Our Blogs

New Operating Leadership for Slimpressions® ATLANTA, GA (November 18, 2016) – Branches Unlimited, LLC has reached an agreement to transition operating manag... Read More

New Operating Leadership for Slimpressions®

ATLANTA, GA (November 18, 2016) – Branches Unlimited, LLC has reached an agreement to transition operating management of Slimpressions to SolacePath LLC. Dawn Hurlebaus, founder and CEO of SolacePath LLC, will succeed founders, Amy Pedersen and Jennifer Daniels, and will lead the strategy, management and operations of Slimpressions effective immediately.

Slimpressions first hit the scene in 2008 with the launch of the company’s patented shapewear designs developed to control arm jiggle while smoothing and shaping traditional areas. “I’ll never forget when Amy (Pedersen) called me after her infamous ‘bingo arm’ moment, asking me to Google arm flab shapewear so she could order several products immediately. After several searches, we couldn’t find anything on the market. Inspired by the opportunity, we started our quest to make the perfect arm shaper” said Jennifer Daniels, Slimpressions’ co-founder.

“My interest in Slimpressions has continued to grow since I first learned of the company last year” said Dawn Hurlebaus. For me, it wasn’t just about the firm’s superior line of body shapers. Certainly, the products’ comfort and fit does not compare to any others I’ve tried. I really loved the founders’ mission to boost women’s confidence, particularly women who had weight loss surgery. Having been on a weight loss journey myself, I appreciated first-hand how important that is.”

“Dawn impressed us from the moment we met her” said Amy Pedersen, co-founder of Slimpressions. “Her enthusiasm is simply contagious. She exudes positivity, a trait we value, wherever she goes. Dawn quickly moved from a self-proclaimed ‘raving fan’ to our Director of Possibilities. She’s been working with us for almost a year behind the scenes doing just that – diving into the business and opening the doors for new possibilities with the company. When she expressed an interest in taking over operating management, we knew Slimpressions would be in excellent hands.’

Terms of the agreement are confidential.

About Slimpressions – As seen in O Magazine, InStyle, Redbook and more, Slimpressions has been touted as a premium line of shapewear designed to comfortably slim a woman’s body and give her the illusion of weight loss. Designed with excess skin in mind, Slimpressions shapewear conforms to every body shape to help women boost their confidence and look even better in their clothes.

About SolacePath – We serve our community with humility and compassion. We believe in trust and honesty, remaining humble and embodying the spirit of giving. We inspire imagination and innovative solutions through our Creative Services such as Marketing, Website design and Photography.  SolacePath offers the total package when looking to take your business to the next level. We infuse confidence in our personal and business relationships. Furthermore, we are passionate about everything we do. Bringing out the best in ourselves as well as others.

For further information, contact Dawn Hurlebaus: dawn@slimpressions.com or 770-975-2461

 

 Got Excess Skin after Weight Loss? Your Weight Loss Journey  Continues With Slimpressions Shapewear Let’s talk about a growing issue; lose, sagging excess... Read More

 Got Excess Skin after Weight Loss?
Your Weight Loss Journey  Continues With Slimpressions Shapewear

Let’s talk about a growing issue; lose, sagging excess skin after weight loss.  You’ve skipped dessert. You’ve made healthy food choices. You’ve gone the extra mile…literally. Blood, sweat and tears may be the understatement of the year. Your weight loss journey has not been easy and you’ve lost a few stones along the way. We know losing weight is no small undertaking. #beenthere Congratulations!

After the countless sacrifices you’ve made in order to lose weight, you should feel overjoyed right?

Unfortunately, many women are not as happy as they thought they would be after shedding some pounds because they struggle with loose skin common after weight loss. Although sagging skin after weight loss is common, it can be really deflating. According to the Huffington Post, excess skin is just one of the “5 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight”.  www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/09/weight-loss- no-one- tells-_n_6277682.html

The struggle is real and it is one we know it all too well. Loose skin can be really embarrassing. That’s a big reason why we created Slimpressions , the best shapewear for excess skin (in our humble opinions).

Let’s face it. Many women are not in a position to have excess skin removal surgery for a couple of reasons – plastic surgery can be pricey, it can be quite painful, recovery time is significant and typically it requires multiple surgeries to remove sagging skin from all of the problematic areas. There are certainly many perks to skin removal surgery and the advantages are clear. Done and done.

Many women have found Slimpressions body slimmers to be their go-to sagging skin solution and a wonderful alternative to plastic surgery (or at least until they go under the knife). We like to say that Slimpressions is Real Shapewear for Real Women TM . Unlike the “special occasion” shaping brands on the market, Slimpressions was designed for women on their weight loss journey who desire an all-day solution to help them smooth out lumps and bumps. Slimpressions is more than simply shapewear though. Slimpressions is confidencewear TM . We designed our line of moderate slimming solutions to be comfortable enough for all day, every day wear. We believe women have the right to look and feel their best Monday through Sunday, not just on Saturday nights.

What makes our designs so comfortable? We leverage a patented technology to create a seamless torso. Unlike many “cut and sew” garments that force every body type (regardless of any loose skin) into a consistent mold/pattern, our seamless designs conform to every body shape. So regardless if she’s an hourglass, pear, etc. Slimpressions works for her. In addition, our products are longer than most traditional shapewear styles. Slimpressions were designed to sit on the hips to work with a woman’s body to stay in place and minimize untimely roll-ups so common in other brands. Our product selector will help you find the product that’s right for you.

Make no mistake. Shapewear is a temporary, body shaping solution to tackle excess skin. There’s no question your silhouette will look slimmer and sleeker with Slimpressions body shapers. Who doesn’t want to look thinner instantly, after all? For us, it’s all about looking and feeling your best about yourself and enjoying the milestones along your weight loss journey. #support #thickandthin

Blessings,

Amy Pedersen

Slimpressions’ Co-Founding Slimpressionista
www.slimpressions.com

Dressing Room Drama For years, shopping was a stressful and, sadly, a bit of an emotional chore rather than a source of pleasure as it was for all my skinny ... Read More

Dressing Room Drama

For years, shopping was a stressful and, sadly, a bit of an emotional chore rather than a source of pleasure as it was for all my skinny friends.  Just the drama of going into a dressing room was awful. Like a roller coaster, my pants size has gone up and down (as has my weight) over the years.  Add my height to that and you can imagine the dressing room drama I experienced trying to find something to wear.  Half naked and feeling vulnerable in these unforgiving dressing rooms, I’d criticize myself for not being X or being way too Y.  I no longer beat myself every time I enter a dressing room now and here’s why…I now know the problem is the fashion industry; not me.

The reality is clothing is designed for a select few.  Unlike celebs, most of us don’t have the luxury of tailored clothing customized just for us.  As a new designer, I learned there was no universal sizing standard.  Manufacturers have their own sizing and labeling systems.  Typically, designers base their cuts on a traditional hourglass figure.  And how many of us have those?  A study of over 6,000 women conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University indicated only 8% of women have an hourglass shape.  Eight percent!  Yet most clothes are designed for these incredibly lucky ladies.

Obviously, women come in a variety of shapes and sizes, regardless of their weight.  There are many terms for the various body shapes – pear, apple, spoon, hourglass, oval, rectangle, diamond, well-endowed, etc.  Of course, that’s just the beginning.  Then there’s the height factor. Tall and petite women find it even more challenging to find apparel that fits.  Yay us!

So when faced with the decision on how to manufacture Slimpressions®, we considered all the options.  We could have certainly taken the easier (and cheaper) path and created a cookie cutter, templated shapewear line featuring spandex pieces sewn together designed around an hourglass mannequin like so many other companies do.  And we could have certainly chosen overseas factories known for their cheaper prices and, candidly, poorer quality like many others in the industry. However, we chose to leverage a high-end patented seamless technology to manufacture our confidencewearTM.  Why?  This approach allows Slimpressions to conform to every woman’s body type, regardless of their shape, helping them look slimmer and feel more confident.  Made in North America, our designs comfortably sculpt a woman’s body to smooth out loose skin and give women a sleeker silhouette.  We embraced moderate compression for every day wear instead of the heavy shapewear artillery (think old-school girdles and corsets) reserved for a few short hours on special occasions.  We just value oxygen and blood flow too much for that!

Knowing how the fashion industry works now, I’ve learned not to beat myself up when shopping for clothes anymore.  Instead of blaming myself for not having a perfect body, I recognize the nuances of the industry.  I now approach each shopping trip as a treasure hunt instead of thinking the problem was me.  I go in with limited expectations and am pleasantly surprised when I find something that fits right.  Further, I’m super loyal to the companies that “get me” (and my size) and have created great pieces that I feel really good wearing.  By accepting who I am and the limitations of the fashion industry, I enjoy shopping again.  With this insight, I hope you can too.

Blessings and Positivity,

Amy Blankenship Pedersen

Co-Founder, Slimpressions

For more positive messages, please join us here

subscribe

Be Bold. Be Brave. 340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Here at Slimpressions #340lbs Weight loss begins now. I am 49, a mother of 3, an executive and weigh ... Read More

Be Bold. Be Brave.
340lbs My Weight Loss Journey Begins Here at Slimpressions


#340lbs

Weight loss begins now. I am 49, a mother of 3, an executive and weigh 340lbs.  I was a former athlete. I was diagnosed with a Chiari Malformation and had brain surgery in 2006. I adopted 3 children, all siblings in 2008.  I have had 3 more surgeries.  I am spiritual, involved with church and volunteer when I can, love photography, yet … I weigh 340lbs.

