Spanx Jeans Will Not Save Your Ass From Itself

We all know that women loving shopping for jeans—it's right up there with bikini waxes and accidentally eating the other half of the pad thai you were supposed to save for tomorrow's lunch. There is, however, that one elusive yet glorious moment when you finally find the perfect pair of denim. And now Spanx, the… » 7/29/14 3:00pm 7/29/14 3:00pm

Your Spanx Are Squeezing Your Bowels and Messing With Your Digestion

If you think you're just cutting off your blood circulation while wearing Spanx, think again. You're actually squeezing your intestines, stomach and colon. Yikes. » 1/21/14 11:40am 1/21/14 11:40am

Matchmaking Imp Ryan Seacrest Set Up Justin Bieber's Mom with The…

Ryan Seacrest reportedly brokered a date between Justin Bieber's mom (whose name is almost literally Patty Melt) and Bachelor host Chris Harrison. (Anyone else enjoy thinking about the phrase "Bachelor host" like a Bachelor is some sort of parasite and Chris Harrison is its host? And the Bachelor lays eggs in Chris… » 10/05/12 8:40pm 10/05/12 8:40pm

Teen Girls Are Wearing Shapewear to 'Normalize' Their Bodies

Today in sadface, more and more teenage girls have taken to wearing shapewear underneath clothes on a daily basis, even wearing it beneath their athletic uniforms, because they "don't want to stand out for the wrong reasons," i.e. be seen as fat among their peers. In fact, one of the hottest teen trends (ranked… » 8/02/12 6:40pm 8/02/12 6:40pm

Inventor of Spanx is World's Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire

A product promising to help people look thin has given its inventor a big fat wallet. Thanks to her ingenious idea to combine insecurity, enormous underpants, and elastic sausage casings, Sara Blakely, the forty-one-year-old inventor of Spanx, is now the world's youngest female self-made billionaire. » 3/08/12 11:40am 3/08/12 11:40am

Squished Spleen Alert: Octavia Spencer Wears Three Pairs of Spanx

Quoth the actress to Ellen: "I triple-Spank. Which is not good. Spanx really, really work, but you don't need to overdo it." She also recalled a recent conversation with pal Melissa McCarthy: "I could not party that night because I was being pinched in places that I didn't know it was possible… I said, 'Oh my God,… » 2/02/12 1:40pm 2/02/12 1:40pm

Spanx Thoughtfully Outfits Our Troops With Stomach-Flattening Shapewear

Apparently Spanx thinks our troops are looking a little less than svelte lately. So they've sent them a thoughtful Christmas present — some shaping undershirts to help them "feel support in a whole new way." » 12/14/11 4:30pm 12/14/11 4:30pm

Melissa McCarthy Reveals The Hidden Danger Of Spanx


Melissa McCarthy has told plenty of funny stories, but this week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show she really outdid herself. She offered up a cautionary tale to Spanx wearers everywhere that might make you weep with laughter. You see one day on her way to work, she casually threw on some Spanx and went on with her day.… » 11/13/11 12:35pm 11/13/11 12:35pm

Worth It: Slimming Shapewear Sexier Than Spanx

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our daily… » 10/25/11 4:30pm 10/25/11 4:30pm

Introducing Athletic Spanx, For A Smooth Silhouette At The Gym

We are informed by Spanx that it has moved into "active wear," meaning that you can soon shimmy and sweat into "bagel-busting, moisture-wicking Slim-X® waistband, a flared leg, and back seams to visually slim the silhouette" for $118. Yeah, that's pretty meta. » 7/26/11 3:40pm 7/26/11 3:40pm

Spanx Will Not Save The World

First, I know that I'm treading on dangerous ground here as I have friends who swear by their Spanx. As always this blog is all about me in general, and today it's specifically about my experience with Spanx. I'm not trying to tell anyone else how to live. If you wear Spanx, that is awesome and I fully support you.… » 4/12/11 4:45pm 4/12/11 4:45pm

Michelle Williams' Spanx Sex Scenes In Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine has been lauded for its visceral storytelling of the love that's dissipated between a married couple. But what heightens the realism the film strives for is the use of Spanx in the sex scenes between Williams and Gosling. » 1/20/11 1:01pm 1/20/11 1:01pm

Get Your Maternity Spanx While They're Hot

Spanx—the company that has made a mint selling body-slimming garments—is now targeting pregnant women with its Mama Spanx maternity line. Because you're never allowed to have a gut that big, even if there is a fetus in it. » 1/05/11 6:04pm 1/05/11 6:04pm

Men Are Buying Spanx: For Their "Lower Back Pain," Of Course

So it turns out that we are completely surrounded by men walking around wearing Spanx and Spanx-like foundation garments, at least according to the New York Times. What does this mean for our (giggle) culture? » 5/31/10 1:20pm 5/31/10 1:20pm

Tyra Turns To Fiction; Lady Gaga Will Take Your Questions Now

Spanx Helps Men To Banish Their Beer Bellies

Are men really clamoring to dance around the house trying to squeeze into shapewear disguised as a crewneck and "compression bottoms?" According to Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, men are beyond ready for some extra assistance. » 2/17/10 12:30pm 2/17/10 12:30pm

Kate Moss Earning Less Money; Tuleh Going Out Of Business?