necessary  to perfect our women's shapewear and to create solutions that women love.  (Thanks to all of you that have shared your stories with us...How Slimpressions make you look better in your clothes and feel better about yourself.  We love that you love our body shapers!) Slimpressionistas are the best!

Slimpressions Shapewear Recommended by Elle Magazine Stylist

Top stylists across the country continue to recommend Slimpressions woman's shapewear.  (Thank you for that, by the way!)  Check out these other slimming strategies by Lindsey Calla, Elle magazine stylist, as seen on Fox this morning. http://ow.ly/1yCCr
Top stylists across the country continue to recommend Slimpressions woman's shapewear.  (Thank you for that, by the way!)  Check out these other slimming strategies by Lindsey Calla, Elle magazine stylist, as seen on Fox this morning. http://ow.ly/1yCCr

How To Dress Thinner – Tip #23

The key to dressing to give the illusion of being thinner than you actually are begins as so many things do...with the foundation. We HIGHLY recommend having a professional bra fitting.  As Oprah revealed several years ago on The Oprah Winfrey show, a bra that fits correctly can actually make you look ten pounds thinner (depending on the size of your "girls").  Many of our retailers do professional bra fittings so please check out our store locator for a location nearest you.  It's well worth it! Of course, slim shapers is a MUST when wanting to look skinnier than you actually are.  There's not a day we don't wear some combination of Slimpressions body shapers.  We expanded the line with slimming solutions for every woman, regardless of her...
The key to dressing to give the illusion of being thinner than you actually are begins as so many things do...with the foundation. We HIGHLY recommend having a professional bra fitting.  As Oprah revealed several years ago on The Oprah Winfrey show, a bra that fits correctly can actually make you look ten pounds thinner (depending on the size of your "girls").  Many of our retailers do professional bra fittings so please check out our store locator for a location nearest you.  It's well worth it! Of course, slim shapers is a MUST when wanting to look skinnier than you actually are.  There's not a day we don't wear some combination of Slimpressions body shapers.  We expanded the line with slimming solutions for every woman, regardless of her outfit or season, for optimal versatility.  So mix and match Slimpressions and enjoy that new, slimmer you! Best, Amy Pedersen Co-Founder Slimpressions shapewear

I’ll admit it. This video moved me.

Imagine my surprise when someone from "Team Slim" forwarded me a video that an amazing woman posted on YouTube recently.  Julie, who has worked so hard to lose a lot of weight, has been dealing with excess skin as a result.  She won a Slimpressions body shaper at a recent event and surprised us with the unsolicited video review.  (That video is featured at the bottom of our home page. Click the following link if you haven't seen it. --> Slimpressions Are Slimsational! Thank you, Julie, for sharing your thoughts on our women's shapewear.  We were truly moved.  We've worked really hard to create a superior line of body shapers and we loved hearing how much you love Slimpressions. Slimpressions are slimtastic, indeed!   We were in de...
Imagine my surprise when someone from "Team Slim" forwarded me a video that an amazing woman posted on YouTube recently.  Julie, who has worked so hard to lose a lot of weight, has been dealing with excess skin as a result.  She won a Slimpressions body shaper at a recent event and surprised us with the unsolicited video review.  (That video is featured at the bottom of our home page. Click the following link if you haven't seen it. --> Slimpressions Are Slimsational! Thank you, Julie, for sharing your thoughts on our women's shapewear.  We were truly moved.  We've worked really hard to create a superior line of body shapers and we loved hearing how much you love Slimpressions. Slimpressions are slimtastic, indeed!   We were in development for three years before we launched our founding, patent-pending body slimmers.  Our products had to be just right.  We were committed to creating a seamless slim shaper that molded and conformed to every body type, not just the ideal body types like ones with pieces of fabric sewn together.  We wanted them to be as powerful as possible but as thin as possible.  We wanted to address an issue that so many shapewear junkies complained about....Garments that roll up.  That's why ours are long and sit on the hips...to avoid the "action zone", as I like to call it, and minimize those dreaded roll-ups.  And Slimpressions absolutely needed to be comfortable.  We wear them all day too!  Created for women, by women.  Now THAT's how we roll!  :) Thanks again for your accolades.  We love that you love them. Best, Amy Pedersen Co-Founder

Shapewear for the Red Carpet

Good luck to all at the Oscarstonight.  We can't wait to see you grace the red carpet (especially those that are wearing Slimpressions body shapers).  Don't worry. Your secret is safe with us!   Break a leg!
Good luck to all at the Oscarstonight.  We can't wait to see you grace the red carpet (especially those that are wearing Slimpressions body shapers).  Don't worry. Your secret is safe with us!   Break a leg!

Shapewear: It’s not just for special occasions anymore

There was a time in our history when women discreetly turned to body shapers (ie girdles, etc.) to help them smooth out their lumps and bumps. The body slimmer would help women look better on the outside and feel better on the inside. Those days are behind us. Today, women proudly wear their slim shaper like a badge of honor. They enjoy the fact they can have their cake and eat it too! There is much to celebrate in life. To me, my soft spots are a symbol of the many celebrations in my life - the birthday parties, the graduations, the weddings, the business successes, etc.  Back in the day, women might wear special occasion shapewear to such events. You know the ones. Those dreaded body slimmer that have a three hour expiration on them. ...
There was a time in our history when women discreetly turned to body shapers (ie girdles, etc.) to help them smooth out their lumps and bumps. The body slimmer would help women look better on the outside and feel better on the inside. Those days are behind us.
Today, women proudly wear their slim shaper like a badge of honor. They enjoy the fact they can have their cake and eat it too! There is much to celebrate in life. To me, my soft spots are a symbol of the many celebrations in my life - the birthday parties, the graduations, the weddings, the business successes, etc. 
Back in the day, women might wear special occasion shapewear to such events. You know the ones. Those dreaded body slimmer that have a three hour expiration on them. After three hours you long to get them off and BREATHE! I have these too mind you. There are times when you need to pull out the big guns for sure.
Slimpressions® shapewear, however, is different. We believe in every day solutions that women can wear confidently and comfortably. Perhaps that’s why we hear about so many women bragging to their friends about their latest find in shaping solutions…Slimpressions shapewearProblem solving body shapers that look good and feel good. What a concept!
Let's celebrate!
Amy