If there's one thing that I'm on a seemingly endless search for, it's comfortable and functional undergarments that won’t drastically change my body shape (which I’m learning how to feel more comfortable with as I age). I can't tell you how many times I've come across a camisole that seemed to fit perfectly in the store, only to wear it and spend the next 12+ hours pulling it down after it budged its way up. And shapewear? I had an awful time at a friend's wedding once after I shimmied my way into one of those slimming body shapers that squeezed my midsection and chest so tight that I found myself lightheaded and having trouble breathing, all the while completely losing the shape that makes me ME.
Needless to say, my success rate with all things undergarments has been pretty low in the past, so when BlogHer, along with Rachel Zoe and Jockey, sent me over a few pieces of Rachel Zoe’s "Major Must Haves" from Jockey, new shapewear line for the iconic brand, I was a little (okay a lot) skeptical.
The first thing I noticed when I opened the package was that, unlike other shapewear that looks like it's made for an infant when it comes out of the package, Jockey's pieces were the size that an actual woman with bloating, water retention, puffiness, insert-many-other-symptoms-here needs for full coverage. I decided to try out the the Strappy Tank first, pairing it with a blouse and skinny jeans. At the end of the day, I realized that I didn’t once fuss with the camisole while it was on. I loved how long it was, and that it had 3 panels (bra, midriff, and lower) that hid those few bulges that I try so hard to conceal! And while I did feel a tad bit “slimmer” wearing it, the most important thing to me was that I felt comfortable. Yes, the camisole itself is comfortable (it’s breathable cotton), but I also felt comfortable in my own skin. It didn’t change my body drastically; it simply enhanced the curves and shape of my body that I’m learning to love, while covering the few things that make me self-conscious as a woman.
"Tummy Shorts." Love these.
"Tummy Shorts." Love these.
I’ve since tried the Tummy Short, which I loved times a million because it hid that oh-so-annoying muffin top that seems to haunt us no matter what size we are. I also wore the 2-panel Slip Shaper under a dress, and not only did it help smooth everything out (even undies lines) but I could breathe and move comfortably the entire time.
I’m so excited that I tried this new line from Jockey because it was exactly the kind of shapewear I was looking for: comfortable and functional while still allowing me to look and feel like myself.
Rachel Zoe’s “Major Must Haves” from Jockey are available now in major retailers, Jockey® outlet stores, and on Jockey.com®.
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