Family photos are fun. I am always the photographer (by choice). Vacations used to be fun, now I hate going to the beach or the pool and swimming was my sport.  Now, let’s flip to work. I am confident, driven and great at what I do, yet … I weigh 340lbs

drumroll please ….  my insurance company does not have any surgical or non-surgical weight loss plans.  I can’t even take advantage of the nutritional programs or proceed to my referral at the bariatric facility nearby.  Can you feel my tears running down my cheeks?

#slimpressions

God brought me to this inspiring woman named Amy Pedersen, CEO of Slimpressions. I fell in love with her story and loved seeing the website.  There is such a great group of people here … much like a family.  Looking at the products, I thought, “Yeah right, how am I going to fit into these?”  I wanted to order one online, but didn’t. What was I afraid of? What is the worst thing that could happen? It doesn’t fit and you send it back with their no hassle guarantee return policy. Then the emotions kick in, depression because you are too big yet … “you have such a beautiful face”, “you have a great heart”, “you are an amazing person” … YES BUT I AM FAT … I weigh 340lbs!

#suprisecomfybralette

Amy surprised me one day with a little brown bag.  Inside it was a Comfy Bralette. I took it home and tried it on and was so excited. It fit perfect.  It was soft, comfortable, supported me in all the right places and gave me so much confidence.  I was shocked … and yet I weigh 340lbs. Real shapewear for Real women! I get it.

#Ibelieve

I have very dear friend who has lost 180+ lbs. She has been such an inspiration to me personally and professionally.  My family, friends, Amy and Slimpressions are behind me.  What am I waiting for? So I started my diet 4/9/2016 because I am 340lbs. Not just because I failed my first physical ever and my doctor said I had to, but because I need this.  I drove to my prayer group at church last night and as I sat in silence, tears just fell. One by one, like a child slowly turning on a faucet. Soon, I simply lost control of all my emotions and felt naked in my skin bearing my soul in silence to God as he said, “Be Bold. Be Brave.” I opened up to my group and shared my struggle.  They prayed over me and I found continued strength through their healing words.

#strength

I don’t weigh 340lbs. Today I weigh 330lbs.  I have a weight loss of  10lbs in 10 days. This is the first post (of many) you will see of my weight loss journey. My first weight loss goal is 50×50. 50lbs by age 50 which will be coming up at the end of September. Slimpressions is not just a company with products on their website.  They care about OUR journey and are here to cheer us on.  The journey can be weight loss, career driven, family extension, inner healing, or retirement. As a community we all support on another and what better place than to let Slimpressions into your life, like I did mine.  #bebold  #bebrave

Please “LIKE THIS” or SHARE so I know you are out there supporting my weight loss journey. I will keep writing, posting and sending prayers and blessings your way.

 

Dawn  04/19/2016
IMG_4483-e1462242488300

UPDATE :

11/2/16 Update:  Had the Vertical Gastric Sleeve surgery 6/30/16 in Mexico with Dr Illan and have lost 64lbs so far.  Difficult journey, but so worth it!

Long before Jen and I founded Slimpressions® body slimmer, we knew we were blessed.  We live in a country full of abundance.  It’s easy to take for gran... Read More

Long before Jen and I founded Slimpressions® body slimmer, we knew we were blessed.  We live in a country full of abundance.  It’s easy to take for granted all of the many blessings so many of us have…..a warm, safe place to live,  access to food and clean water, educational opportunities, religious freedom and the ability to pursue our dreams.  In addition, Jen and I are surrounded by truly amazing people in our lives including our husbands, children, extended family, friends and the entire Slimpressions shapewear team.  We are truly blessed women.

Jen and I learned of Food for the Poor several years ago at church and we immediately fell in love with the good work this organization does.  Food for the Poor is a charity work committed to helping the poorest of the poor in the world.  They run an extremely lean operation.  Only a few cents from every dollar go towards overhead expenses.  The rest is used to help those in need.

288250167.custom

Jen and I are very proud of the fact that we’ve been able to house two families, provide livestock, school supplies, food, medicine and materials to help people to earn a livelihood in the Caribbean.  We’re well on our way toward our next goal as well.  We’re working hard to build a village in Haiti. Our project consists of 15 houses, 15 sanitation areas and a community center in a very desolate area of Haiti.  You can feel good knowing that a portion of your purchase of Slimpressions®body shapers go towards helping those less fortunate.  For more information about Food for the Poor and the village we’ve adopted, please visit their website.

www.foodforthepoor.org/lahatte

Thank you so much for your support of Slimpressions shapewear and Food for the Poor.

– Amy Pedersen

The Dr. Oz Show “Bat Wings”, the loose skin that can dangle from the upper arms, are problematic for many women.  This can happen for a number of reason... Read More

The Dr. Oz Show

“Bat Wings”, the loose skin that can dangle from the upper arms, are problematic for many women.  This can happen for a number of reasons:

In fact, Slimpressions was originally inspired by a very embarrassing arm flab moment by our Co-Founder, Amy Pedersen.

The good news is it can be improved! Check out these five tips Dr. Oz featured on his international television show.

 Shapewear

o   The Haves™ by Slimpressions, in particular, was spotlighted

Retinol Cream 

o   Helps build collagen and firm the upper arms

o    Use the cream every day for optimal results

Self-Tanner or Foundation

o   Just as you can contour your face with make-up, you can do the same for your arms

o   Simply brush on some color where your muscle is

Exercise

Exercise – Fitness expert Debi Sibler, The Mojo Coach, recommends:

o   Closed Armpit Pressbacks

  • Bend at the waist
  • Put your arms close to your side, bend your arms and start with your fists near your shoulders
  • Push your arms back and twist your wrists up without letting your elbows drop

o   Chair Dips

  • Sit on chair
  • Extend your legs straight out
  • Putting all your weight on your hands, lift yourself off the chair
  • Drop your bottom down in front of the chair until your arms are no more than 90 degrees

Take advantage of these tips and tricks for smoother, sleeker Michelle Obama or Kelly Ripa-like arms!

 

 

Remember the Bite that Burns is About the Foods You Eat Did you know that you are burning calories while you’re consuming them? It’s true! That’s the bi... Read More

Remember the Bite that Burns is About the Foods You Eat

Did you know that you are burning calories while you’re consuming them? It’s true! That’s the bite that burns. Certain foods burn more calories during digestion than others. For example, your body uses twice as much energy to process whole grains like wheat, brown rice, or oatmeal than it does processed food like starchy potato chips. We’re not talking negative-calorie foods here; although, that would be nice, wouldn’t it? Some additional bites (or sips) that burn include:

  • Green Tea and Coffee
  • Spicy Peppers
  • Nuts (in small quantities)
  • Lean Protein (lean meats, Greek yogurt, and eggs)
  • Most (note most) Raw Fruits and Vegetables
  • Broth-Based Soup (“No heavy cream allowed!”)
  • Beans

 

healhy eating
Losing weight starts with making good choices

All of these foods either contain an ingredient that revs up your metabolism or one that keeps you full for little calories. These are little changes you can make to your diet, especially during snack time, to help you boost your metabolism and get rid of those lingering pounds. Remember to eat smart and take bites that burn!
Enjoying these weight loss and confidence boosting tips from your friends at Slimpressions shapewear?  Share the link with your friends!

Resources:
Health Media Ventures, Inc.; Health.com; The Top Fat-Burning Foods
http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20553780,00.html
WebMD, LLC.; WebMD.com; Slideshow: Fat-Fighting Foods
http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-fat-fighting-foods

 

Pet Names for Pesky Problem Areas We’ve heard a lot of funny names for different problem areas. Our co-founding Slimpressionista, Amy Pedersen, often jokes a... Read More

Pet Names for Pesky Problem Areas

We’ve heard a lot of funny names for different problem areas. Our co-founding Slimpressionista, Amy Pedersen, often jokes about having the “founding arm flab” that inspired Slimpressions shape wear. Although her maiden name is Blankenship, BlankenHIPS is more like it!  (He-he-he, love you Amy!)

What are your names for “flabbage” up top:

  • Arm Flab
  • Bat Wings
  • Subway Arms
  • or Muscles that wave?

How about the midsection? We’ve heard:

  • Muffin Top
  • Spare Tire
  • Jelly Belly
  • and Love Handles.

Last, but certainly not least, let’s not forget those areas that The Bottom Line Collection helps smooth…Thunder Thighs and the Caboose!

No matter what you call your trouble spots, we have your shaping solution!  Check out our Product Selector where you can shop not only by body shape, but also by problem area! We’ve broken it down into the chest, arms, hips, bottom, thighs and belly.

Do you have a “pet name” for pesky problem areas?  Let’s hear it!  #allingoodfun

 

Shapewear for the WLS Journey; Real Shapewear for Real Women Women come in all shapes and sizes.  We believe women’s shapewear should too! Looking for the r... Read More

Shapewear for the WLS Journey; Real Shapewear for Real Women

Women come in all shapes and sizes.  We believe women’s shapewear should too!

Looking for the right shapewear line after weight loss surgery? Slimpressions is the shape wear brand of choice for WLS post-ops across the globe.

What makes Slimpressions so special?  Three words. Comfort. Fit. Quality.

