The Lowdown: Holiday treats, meals and parties add up on the waistline (and hips, and thighs, and …). And while we’re into loving our curves no matter what, any tiny winter weight gain can still make us feel less than, well, sleek when we want to slip into something more form-fitting than a reindeer sweater.
Fortunately, God created Spanx (okay, it was really Sara Blakely, but we’re pretty sure some kind of divine intervention was involved). And FYI, if you think Spanx are strictly tummy and thigh shapers, think again — smoothing patterned and fashion-colored tights, full body slips, thong shapers, you name it. They are a bit pricey than those shapers you find at the local department store, but buy them on sale, and it’s a totally worthwhile investment.