Tuesday June 12 2012.


Ok I know I’m late to the party on this one but I’ve never squeezed myself into a Spanx slimming undergarment.  So when I had the chance to try out the new Skinny Britches range I couldn’t refuse.  What always put me off about Spanx was the thought of being hot and bothered wearing in essence thick, tight cycling shorts under a pretty dress when you could be letting you hair down on the Wedding dancefloor.  It seems this has been bothering the brains behind Spanx too so the new range promises to be perfect for summer (and Wedding attire) with special lightweight properties.

I’m roadtesting the ‘skort’, shorts with a skirt layer over the top at the front which is apparently best suited to dress wearers and should prevent the frustrating ride up.  This is the ‘skort’ I’ll be wearing, sadly this is not my body although you will get a glimpse of that shortly.

I’m putting these bad boys to the ultimate test at a garden party where there will be eating, drinking, sitting and dancing.  Can you notice the difference?  Here’s me without the Spanx undergarmet…

And here’s me wearing the Spanx Skinny Britches.

Well my thoughts… the nude shade would work perfectly under any white dress, Brides remember if your dress is slightly translucent you’ll need nude undies (save the sexy for later) not white which will show.  They were extremely comfortable to wear, I definitely felt smoother and more held together even after I’d jigged, glugged Champagne and ate cake in the heat.  The main problem for me was that they were a little long under my above the knee dress and I didn’t realise until someone said “what’s that” as I perched on a high stool with my dress riding up unwittingly.  Unfortunately they still are not the most attractive of undergarment so you can imagine my embarrassment, however for brides in a long dress or those that are taller than 5ft 4ins they would be perfect to keep you comfortably taunt.  Are you a Spanx novice or pro?  Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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