Slimpressions uses a patented technology to leverage various weaves within one comfortable, streamlined body slimmer. The ribbed midriff provides extra compression and structure to smooth and shape loose and excess skin.   Our body slimmers conform to every body shape,  rather than displacing loose skin in places it was not intended to go like with other brands.

The result?  Women look slimmer and feel more confident. 

Slimpressions:

  • Make you look like you’ve lost even more weight by smoothing and sculpt any loose skin while enhancing your body shape’s best features.
  • Slim and sculpt without sacrificing important things like oxygen and blood circulation. Comfortable enough to wear all day, every day!
  • Body shapers have a lot of stretch that conforms to your shape and supports you where you need it most.
  • Have a wide range of sizes that support you at every part of your weight loss journey.
  • Body slimmers conform to every body type – Straight, Pear, Spoon, Hourglass, Top Hourglass, Inverted Triangle, Oval, Diamond.
  • Are longer than most. Slimpressions body briefers were designed to sit low on a woman’s hips and works with her body to stay in place.

So what do you have to lose? Give us a try. If what you select is not perfect for you, you can always return or exchange your Slimpressions.  We’re not happy until you are happy! Learn more about our no risk money back guarantee.

Comments from a few WLS post-ops…
  • “I tried a bunch of compression garments and slimpressions are my favorites. More expensive, but better.” – plum21
  • “It (Slimpressions) holds you in well, but you don’t feel like you’re suffocating.  I like that it’s long enough that you can pull it down over your hips… it stays tucked into pants.  It doesn’t roll, either….” RNYBeauty
  • “The top is a 3/4 sleeve scoop-cut top (The Have Nots) that you step in to.  It lands on your hips, or close to it, and holds in the muffin-tops, back rolls, arm flab, and gives a tiny bit of cleavage assistance.  – Melting Mama
  • “As a 5+ year gastric bypass post-op who has not had reconstructive surgery, my wardrobe includes many pieces from Slimpressions.  I love that there’s solid compression but every piece is extremely comfortable – I wear Slimpressions shapewear daily!  My favorite is the Skinny Mini – the perfect cami-style top!”   www.divatauniablog.com
  • Slimpressions are the bomb! What do you think of yours?

As seen in InStyle, Redbook, Woman’s Day and highlighted (in a good way) on What Not to Wear, Slimpressions meet the needs of women looking for unique everyday shaping solutions.

No matter what kind of bariatric surgery you chose –  gastric sleeve, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RNY), Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (lapband), Sleeve gastrectomy, VSG, or Duodenal switch, Slimpressions confidencewear has you covered.

Shop now for styles to help you look slimmer instantly!

We all have unwanted problem areas, which is one of the main reasons Slimpressions® was created. In additional to your overall cardio, there are specific ex... Read More

We all have unwanted problem areas, which is one of the main reasons Slimpressions® was created. In additional to your overall cardio, there are specific exercises you can do to ‘tone by zone.’ We’ve touched on arms and the belly, but for our final post in the series, let’s tone that tush!

Butt Lift

  • Lie on your back with your knees bent.
  • Squeeze your glutes together while lifting your hips to the ceiling.
  • Slowly bring back down and repeat 20 times.

Donkey Kicks

  • Get on all fours.
  • Kick your left leg backwards towards the ceiling, keeping it bent.
  • After 20 kicks, switch legs and repeat.

Frog Jump

  • Crouch down into a “frog” position, placing both hands on the ground.
  • Jump up straight, lifting your hands to the ceiling.
  • Repeat 20 times.

Reference:
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/fitness/butt-exercises-apr01#slide-12

We all have unwanted problem areas, which is one of the main reasons Slimpressions® was created. In additional to your overall cardio, there are specific ex... Read More

We all have unwanted problem areas, which is one of the main reasons Slimpressions® was created. In additional to your overall cardio, there are specific exercises you can do to ‘tone by zone.’ Last week we focused on 3 arm exercises and said, “Fly away bat wings!”

This week, we’re saying goodbye to that jiggly jelly belly…

Torso Twist

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-length apart.
  • Put both arms straight out to your sides, bend your elbows so that your fists are near your ears.
  • Bring your right knee up and your left elbow down until they nearly meet.
  • Repeat 20 times and switch limbs.

Mountain Climber

  • Get into a push-up position.
  • Bring your right knee to your chest.
  • Extend back out and repeat the motion with your left knee.
  • 20 reps per leg.
Side Plank
We all have unwanted problem areas, which is one of the main reasons Slimpressions® was created. In additional to your overall cardio, there are specific ex... Read More

We all have unwanted problem areas, which is one of the main reasons Slimpressions® was created. In additional to your overall cardio, there are specific exercises you can do to ‘tone by zone.’

Let’s start with 3 arm exercises. Fly away bat wings!

  1. Circle “T”:
  • Stand with your feet shoulder-length apart.
  • Put both arms straight out to your sides, creating a “T”-shape.
  • Keeping your shoulders down, make 20 clockwise small circle motions.
  • Change direction to counterclockwise and repeat.
  1. High “V”:
  • Stand with your feet shoulder-length apart.
  • With 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells in each hand, make a high “V” with your arms. (Pretend like you’re a cheerleader!)
  • Slowly bring down to your hips and then back into a “V.”
  • Do 20 reps.
  1. Overhead Bend:
  • Stand with your feet shoulder-length apart.
  • With 3 to 5 lb. dumbbells in each hand, extend your right arm over your head and to the left.
  • Switch sides and repeat 25 times.

Tune in next week for the jelly belly series!

References:

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/arms/exercises/tone-your-arms-in-3-moves/?page=1 http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/arms/exercises/tone-your-arms-in-3-moves/?page=5 http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/arms/exercises/tone-your-arms-in-3-moves/?page=8

We made our Return and Exchange Policy easy-peasy because we stand behind our shapewear and we’re not happy until our Slimpressionistas are happy! If, for ... Read More

We made our Return and Exchange Policy easy-peasy because

  1. we stand behind our shapewear and
  2. we’re not happy until our Slimpressionistas are happy!

If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with the size or style that you chose, ship it back to us within 30 days of purchase for a full refund or exchange – no hassle, no questions asked. We’ll even cover any shipping charge for the return or exchange so there’s no risk to you! Just email us at returns@slimpressions.com and we’ll send you a prepaid return label and instructions on how to return or exchange your order.

 What if you’re new to the whole shapewear game and you’re not sure which Slimpressions style is best for you? You may even be unsure if you prefer your body shapers a little snugger or a bit looser. If after reviewing the Product Selector, you have any questions about a product or sizing, you can email us at info@slimpressions.com or call us at 866-671-0906. We will provide expert advice on the garments that we sell.

Here at Slimpressions, we are 100% committed to customer service.

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 a... Read More

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:

Have you seen the new Lifetime show, Double Divas? If so, you know the importance of a well-fitting bra. These divas from LiviRae Lingerie are sizing America... Read More

Have you seen the new Lifetime show, Double Divas? If so, you know the importance of a well-fitting bra. These divas from LiviRae Lingerie are sizing America one bra at a time. Every episode will leave you rolling on the floor laughing. Yet I digress…

Let me ask another question. Did you know more than 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size? A well-fitting bra can eliminate sagging, back pain and not to mention make you look like a “10” in your clothes!

You may not even know you’re wearing the wrong bra size, but if your bra is creating back fat or you’re spilling out of the cup, this blog was written for you.

The fit of a bra is determined by 4 factors:

  1. Band size
  2. Cup size
  3. Strap adjustment
  4. How it appears under clothing

The most important factor is the band. Most women shop for a bra by the cup size and then then band, allowing themselves to stray between a few sizes on the band. The support is in the band, ladies! Most major department stores will help you determine your correct band size and cup size. It is important to get sized every year or so, as we all know a woman’s body is subject to change.

When trying on a new bra, look at how it looks under a white T-shirt. If you can rock it under that, you can wear it with most things.

You can look even more flattering in your new bra when you slim your middle with any body shapers from the Slimpressions Top Sleekret™ CollectionThe Have Nots™ and Tanks a Little™ both were designed for you to bring your own bra. The deep scoop front works with your bra to promote “the girls” by giving them a little boost.  The Haves™, The Skinny Mini™ and Tanks A Lot™ all include a Comfy Bralette™ to lift and support without compressing your chest. You can you wear these shapers with or without your bra.

If you’re just

not into traditional bras, check out our Comfy Bralette™. It may very well be the most comfortable bra that you’ll ever wear! It lifts and supports without wires, hooks or padding. The seamless technology we use in the wide back band eliminates visible bra lines. And, the wide shoulder straps don’t dig into your skin and won’t show under your cutest blouse or shirt. Our Comfy Bralette sits lower on your torso and a bit higher under your arms to eliminate those pesky bulges that you find when you’re wearing your traditional bra. Like all of our products, just machine wash on gentle in cold water and tumble dry on low.

Now, who’s ready to trade in their old bra and give “the girls” a little love and a lot more support?

Reference

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... Read More

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

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 ... Read More

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

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 shoul... Read More

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

In honor of our Co-Founding Slimpressionista’s 40-ISH birthday, enjoy 40% OFF sitewide through midnight on 12.27.12.  Hurry though!  There are limited qua... Read More

In honor of our Co-Founding Slimpressionista’s 40-ISH birthday, enjoy 40% OFF sitewide through midnight on 12.27.12.  Hurry though!  There are limited quantities of select styles/colors/sizes.

Happy Birthday Jen & Happy Slimming Slimpressionistas!

