- 9 years ago
- Wedding: April 2010
I am going to have to assume that someone out there has shared their love for Spanx and attempted to convert everyone here to believers.
I myself LOVE my Spanx – they are wonderfully comfortable, lightweight, keep everything in place, hide the many flaws I see in the mirror, etc. I cringe when I pay the $40+ for them, but heck, they make me feel really good and I take care of them and they last a while so why not? I know there are other like items out there, but these have to be the best because they are the original, right?
Yes, I love Spanx and everything they do for my figure, but in trying to tighten my belt and get my budget in order, I realized that I can’t fork out $40 for new Spanx. So I checked out Assets at Target (not sure if they are sold anywhere else) and I opened up a package (yes, I’m that person in the store who opens packages to check things out). I saw the insert there and read that Assets are by one of the ladies who invented Spanx. For $20, I thought, what the heck, I can keep my panties on, try them on at home and see how they look under my dresses.
Let me tell you, save the $20 on the Spanx or buy two things of the Assets. There are a few small differences in the pair I got. The first is the “potty” hole in the bottom part – but I don’t use that anyway because I happen to know that I would come out worse for trying then just taking them all the way down and pulling them back up. The other difference I noticed was that there was one seam in the back in stead of two – don’t know that you need two back seams??
Anyway, the style I get goes from just under my bra in to shorts. This style is great under pants, skirts, my dresses, whatever. I wear them with light colored pants because, yes, my rear is lumpy – I’m old and over it, but I really don’t want to advertise it to the world.
I haven’t tried any of the other styles because I like that the one I buy does not roll down like the old school panty hose and leave that great ring around the belly effect. I know, it’s super sexy, but maybe a bit too sexy for me.
So, there you have it. Not only can you look great in that super tight clingy black dress, you can save money while doing it!