I both love and loath Christmas parties, I love the excitement of dressing up and going out with my friends, but dread trying to slide into that dress I’ve not worn since last year, or discovering I’m ‘between sizes’ with the dress I’ve been lusting after for weeks. We’ve all been there, and having a ‘fat’ day can make a night out stressful – and you find yourself hiding your tummy behind your handbag or avoiding the camera altogether!
Beauty Slim by Berlei, are the kind of pants which Bridget Jones herself would be proud to own, providing that bit of support to give you a nice smooth appearance around your middle! I have to confess they are going to be a staple part of my Christmas party wardrobe this year, especially as I have fallen in love with a rather close fitting duchess satin dress, which is most unforgiving on my erm.. lumpy bits!
So, here they are:
They remind me slightly of old-fashioned underwear, and I can’t help but feel like I’m about to leap into an episode of Downton Abbey when I put them on! Unlike some other shape wear, they have retained a very feminine appearance, with the pretty trim, and lace up motif on the front. As they’re seam-free they work well even under tight black trousers – as they are invisible, and once they’re on they’re comfortable as the fabric is incredibly soft. The pants worked wonders at controlling my Mum- tum, and as my tummy is an area I’m really conscious about, it did give me more confidence to enjoy my first Christmas night out!
Huge thanks to Berlei for sending me some fabulous underwear to try out and write about! x