‘Twas the night before the holiday party, when all through the air Everyone was chattering about what they would wear.   Her stockings had runs and not a lic... Read More

‘Twas the night before the holiday party, when all through the air

Everyone was chattering about what they would wear.

 

Her stockings had runs and not a lick of support;

Her sweater was too tight and her skirt was too short.

 

When all of a sudden she recalled a site;

Slimpressions was the name, order she might.

 

She browsed The Top Sleekret Collection and The Bottom Line.

She settled on The Have Nots and a Long Leg Shaper;

She knew she’d be fine.

 

She walked into the party stylish and slim;

The women with envy, the men sang a hymn.

 

With Slimpressions – Oh, what a sight;

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

 

 

As with many industries, the shapewear business has evolved.  Bye, bye girdles!  (And thank goodness!)  The denim industry, for example, began in the 18t... Read More

As with many industries, the shapewear business has evolved.  Bye, bye girdles!  (And thank goodness!)  The denim industry, for example, began in the 18th century with a need for a durable fabric for laborers. In the 19th century, Levi Strauss began a wholesale business, answering the need for strong clothes for gold miners. The denim industry has expanded over the years into a staple for westerners, rebels, hippies and fashionistas. Hundreds of companies have launched and succeeded as a result. ‘The old mass market has segmented, fragmented, shattered into a multitude of mini, micro and niche markets’* and the same thing has happened in shapewear.  Gone are the days of the girdle and gone are the days of only one shapewear company.  Today’s woman longs for more.

Many shapewear companies focus their designs and marketing efforts on the special occasion. Whether it’s a wedding, reunion or red carpet event, these shapers were designed for women with just a few pounds to hide knowing they will only be worn for a few hours.  There’s certainly a need there.
 
Often referred to as “Real Shapewear for Real Women”, Slimpressions is for women who have lost/need to lose fifteen pounds or more and would like an all-day solution to camouflage their “extra”.   That’s right Barbie…Slimpressions is NOT for you.
 
At Slimpressions, we focus on looking good and feeling good every day.  We treat every day as a special occassion and believe that women have the right to shine Monday through Sunday, not just on Saturday nights.  Our shapewear features moderate compression so you can BREATHE and still look good and feel confident all day, every day.
 
What makes our designs so comfortable? We use a patented technology to create a seamless torso. Unlike traditional “cut and sew” compression garments that force every body regardless of their shape into a consistent mold/pattern, our seamless designs conform to EVERY body shape and style. So whether you’re a woman with an hour glass, pear, apple, spoon, etc. body style, Slimpressions confidencewear works for you. (We don’t subscribe to the “stuffing a round peg into a square hole” approach. We think too highly of things like oxygen.)  Further, our body shapers are longer than traditional shapewear styles. They were designed to sit on the hips to work with the woman’s body to stay in place and minimize untimely roll-ups common in other brands.
 
Just as women have a variety of jeans in their closets, women now have a variety of body slimming solutions to choose from.  Shapewear is like jewelry, as I always say.  Not every piece works with every outfit…or for every occasion.  Treat yourself to Slimpressions when you want to look and feel your best whether your going to the grocery store or presenting the quarterly report.  Confidencewear, indeed.
 
Blessings,
Amy Pedersen
Co-Founding Slimpressionista
I had the honor and privilege of co-hosting Diva Taunia’s radio program last night.  The topic was about body image and self-esteem….something I’m passiona... Read More

I had the honor and privilege of co-hosting Diva Taunia’s radio program last night.  The topic was about body image and self-esteem….something I’m passionate about.  Why?  I too have had challenges loving myself for who I was starting as a child.  (I’ll save that for a future blog.)

The reality is our company was inspired by a very embarassing moment for me…all because of my own body issues.  I was waving to a friend one day as we dropped our kids off at preschool.  She’s a great gal (despite the fact she has ZERO body fat on her.) 🙂  Although I had stopped waving my hand, my arm kept on jiggling.  Now, I knew I had bat wings but for the first time, I saw that someone else spotted that dreaded wiggle.  I called my sister-in-law and now business partner, Jennifer Daniels, and we laughed about the whole thing. Our search online for an arm slimmer was fruitless and the idea for Slimpressions was born.

Occassionally, someone will ask “YOU wear Slimpressions too?”  Of course I do!  In fact, those that ask that question have never seen me not wearing Slimpressions!  I practice what I preach.  I wear them every day to look better in my clothes and help me feel more confident.  As much as I love sharing the line with others, I laughingly say it’s really all for me.  🙂

Body image issues can be a challenging thing.  One resource that Taunia shared on air was called “20 Ways to Love Your Body” by Margo Maine, PhD; a resource from NationalEatingDisorders.org.  I loved this and wanted to share.

1. Think of your body as the vehicle to your dreams. Honor it. Respect it. Fuel it.

2. Create a list of all the things your body lets you do. Read it and add to it often.

3. Become aware of what your body can do each day. Remember it is the instrument of your life, not just an ornament.

4. Create a list of people you admire: people who have contributed to your life, your community, or the world. Consider whether their appearance was important to their success and accomplishments.

5. Walk with your head held high, supported by pride and confidence in yourself as a person.

6. Don’t let your weight or shape keep you from activities that you enjoy.

7. Wear comfortable clothes that you like, that express your personal style, and that feel good to your body.

8. Count your blessings, not your blemishes.

9. Think about all the things you could accomplish with the time and energy you currently spend worrying about your body and appearance. Try one!

10. Be your body’s friend and supporter, not its enemy.

11. Consider this: your skin replaces itself once a month, your stomach lining every five days, your liver every six weeks, and your skeleton every three months. Your body is extraordinary–begin to respect and appreciate it.

12. Every morning when you wake up, thank your body for resting and rejuvenating itself so you can enjoy the day.

13. Every evening when you go to bed, tell your body how much you appreciate what it has allowed you to do throughout the day.

14. Find a method of exercise that you enjoy and do it regularly. Don’t exercise to lose weight or to fight your body. Do it to make your body healthy and strong and because it makes you feel good. Exercise for the Three F’s: Fun, Fitness, and Friendship.

15. Think back to a time in your life when you felt good about your body. Tell yourself you can feel like that again, even in this body at this age.

16. Keep a list of 10 positive things about yourself–without mentioning your appearance. Add to it!

17. Put a sign on each of your mirrors saying, “I’m beautiful inside and out.”

18. Choose to find the beauty in the world and in yourself.

19. Start saying to yourself, “Life is too short to waste my time hating my body this way.”

20. Eat when you are hungry. Rest when you are tired. Surround yourself with people that remind you of your inner strength and beauty.

I think this is amazing advice and I’d like to add one more.

21. Wear Slimpressions every day to look and feel your best.  Women don’t call Slimpressions “confidencewear” for nothing.  🙂

Here’s to loving your body and having a healthy self-image!

Blessings,

Amy Pedersen, co-founding Slimpressionista

Why save looking “red carpet ready” for the red carpet?  For tips on looking your best this summer, check out these recommendations from style expert Nicole... Read More

Why save looking “red carpet ready” for the red carpet?  For tips on looking your best this summer, check out these recommendations from style expert Nicolette Brycki.

Nicolette, most known from her appearances on the Style Network and local stations across the States as well as in Allure and Marie Claire magazines, suggests Slimpressions confidendcewear to look “absolutely fabulous”.

View the the fashion tips for summer video here: pahomepage.com/palive-details

Sometimes the road ahead of us looks daunting and unachievable.  I know when I set out to run my first half-marathon earlier this year, the concept of 13.1... Read More

Sometimes the road ahead of us looks daunting and unachievable.  I know when I set out to run my first half-marathon earlier this year, the concept of 13.1 miles seemed insane to me.  Shoot, when I began, I couldn’t even run 13.1 minutes no less 13.1 miles!

But I had a goal.  My goal had always been to run a half-marathon before I turned 40 and time was ticking.  No more excuses.  I needed to take this seriously if I was serious.  So I started taking proactive steps to make my goal a reality…and, surprisingly, they didn’t start with exercise.

I began at the computer by downloading a training schedule…THEN I purchased running shoes…THEN I started my training program.  After successfully running/walking (and improving) for a few weeks, I had built up enough confidence to actually sign up for the race.  It was on!  Eight weeks later I crossed the finish line…and I can’t put in to words how good that felt.  This former couch potatoe is now a half-marathoner.  I didn’t set any world records but I accomplished my goal.  I FINISHED A HALF-MARATHON!

I had to start somewhere though.  I did not run 13.1 miles after making up my mind to do it on the first day.  It took commitment and confidence.  I took it one step at a time (literally and figuratively.)

The road ahead may look challenging but YOU CAN DO IT.  I challenge you to take on your goals one step at a time too.  When thinking about your goals, consider what steps you can take each day to get there. If your goal is weight loss, what steps are you taking to accomplish your goal?   It’s often a lot more than diet and exercise.  It’s a mindset, right?  It’s a lifestyle.  It’s about having the commitment to making healthier choices and the confidence in knowing you can do it.

You may consider joining a support group, either online or in person.  For thousands of women, it’s including Slimpressions foundation garments to help advance the slimmer, more streamlined shape they are trying to achieve.  Many have joined us for the Slimpressions Positive Self-Talk Challenge to help get them in the right mindset.  And, of course, it’s about choosing the right foods and making time for exercise.

