I was at a fashion event recently where a model strutted down the runway looking fabulous in a floor-length, flowing, strapless, silk chiffon gown. She was glowing, and that’s what was most important, but she also had a critical fashion faux pas: VPL (visible panty line, for those not in the know). It was unfortunate because VPL is completely avoidable and runway lighting is notoriously unforgiving. The dress kept bunching on the back of the model, so instead of a smooth silhouette, her underthings were creating a distraction.
Everyone has “le whoops” moments, but this time of year, when lightweight fabrics are commonplace (especially for formal occasions like weddings and showers), meet you new best friend: Sassybax. This line of seamless shapewear was developed for real bodies in 2004 by Amanda Horan Kennedy. It’s debut piece was a seamless bra inspired by control top pantyhose. And let’s just acknowledge the elephant in the room—yes, Sassybax is like Spanx; like the friemy of Spanx. The pieces, however, have unique designs and benefits. Click here to explore more of each facet of the line: body shapers, bras, panties, legwear, and apparel. Sassybax is available in Newport and Portsmouth at Deborah Winthrop Fine Lingerie stores and directly online at www.sassybax.com. I have not tried Sassybax just yet to compare it to other shapewear lines, but am looking forward to it!