Friday, November 27, 2009

Frosty Festivities: ASSETS Fantastic Firmers Panty & {GIVEAWAY}

I have a 9 month old daughter and a “soft” belly to prove it. Once I was able to fit into my pre-pregnancy pants, I started looking for ways to make them “fit” a little better… you know where I could breath and sit down. My mind immediately went to SPANX. I already own a couple pairs of their “higher power” body shapers (that’s my go-to under garment when I want to wear a hot dress), but my “higher power” shapers weren’t really practical for everyday wear. I wanted a panty that could smooth over my soft belly. I contacted SPANX and told them my “problem.” They sent me two (a medium and a large) of the ASSETS Fantastic Firmers Control Panties to try out. I was so excited to wash them and get them on my body. The “soft, power mesh lining firms your tummy, hips, thighs and rear and the outer fabric keeps everything invisibly smooth.” I love the outer fabric. When I wear my really tight jeans, they just slip right on (no tugging necessary). The inner lining really does help hold you in. When I held out my pant’s waistband, it looked like I should be wearing a whole size smaller. They sent me two sizes because I wasn’t too sure what size I would be in the panty. I am going to share with the whole world what size pants I wear because it is always helpful for me when I read reviews….. size 10. Hey, I have a butt and hips! So, on my body the large size felt like it covered more of the waist going a little above the belly button, than the medium which was right under the belly button. There is no actual waistband on these panties which means nothing to “cut into you.” But I did find that after sitting or bending over, the top would roll down. These panties are not to be worn with low pants and a short top! I didn’t find too much difference between the firmness of the two sizes or the rear coverage. For future purchases I would buy the medium for myself. The “uniquely designed bottom won’t dig in.” However, on me I also found it did not stay in place. I always had a cheek peeking out. I don’t enjoy that wedgy-feeling and don’t like having to pull it down. I’m not sure if it’s because I have “back” (according to Sir Mix a lot’s definition), but when this happens the panty lines are obvious. SPANX and ASSETS combined have over 200 different styles of shape wear. There’s more than a few styles to fit every body type. There is a cotton gusset- which is a big plus for me. I also found that the back seam for the gusset was set really far back and when bending over in light colored pants, you could see this seam. After washing both panties 3 times, they both still look like new. The washing instructions are “hand wash, line dry.” I washed both in my front-loader with my regular clothes. The first time I had them both in a delicate’s bag, but the second time they got mixed in with all the other laundry so they weren’t in the bag. I hang most of my clothes to dry so it wasn’t a big deal to pull these out and line dry them. The second time they were mixed in, a pair also got thrown in the dryer and came out looking and fitting the same.
I hadn’t really known about ASSETS which are “a budget-friendly brand available at Target, Ann Taylor LOFT and Belk. This panty controls and firms the tummy and tush, and at $14, it will still let you splurge on your little one! It pairs well with everyday clothing like jeans and a tucked-in blouse.” I will definitely be wearing mine to holiday parties this year!

WIN IT!!
ASSETS has generously offered one lucky reader a $50 gift card for ASSETS.

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94 comments:

  1. Another great giveaway! I would pick the shapper cami!

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  11. I think out of shapewear, I would def. want a cami, that's where I need the most help, lol.

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  23. I love the Fantastic Firmers High Waist Girl Short. I would wear it with my new dress for our Christmas party.

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  33. Awesome, I could SO use this!!! My stomach has definitely gotten softer after having my son! I love the Superior Slimmers Mid-Thigh Shaper. I would wear it to my husband's work's Christmas Party, and also to my own work! :)


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  58. I love the Fantastic Firmers High Waist Girl Short. I would wear it everywhere!
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  61. My favorite piece is the Superior Slimmers Mid-Thigh Shaper and I would wear it out for meals. Is that ironic? Going out to eat more, which just makes me fatter. Anyway that's where I'd wear it.

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  74. I like the fantastic firmer girls short to wear to my husband's work Christmas party :)

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