Accomplishing your goals can be challenging but by taking it one step at a time, you can do anything.  The 13.1 miles ahead can seem a long way away but every time you put one foot in front of the other, you’re that much closer to achieving what you set out to do.  We know you can achieve whatever you put your mind to.  We believe in you!  Let’s do this, shall we?

Blessings,
Amy Pedersen
Co-Founder/Owner
Slimpressions Shapewear

 

To get in on more positivity, extras and exclusives from Slimpressions, click here.

You are cordially invited…Can you join us for this inspiring event? Read More

You are cordially invited…Can you join us for this inspiring event?

In a new article from Time, Alexandra Sifferlin reports that having a happy, optimistic outlook may protect your heart.  For more on this heart-healthy news... Read More

In a new article from Time, Alexandra Sifferlin reports that having a happy, optimistic outlook may protect your heart.  For more on this heart-healthy news, go to: http://ht.ly/aozkp (Thanks @MeltingMama for passing along this ray of sunshine!)

Yet another reason to take the Slimpressions Positive Self Talk Challenge, ladies!  Seven days…We dare you.    http://ht.ly/aozKx

My son tells me I don’t know how to blog. He says I sound like I’m writing a personal journal entry rather than writing a blog post. Honestly, I don’t ... Read More

My son tells me I don’t know how to blog. He says I sound like I’m writing a personal journal entry rather than writing a blog post. Honestly, I don’t know the difference! But I do know the difference between people who talk about doing things and people who actually DO the things they talk about.

Amy Pedersen and Jennifer Daniels, co-founders of Slimpressions are DO-ers! And they are doing it right! Not only do they produce an incredible line of shapewear, they are genuinely interested in making a positive impact on the whole person – the minds, bodies and attitudes of women! Naturally, that appeals to the psychologist in me! The fledgling entrepreneur in me is plain old awestruck (and a bit envious) by what these two women have accomplished!

Their recent Positive Self-Talk Challenge really excites me! I tell people all over the country that if they can work on just one thing that will have tremendous impact on their self-esteem, their outlook, their attitude and their happiness – it is to improve their self-talk! Amy was right when she said, “Sometimes, we can be our own worst enemies.  We tell ourselves we’re not worthy enough, not smart enough, not pretty enough, not thin enough, not beautiful enough….not good enough.  We’d never talk to our friends this way.”

I suggest becoming a really good friend to yourself and talking to yourself with the kindness and compassion you share with your other friends. Here’s the catch… it takes effort. A lot of effort! So work at it every single day. Eventually speaking and acting kindly toward yourself will become a way of life – one that you teach other women and young girls! The effort is worth it – just ask Amy and Jennifer if the effort they put into building Slimpressions was worth it!

Thank you, ladies, for all you do to support women (very punny… unoriginal, but punny, nonetheless)! And thanks for inviting me to blog/journal with you!

Connie Stapleton, Ph.D.

www.conniestapletonphd.com
www.mindbodyhealthservices.com
www.eatitupbook.com

Response to the Positive Self-Talk Challenge has been nothing short of amazing.  We’ve loved seeing women step outside of their comfort zones and challenge ... Read More

Response to the Positive Self-Talk Challenge has been nothing short of amazing.  We’ve loved seeing women step outside of their comfort zones and challenge their inner talk track…the same talk tracks we’d NEVER give life to in the real world.  We’d never speak to friends (or even our enemies) the way we sometimes talk to ourselves so we’ve challenged ourselves to STOP LISTENING to the negative we sometimes tell ourselves.

And for those reasons, we’ve decided to give the Positive Self-Talk Challenge a permanent home here at Slimpressions.  Knowing our mission is to help women feel good about themselves (whether our confidencewear is involved or not), we are thrilled to continue to fuel this movement.

We’re always inspired and energized when we hear this song “Perfect” by Pink and we thought it fitting (pun intended) to share the lyrics as part of the Positive Self-Talk Challenge. So many of us tend to beat ourselves up on our unachievable quest for perfection.   Here’s to a healthy quest for self-improvement.  (But please don’t think perfection is achievable, or even necessary.)  Pretty, pretty please….don’t you ever, ever think…you are less than perfect to anyone in THIS Slim Sisterhood.  We adore you for who you are underneath it all…

PERFECT (okay, this is the clean version 🙂 ) – by Pink

Made a wrong turn
Once or twice
Dug my way out
Blood and fire
Bad decisions
That’s alright
Welcome to my silly life
Mistreated, misplaced, missunderstood
Miss, no way it’s all good
It didn’t slow me down
Mistaken
Always second guessing
Underestimated
Look, I’m still around…

Pretty, pretty please
Don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than
less than perfect
Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing
You are perfect to me

You’re so mean
When you talk
About yourself
You are wrong
Change the voices
In your head
Make them like you
Instead
So complicated
Look how big you’ll make it
Filled with so much hatred
Such a tired game
It’s enough
I’ve done all i can think of
Chased down all my demons
see you do the same

Pretty, pretty please
Don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than
less than perfect
Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing
You are perfect to me

The whole world stares while I swallow the fear
The only thing i should be drinking is an ice cold beer
So cool in lying and we tried tried tried
But we try too hard, it’s a waste of my time
Done looking for the critics, cuz they’re everywhere
They don’t like my genes, they don’t get my hair
Strange ourselves and we do it all the time
Why do we do that?
Why do I do that?
Why do I do that?

Ooh, pretty pretty pretty,
Pretty pretty please don’t you ever ever feel
Like you’re less than
less than perfect
Pretty pretty please if you ever ever feel
Like you’re nothing
you are perfect to me
You’re perfect
You’re perfect to me
Pretty, pretty please if you ever ever feel
like you’re less than, less than perfect
Pretty, pretty please if you ever ever feel
like you’re nothing
you are perfect to me

What makes Slimpressions different?   Comfort.  Fit.  Quality. Most shapewear was designed for the special occasion. The times when you want to and need... Read More

What makes Slimpressions different

 Comfort.  Fit.  Quality.
Most shapewear was designed for the special occasion. The times when you want to and need to look your absolute best. It’s then that you want to pull out the heavy artillery – the firm control shapewear. The stuff that you can’t wait to take off no more than three hours later….That’s not Slimpressions.
Slimpressions was designed for every day wear, however. From grocery shopping to that all day business meeting, Slimpressions slims and sculpts without sacrificing important things like oxygen and blood circulation. 🙂  Will you look like they just had plastic surgery when wearing Slimpressions? No. Can you comfortably look thinner and smoother and feel better about your look on a daily basis? Absolutely!
Many other shapewear companies retain off-shore manufacturers to simply sew a couple of shiny, stretchy pieces of fabric together without regard to the nuances of a woman’s body. These products tend to mush women in areas they don’t want to be flattened and cause additional lumps and bumps in other areas. Worse yet, their shapers are uncomfortable and easily roll up.
Slimpressions, on the other hand, uses a patented seamless technology to leverage various weaves within one comfortable, streamlined torso. The ribbed midriff provides extra compression and structure to smooth and shape jelly belly, muffin top, back fat and bra bulge. This “magic middle”, as we like to call it, conforms to every body type; hourglass, cylinder, pear or apple body shape. The jersey top makes our body slimmers appear to be layering pieces. We even designed a mesh weave in the arm pits of our patent-pending, arm-flab-tackling, sleeved garments for added air flow where a woman needs it the most.  Further, our Top Sleekret slimmers were designed to sit low on the hips and work with a woman’s body to minimize those roll-ups and help it stay in place.
Our materials are top notch. If we were sheets, we’d be Egyptian cotton 1500 thread count, baby!  Made in Canada and in the United States, we pack a lot of longevity and stability in each and every product.
We were not only mindful of a woman’s body when creating Slimpressions, we were mindful of her lifestyle too. Who has time to hand wash their slim shapers? Women love our easy care styles. Just throw them in the washing machine and go!
As seen in InStyle, Redbook, Woman’s Day and highlighted (in a good way 🙂 ) on What Not to Wear, Slimpressions meet the needs of women looking for unique everyday shaping solutions.   How do you know if Slimpressions shapewear is right for you?  Find out here.
Excess skin is an issue for most of us as we embark on our weight loss journey.  Be sure to catch “The Real Skinny” featuring Sarah H. (SarahWillBeSkinn... Read More

Excess skin is an issue for most of us as we embark on our weight loss journey.  Be sure to catch “The Real Skinny” featuring Sarah H. (SarahWillBeSkinny), the recipient of WLSFA’s first plastic surgery grant, and Dr Katzen, the amazing doctor who performed her surgery, on Monday, 3/12 at 10 EST on TLC.  To “RSVP” in advance (and show the network your support of this kind of programming), go to http://ht.ly/9x5CV and click “Remind Me”.

While we’re thrilled for Sarah and Dr Katzen, we know dealing with excess skin is an issue that so many of us face throughout our journey.  No matter if it’s a few pounds post pregnancy or extreme weight loss, many women just love the comfort, fit and quality of Slimpressions confidencewear….a great short-term solution when surgery isn’t right.  These body shapers comfortably smooth out lumps and bumps to give us an everyday boost to our confidence!

In honor of the debut of The Real Skinny on TLC, Slimpressions has put together a special program for one of our favorite non-profit organizations.  From now through Saturday, 3/17, enjoy 25% off your Slimpressions order at Slimpressions.com by entering code SKINNY25 at checkout.  Each time that code is used, Slimpressions will make a 10% donation to WLSFA to go towards another surgery. 

