Hark, what manner of slimming sorcery is this?? Its power is even greater than Nutella’s potent hazelnut hermetics!
Some say that Spanx are forged by magic, and I’m inclined to agree. Selkie’s have been singing the praises of this line of body slimming shape wear for years. There are several different pieces to choose from, but the Slim Cognito Mid-Thigh Bodysuit Shaper wins my personal wardrobe Nobel prize.
But first, a bit about my body. I try to be happy with mine, even though I’ve put on a few pounds over the past year. I’m healthy, after all, and everything works (knock on wood!), and in the grand scheme of things, that’s plenty good enough. Sometimes, though, I do miss being able to wear the cuts of clothing I was able to wear way back when I was thinner. Hence, Slim Cognito Spanx.
About Slim Cognito…
“Maximum compression fabric offers the ultimate control for tummy, hips and thighs, and provides a slight lift for the rear. The innovative style can be attached to your own bra to enhance the no-slip fit of the wide top band. The seamless leg design won’t bind or pinch.”
I discovered the power of this tummy taming monster at my Nordstrom Personal Stylist visit last week, and it was an immediate shock in more ways than one. Sticker shock due to the price — $72 for glorified underwear? Yes, because the proof was in the pudding, or in my case, the Nutella. Wearing Spanx, I felt my mid-section looked the way it did 15 pounds ago.
Over the years, I’ve tried other kinds of shape wear, but these Spanx are the best. I think it may have something to do with their high waist, which sits just below my bra (where it discourages any rolls from sneaking out).
Slim Cognito, available in either beige or black, comes with straps, which connect to a bra to convert it into a bodysuit; however, I think just tucking the waistband underneath my bra looks more seamless (a trick Rachel, a sales associate at Nordstrom, showed me).
There’s an open area at the bottom (it’s designed to be worn sans underwear…), ya know, for when you need to use the loo. Just lift dress; squat, and let nature take its course. 🙂
Because the material stretches it does have some give. I wouldn’t call Slim Cognito uncomfortable to wear, but I do feel encased (like a sausage?) with it on. I think it feels a lot like wearing a wetsuit. Pajama Jeans, they aren’t, but they’re still relatively comfortable.
If you’re prepping for a special occasion or just want to streamline your silhouette, think about giving Spanx Slim Cognito a try.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,