Spanx is Hollywood’s favourite control brand (fans include Danni Minogue, Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey).
The Spanx range was founded by Sara Blakely and began with one pair of body-shaping footless tights; it’s since grown to include the famous Power Panties as well as more recent additions such as smoothing slips , shorts and camisoles and even swimwear and shaping underwear for men.
In a review of slimming underwear in the Guardian newspaper – they said the Best all-rounder was Spanx – “probably as comfortable as control pants get and gives a good shape, holding you in where you want with no bulginess.”
The best looking control pants they said were from Charnos/Gok Wan – while wearing these, you know that under your dress you look a bit like Dita von Teese. The Worst-looking in their survey wer the Trinny and Susannah -” while wearing this you know that you look like a ball of Edam on a cheeseboard.”
A portion of all SPANX purchases go to the Sara Blakely Foundation, which focuses on supporting and empowering women around the world.
Here are some online shops that sell Spanx and deliver to Ireland.
Debenhams Ireland sell the Spanx range of shapewear – free delivery on orders over €30
House of Fraser also sell Spanx – and delivery to Ireland is only £3. Free delivery on orders over £50
Marks and Spencer do their own brand of slimming underwear – called Ultimate Magic and it’s had very good reviews too. M&S do online shopping in Ireland with delivery €4.95
If you want to buy Spanx in a real shop – here are some Spanx stockists in Ireland
CONTOURS 34 Stillorgan Shopping Centre Dublin
NELO MATERNITY 39 CLARENDON STREET DUBLIN 2
BROWN THOMAS 88-95 Grafton Street DUBLIN
FLORENCE 97 Patrick Street Dun Laoghaire
PEARL LINGERIE JOHNS LANE NAAS
EBONY 3 HAGGARD STREET TRIM mo
ELORA MATERNITY KILLINANE DUNLAVIN
GEOGHEGANS 23-24 TRIMGATE STREET NAVAN