Congrats again to Dr Katzen, Sarah and our friends at the WLSFA!  We can’t wait to see the show!

We tend to find ourselves juggling our daily activities and sacrificing what is most important, but the key is to not let life and its tasks deprive you of h... Read More
We tend to find ourselves juggling our daily activities and sacrificing what is most important, but the key is to not let life and its tasks deprive you of happiness and health. Most Americans start each year with a resolution that they not only pledge to keep but are excited to accomplish. Yet, the fact that surveys show only 8% of Americans keep these resolutions reveal that a change is needed. We need to not focus on completing that one task but a complete mind, body and soul makeover!
Our daily tasks can easily overwhelm us. They can deprive us of time to ourselves and a healthy life style. The key is to get into a habit. It’s not about today’s new diet, but about a life style change. Pursuing self-enrichment is hard, but with a few key tips you can be right on your way to a healthier you.
Your mind is a complex system that needs many requirements to reach its full functioning capacity. Try to get a sufficient night’s sleep every night by scheduling it in just as you do with your daily tasks. Also, a positive attitude can change almost any situation. As I have always said, the attitude you put forth will undoubtedly be returned. Lastly, find a hobby or an activity that is just for you. The mind is all about equilibrium, as much as it needs to be challenged, it also needs a break.
The next step is to take control of your body by loving every inch of it. This includes spending some time at the gym and maintaining a well balanced diet. It’s not always about making major changes, such as surgical procedures, but more about feeling good. You need to realize that the perfect magazine body is not always achievable or optimal. And while you are trying to stay healthy and fit through exercise, I also love Slimpressions shapewear, needless to say. Slimpressions can not only comfortably compress those areas that the gym just cannot seem to control but help you visualize future diet and exercise success with immediate results. And once you successfully lose weight, Slimpressions can help you conceal the extra skin that is impossible to work off.   Look good. Feel good. That’s what Slimpressions shapewear is all about.
The last piece of your makeover is about your soul. I have always recommended that people use that “snooze time” when the alarm goes off in the morning to their advantage by starting the day with being grateful for what they have. A lot of this is mindset. It’s about staying positive and believing in something greater than yourself. Turn to Him. Trust in Him.
This mind, body and soul makeover will be accomplished once there is a harmonious and dynamic balance between all aspects of you. Don’t wait until New Years to set new goals because the time is now. Every day marks a fresh new start on your life.  Savor every moment!  And let us know what we can do to help.
Best,
Amy Pedersen
Co-Foundser, Slimpressions shapewear
It’s those “wardrobe essentials” that everyone talks about, but what exactly are they?! They are the key to your closet and the items that can pull any... Read More

It’s those “wardrobe essentials” that everyone talks about, but what exactly are they?! They are the key to your closet and the items that can pull any look or outfit together. These are not necessarily your most spectacular pieces; you can think of them more as the frosting on the cake or the timeless items that always comes to your rescue.

The little black dress is the most well known closet essential, but extraordinary women need more! A trench coat is a classic piece that still has some flare of style in it. Tim Gunn, a well-known stylist and the star of Project Runway and Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, adds dress pants, a classic skirt, jeans, day dress and jacket to the list.
Oprah Winfrey created a list of 18 wardrobe essentials. Among the items were metallic flats, leather day bag, knit leggings, white button down, and the right undergarments. The item to note on Oprah’s list is the “right undergarments”.
Stylists tend to overlook placing undergarments in wardrobe essentials, but this list is meant to be about practicality and style. Sometimes that little black dress does not look flattering until you pull yourself together, literally. The work of undergarments and shapewear can change a silhouette, smoothing lumps and bumps and make you look thinner. These essentials have the most impact but are frequently overlooked.
I’ve always said shapewear is like jewelry. You have to mix and match depending on what you are wearing and where your problem areas are. If you complain about your arm “flags” like Oprah and I do, you’ll love The Haves and The Have Nots by Slimpressions. (A “Brilliant Buy” in Charla Krupp’s book How to Never Look Fat Again. If muffin top is your nemesis, you’ll enjoy the Hi-Waisted Panty. If you can’t stand your thighs rubbing together, the Long Leg Shaper is right for you! Lots of great choices for all of your shaping and slimming needs.
In truth it is all up to you. Wear what makes you feel good about yourself! Stylists and celebrities can note key items that should be in your wardrobe, but what do you desire? Think about your lifestyle and the type of outfits you need. Your closet is yours and yours alone. Now I’m assuming it might be time to do a little shopping?!
Blessings,
Amy Pedersen
Co-founder, Slimpressions shapewear
Recommended Items: Black dress, trench coat, dress pants, classic skirt, jeans, day dress, jacket, cardigan, flats, day bag, white button down, Slimpressions shapewear, raincoat, capris, and, of course, a basic black pump.
What is Slimpressions? Real shapewear for real women….comfortable enough for all day, every day wear.  What makes Slimpressions different?  Comfort.  F... Read More

What is Slimpressions? Real shapewear for real women….comfortable enough for all day, every day wear.  What makes Slimpressions different?  Comfort.  Fit.  Quality.  How do you know if Slimpressions shapewear is right for you? If you answer yes to any of these questions, our body slimmers may be just what you’re looking for…

  •  If your body was 10+ pounds lighter “back in the day”, Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.
  • If you like to look good EVERY DAY, not just on special occasions, then Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.
  •  If you like to look good ALL DAY, no matter if you’re going to the grocery store, to work, to church or a night on the town, then Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.
  •  If you want a body briefer to help you look slimmer and feel better in your clothes, Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.
  •  If you believe you should be able to look like you’ve slimmed down without being in pain when wearing body slimmers 🙂 , then Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.
  • If you want to shape some areas on your body without smooshing others, then Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.
  •  If you think women’s shapewear should stay in place when you wear it, Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.
  • If you want a slim shaper that conforms to your body shape comfortably and not shove your “excess” this way or that, then Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.
  • If you think quality is important and appreciate products made in United States and in Canada, then Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.
  • If you expect your shapewear to help you look toner and leaner but not like you just had plastic surgery 🙂 , then Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.
  •  If you believe, like we do, that every woman is beautiful and shapewear can simply enhance that beauty, then Slimpressions shapewear is right for you.
Go ahead. Give us a try. You’ll be glad you did.
Many blessing to you and yours!
Jennifer Daniels & Amy Pedersen
Co-Founders, Owners & Sisters-in-Law
Slimpressions shapewear
‘Tis the season for holiday photos and memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy these celebrity tricks to looking thinner so you can look your absolute best... Read More
‘Tis the season for holiday photos and memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy these celebrity tricks to looking thinner so you can look your absolute best in these treasured holiday photographs.
  • Stand sideways to a camera with one foot towards the photographer and one at an angle.
  • Stand up straight. Shoulders back. Chest forward a bit. Suck stomach in. 🙂
  • Hold arms slightly away from your body to keep them from flattening against your body and looking flabby.
  • Leave the double chin to the turkeys! Stretch your head forward and bend it downward a bit. Put your tongue at the roof of your mouth to help avoid a double chin.
  • Distract the eye with great accessories like jewelry and scarves.
  • Spray tans do wonders!
  • Wear one color, black or otherwise, to give you an elongated appearance.
  • Look pounds thinner with Slimpressions women’s shapewear and body slimmers, of course!
Trying to get fit after having a baby can take some work, but if you exercise with your newborn, you can get fit and bond with your baby while spending fun q... Read More

Trying to get fit after having a baby can take some work, but if you exercise with your newborn, you can get fit and bond with your baby while spending fun quality-time together.

Leave the Weights at the Gym
Who says you need to go to the gym to lose baby weight? Your newborn is the perfect weight and size to help tone your body. Follow these exercise tips and you can bond and sculpt at the same time!  Looking for the fast track to getting your pre-baby shape back?  Check out these must-have shapewear solutions for immediate results.
Get Your Booty Back
Firm your backside in no time with resistance packed squats. Hold your baby close to your chest and gently bend at the knees for the perfect squat exercise to make your booty burn. You can do this anytime to help rock your baby to sleep.  Looking for immediate results?  Try our Long Leg Shaper to get your booty back quickly.
Peek-a-Boo Push-Ups
Tone your arms and create some giggles by doing push-ups over your newborn. Place your baby on the floor and rise into a push-up plank with your face aligned with your baby’s face. Listening to your baby laugh as you say “peek-a-boo” will help alleviate the burn in your arms.
Kelly Ripa or Michele Obama arms
Looking for other ways to look like you have those coveted Kelly Ripa or Michelle Obama arms? Compliment your Peek-a-Boo Push Ups with the founding Slimpressions products; The Haves and The Have Nots. These body shapers help you look toner and thinner around key post-pregnancy problem areas; midriff, back and arms. Nursing moms love The Have Nots, in particular, because they look can look ten pounds thinner while still having easy access to the “liquid gold”.
To be continued…
What to wear?  What to wear?  These classic pieces are must-haves in every working mom’s wardrobe, for sure. The Classic, White Blouse While white blouses ... Read More
What to wear?  What to wear?  These classic pieces are must-haves in every working mom’s wardrobe, for sure.
The Classic, White Blouse
While white blouses seem to attract everything from kids’ paints to pen marks, a white blouse is a wardrobe essential that every working mom needs. This timeless classic will not only match anything and everything in your closet, no matter how adventurous the pattern, but it also gives you a crisp, professional appearance that commands respect in the office. Just make sure you take it off before playing with the kids though!
 
