How to Put on Spanx Like Hollywood Celebrities

By Ruth Altman

Whether it's a special night out or just a casual dinner date, Spanx can transform your clothing -- and your body -- when it comes to looking thinner. That's because Spanx, a popular shapewear brand, uses patented fabric designed to make you look 5 to 15 pounds thinner while also smoothing out any lumps and bumps on the body. No wonder so many celebrities turn to Spanx for just the right dose of body-slimming elegance on and off the red carpet.

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Gwenyth Paltrow is just one celebrity who swears by Spanx shapewear.

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What to Wear With Spanx

Spanx is most often used under special occasion clothing such as dresses and slacks. Try using a Spanx bodysuit when wearing fabrics such as satin, charmeuse and silk. These types of fabrics tend to highlight less desirable body features such as a muffin top or cellulite, but a Spanx bodysuit should be able to smooth out these imperfections, allowing the fabric to flow freely across the body. Spanx can also be worn under casual clothing such as jeans and form-fitting tops. Opt for Spanx camis or shorts under active wear and separates.

Proper Fit and Spanx Tips

For the best results, choose the right size of Spanx. In some cases, if the fabric rolls, you may have chosen the wrong size. If you are in between sizes, never size down, as it may cause discomfort or bulging. In addition, be aware that when you wear Spanx with separates, it may peek when bending over or reaching up high. Also, when wearing Spanx on top, ensure it reaches the top of your bra to avoid cutting off and calling more attention to any back fat. When caring for your Spanx shapewear, be sure to hang dry after washing on delicate cycle in cool water.