Sponsored Post: Jockey Makes Shapewear a “Major Must Have”

Jockey Shapewear

Whether it’s to apply a little control on the waistline or create a clever visual trick to make your curves appear in all the right places, shapewear and undergarments are your best bet to inspire a night of “Seriously?! It’s like you’re Photoshopped!” compliments. Regular TBF readers know how much I love shapewear, so when I heard of a new line of, uh, “packaging” from Jockey, and personally curated by style maverick Rachel Zoe, I knew I had to see for myself how the product stacks up against the tight (couldn’t resist, sorry) competition. Check out the review after the jump.

A Review of Rachel Zoe’s “Major Must Haves” for Jockey

The Deets: Jockey partnered with Zoe for the “Major Must Haves” line, which consist of fashion-forward intimates and comfortable shapewear. Rachel lends to the collection her renowned fashion aesthetic and veteran experience in seamlessly merging comfort and chic. I know many of you are thinking, “What the H-E-L-L does Rachel Zoe know about shapewear?” Well, Zoe did just have a baby, and as anyone who has had a baby can tell you, ALL new moms need a bit of extra help in the tummy-control department afterward. Even skinny Hollywood fashion stylists. Plus, most of those amazing fashionistas you see working the runway (yeah, you, Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks) wear shapewear.

The Review: First, the intimates…There are two distinct lines, which together offer a wide range of styles, including bikinis, thongs, hipsters, boyshorts and tanks. Made from microfiber modal, nylon and spandex, with detailing (such as a touch of lace), I love that the line is both STYLISH and COMFORTABLE (the holy grail of fashion). Then, of course, there’s the shapewear…It’s well established that I’m a shapewear connoisseur, a purveyor of body packaging. There’s nothing I like more than comfortable, affordable undergarments that keep everything pointed in the right direction. One of the things you should look for in shapewear is that it should be made of fabric with a high cotton content; my advice is that the fabric should be at least 75% cotton. Why? Well, let’s keep it 100% real: you need absorbent fabrics that breathe to help promote health in your nether regions. Shapewear that has a high percentage of manmade fibers, like nylon, retain moisture and thus can lead to a very uncomfortable situation down there. Jockey’s new shapewear line is made of 84% cotton, which is well within the comfort and health zone.

For the ultimate test drive, I took these pieces to the mall. I wore the Tummy Short and the Strappy Tank for a day at the Woodbury outlet mall with my mom, who is an O.G. when it comes to shapewear. While shopping in the Gap Outlet store, she immediately noticed that my midsection was more “contained” and asked if I was wearing a default shapewear brand. I informed her that no, I wasn’t wearing a brand that rhymes with “Lanks” but pieces from a new line by Jockey. In a period of realness that only a mom can inspire, she made me pull down my pants (in the fitting room) to inspect what I now call “The Jockey Effect,” and she ended up giving me her Mom Shapewear Seal of Approval.

As the day went on at one of the largest outlet malls in the world, I started to appreciate my “Major Must Haves” even more. Nothing tests the limits of anything–shoes, sanity, marriages, friendships, and yes, undergarments–than a Saturday at an outlet mall. The patented three-panel design of the tank offered a slimming look without cutting off my circulation and messing up my shopping game. The soft cotton spandex made a lot of difference: it’s almost too easy to forget that I was wearing waist-cinchers underneath, and the fabric even absorbed any post-shopping sweat. The one thing that Jockey needs to work on is the binding around the thighs on the Tummy Short. Toward the end of the day, I started to get dents in my thighs from where the leg of the short ended. This could definitely be a problem when wearing tight garments.

The verdict: The line lives up to its name. Plus, with prices from $10.50 a piece for undies (or $27 for bundles of three) and under $60 for shapewear, prices are competitive with lines from other brands. Rachel Zoe’s “Major Must Haves” from Jockey® are now available in major retailers, Jockey outlet stores, and on Jockey.com.

Tell me about a time you wish you’d been wearing shapewear in the comments below.

And, if you want chances to win $100 Jockey gift cards, visit the Jockey brand page on BlogHer.com, where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find chances to win!

This post was part of a paid series of sponsored posts from Jockey and BlogHer. All the words in this post are my own. And yes, I’m super-obsessed with shapewear.

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    Catherine Brock

    As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.

    Blog Comments

    This past weekend. Well I wish I had had better shapewear. I was wearing
    an ivory lace sheath with a midthigh shaper with the texture of a pair
    of prickly tights. Someone stopped me in a room full of people to tell me they needed to talk to me about my dress. The shaper had caused the inner lining to ride up to my waist, showing the world my fat-shorts. It had probably been like that since I walked in. The slip shaper sounds like it would have been perfect since it wouldn’t have smooshed me or caused anything else to ride up. Then I wouldn’t have wanted to die at my husbands professional conference. :$


    I remember the day I was the matron of honor at my friends’ very casual backyard vows. It was a beautiful day, but I felt very self-conscious of how I looked in my clothes. I picked something frumpy and too big because I didn’t think I looked good enough for my ‘nice’ clothes. I should give these shapers a try!

    I could have used shapewear under the light, cotton sundress that I wore and was see-through!  Unfortunately, I realized that AFTER i had worn the dress all around town 🙁 

    I went to a business dinner a few years back and the dress I wore, definitely needed shapewear.
    Didn’t look too bad, but I was not comfortable the entire night.
     jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

    i need this today when i’m pregnant but just look chubby!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

    shapewear would have been great for post-baby date nights
    [email protected]

    2 months after I had a baby I spoke in church. I really wish I would have worn some. Looking back. I didn’t look so great! [email protected]

    I pretty much wish I was wearing shape wear all of the time!!! I think I will want to wear it on my first cruise this December. Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

    At my high school reunion!

    My hubby’s company Christmas party
    [email protected]

    I wish I had been wearing shapewear on a night out in the city I had with friends recently. It would have made my outfit more flattering.

    Anytime there are/were pictures involved!

    In my favorite dress attending our 1st grandchild’s High School Graduation. Menopause is taking over the tummy area.

    I know I will be needing shapewear after my baby is born! 🙂

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

    I wish I had been wearing shapewear, post-baby at my son’s Kindergarten Graduation.  I was wearing this really cute jersey wrap-dress, but when I passed a window at the school I realized that I looked like a Shar-pei in a dress. 

    every time I get dressed
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com 

    It was when I wore that super fitted dress to the high school reunion party!  What a mistake not to have it back then!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

    i wish i had worn shapeware to a wedding i went to recently

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com 


    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

    I wish I’d been wearing shapewear everyday after I gave birth to my 3rd son.


    Would love to be wearing them all the time. Nice giveaway!
    [email protected]

    Around the holiday season when it’s tough to keep my weight down.

    eugeniewu at gmail dot com

    I needed Jockey when I got married for sure.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

    It sure would have been nice to have when I was getting married.  I mean my dress was well made and thick but is it ever possible to be too smooth?  LOL
    14earth at gmail dot com

    Every time I try to wear a fitted dress I wish I was wearing shapewear.  I have too many extra curves.

    Just the other day when I bent over in the store & my pants ripped straight down the middle… clearly I should have been preventative of that happening as I’d had these pants for years & they were getting old (“they” past tense b/c “they” are now in the trash). [email protected]

    I wish I could wear shapewear every day. My body just has some lumpy areas that need to be flattened.

    i wish I was wearing shapewear when I was just getting to know my husband! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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