The Infamous Little, Black Dress
Let’s say you have plans to meet your man for dinner after work. (For best results.  Treat yourself to a babysitter and have some one on one time with your guy.  Just sayin’.)  You don’t want to have to rent a U-Haul truck for your dinner outfit though. Pack up your little, black dress, a sexy pair of heels, and a bold necklace and take it to work with you. (You won’t want to forget your Slimpressions body briefer of course! We recommend The Have Nots or Tanks a Little to slim your middle while promoting “the girls”, especially if you plan to don a plunging neckline.)  You’ll not only look great, you’ll feel great!

Stay tuned for more must-haves for every working mom….

Fit Is In
04, Sep 2010
Gone are the days when women hide their bodies under their clothes to try and disguise their figure imperfections…and thank goodness!  In their well-intenti... Read More

Gone are the days when women hide their bodies under their clothes to try and disguise their figure imperfections…and thank goodness!  In their well-intentioned attempt to look smaller, women actually found themselves adding bulk and girth to their look inadvertently.

Hot stylists like our friend, Stacy London, TLC’s What Not To Wear go-to-girl for all things fashion, constantly advise women to buy flattering clothes that work with their figure rather than try to hide under extra large clothing with no shape.  No matter what their size, most women have an area or two that they would like to camouflage.

Q:  So how do you best accomplish this curve defining feat?  A:  Foundation and fit.

Foundation garments are key for women to look their best.  If you haven’t had a professional bra fitting in a  while (or ever), get one.  Many of these boutiques do a fabulous job of bra fittings and we highly recommend their services.  Putting “the girls” where they belong and presenting them in the best way can shave pounds off your look instantly.

Want more instant gratification?  Needless to say, shape-wear is essential.  Not all shape-wear is created equal, however.  (It’s kind of like saying all jeans are the same.  Different styles/brands work for different women.)  We created Slimpressions to work with a variety of body types, not just those that are already shaped like models.  How?  Our seamless torsos.  Using a patented technology rare where we manufacture, North America, we paid special attention to the midsection.  Our seamless midriff offers extra, balanced compression for everyday wear where we need it the most.  And by making it seamless, Slimpressions body shapers conform to YOUR body, instead of displacing it the way so many others do.  Fit makes all the difference, doesn’t it?

For more great tips and tricks on hiding lumps and bumps from Stacy and Clinton, TLC’s What Not to Wear stylists, watch this video and check out The Have Nots, one of their featured shaping solutions.

Finally, buy clothes that flatter your figure.  Flaunt your curves, not hide them.  No matter what your size, you will look smaller and more fashionable by buying clothes that accentuate the smallest areas on you, in particular.  If the off-the-rack design isn’t an exact match for your body, buy the closest size and have the garment altered.  By investing the time and the money in the right foundation and fit, you will look your absolute best.  And that feels so good on, doesn’t it?

When Jen and I began our journey into women’s shapewear, we wanted to create a line of comfortable body slimmers that women would feel good about wearing e... Read More
When Jen and I began our journey into women’s shapewear, we wanted to create a line of comfortable body slimmers that women would feel good about wearing every day, all day (as opposed to those body briefers that comprise one’s circulation!).
I met a woman the other day who told me about her “big gun” slim shaper situation, we’ll call it. Her class reunion was right around the corner and she was on a serious mission….She wanted to purchase a body shaper that would help her go from Pillsbury Dough Boy to Angelina Jolie. No problem, right?
And she knew she found just the thing when came across a type of shape clothing that claimed she could look like she lost ten pounds in ten seconds, simply by wearing the garment.  Needless to say, she snatched that thing right off the hanger and headed straight for the dressing room. Since she wanted to look like she lost 30 pounds, she grabbed the one that was three times smaller than she normally wore. Yowzer.
After what some could have easily misinterpreted as a wrestling match in the dressing room, she did it! She got the darn thing on! And she said she did look significantly smaller…but breathing didn’t come as easily as it once had. Darn that oxygen! Even though she found that body shaper incredibly uncomfortable, however, she did end up buying it. Mostly because she was too embarrassed to ask the sales woman for the scissors that she ultimately needed to get the darn thing OFF!   Ohh, the things women can subject themselves to in order to look good! Thank goodness for Slimpressions! Balanced compression perfect for everyday wear. Why? We’re big fans of looking good and feeling good….oh, and OXYGEN too!
When you have body image issues like me, shapewear is a way of life. To me, every woman should be wearing body briefers every day. It helps her look better... Read More
When you have body image issues like me, shapewear is a way of life. To me, every woman should be wearing body briefers every day. It helps her look better in her clothes and feel better about herself.   I think slim shapers are a fashion necessity. My husband thinks slim shapers are a kind of false advertising.
Long before Jen and I co-founded Slimpressions, I was a HUGE fan of women’s shapewear and shape clothing. (No pun intended, of course.) I had body shapers for my butt, my thighs, my hips, my waist, my back fat, my jelly belly, and my muffin top. Phew. But what I did not have was something for my arm flab.
Sadly, my “ah-ha” moment as Oprah calls it stemmed from a moment of embarrassment. One lovely morning when I was dropping my kids off at preschool, I waved across the parking lot to a friend. And although my hand quit moving when I stopped waving, my arm flab did not. Now I knew that I had arm flab. That wasn’t new news.   But what WAS new was the look on my friend’s face when she noticed that I had a severe case of arm flab-itis. She tried to be discrete but I saw that look of shock and awe.
Afterwards I called Jen, my sister-in-law and now-business partner, and asked her to Google arm flab shapewear for me.  I needed to buy some. When she couldn’t find any online, a business idea was born. It’s true what they say, necessity is indeed the mother of all invention. Who knew arm flab could inspire a comfortable yet powerful shapewear revolution?
Many women have some body image baggage, although baggage might be an understatement. Myself included to tell you the truth. I’ve got years of issues pac... Read More
Many women have some body image baggage, although baggage might be an understatement. Myself included to tell you the truth. I’ve got years of issues packed into these saddle bags. It’s hard to say exactly when or where it started though.
Perhaps it began in middle school with a conversation with my classmate David. All the girls in our class had a crush on him. He had this incredible blonde hair and he somehow kept that warm summer glow all year round. And oh, that dimple. He was simply adorable! He made me melt.
I’ll never forget the thought-provoking question that he asked me that warm spring day. Very “innocently”, he asked me a philosophical question it seemed. ‘If I didn’t have feet, would wear shoes?’ I mean, seriously? What kind of question was that? That was ridiculous. Of course I wouldn’t need to wear shoes if I didn’t have any feet. ‘So why do you wear a bra then?’ …. He got me. Big time!
I think it’s safe to say any body image concerns were promoted to body image issues that day. And you wonder why I felt the need to create a women’s shapewear line one day! Perhaps shape clothing will one day be in our future is well.
Years later my body issues evolved as my body expanded. After stretching my belly out like a rubber band for nine months, twice might I add, it’s no wonder my midriff turned into muffin top after the kids were born. Would you seriously expect a rubber band to whip back into shape after it was pulled taut for nine months? Admittedly though, it’s probably time to quit telling people that I meet for the first time that I’m still working on losing my baby weight, especially since my “babies” are seven and nine now.
These days, I’m thankful for my lumps and bumps. To me, they are a red bad of courage signifying motherhood (even though I brought many of them with me pre-children…).Now I can just blame the belly on the kids. I figure they’ll blame me for things I don’t really deserve one day too so I’m paying it forward, if you will.
Even though these lumps and bumps come with the territory, I’d still like to keep them to myself rather than show them off to the world. I think most women are with me on that. Every now and then I am surprised when I meet a woman who has never heard of a slim shaper or a body briefer.  Oh, the smile on her face when she learns about this celebrity secret! Champion the cause, ladies! Tell women you know and love about Slimpressions body slimmers and make someone’s day today! (To be continued….)
We are proud that Slimpressions body slimmers have not only helped women look and feel better about themselves but that our slim shapers are able to help tho... Read More

We are proud that Slimpressions body slimmers have not only helped women look and feel better about themselves but that our slim shapers are able to help those less fortunate in Haiti through Food for the Poor.  The foundation has been poured and water is on the way!  Thanks for your continued support of our little village in Lahatte as we continue to work towards building 15 homes, 15 sanitation areas and a community center.

For more information on our project, please visit www.foodforthepoor.org/lahatte

Blessings,

Amy

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... Read More

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!

Top stylists across the country continue to recommend Slimpressions woman’s shapewear.  (Thank you for that, by the way!)  Check out these other slimming s... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

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!

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 slim... Read More
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
Like the rest of the world, we feel for the people of Haiti in the wake of yesterday’s devastating earthquake. As you may know, we at Slimpressions shape cl... Read More

Like the rest of the world, we feel for the people of Haiti in the wake of yesterday’s devastating earthquake. As you may know, we at Slimpressions shape clothing are passionate about supporting Food for the Poor Inc and we have been working towards building a village in Haiti. We at Slimpressions applaud Food for the Poor for their commitment to those in need and their ability to stretch every dollar.

We ask you to join us in support of the poorest of the poor in this desolate country, now more than ever. Please consider donating to Food for the Poor at this time at http://www.foodforthepoor.org/lahatte or other worthy non-profit organizations to assist Haitians in need.

On behalf of all of us in the shapewear business, may you be abundantly blessed for your support of those in need.

