Posts tagged "spanx"

Spanx Now Come With A Hearty Dose Of Feminism

Now you can wear your Spanx and feel empowered, I guess. …

Megan Reynolds / April 28, 2015

Doctors Discuss The Scary Side Effects Of Spanx

Anyone who’s ever worn shapewear undergarments like Spanx can tell you they feel like a medieval torture chamber for your internal organs, but hey, a little kidney squeezing never hurt anyone. Or … did it? Huffington Post assembled a panel of three doctors — a gastroenterologist, a dermatologist, and a chiropractor (this is starting to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 22, 2014

Let’s Talk About “Feminist Weddings”

Getting married is a series of capitulations. I got married three weeks ago (and I swear to God I will write about other topics soon, really), so I know this for a fact. Thinking that you can have wedding that is 100 percent a reflection of all of your values all of the time —…

Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2013

Spanx Billionaire Sara Blakely Commits To Giving Away Half Her Fortune

Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, is the first female billionaire who has committed to giving away half her fortune to Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates’ Giving Pledge. [Enterpreneur]
The Onion did a piece on called “Men Are The Best” as if it were written by Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michelle…

Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2013

Brad Pitt Forced To Wear Spanx By Angelina Jolie

Did you know that Spanx, the infamous shape wear company has a line of menswear? Neither did I but apparently Brad Pitt is in the know!  Supposedly the actor has been a fan and uses the undergarments to help suck in the extra pounds when he has to step out on the red carpet. According to a Star magazine article…

Celeb Dirty Laundry / March 14, 2013

Does Your Cat Need Spanx?

Nevermind easing off the Fancy Feast. Just get your kitty a pair of cat Spanx! That shouldn’t be hard to put on her at all. Cats just love wearing clothes. [BuzzFeed]…

Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2012

Adele Is Wearing 4 Pairs Of Spanx In This Photo

Adele apparently wore four — four!!! – pairs of Spanx underneath her Grammy dress. I kind of want to put on four pairs of Spanx just to see what I would look like. [The Stir]
Eva Longoria has confirmed that Victoria and David Beckham have asked her to be godmother to their daughter Harper and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 5, 2012

Girl Talk: On Bridal Underwear

There were a lot of things I knew I’d have to think about when we decided to get married. I don’t just mean the lofty “What is marriage for?” questions. I mean the practical questions about the ceremony and party. What I’d be wearing underneath my dress for the big day wasn’t, however, one of…

Kate Sheppard / February 7, 2012

ZOMG, Octavia Spencer Wore Three Pairs Of Spanx To The SAG Awards!!!


Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 1, 2012

Melissa McCarthy Shares Spanx Horror Story

I have never worn Spanx, but Melissa McCarthy has officially made me terrified of ever doing so. Wardrobe malfunctions are already all too prevent in my life — from snapped heels to sudden holes in my jeans’ crotch to full-on thong reveals thanks to hearty gusts of wind — so Spanx just sound like a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 14, 2011

Finally, A Stay-Put Strapless Bra

If you’ve worn a strapless bra at least once in your life, then you’re familiar with the “jug tug,” the act of constantly repositioning your breasts in a strapless bra. This spring and summer, though, you’ll be able to keep your breasts, bra, and hands where they belong with Spanx’s Bra-Cha-Cha Strapless Bra. As the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 16, 2011

Dudes! Just Say No To “Manx”

These are not hot superheroes; these are men modeling the new line of Spanx for men (lovingly referred to by me as “Manx”) that are now for sale the U.K. The undershirts and briefs promise to firm and flatten beer bellies and love handles and kill girl boners faster than a speeding bullet. Nothing i…

Ami Angelowicz / October 28, 2010

Feminists Can Wear Spanx Too

Tracy Clark-Flory, a senior writer at Salon, wrote of anxieties running high as subjects squeezed into uncomfortable shoes and deceptive shapewear at a photo shoot for More magazine’s November 2010 feature on young feminism, which both Clark-Flory and I participated in. Her conclusion? “There isn’t much that’s feminist about a feminist photo shoot.”


Lena Chen / October 27, 2010

Spanx To Celebs Like Beyonce, The Shapewear Market Is, Uh, Expanding

Shapewear: we used to call them granny panties. And maybe you still do (granny-chic is in now, anyhow), but tummy-tucking undies are no longer for the geriatric set. We’ve seen the signs coming for a while—first with the Spanx explosion (or implosion, if you will), and then with the underwear-as-outerwear trend that began coming dow…

Leonora Epstein / April 19, 2010

Maxi-Spanx, Anyone?

As if thigh-slimming Spanx weren’t embarrassing enough, the company now makes these torso-covering panties. The brief style comes attached to a panel of super-tight elastic material, which goes up so high it sits right under your boobs. Wonder if they’ll start making these with a bicycle-short cut … aw, hell, might as well just make…

Leonora Epstein / March 5, 2010

Quotable: Janeane Garofalo, Poster Girl For Spanx

Garofalo: I don’t have a love of shoes. I don’t care about labels. … The only thing I actually do have a tethering to is Spanx. I’m committed to them, I love them, and I wear them every goddamn day. Summer, winter, fall. I’ve got them on now … If I did not have my…

Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2010

Say Goodbye To Your Fear Of Swimwear, Thanks To Spanx

Summer may be a few months away, but I personally think that there’s never a better time than now to start daydreaming about warm weather and beach vacations. But for some, the idea of rolling waves or pools might be more of a nightmare, because warm temperatures mean bathing suits and baring it all. If…

Bianca Posterli / January 26, 2010

More Spanx For Men Hit Market

I’ve already told you my deep, dark sexy shapewear secret. But now it looks like the British version of Target, retailer Marks & Spencer, has come out with a line that gives men a good “spanxing.” The slimming BodyMax Shapewear undershirts feature tummy-sucking elastic and ergonomic panels to smooth love handles and moobs. The slimming…

Simcha / January 8, 2010

Caught With Your Spanx On

Here’s an interesting dilemma some of you may have experienced before: What do you do when you find yourself in a surprise make-out session and happen to be wearing the modern-day chastity belt known as Spanx? For Salon writer, Sarah Hepola, the answer is to fess up the moment his hand gets close to home.

Wendy Atterberry / October 13, 2009

Trendspotting: Fashion Spandex?

Spandex shapewear doesn’t have such a great rep, previously making appearances in bad ’80s music videos and being the culprit behind embarrassing hookup moments. But things might be turning around. DKNY is about to give the oh-so-trendy Spanx a run for its money by launching a new line of tummy-tucking underwear that is meant to…

Leonora Epstein / September 25, 2009