Confessions of a Curvy Mom: 6 Figure Fixers I Can't Live Without

bra'Tis the season to be joyful, not jiggly. That's hard to do with all the carbs I've been downing lately. It's especially problematic when I want to look svelte for parties and family get-togethers. It's not like I can drop 10 pounds before the next festive fete -- and I am not even going to try. Who wants to deny all those fabulous sweet treats floating around this time of year? No fun in that. Instead, I have come up with these surefire tricks to help me look great no matter what the occasion. Take a look at these 6 figure fixers that will help you too!

What are some of your slimming tips?


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  • The Back Fat Be-Gone Bra


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    We've all been there. Our outfit is perfect from the front. Then when we turn for a view of the backside -- BAM -- back fat oozing out over your straps. That is not a worry with Spanx's Bra-llelujah Underwire Contour ($62,

  • The No Need to Suck It In Scarf


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    Call it creative camouflage. A beautiful scarf isn't just an eye-catching accessory. This 48" Chelsey Paisley Scarf ($78, can hide your problem areas when the Christmas cookie bloat is at its worst.

  • Hot, High-Rise Jeans


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    For many of us, that post-pregnancy pooch never entirely went away and low-rise jeans always put it on display. So as much as I love hip-huggers, they are my worst enemy these days. But that doesn't mean we are stuck with frumpy mom jeans. I love Levi's High Rise Skinny Jeans ($78, They keep the tummy covered but are really cute too. An added benefit -- you won't flash your cheeks when you bend over to play with the kids.

  • Pudge Annihilating Shapewear


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    You can't go wrong with this one. It keeps everything firm and fabulous. I kid you not. Somehow Spanx's Slimmer & Shine Strapless Slip ($98, tightens, lifts, and tucks in all the right places and it works under both dresses and skirts.

  • Cardi Camouflage


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    When you are feeling less than svelte, a nice, long cardigan covers your arms, tummy, and tush. The key is getting one that conceals, but is still really cute, like Gap's Eversoft Skinny Caridgan ($49.95,

  • Waist Whittling Wrap Blouse


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    As far as I'm concerned, wrap blouses are magical. No matter what shape you are, they have the ability to make your waist look smaller. One like Ann Taylor's 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Sweater ($54.99, can be dressed up with slacks or look more casual with jeans.

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