Jen and I are often asked how we got into the shape clothing business. Candidly, our leap into the body shaper industry was inspired by my own personal need... Read More

Jen and I are often asked how we got into the shape clothing business. Candidly, our leap into the body shaper industry was inspired by my own personal need.  One cold winter morning, I was dropping my little ones off at preschool. I waved across the parking lot a friend who was about ten feet or so from me. When I stopped waving, however, something strange happened. Although my hand stopped waving, my arm flab did not! The embarrassing part was not the fact that I had arm flab. The embarrassing part was that I could see in my friend’s face that SHE SAW that I had arm flab.

Now, I‘m a big fan of body slimmer. No pun intended! I thought I had just about every kind of body shaper for women in my personal shape clothing arsenal but I did not have anything for arm flab. What I needed was an arm slimmer! On my way home, I called Jen and asked her to Google arm slim shaper and we could not find anything. Our business idea for Slimpressions® was born!
The initial idea was just an arm shaping slimmer for women’s shapewear. Basically two sleeves held together by a strip of fabric across the back. That sounded good on paper but what we found when we tested it was the fat had to go somewhere. J That “solve” was actually creating a lump somewhere else.
Based on our consumer research, we learned that women really longed for a body shaper that slimmed and sculpted jelly belly, muffin top, back fat AND arm flab. Finding a body slimmer for the midsection that actually stayed in place had been a challenge for most women and they begged us to make one. It was not easy but after three years of development, we proudly launched our patent-pending designs The Haves and The Have Nots to meet this need.  For more information on these flagship products, please visit slimpressions.com/catalog/the-top-sleekret-collection
Long before Jen and I founded Slimpressions® body slimmer, we knew we were blessed.  We live in a country full of abundance.  It’s easy to take for gran... Read More

Long before Jen and I founded Slimpressions® body slimmer, we knew we were blessed.  We live in a country full of abundance.  It’s easy to take for granted all of the many blessings so many of us have…..a warm, safe place to live,  access to food and clean water, educational opportunities, religious freedom and the ability to pursue our dreams.  In addition, Jen and I are surrounded by truly amazing people in our lives including our husbands, children, extended family, friends and the entire Slimpressions shapewear team.  We are truly blessed women.

Jen and I learned of Food for the Poor several years ago at church and we immediately fell in love with the good work this organization does.  Food for the Poor is a charity work committed to helping the poorest of the poor in the world.  They run an extremely lean operation.  Only a few cents from every dollar go towards overhead expenses.  The rest is used to help those in need.

Jen and I are very proud of the fact that we’ve been able to house two families, provide livestock, school supplies, food, medicine and materials to help people to earn a livelihood in the Caribbean.  We’re well on our way toward our next goal as well.  We’re working hard to build a village in Haiti. Our project consists of 15 houses, 15 sanitation areas and a community center in a very desolate area of Haiti.  You can feel good knowing that a portion of your purchase of Slimpressions® body shapers go towards helping those less fortunate.  For more information about Food for the Poor and the village we’ve adopted, please visit their website.

www.foodforthepoor.org/lahatte

Thank you so much for your support of Slimpressions shapewear and Food for the Poor.

– Amy Pedersen

We are very excited to be adding a blog to our new website Slimpressions. There are so many exciting things that we are looking forward to sharing with every... Read More

We are very excited to be adding a blog to our new website Slimpressions. There are so many exciting things that we are looking forward to sharing with everyone of you body slimmer stories. We are very interested in getting your feedback on all of the blog articles of slim shaper that we create. Very soon you will start seeing more and more posts about all kinds of subjects.

In fact if you have any thing you would like to have us share with you or write about please visit our Contact Us Page and let us know.

Our Testimonials

Because of Slimpressions I can tuck my shirt into my skinny jeans and feel confident…I love them so much! – Melissa B... Read More
 I am thrilled with how well they (The Long Leg Shaper) work and how comfortable they are. – Stephanie C. Read More
Slimpressions is an amazing product that gives me the figure I already think I have…bodywear that slims and trims my ... Read More
I got “The Haves” in the mail today & it feels like a hug! Terrific product!! – Sheri W. Read More
I’ve tried my fair share of waist nippers, Spanx, and other things you can wear to suck your gut in. But I’ve fou... Read More
What I love about Slimpresions is the ‘compression’ is great yet it feels so light. – Jackie S Read More
A year ago I was slim… 5′8″ and 125lbs, fitting into all sorts of amazing clothes. I could wear anything and fe... Read More
I had the great opportunity recently to try out some Slimpressions products and I love them. I will admit my body has... Read More
I am going to try to bring you an in-depth review of a product every Tuesday.  My product today is  Slimpressions.... Read More
Category: Fashion Lingerie Solutions Underwear I am working out with a trainer, modifying my diet, and spending five ... Read More
Like every other woman over the age of 30, I’m always on the lookout for a miraculous cure for the muffin top.  An... Read More
I was able to try out a great line of shapewear called Slimpressions. They have three styles to choose from, two of w... Read More
No matter how fit or trim you are, you probably have those days when you feel a little flabby. Or you have a special ... Read More
Chix Pix!     I recently met a couple of fabulous women at the Pink Conference. (Pink is a national magazine for wo... Read More
Slimpressions is a line of everyday shape wear designed to slim a woman’s arms, back and midriff. Slimpressions’ ga... Read More
YAAAAY!!!!!! I have found MY perfect shapewear. During the past 3 years(after my WLS) I have tried many brands of sha... Read More
What I love about Slimpressisions is they are very comfy, easy to get on and off.  BREATHEABLE!  Also easy care and... Read More
I know this post title sounds strange but just wanted to share some new women’s shapewear that I found for the arm ... Read More
I love my Slimpressions so much I wear them almost every day. At least every day that I go outside of my house. They ... Read More
OK, first off I am completely impressed with Slimpressions shapewear. When I first opened the package of the Skinny M... Read More
What I love about Slimpressions is they are so comfortable and they give me a tush! – Vernice B. Read More
Emmy® Award-winning actress is the host of the Style Network’s popular makeover series How Do I Look? The hit show... Read More
OMG….. Life is better thanks to Slimpressions. A million and on thank you’s for having such a great product. I purcha... Read More
AMAZING PRODUCT THE HAVE NOTS IN BLACK OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! ITS SUPER COMFORTABLE THATS A TOTAL BONUS!!... Read More
What I love about Slimpressions is the way they make me feel.  When I wear my Slimpressions I know that I look and m... Read More
Slimpressions shapewear I have to face it. I can’t blame my muffin-top on the holidays anymore! It’s February and... Read More
I have never found a more comfortable and practical under garment. After having bypass surgery three years ago, there... Read More
I am 30 years old, and dealing with what some have nicknamed “grandma swing.”  You know, the flabby arm jiggle t... Read More
I never leave the house without first putting on my Tanks A Little. – Jennifer M. Read More
I freaking ADORE my Slimpressions!!!! – Jana M. Read More
By Erin Donnelly You’re wearing leggings, pants, two pairs of socks, a tank top, tee, sweater, coat and scarf. You’re... Read More
I saw Stacy London discussing shapewear in a video clip called, “What Not To Wear: Shapewear and Underwear Tips.” Whe... Read More
Beauty & Style Buzz Arm flab. Two words that don’t go well together. What’s worse is that it’s not easy to get rid of... Read More
I Love Slimpressions! – Melinda R. Read More
Beauty and Style Expert Charla Krupp was recently featured on a podcast on LA-Story.com One of her must have items fe... Read More
I love my slimpressions!! – Judy M. Read More
When the Slimpression’s people contacted me about reviewing their slimming shirts I thought to myself…I don’t n... Read More
Yes…. Slimpressions are quite comfortable.. even on a 95 degree in Montana… Thank you Slimpressions! – Carla C.... Read More
There is always a moment during my December shopping frenzy when I finally get exhausted from searching for the perfe... Read More
THANK YOU Slimpressions for the compliments I received today. – Renee G Read More
AMAZING PRODUCT THE HAVE NOTS IN BLACK OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! ITS SUPER COMFORTABLE THATS A TOTAL BONUS!!... Read More
My body isn’t the same after having Charlie. Things have … changed, to put it nicely. Especially in my core and arms.... Read More
“The way they make me feel.  When I wear my Slimpressions I know that I look and my best be it a t a big night out... Read More
I heard about Slimpressions awhile back, and knew that this was something I would love to try. So, when the opportuni... Read More
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much exercise we do, eating healthy or just all around taking care of our body, cer... Read More
After having two children in less than two years, my body isn’t quite the same as it once was. Even though losing pre... Read More
This is another super product for hiding those trouble spots. Slimpressions is a line of shape wear that slims you ... Read More
Slimpressions, I LOVE you! This is the only shapewear I have ever owned that stays put! I wore the underbra shaper al... Read More
Marilu Henner is a well-known actress and the author of New York Times and national bestselling books, Marilu Henner... Read More
Have you ever heard the phrase, “You only get one chance to make a good impression”? Well, that’s about all it takes ... Read More
I love trying out new body shapers so I when I had the chance to test a target , I was excited.  Most body shapers ... Read More
I first saw Slimpressions while window shopping on the web one day. My daughter was dreaming about prom that is right... Read More
I LOVE slimpressions!! I ordered a tanks alot and a have not and within 4 days it was at my door! – Shawna D Read More
I’m a mom of 5 boys, author, and stand-up comedian. I was trying on one of those “embellished” t-shirts yesterday at ... Read More